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Italy:Clark Meets Berlusconi, Discusses Iraq

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PM Discusses UN Involvement In Iraq With Berlusconi - Italy, Rome -- Helen Clark and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi discussed in Rome yesterday a planned United Nations resolution that, if adopted, would see a multinational UN-led force in Iraq. See... Berlusconi And Clark Discuss UN Forces In Iraq

ALSO: Pope John Paul II Gives New Zealand Blessing - New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark met with Pope John Paul II in his private library at the Vatican late Friday (NZ Time) where the Pontiff gave New Zealand a special blessing. See... Pope Blesses New Zealand And Her Peoples


Abbey of MonteCassino: Once a formidible fortress, now an icon for peace.

Photo Essay: Monte Cassino Abbey Now An Icon For Peace - The Abbey high above the Italian town of Cassino was once the dread of thousands of New Zealanders during a famous Battle here from January to May 1944. But today, the once bombed out ruins have been restored to near original condition. See... Photo Essay: Monte Cassino Abbey An Icon For Peace

NZ And Italy Sign Film Production Agreement - New Zealand and Italy are expanding an agreement on film co-productions between the two countries. See... NZ, Italy sign agreement on film production

PM's Speeches In Malta & Cassino - In my address I will speak about the state of the New Zealand economy and the strategies my government is pursuing for economic success in the 21st century. See… Malta Chamber of Commerce Speech - PM
MORE:
- Helen Clark Speech - Malta Official PM's Dinner
- Helen Clark Speech - President's Luncheon Malta
- Battle of Cassino comemoration - PM Speech


Italy:Maori Warriors Show Italians Feared Reputation

A Clash Of Cultures In The Mists Of Cassino - Mist lay heavy about the hills surrounding the Monte Cassino War Cemetery today as a cultural clash marred events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino. See... Italy: Maori Warriors Show Reputation Feared

New Zealand Signs Holiday/Retirement Deal With Malta - Malta -- New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has laid a wreath honouring the sacrifice of New Zealand World War I soldiers buried at a war graves cemetery in Malta. See... NZ Prime Minister Arrives In Malta


NZ World War II Veterans Arrive In Cassino

Scoop In Italy: NZAC Veterans Return To Cassino - CASSINO, ITALY -- New Zealand World War II veterans have arrived at the place of a famous battle at Monte Cassino, Italy. See... NZ Vets Arrive In Cassino - North By North-West
MORE FROM THE PM ABROAD:
- New Zealand to open embassy in Cairo
- PM welcomes new film projects

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