MILAN - Italian fashion house Gucci said on Monday it would strengthen controls on its suppliers after a television programme said that Chinese workers assembling its handbags in Italy were working more than three times their contracted hours.
MILAN - Italy's competition watchdog has fined travel website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($613,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews, it said on Monday.
BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - Fighting between Libya's competing governments has spread to a third oil port, curbing gas exports to Italy and cutting crude production to less than needed to cover the North African country's own domestic requirements, officials said.
MILAN - Fears of big writedowns on poorly performing loans piled more pressure on shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena which dropped 6 percent on Monday, adding to concerns about the Italian bank's weak balance sheet.
VATICAN CITY - An Italian man evaded Vatican security for the fifth time to reach a high ledge on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica to protest against laws he says caused him to lose his business. | Video
ROME - Italian police on Monday arrested 14 people they said were members of a neo-fascist movement that was planning attacks on politicians, prosecutors and the police.
VIENNA - Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to complete its planned capital increase by July and can use divestments to help plug a hole in its balance sheet, Chairman Alessandro Profumo told an Austrian newspaper.
ROME - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a confidence vote to get his tax-cutting 2015 budget through the Senate on Saturday and it is expected to be definitively approved by the lower house of parliament next week.
PARIS - Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang sweetened his bid for struggling Club Mediterranee at the last minute on Friday, trumping a 24 euro-a-share offer from Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi in France's longest-running takeover battle.
ROME - Italian finance police on Wednesday arrested 17 people accused of running an international money laundering ring through a British-based money transfer services company which was used to shuttle illegal proceeds abroad, mostly to China.
SINGAPORE - North Korea's internet links have been restored, but it is not clear how stable they are, the U.S.-based internet monitoring company Dyn said on Tuesday.