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Italian Police Probe Death of US Woman

VOA News Police in Florence, Italy, are probing the apparent murder of a 35-year-old American expatriate who was found dead in her downtown apartment with bruises and scratches to her neck. The Italian news agency ANSA said police on Monday were awaiting the results of an autopsy on the body of Ashley Olsen and reviewing security video for clues to her death. The report says her 43-year-old Florentine boyfriend and several other friends have been questioned. Italian media say the corpse was found naked with signs of strangulation, but say there were no immediate signs of a struggle or of…
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This Day In History

Today In History: March 25 1957

Signing of the Treaty of Rome The European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC) were constituted by the Treaty of Rome. On this day in 1957 the EEC was formed, based on the current European Union. After a year of negotiations, France, Italy, the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome. It was a series of agreements that began the construction of a new Europe that through economic integration would be a political union. The treaties established several stages in the process of integration in such a way that the…
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Judge In Knox Trial To Be Investigated For Comments

On Monday, Italy’s Justice Minister Annamaria Cancellieri ordered an investigation into the comments made by the judge who reinstated the murder convictions of Amanda Know and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Last Thursday, Alessandro Nencini sentenced Know to 28 years and six months and Sellecito to 25 years for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and later spoke to Italian media after the verdict. Lawyers for Sollecito claim that his comments show the judge had been biased against their client. They asked Italy's judicial governing body to consider disciplinary action and queried whether the court's decision was still valid.…
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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court

  An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld.
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