Lost at sea II

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Islamic State militants in Libya have threatened to attack Europe, while boatloads of migrants flee the collapsing state for European shores. Could the migrant flows provide a cover for the militants – as Italy and Egypt have claimed? Their warnings evoke a vicious logic, at odds with humanitarian imperatives: refugees bring conflict, as conflict breeds refugees. Analysis for the BBC News website.

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Veltroni: Rising star of Italy’s left

The Italian left pins its revival hopes on the mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni. Profile for BBC News, October 2007