Italian premier pledges to fight terrorism at France's side, cites Libya as priority
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Italy's prime minister has renewed his commitment to fighting terrorism alongside France, saying a broader coalition is needed to destroy the Islamic State group "and the atrocious project that it represents."
In a meeting Thursday with the French president, Matteo Renzi said that Libya must be a priority, saying the north African country "risks to be the biggest emergency."
French President Francois Hollande is in the midst of a weeklong push for a stronger coalition against Islamic State militants after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 and left hundreds injured. Hollande leaves Thursday for a meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has already spoken with U.S. President Barack Obama.