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Italian airline Alitalia's rescue in doubt as Atlantia backtracks


MILAN Italian infrastructure group Atlantia said on Tuesday it was not ready to join a consortium led by Italian railway group Ferrovie dello Stato to rescue loss-making carrier Alitalia [CAITLA.UL], casting a shadow on the entire project.


Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' movement spreads, plans more protests 19 Nov 2019

ROME Far-right leader Matteo Salvini's seemingly unstoppable political rise in Italy has been hit by an unlikely challenge from a grassroots movement known as "the sardines".


Furore erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform 19 Nov 2019

ROME Proposals to reform the euro zone's bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy, where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level.


Italian police search ArcelorMittal offices over Ilva probe 19 Nov 2019

ROME Italian police are searching ArcelorMittal's offices in Milan and the southern city of Taranto in an investigation into the troubled Ilva steel plant, which the company wants to hand back to the government, ArcelorMittal said in a statement.

Italian police uncover Naples sweatshop linked to luxury groups 18 Nov 2019

NAPLES, Italy Italian authorities arrested the boss of a company in the southern city of Naples that employed dozens of undocumented workers allegedly making leathergoods for some of Europe's best-known luxury groups.


Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artefacts recovered 18 Nov 2019

ROME An international crime gang that ransacked ancient sites in southern Italy and trafficked stolen archaeological goods worth millions of euros has been broken up, police said on Monday.


5-Star's crisis threatens Italian government's survival 18 Nov 2019

ROME The 5-Star Movement, senior partner in two coalitions since last year's national election, is struggling with internal strife and falling support which threaten the survival of Italy's two-month old government.


Italy files appeal to stop ArcelorMittal walking away from Ilva 15 Nov 2019

MILAN Italy's government filed an urgent court appeal on Friday to try to stop ArcelorMittal walking away from a 2018 deal to buy the troubled Ilva steel plant, as a union said the group was preparing to leave on Dec 4.


Telecom Italia to include own fibre assets in broadband network bid 15 Nov 2019

MILAN Italy's biggest phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) is asking infrastructure funds to come up with bids next week for the assets of smaller broadband rival Open Fibre that will include its own last-mile network, sources said.


Vivendi may cut Mediaset stake in deal to end legal tussles - sources 15 Nov 2019

MILAN Vivendi could reduce its holding in Italian broadcaster Mediaset in a potential deal to end a long-running legal row between the two companies, three sources close to the matter said on Friday.


'Couldn't believe what I was hearing': White House aides testify in impeachment probe

WASHINGTON Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.” | Video