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Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGO

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ROME Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday.

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Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in India 28 May 2016

ROME An Italian marine who Indian prosecutors accuse of murdering two fishermen during an anti-piracy mission returned home on Saturday after four years in custody in New Delhi.

Militants attack ENI pipeline in Nigeria's Delta - officials 28 May 2016

YENAGOA, Nigeria Militants attacked a crude oil pipeline operated by Italy's ENI on Saturday, a Nigerian state government said, hours after the Niger Delta Avengers militants claimed another strike in the region.

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More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead 27 May 2016

ROME At least 45 migrants died in a shipwreck and more than 2,000 were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, the coastguard said, as the number of immigrants coming to Europe via Italy soared again.

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Italian mayor breaks with PM's party over lack of help for migrants 26 May 2016

ROME A mayor and other officials in a Riviera town have suspended their membership of Italy's ruling party in protest at what they view as government neglect of scores of migrants living rough there.

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Italy rescue fund in talks to backstop Veneto Banca IPO - sources 26 May 2016

MILAN Italy's recently-created bank rescue fund Atlante is negotiating to backstop a 1 billion euro (0.74 billion pounds) initial public offering (IPO) for Veneto Banca, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

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Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation 26 May 2016

KIEV Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia's seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) said on Thursday.

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Italy industry lobby backs PM Renzi on constitutional reform 26 May 2016

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday won the backing of the country's biggest employers' lobby for a constitutional reform on which the 41-year-old premier has staked his political future.

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Italian marine Girone can head home - India's top court 26 May 2016

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Thursday said an Italian marine under investigation for the killing of two fishermen is free to go home while international arbitration into the case goes on.

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Italian navy says migrant boat flipped, five dead 26 May 2016

ROME A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 562 people rescued and five found dead. | Video

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France's Sapin says government will stand firm on labour reform

PARIS A plan to overhaul labour rules is crucial to proving France's ability to reform, and the government will stand by it despite street protests and refinery blockades, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview.