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Indian court lifts ban on Italian envoy leaving country

India's Supreme Court lifted on Tuesday a three-week order banning Italy's ambassador from leaving the country after Italy sent two marines back to India to face trial over the deaths of two Indian fishermen.The court had earlier banned the ambassador, Daniele Mancini, from leaving after Italy announced it would not send the accused marines back after a home visit. But the Italian government changed its mind and sent the two back on March 22."It's good news," Diljeet Titus, a lawyer representing the Italian marines, said of the court's decision.

Indian court lifts ban on Italian envoy leaving country

By Annie Banerji NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court lifted on Tuesday a three-week order banning Italy's ambassador from leaving the country after Italy sent two marines back to India to face trial over the deaths of two Indian fishermen. The court had earlier banned the ambassador, Daniele Mancini, from leaving after Italy announced it would not send the accused marines back after a home visit. But the Italian government changed its mind and sent the two back on March 22.

Italy foreign minister quits over return of marines to India

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Tuesday he was resigning in protest after two Italian marines were ordered to return to India to face murder charges. The two men were sent back on Friday over the killing of two Indian fisherman in February last year in a case that has strained ties between New Delhi and Rome. "I resign in contention with the decision to send the marines back to India. The misgivings I expressed had no effect on the decision taken," Terzi told parliament during a special session dedicated to the contentious issue.

Italy's Monti says "astonished" by foreign minister resignation

ROME (Reuters) - Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi had not informed him of his plan to resign, and that he would address parliament on the return of the marines to India to face trial on Wednesday. Monti said he was "astonished" by Terzi's decision to step down because the two met earlier on Tuesday and Terzi did not tell him he would resign.

Italy foreign minister quits over return of marines to India

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Tuesday he was resigning in protest after two Italian marines were ordered to return to India to face murder charges. The two men were sent back on Friday over the killing of two Indian fisherman in February last year in a case that has strained ties between New Delhi and Rome. "I resign in contention with the decision to send the marines back to India. The misgivings I expressed had no effect on the decision taken," Terzi told parliament during a special session dedicated to the contentious issue.

Italy foreign minister resigns over return of marines to India

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Tuesday he was resigning from his post in protest over the return of two Italian marines to India to face murder charges. "I resign in contention with the decision to send the marines back to India. The misgivings I expressed had no effect on the decision taken," he told parliament. "I am resigning because for 40 years I have maintained, and still maintain, that the reputation of the country, the armed forces and Italian diplomacy, should be safeguarded," he said.

CORRECTED: Italy foreign minister resigns over return of marines to India

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Tuesday he was resigning from his post in protest over the return of two Italian marines to India to face murder charges. "I resign in contention with the decision to send the marines back to India. The misgivings I expressed had no effect on the decision taken," he told parliament, following the government's decision on Friday to send back the men who are accused of shooting dead two fishermen off the coast of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. ide/mfp

Italy foreign minister resigns over return of marines to India

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Tuesday he was resigning from his post in protest over the return of two Italian marines to India to face murder charges. "I resign in contention with the decision to send the marines back to India. The misgivings I expressed had no effect on the decision taken," he told parliament. "I am resigning because for 40 years I have maintained, and still maintain, that the reputation of the country, the armed forces and Italian diplomacy, should be safeguarded," he said.

Italian foreign minister resigns over marines' return to India

By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday over his government's decision to return two marines to India to face trial for the murder of local fishermen while on anti-piracy duty. Terzi said he was stepping down to protect the "honour of the country, of the armed forces, and Italian diplomacy", during testimony to the lower house of parliament, drawing loud applause from lawmakers.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Italy foreign minister resigns over return of marines to India

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Tuesday he was resigning from his post in protest over the return of two Italian marines to India to face murder charges. "I resign in contention with the decision to send the marines back to Italy. The misgivings I expressed had no effect on the decision taken," he told parliament, following the government's decision on Friday to send back the men who are accused of shooting dead two fishermen off the coast of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. ide/mfp
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