TRANI, Italy An Italian prosecutor has asked for five managers at ratings agency Standard & Poor's to be jailed for up to three years in a probe over alleged market manipulation, a court heard on Friday.
PENNE, Italy Hopes of finding survivors dwindled on Thursday more than 24 hours after an avalanche struck a luxury mountain hotel in Italy burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris. | Video
FRANKFURT The European Central Bank left interest rates and the main parameters of its asset purchase scheme unchanged as expected on Thursday, keeping unprecedented stimulus in place to aid the bloc's slow but steady recovery.
ROME One man died on Wednesday in a series of strong earthquakes which hit central Italy, a region devastated by deadly tremors last year, while heavy snow raised fears for the safety of others in the region. | Video
DAVOS, Switzerland Italy is not worried about the prospect of the European Central Bank ending its asset-buying programme and thinks its banks could benefit from the move, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS The European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers' boats to Italy, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.
MILAN/MOSCOW Russian state oil producer Rosneft said Western sanctions had stopped it building up its stake in Italian refiner Saras, forcing it to sell the stake two years after buying it.
ABU DHABI Etihad Airways is not looking to take a stake in German carrier Lufthansa , a spokesman said on Wednesday, denying a report in an Italian newspaper that sent Lufthansa's shares higher on Tuesday.
FRANKFURT Germany's Lufthansa is not in talks about Etihad Airways taking a stake in the German airline, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, denying an Italian newspaper report that said it was.
ROME Russia is an important international partner and world leaders should consider inviting it back to the annual summit of major industrialised nations, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. | Video