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Italy centre-right divisions widen as League beats anti-euro drum


ROME The leader of Italy's far-right Northern League on Tuesday called the euro "a failed experiment" and presented outspoken anti-euro economists among his election candidates, widening divisions with his ally Silvio Berlusconi.


Empty British seats in EU parliament go up for grabs post-Brexit 23 Jan 2018

BRUSSELS The European parliament on Tuesday began divvying-up British seats that will be left empty post-Brexit from 2019 with Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands scooping up most initially.


Intesa Sanpaolo's top priority in plan is cutting bad loans - CEO 23 Jan 2018

DAVOS The top priority in Intesa Sanpaolo's new business plan will be cutting the Italian bank's exposure to non-performing loans, Chief Executive Carlo Messina said on Tuesday. | Video


YNAP shareholder Renzo Rosso says Richemont bid 'fantastic' 23 Jan 2018

MILAN Yoox Net-a-Porter shareholder Renzo Rosso believes Richemont's bid for full control of the online retailer is of great value, even though he is sorry to see another renowned Italian brand pass under foreign control.


Italy's 5-Star presents election programme with no euro referendum 22 Jan 2018

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, leading opinion polls ahead of a March 4 election, has presented a 20-point programme which makes no mention of a referendum on Italy's membership of the euro zone.

Video shows migrants in Italy expelled - but only in writing 22 Jan 2018

ROME A video shot over the weekend on the southern coast of Sicily shows some 50 North African migrants who have been expelled from Italy instead joining Europe's army of irregular migrants as authorities look on.

Atlantia opens door to sweetening Abertis bid 19 Jan 2018

MILAN/ROME Italian airports and motorway operator Atlantia said on Friday it would call a shareholder meeting to vote on changes to its offer for Spanish rival Abertis , as it seeks to strengthen its hand in a bid battle.


Italy's centre right vows deep tax cuts, funding unclear 19 Jan 2018

ROME A centre-right grouping involving former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is pledging to slash taxes and throw out a drastic pension reform in its bid to win over voters at a national election in just over six weeks' time.


Italy's centre-right leaders sign policy pact ahead of election 18 Jan 2018

ROME Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his rightist allies agreed on Thursday to a joint manifesto ahead of a March 4 national election, committing themselves to cutting taxes and rolling back pension reform.


Italy's anti-trust opens probe into Apple, Samsung phone complaints 18 Jan 2018

ROME Italy's antitrust body said on Thursday it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd used software updates to slow their mobile phones and push clients into buying new handsets.


Gunmen storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and battled security forces surrounding the building, killing at least two people and wounding 12, officials said. | Video