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Missing Van Gogh paintings turn up in Italian mafia country house


AMSTERDAM/ROME Two stolen Vincent Van Gogh paintings worth millions of euros were found in an Italian country house belonging to an alleged mafia drug smuggler, police said on Friday, 14 years after they disappeared in a daring heist in Amsterdam. | Video


German hard line on Italy may rebound with Deutsche in crisis 30 Sep 2016

FRANKFURT Germany's insistence that Italy accept tough conditions in tackling its problem lenders may rebound now that Berlin faces a banking crisis of its own.


Police clear out Rome's 'Gloomy Street' migrant camp 30 Sep 2016

ROME Italian police on Friday cleared out the "Gloomy Street" transit camp in central Rome where thousands of migrants have slept over the past year as they made their way toward northern Europe.


Exclusive - Ex-Hugo Boss CEO becomes Bottega Veneta head 29 Sep 2016

PARIS French luxury and sports group Kering has appointed former Hugo Boss Chief Executive Claus-Dietrich Lahrs as the new head of its Italian leather goods maker Bottega Veneta, it said on Thursday, confirming an earlier Reuters report.

European turboprop maker ATR to get new CEO - source 28 Sep 2016

BARCELONA A senior Airbus Group executive, Christian Scherer, is to be named as chief executive of Franco-Italian turboprop aircraft maker ATR, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.


Renzi's reforms leave Italian economy and voters flat 28 Sep 2016

ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi logs the progress of Italian government projects on big sheets of paper, keeping track of everything from work on a long-delayed motorway to simplifying the notoriously complex tax code.


Italy cuts growth outlook, hikes deficit, reverses debt pledge 27 Sep 2016

ROME Italy on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts and sharply hiked its target for the 2017 budget deficit for the second time in five months, setting up a potential clash with Brussels.


Schaeuble stirs interest rates debate ahead of Draghi visit 27 Sep 2016

BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble called on Tuesday for urgent structural reforms to spur growth to end the era of low interest rates, a day before lawmakers will grill ECB President Mario Draghi about his loose monetary policy.

Key measures of Italy's constitutional reform referendum 27 Sep 2016

ROME Italians will vote on Dec. 4 in a referendum on constitutional reform being pushed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The fate of his administration is expected to hinge on the outcome.


Italy to hold referendum on constitutional reform on December 4 26 Sep 2016

ROME A referendum over Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's flagship constitutional reform will be held on Dec. 4, the government said on Monday, with the fate of his administration likely to hinge on the outcome.