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June 10, 1987 | DON COOK, Times Staff Writer
Terrorists exploded a car bomb near the U.S. Embassy in Rome and fired rockets into the American and British embassy compounds Tuesday, apparently to protest the economic summit conference here.
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January 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Embassy, abruptly closed Friday because of a terrorist threat, is unlikely to reopen before Tuesday, an embassy spokesman said. "The embassy continues to assess its security situation and hopes to be able to open to the public as soon as that situation permits," the spokesman said. Privately, embassy officials say they expect the embassy to reopen within a day or two.
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January 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Embassy, abruptly closed Friday because of a terrorist threat, is unlikely to reopen before Tuesday, an embassy spokesman said. "The embassy continues to assess its security situation and hopes to be able to open to the public as soon as that situation permits," the spokesman said. Privately, embassy officials say they expect the embassy to reopen within a day or two.
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June 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Michigan Republican activist Peter Secchia as ambassador to Italy despite concerns by some that his penchant for vulgar language might lead him into diplomatic hot water. Secchia, dubbed by some Italian publications as "the ambassador of dirty words," pledged during confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he would clean up his language while serving as a diplomat. Secchia had also angered Italian officials with jokes about the Italian navy, which were reprinted in Italy.
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December 4, 1987 | From Reuters
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two suspected Japanese Red Army guerrillas in connection with bomb attacks on the British and U.S. embassies in Italy in June, police said Thursday. They said that Magistrate Franco Ionta issued arrest warrants for Junzo Okudaira, 38, and Tsutomo Shirosaki, 40, on charges of attempted massacre and involvement in the June 9 attacks on the Rome embassies, which occurred during the summit in Venice of leading industrialized nations.
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June 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Michigan Republican activist Peter Secchia as ambassador to Italy despite concerns by some that his penchant for vulgar language might lead him into diplomatic hot water. Secchia, dubbed by some Italian publications as "the ambassador of dirty words," pledged during confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he would clean up his language while serving as a diplomat. Secchia had also angered Italian officials with jokes about the Italian navy, which were reprinted in Italy.
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December 4, 1987 | From Reuters
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two suspected Japanese Red Army guerrillas in connection with bomb attacks on the British and U.S. embassies in Italy in June, police said Thursday. They said that Magistrate Franco Ionta issued arrest warrants for Junzo Okudaira, 38, and Tsutomo Shirosaki, 40, on charges of attempted massacre and involvement in the June 9 attacks on the Rome embassies, which occurred during the summit in Venice of leading industrialized nations.
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June 10, 1987 | DON COOK, Times Staff Writer
Terrorists exploded a car bomb near the U.S. Embassy in Rome and fired rockets into the American and British embassy compounds Tuesday, apparently to protest the economic summit conference here.
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