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Italy, Austria seek to calm tensions over Brenner border controls

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ROME Italy and Austria on Thursday played down tensions that flared after Austria said it might reintroduce border controls at the Alpine Brenner pass to keep migrants from coming from Italy.

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Exclusive - Europe utilities, private equity jostle for Eni's $3.4 billion retail unit 28 Apr 2016

MILAN Three major European utilities are lining up rival bids for a big chunk of Italian oil major Eni's retail gas and power business, sources said, in a deal that could be worth up to $3.4 billion (2.3 billion pounds) and reshape the Italian retail energy industry.

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Italy says uncovers possible plot to attack Rome, arrests suspects 28 Apr 2016

MILAN Italian police issued arrest warrants on Thursday for six people suspected of conspiring to join Islamic State, and court documents said three of them had been discussing possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. | Video

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Berlusconi ditches Rome mayoral candidate as his influence fades 28 Apr 2016

ROME Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday he was dropping his candidate for mayor of Rome, underscoring the former leader's fading influence on the centre right ahead of municipal elections in June.

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Austria plans fence to stop migrants at major border crossing with Italy 27 Apr 2016

VIENNA Austria outlined plans on Wednesday to erect a fence at a border crossing with Italy that is a vital link between northern and southern Europe, escalating a stand-off between the two states over how to handle a migration crisis.

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Insight - Blind faith turns to disbelief in Italian banking's heartland 26 Apr 2016

VICENZA, Italy Until very recently, Domenico Bertini, a machinery technician nearing retirement, viewed his local bank in the picturesque Vicenza region of northern Italy as family.

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Indian court allows Italy marine to delay return for murder trial 26 Apr 2016

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed one of two Italian marines facing murder charges over the deaths of two Indian fishermen to further delay his return for the trial until the end of September.

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Etruscan stone could help unravel enigma of one of Italy's first civilisations 25 Apr 2016

FLORENCE, Italy A rare inscription found on a stone unearthed near Florence is exciting archaeologists who say it may help reveal the secrets of the Etruscans, one of Italy's earliest and most enigmatic civilisations.

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Italian PM likes Clinton, says Trump has a policy of fear 24 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi criticized U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday for his "policy of fear," and said he was firmly in Democrat Hillary Clinton's camp.

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Austrian police clash with Italians protesting Brenner border checks 24 Apr 2016

BRENNER, Austria Austrian police used batons and pepper spray to repel Italian marchers who were protesting on Sunday against plans for tighter anti-migrant checks at the Alpine Brenner Pass border.