Articles by Frances D'Emilio



Exit Polls Point to Prodi Victory

  • 11 April 06
  • The Associated Press
Romano Prodi's center-left coalition looked set to beat Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's forces Monday in parliamentary elections, two exit polls indicated.

After Fiery Campaign, Italians Vote

  • 07 April 06
  • The Associated Press
Italians prepare to hit the polls this weekend, as a nasty, mud-slinging campaign draws to a close.

Candidates Chase Italian Vote Abroad

  • 22 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Millions of brand new voters, many of whom have never set foot in Italy and barely speak Italian, could decide a tight race between Premier Silvio Berlusconi and challenger Romano Prodi.

Italy Denies Ransom Payment

  • 30 September 04
  • The Associated Press
One of the two freed Italian aid workers said Wednesday that their abductors in Iraq taught them about Islam and reassured them they would not die.

Death Rate for Infants Is Higher Than Stated

  • 23 July 03
  • The Associated Press
Infant mortality rates in many Caucasus and Central Asian countries are much higher than reported by their governments, UNICEF said Tuesday, expressing alarm over what it called a hidden crisis there.

Gangs Working with Italian Mob in Human Smuggling

  • 08 December 00
  • The Associated Press
Albanian, Moldovan and other foreign gangs have worked out turf arrangements with the Italian underworld in the booming business of smuggling women and children for prostitution and black market labor, Italian organized crime experts said Thursday.

Pope Recuperates After Punishing Paris Trip

Pope Says Make Aid Blind to Ethnicity

Albania Peace Uneasy as Force Lands

Test-Tube Birth in Italy Splits Science, Religion

Berlusconi Battles to Keep Post

Markets Predict Victory For Right as Italians Vote