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Exclusive - Volkswagen eyes possible sale of motorbike brand Ducati: sources

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FRANKFURT Volkswagen is considering a possible sale of Italian motorcycle maker Ducati as Europe's largest carmaker streamlines operations to help fund a strategic overhaul following its emissions scandal, two people familiar with the matter said.

Abertis says has received no concrete offer from Italy's Atlantia 26 Apr 2017

MADRID Spanish infrastructure group Abertis reported rising earnings on Wednesday and said it had received no concrete offer from Italian rival Atlantia after the companies held preliminary talks on a possible takeover.

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Italy's 5-Star builds policies and poll lead as rivals struggle 26 Apr 2017

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, already Italy's most popular party, is stealing a march on its divided rivals by drawing up its policy programme a year ahead of elections.

Malaysia Airlines offers to lease A330s from Alitalia 26 Apr 2017

DUBAI Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia [CAITLA.UL] if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday.

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Alitalia prepares for special administration after rescue plan rejected 25 Apr 2017

MILAN Alitalia is preparing for special administration proceedings after workers rejected its latest rescue plan, making it impossible for the loss-making Italian airline to secure funds to keep its aircraft flying.

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Alitalia workers reject rescue plan, pressuring Rome to step in 24 Apr 2017

ROME/MILAN Workers in loss-making Italian airline Alitalia rejected a management restructuring plan to cut jobs and salaries on Monday, betting that the government will be asked to call in an administrator to draft an alternative rescue plan.

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Italy hikes taxes to rein in 2017 budget deficit 24 Apr 2017

ROME The Italian government said on Monday it was raising taxes on tobacco and gambling and cracking down on evasion of value added tax to help it reduce this year's budget deficit, as demanded by the European Union.

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Rome, Athens look to Macron to help douse anti-EU fires 24 Apr 2017

ATHENS/ROME The Italian and Greek governments are counting on France's likely next president Emmanuel Macron to help them see off populist parties that blame European Union-enforced austerity and open immigration policies for economic and social ills.

EU states push back against 25-year wireless spectrum licences 24 Apr 2017

Germany and Italy are among 15 European Union member states pushing back against a proposal to set a 25-year minimum on wireless spectrum licences, thwarting the telecoms industry's hopes for a more coordinated approach across the bloc.

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Gunmen shoot, injure conservationist Gallmann in Kenya 23 Apr 2017

NAIROBI Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park on Sunday in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya.

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U.S. says strategy on North Korea centres on sanctions, open to talks

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. | Video