Bush tries to cool Italian row over Iraq killing

President George Bush made a personal telephone plea yesterday to Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, in an effort to end the row between the two countries over the killing by American troops of an Italian intelligence officer.

With the two countries standing by conflicting versions of what happened, feelings continued to run high in Italy, particularly on the right, which is incensed that the Americans have still not apologised for the incident.Full Story

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