Italy

Italian police arrest North Africa cell and five suspected Islamic State supporters

MILAN, Italy - Italian police said on Wednesday they had arrested two people in Rome suspected of plotting attacks in Italy and North Africa, and five others in Italy and Albania who were planning to join hardline militant group Islamic State.

Italian finance minister says euro ministers still open to Greek deal 9:08am BST

LONDON - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Wednesday that euro zone finance ministers were still open to reaching a debt deal with Greece.

Italy recovers first bodies from deadliest migrant shipwreck 3:09am BST

ROME - Italy's navy said on Tuesday it had retrieved the first bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean three months ago, killing up to 800 migrants attempting to cross from Libya to Europe.

Italy recovers first bodies from deadliest migrant shipwreck 30 Jun 2015

ROME - Italy's navy said on Tuesday it had retrieved the first bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean three months ago, killing up to 800 migrants attempting to cross from Libya to Europe.

ECB may ask some Italian banks to boost capital - Pop Milano chief 30 Jun 2015

MILAN - The European Central Bank (ECB) may ask some Italian banks to further boost their capital after a review of their business models later this year, the chief executive of Banca Popolare di Milano said on Tuesday.

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Tsipras becomes unlikely hero for Europe's eurosceptics 29 Jun 2015

ROME - European anti-establishment parties of all political colours are rallying behind Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his stand-off with creditors, which threatens to force Athens out of the euro zone and undermine the single currency.

Italy begins to recover hundreds of migrant bodies from shipwreck 29 Jun 2015

ROME - Italy's navy said on Monday it had begun to recover the bodies of up to 800 migrants from a fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean three months ago, a tragedy that prompted the European Union to expand sea rescue operations.

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European bank shares slump on fears Greece crisis will spread 29 Jun 2015

LONDON - European bank shares stumbled towards their biggest daily fall for four years on Monday, led by big lenders in Italy, Spain and France, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls as it faced the prospect of leaving the eurozone.

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Insight - Slowboat to China: No quick fix for luxury yacht firm Ferretti 29 Jun 2015

SARNICO, Italy/SINGAPORE - When Chinese industrial conglomerate Weichai Group snapped up cash-strapped Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti in 2012, the deal looked like a match made in heaven.

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Media reports allege Australian politics infiltrated by Italian mafia 29 Jun 2015

SYDNEY - Two Australian media organisations reported on Monday that Australian politics has been infiltrated at high levels by the Italian mafia, although there was no suggestion of direct links between lawmakers and the criminal syndicate.

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IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks reach last stretch

VIENNA - The global nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday its boss would fly to Tehran to discuss one of the biggest sticking points that need to be resolved so that Iran and world powers can reach a breakthrough final nuclear deal by a new deadline of next week.