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League's Salvini eyes electoral coup in Italy's Tuscany

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ROME Italy's far-right League leader Matteo Salvini staged rallies across Tuscany on Friday, looking to pull off a potentially stunning electoral victory against the left in the picturesque region.

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Factbox: Referendum and regional votes test Italy's coalition parties 1:19pm BST

ROME Italy holds seven regional elections and a constitutional referendum on Sunday and Monday, with an alliance of rightist parties looking certain to make gains at the expense of divided government partners.

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Tech savvy, flexible workers boost COVID-hit Nordic economies 12:12pm BST

STOCKHOLM Helen Balfors, a project leader at Norwegian conglomerate Orkla, has been working from home for longer than most of her colleagues after returning from a skiing trip to Italy in February as the new coronavirus took hold in Europe.

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LSE picks Euronext as preferred bidder for Borsa Italiana 11:06am BST

LONDON/MILAN/PARIS London Stock Exchange entered exclusive talks to sell Borsa Italiana to Euronext on Friday, with the French operator seeing off Deutsche Boerse and Switzerland's Six as it bids to add another bourse to its pan-European network.

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Italy's aviation authority meets Ryanair over COVID-19 compliance dispute 17 Sep 2020

MILAN Italy's national civil aviation authority, which has accused Ryanair of failing to comply with COVID-19 health and safety regulations, on Thursday said it has held discussions with representatives of the budget carrier.

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Ireland tightens COVID-19 travel restrictions, angering airlines 17 Sep 2020

DUBLIN The Irish government on Thursday tightened its COVID-19 travel restrictions by imposing quarantines on travellers from major holiday markets Italy and Greece, angering the country's dominant airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus.

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'Project Botticelli' takes shape as LSE board examines Borsa bids 17 Sep 2020

LONDON/MILAN/FRANKFURT The London Stock Exchange will review offers valuing Borsa Italiana at up to 4 billion euros (3.64 billion pounds) at a Thursday board meeting, three sources familiar with the matter said.

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Deutsche Boerse and Six launch charm offensive to win Borsa bid battle - sources 16 Sep 2020

LONDON/MILAN/FRANKFURT Germany's Deutsche Boerse and Swiss stock exchange operator Six have launched a charm offensive to win the backing of Italian officials before submitting final bids for the Milan bourse, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Macquarie to table bid for Enel stake in Italy's Open Fiber by Thursday - source 16 Sep 2020

MILAN Macquarie is set to submit a binding offer for all or part of the 50% stake held by utility Enel in Italian broadband network operator Open Fiber, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Ferrari gives GT bestseller a makeover with new Portofino M 16 Sep 2020

MILAN Ferrari rolled out the Portofino M, a modified version of its top-selling gran tourer, on Wednesday as the Italian sportscar maker pursues a rapid turn over of new models despite the coronavirus crisis.

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Belarus opposition offers talks as U.N. hears fears of 'another iron curtain'

GENEVA Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya demanded on Friday an international mission to document what she called "atrocities" during crackdowns on anti-government protests, but said she was ready for talks to end weeks of violence.