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ReportDramatic live of a mortal crash
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Happened during the "26° Convencion de Vuelo"
The event took place yesterday in General Rodriguez, near Buenos Aires, during the "26° Convencion de Vuelo".
The public was watching amazing the Argentinean champion of aerobatics, Julio Benvenuto,... more
ReportWall Street Journal answers D'Alema accusations and rebuts
Washington , USA - The Italian government is accused to encourage Islamic terrorists
Troubled days for the Minister of Foreign Affairs Massimo D'Alema, who, after having accused the US Government to have evaded responsibility for the tragical mistake that caused the death of Nicola Calipari... more
ReportItalian Navy exercises in the Persian Gulf
Dubai , United Arab Emirates - Weapons are not expected to be use
During these days, the Persian Gulf is the setting of exercises jointly performed by the Italian Navy and the forces belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
The operations involve... more
ReportVenetian airports: "Stop sexual tourism"
Rovigo, Italy - Creating a favourable climate against sexual tourism
Italy has a tragic record, especially for Veneto, in the result of the number of residents who make sexual
This bewildering fact has pushed the staff of Venetian Airports, in particular the... more
ReportAfghanistan matter: yesterday European Council was in meeting and in Rome the question is the refund
Rome, Italy - Blair: "I want that the other Nations of NATO make more"
"I want that the other Nations of NATO make more" is shouting from Brussels the British premier Tony Blair, who asks for less enlistment rules and more soldiers to the NATO allies; more troops to locate... more
ReportOutrages wave in Iraq: yesterday mortar shots towards Baghdad Airport
Baghdad, Iraq - At least 13 victims in a series of kamikaze attacks
The attacks of Iraqi Resistance are more and more closer, in every part of the Country: just yesterday a series of outrages have killed at least 13 persons. Against the Capital Airport two mortar shots... more
ReportCuba: positive results for the fight against drugs trafficking
Habana, Cuba - In 2006 seized in airport more than USD 600,000 from drugs trafficking
The Cuban government is satisfied about the results of the two operations promoted against drugs trafficking, "Aché III" and "Coraza popular", aimed to reduce this illegal act in the national and international... more
ReportItalian reporter kidnapped in Afghanistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan - Farnesina crisis unit activated
News would be confirmed about the presumed kidnapping of Daniele Mastrogiacomo, correspondent journalist
in Afghanistan of the Italian daily newspaper "La Repubblica".
He was disappeared last Sunday.... more
ReportEU-USA: new agreement attempt on the Passenger Name Record (PNR)
Brussels, Belgium - Solution expected within July
Jonathan Faull, Director General of the European Commission's Justice, Freedom and Security department, has announced a new round for the UE-USA negotiation about the electronic access to the personal... more
ReportFrench defense deploys new military forces in Central Africa
Paris, France - Confirmed the presence of C-135 and Mirage
The French army's Chief of staff has set yesterday the deployment of reinforcement troops in Bangui, Republic of Central Africa, separating them from Gabon, as a safety measure following the yesterday... more
ReportColombia: attacks against the planes responsible for the coca plantations destruction
Bogotà , Colombia - Local population against the government decision
Situation of guerrilla in Colombia following the government execution of measures for the extirpation of local coca plantations.
The state intervention is aimed to deal a final blow to drugs trafficking,... more
ReportWings for a thalassaemic child's hope
Rome, Italy - Gesture of solidarity by the Operation Interforce Command of the Chief of Staff of Defense
The Interforce Operation Command of the Chief of Staff of Defense has promoted a charitable initiative, offering an air carrier to bring to Italy an Afghani child, Sumayya, affected by a serious form of... more
ReportBolivia: declaration of national disaster
La Paz , Bolivia - "El Niño" hits again
Following the two-month heavy rain flooding Bolivia, the President Morales has declared the national disaster.
Morales' decision is due to the pressing impact of "El Niño", that has caused 39 deaths,... more
ReportAir Passenger Duty: Federation of Tour Operators brings an action against the Treasury Minister
London, Great Britain - Announced legal dispute for the Air Passenger Duty's abolition
The Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) has reiterated this week that it is going to bring an action for the abolition of the Air Passenger Duty (APD), asking for refunds equal to the amount governmentally... more
ReportImpregilo engineers kidnapped in Nigeria let off today in Ciampino airport
Rome, Italy - Two men suffered physical and psychological pressures
A Falcon 900 aircraft repatriated Luciano Passarin and Lucio Moro, two engineers of Impreglio kidnapped in Nigeria last Friday and then released the following Monday. Two men told to have suffered, in... more
ReportSuicide bomber in the US military base at Bagram
Bagram , Afghanistan - The US Vice-President inside the base
These are troubled days for Dick Cheney, US Vice-President. After the yesterday emergency landing in Singapore, while coming back from Sydney (see AVIONEWS), today he has hardly avoided the Taliban terroristic... more
ReportSri Lanka: Tigers of Tamil attack diplomats
Batticaloa , Sri Lanka - Ambassadors of Italy, Germany and USA slightly injured
Another mortar attack by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) in Sri Lanka, at the airport of Batticaloa, in the Middle-East of the isle. The Tigers have damaged two helicopters while they were landing,... more
ReportSkyscraper burns in Dacca: military helicopters' intervention
Dacca, Bangladesh - Three deaths and about fifty injured people according to the current information
Dozen people have been rescued from the inside of an eleven-storey skyscraper in Dacca, Bangladesh' capital, while it was burning. The fire brigade's intervention has contained the victims' number: according... more
ReportChicago: bad weather stops air traffic
Chicago , USA - Week-end on the alert
During the last week-end, the airport of Chicago has been called to face the emergencies caused by the Midwest bad weather.
The state of alert has spread like wildfire in all the regions, with many... more
ReportFiumicino: Alitalia passengers miss the airplane due to endless queues at check-in
Fiumicino , Italy - Petition threats against the Italian airline
Last February 24th, Fiumicino airport has been the setting of heated complaints by some Alitalia passengers who have missed their national flights.
According to the witnesses declarations, the endless... more
ReportDied former GE Aviation's CEO
Philadelphia , USA - Brian Rowe dies at 75 after surgery
Brian Rowe, GE Aviation's CEO from 1979 to 1993, died on Thursday, February 22th at 75, following surgery at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia.
The man, GE Aviation's Chairman... more
ReportIran: military helicopter shot down
Tehran, Iran - Kurdish separatists claim responsibility for the event
Last February 23th, an Iranian military helicopter was shot down at the boundary with Turkey causing 14 victims, among which the Commander Said Ghahari.
The attempt's responsibility has been claimed... more
ReportBrussels: panic in the airport
Brussels, Belgium - Airport evacuated for bomb alarm
Last February 23rd the airport of Brussels fell victim to disorders due to a telephone call that announced the presence of a bomb ready to explode.
The fear of a new terroristic attack has urged the... more
ReportIraq: crude chlorine bombs alarm
Baghdad, Iraq - Insurgents develop new military strategies
The day after the explosion of a car bomb in the popular market at Bayaa, in the southwestern area of Baghdad, last February 23rd, the US military division has warned against the intensive use of crude... more
ReportSAM-7 missiles dispute: Cold War again
Managua, Nicaragua - The local government says no to the US request for Russia-supplied missiles destruction
Daniel Ortega, former revolutionary and current President of the Republic of Nicaragua, opposes USA and refuses to destroy the SAM-7 missiles that were supplied by Russia at the height of the Cold War.
ReportUS Airways’ CEO arrested and sentenced for drunk driving
New York, USA - Doug Parker arrested for speed limit violation in Scottsdale and found positive to the alcohol test
US Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Doug Parker, has been arrested for speed limit violation while driving his BMW. The policemen, according to their own declarations, noticing an undoubtful alcohol s... more
ReportPrivacy protection: USA-EU dispute
Brussels , Belgium - Agreement attempt on the Passenger Name Record (PNR)
An agreement between USA and UE about the Passenger Name Record could be finalised in the short term.
The USA, following the terroristic attacks of September 11, 2001, have requested and obtained the... more
ReportA passenger lands in state of drunkenness and drive headlong a minivan
Washington, USA - New Mexico–US Airways dispute about the alcohol sale on board
Dana Papst, 44, after a flight on board of an US Airways airplane headed to Albuquerque, has taken the wheel in a clear state of drunkenness driving the wrong way headlong a minivan. The fatal crash has... more
ReportHorn of Africa: bombs hit Mogadishu airport
Mogadishu, Somalia - No victims
Several mortar bombs have hit the main airport in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, as anti-government rebels vowed to step up their attacks.
The mortars struck the airport's runway and car park,... more
ReportATR-72 Tuninter: the ditching is occurred in international waters
Rome, Italy - The incident's jurisdiction is Bari Public Prosecutor's Office responsibility
Tuninter ATR-72 ditching, in flight from Bari to Djerba, occurred on August 6, 2005 off Palermo, in which 16 passengers dead, did not take place in territorial waters, but at 13 miles (about 24 km) from... more