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France and Italy call for reform of Schengen treaty

Italian and French authorities have asked the European Union to revise Europe's Schengen open-border treaty. The Schengen treaty allows legal residents of most EU countries, and Switzerland, Norway and Iceland to travel across the zone with minimal border checks.

The call to reform the Schengen treaty came following a meeting in Rome between President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to discuss the recent rise in North African migration to Europe.
 

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How to apply for a Travel Visa to the US

Give yourself plenty of time to apply before your trip

Every year millions of people visit the United States for pleasure, business, medical treatments and many other reasons. Regardless of the purpose of their visit, most of these foreigners will need a visa to enter the United States.

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Bagnasco calls for diplomatic solution to Libyan crisis

altDiplomatic efforts should lead to an African solution to the conflict

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference has called for a diplomatic solution to the turmoil in Libya. Italian bishops are convinced that the diplomatic solution is not only possible but is also the right way forward, Cardinal Bagnasco said.
 

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Italy pushing for international recognition of Libyan NTC

Frattini: “UN Resolution 1973 does not ban self-defence aid to the Libyan people”

Italy is working toward the international community’s recognition of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) as its only interlocutor in that country, it has emerged after a meeting in Rome between Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister Franco Frattini and President of the NTC Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

“Italy intends to explain to the other countries of Europe and the world why they too should hasten to recognize the Libyan NTC from which the new Libya will arise,” Mr. Frattini said.

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Domestic homicide reviews now effective

Chief Constable Napier: "Our first duty is, and remains, the protection of victims”

Local areas can now undertake new action to tackle domestic homicide following any case where someone has been killed by their current or former partner, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.

Approximately two people are killed by their current or former partner each week in England and Wales. Domestic homicide reviews, which come into effect on 13th April, include local partners such as the police, local authority, probation service, health service and voluntary partners and have been established under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004).

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