Italy

Italian media say EU to approve Rome's 2015 budget

ROME - The European Commission will give the green light to Italy's 2015 budget and re-examine in March whether promised reforms have been made to boost the ailing economy, main Italian news outlets said on Sunday.

Over 800 seaborne migrants saved in Italy, northern Cyprus 3:36pm GMT

ROME/NICOSIA - Italy's coastguard said it has rescued more than 600 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and North Africa this weekend and started a search for one man feared drowned during the passage.

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Italy regional votes to test public mood on Renzi 10:57am GMT

ROME - Italians voted on Sunday in regional ballots which will test whether the country, tired of economic stagnation and austerity, is also wearying of Matteo Renzi's nine-month old coalition government.

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Italy expects no further EU demands to correct budget 22 Nov 2014

FLORENCE Italy - Italy does not expect any more requests from the European Commission to change its 2015 budget to meet European rules on debt reduction, Italy's top official on EU policy said on Saturday.

Italy arrests doctors suspected of taking bribes to discourage breast feeding 21 Nov 2014

ROME - Italian police put 12 paediatricians under house arrest on Friday for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from makers of baby milk formula to promote it in place of breastfeeding.

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EU's search for new anti-dumping powers is dead, Italy says 21 Nov 2014

BRUSSELS - A plan giving Brussels new powers to fight unfair Chinese exports "is dead", Italy said on Friday, with the European Union ideologically split over how to deal with countries that dump cheap goods in Europe.

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Enel to price Endesa shares at 13.5 euros - sources 20 Nov 2014

MILAN - Italian utility Enel will price the sale of a stake in its Spanish subsidiary Endesa at 13.5 euros per share, three sources close to the share sale said on Thursday, which would raise about 3.1 billion euros (2.48 billion pounds) to reduce debt.

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Enel on track to raise over 3 billion euros in Endesa share sale 20 Nov 2014

MILAN - Italy's biggest utility Enel is on track to raise up to 3.2 billion euros (2.56 billion pounds) from the sale of shares in its Spanish subsidiary Endesa , three sources with knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday.

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Italy court annuls conviction for Swiss billionaire in asbestos scandal 20 Nov 2014

ROME - Italy's top court has overturned an 18-year jail sentence for a Swiss billionaire convicted over his role in the country's biggest asbestos scandal, saying too much time had passed since the alleged wrongdoing.

Italy court annuls conviction for Swiss billionaire in asbestos scandal 20 Nov 2014

ROME - Italy's top court has overturned an 18-year jail sentence for a Swiss billionaire convicted over his role in the country's biggest asbestos scandal, saying too much time had passed since the alleged wrongdoing.

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Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations. | Video