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Italians Protest Planned U.S. Base Expansion

Thousands of people are expected to protest in the northern Italian city of Vicenza Saturday against plans to expand a U.S. military base there.

The protest comes as relations between Italy and the United States are under some strain. Friday, a judge indicted 26 Americans accused of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan as part of the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program.

And last week, another Italian judge ordered that a U.S. Marine should stand trial for the killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq.


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