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Italy Blocks Bologna Mail After EU Letter Bombs

Italian authorities have blocked mail sent from the Bologna region that is addressed to European Union bodies after a spate of letter bombs, Bologna’s assistant prosecutor said. Four devices in four days were sent from the northern Italian city — to European Commission President Romano Prodi, European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet, EU police agency Europol and Eurojust, which helps fight cross-border crime. Luigi Persico, assistant prosecutor in Bologna, told Reuters the ban would affect all post offices in the Emilia Romagna region around Bologna. Police will be able to intercept any mail addressed to EU bodies or connected groups and check the contents for dangerous substances. Full Story

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