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Italy's far-right makes inroads locally as nation frets about fascism

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OSTIA, Italy At their office in a rundown Rome neighbourhood, volunteers from a neo-fascist group line up bags full of groceries to donate to poor Italian families, keen to show local residents they are ready to help.

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Italy's 5-Star pummels centre-right in Rome beachfront vote 20 Nov 2017

ROME Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement pummelled a centre-right coalition to govern Ostia, one of Rome's largest neighbourhoods, in a run-off vote that confirms the 5-Star's strength months away from a national election.

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RWE's options to exit Innogy include deal with Enel - sources 19 Nov 2017

MADRID/FRANKFURT/MILAN German utility RWE is looking at ways to cut its 16.8-billion euro (15.00 billion pounds) stake in retail business Innogy , several banking sources told Reuters, adding this could involve a deal with Italy's Enel .

Italian lender Carige seals backing for vital cash call 18 Nov 2017

MILAN Italy's Banca Carige secured backing from core shareholders and underwriters for a vital 560 million euro (£500 million) cash call needed to stave off the threat of being wound down.

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Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit 17 Nov 2017

NEW YORK Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

Italy's Carige set to seal backing for crucial cash call - source 17 Nov 2017

MILAN Italy's Banca Carige could sign an underwriting accord with banks for its share issue as soon as Friday, a source close to the matter said, paving the way for the launch of a capital increase needed to safeguard its future.

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Italy holds funeral for 26 Nigerian women drowned in Mediterranean 17 Nov 2017

SALERNO, Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

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Bondholders sue Italian bank Monte dei Paschi over rescue action 17 Nov 2017

MILAN A group of bondholders challenged Italy's rescue of ailing bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena , suing the lender over the cancellation of their investments and calling for the bonds to be reinstated.

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Italy's Carige struggling with cash call as ECB deadline looms 16 Nov 2017

MILAN Italy's Banca Carige said on Thursday it had failed to secure underwriters for a 560-million-euro (499.83 million pounds) share issue, which is a key European Central Bank demand for the lender to safeguard its future.

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Vivendi misses third-quarter estimates, rules out Ubisoft takeover for now 16 Nov 2017

LONDON/PARIS Acquisitive French media conglomerate Vivendi missed analysts estimates in third-quarter earnings and ruled out a hostile takeover of Ubisoft for the next six months after the video games maker beat forecasts, pushing its shares to a record high.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

HARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed "Operation Restore Legacy". | Video