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    Paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry board a waiting CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they begin a helicopter assault mission at Combat Outpost Herrera in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province, July 17, 2012.

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  • Does a Star Wars palace in Italy need the army to protect it?

    The Royal Palace of Caserta, which rivals Versailles in size and has appeared in several movies, is in such disrepair and so poorly guarded that the local mayor says the military needs to step in.

  • Euro crisis: Cash-strapped Italy sells off iconic lighthouses

    The Italian island of Sardinia is leasing several formerly state-owned, out-of-use lighthouses to private developers who plan to capitalize on their pristine coastal surroundings. 

  • In Pictures Military helicopters

    Paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry board a waiting CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they begin a helicopter assault mission at Combat Outpost Herrera in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province, July 17, 2012.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/23

    Petty Officer Third Class David Weir kisses his wife, Jessica, and son, Cody, as he prepares to deploy on the USS Bataan from Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va. The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to aid international efforts in Libya.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/04

    Ethiopian Jewish women pray during a ceremony for the traditional 'Sigd' holiday in Jerusalem. The festival, unique to the Ethiopian Jewish community, symbolizes the community's reacceptance of the Torah, led by Ezra the Scribe before the construction of the second Jewish temple.

  • Gallery World's top 10 military spenders

    ITALY - $35.8 billion: No. 10 but spending less. Over the past decade, Rome decreased state military spending by 13.3 percent – more than any other country in the top 10. According to Stockholm-based SIPRI's annual report, of the 19 states in the G20, only Argentina, Indonesia, and Italy did not increase their military spending in 2009. A comrade holds a photo of Italian Army Sgt. Maj. Roberto Valente in Naples, Italy, on Sept. 17 after Valente was killed in action in Afghanistan.

  • Global News Blog Why is Italy honoring Libya's Qaddafi on coup anniversary?

    As trade between Italy and Libya expands, Italy to honor Qaddafi with Air Force's aerobatics team. But some Italians compare this 'undeserved' honor to Scotland's release of Lockerbie bomber.

  • Luxury firms push ‘eco-posh’

    Luxury firms push ‘eco-posh’

    Handbag-makers to hotels are luring a new kind of luxury consumer.

  • Italy to stem a human tide of immigrants

    Italy to stem a human tide of immigrants

    The Italian Navy this week will begin turning back Africans who have transformed Lampedusa, Italy, into the site of a humanitarian crisis.

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