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Will the Benettons use Alitalia to fly in from the cold?

5:05pm BST

MILAN/ROME Italian transport group Atlantia could join a rescue of loss-making flag carrier Alitalia to try to win favor with the government and secure the future of its own domestic business following a deadly bridge collapse last year, sources said.

Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

11 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/ROME Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and Tripoli government troops killed 56 people and forced 6,000 to flee their homes in the capital in the last week, the United Nations said on Thursday, as France and Italy wrangled over how to respond to the renewed conflict.

Italy endorses China's Belt and Road plan in first for a G7 nation

24 Mar 2019

ROME Italy endorsed China's ambitious "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan on Saturday, becoming the first major Western power to back the initiative to help revive the struggling Italian economy.

Alitalia rescue at risk as suitors set conditions: source

13 Mar 2019

ROME Delta Air Lines and easyJet have set strict conditions for investing in Alitalia that could jeopardize a government-led plan to rescue the troubled Italian airline, a source close to the matter said.

Italy's Salvini opposes migrant trial, puts ally in bind

29 Jan 2019

ROME Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday urged the upper house Senate to reject a request by judges to put him on trial for alleged kidnapping after he refused to let migrants disembark from a rescue ship, saying he had acted in the public interest.

Italy regulator gives TIM's network separation plan thumbs down

20 Jan 2019

ROME Telecom Italia (TIM) has suffered a setback in its plan to assuage pressures for a separation of its prized network assets by placing them into a wholly owned subsidiary, as the industry regulator said it was opposed to the proposal.

Moderates emerge from populist shadows to shape Italian budget deal

20 Dec 2018

ROME When Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte rose to his feet in parliament on Wednesday to announce his budget accord with Europe, the normally ever-present heads of his government's two coalition parties were nowhere to be seen.

Welfare, pensions to be revised to meet Italian deficit target

13 Dec 2018

ROME Italy's government will cut "a few billion" euros from its two main reforms in order to hit the new deficit target it proposed to the European Commission, Deputy Industry Minister Dario Galli said on Thursday.

Italy's League leader faces friendly fire over budget

10 Dec 2018

ROME/PADUA, Dec 9 Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, normally relishes confrontation, but now the firebrand populist is under attack from a place he calls home.

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