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Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Chicago's iconic sandwiches - Italian beef heroes dripping with gravy, and hot dogs loaded with pickles and hot peppers - wouldn't be such culinary institutions without the bread. | Video

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Italian fund denies seeking to raise stake in Aston Martin 10 Dec 2017

MILAN Italy's Investindustrial is not in talks to increase its stake in Aston Martin and no decision has been taken on a possible stock market listing for the British carmaker, the private equity group said, denying an earlier newspaper report.

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Libya and Italy to set up operations room to tackle migrant smuggling 09 Dec 2017

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government agreed with Italy on Saturday to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows towards Europe, according to a statement.

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European states push U.S. for detailed Middle East peace proposals 09 Dec 2017

UNITED NATIONS Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the United States on Friday to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and described as "unhelpful" a decision by President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Italy's Eni targets plastics purchase in strategy shift - sources 08 Dec 2017

MILAN Energy firm Eni aims to express an interest in bidding for an Italian bioplastics business in a move that underlines a longer-term desire to hedge its exposure to oil and gas, financial sources said.

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Pope singles out Rome's decay, corruption on traditional feast day 08 Dec 2017

ROME Pope Francis lamented the decay and degradation of Rome on Friday, using a traditional prayer on a national feast day to highlight problems such as environmental blight and corruption in the Italian capital.

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Italy's 5-Star sheds anti-EU image, calls for reform 07 Dec 2017

ROME Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement supports the European Union and wants significant law-making powers transferred from governments to the European Parliament, its leader Luigi Di Maio told Reuters.

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Court acquits three former Monte dei Paschi managers in derivatives case 07 Dec 2017

FLORENCE, Italy An Italian court on Thursday acquitted three former managers of Monte dei Paschi di Siena of charges that they obstructed regulators and misled authorities over a 2009 derivatives trade that prosecutors said was used to conceal losses.

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Ex-BT Italy boss wins $2 million for wrongful dismissal - sources 07 Dec 2017

MILAN A manager at the centre of investigations into an accounting scandal at British Telecom's Italian business has been awarded almost 1.8 million euros (£1.6 million) in damages for wrongful dismissal, three legal sources said.

Shareholders in Italy's Carige take up 66 percent of vital cash call 06 Dec 2017

MILAN Shareholders in Banca Carige took up 66 percent of a 500 million euro (£441 million) cash call demanded by regulators, leaving the Italian bank to rely on accords with a number of investment firms to fill up the gap.

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EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS/CAIRO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. | Video