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Italy Closes Libya Embassy, Recalls Staff Amid Violence

Italy has closed its embassy in Tripoli and repatriated its staff amid ongoing violence in Libya. The Italian diplomatic corps there was one of the last remaining European missions. Parallel governments and multiple armed militias are locked in an ongoing and deadly power struggle since the death of leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. "The deteriorating situation in Libya made it necessary to close (the embassy)," Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in a...

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