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Italian builder Salini backs plan to buy Astaldi to revive industry


MILAN Italy's biggest builder Salini Impregilo gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to a takeover bid for stricken rival Astaldi , kickstarting a state-backed plan to revive the country's moribund construction industry.


Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis 11:13am BST

ROME Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. | Video


Italy's state railway picks Atlantia for Alitalia rescue 15 Jul 2019

MILAN Italy's state railway Ferrovie dello Stato picked motorway operator Atlantia as a partner to join a consortium of investors for the rescue of national carrier Alitalia, Ferrovie said on Monday.


Huawei to invest $3.1 billion in Italy but calls for fair policy on 5G - country CEO 15 Jul 2019

MILAN China's Huawei Technologies said it would invest $3.1 billion (£2.4 billion) in Italy over the next three years, as the Chinese telecoms giant called on Rome to ensure the "transparent, efficient and fair" use of its 'golden power' on 5G network development.

Italy business outlook improves sharply in second quarter, survey shows 15 Jul 2019

ROME Italy's business outlook improved more sharply than that of any other country in the four months to June, according to a global survey released on Monday which offers signs of hope for the country's struggling economy.

Atlantia among prospective investors in Alitalia rescue 14 Jul 2019

MILAN Italian infrastructure group Atlantia and three other potential investors have submitted expressions of interest to join a consortium for the rescue of ailing Italian airline Alitalia, a government minister said on Sunday.


Italy court says Eritrean in migrant case was victim of mistaken identity 12 Jul 2019

PALERMO, Italy An Italian court ruled on Friday that an Eritrean man extradited from Sudan in 2016 was the victim of mistaken identity and dismissed allegations that he was a ruthless, human-trafficking kingpin.

Ukrainian fighter found guilty over killing of Italian photographer 12 Jul 2019

MILAN An Italian court sentenced a Ukrainian man to 24 years in jail on Friday over his role in the 2014 killing of an Italian photographer covering fighting between pro-Russian forces and Ukrainian troops.


EU legal advice favours Vivendi in feud with Mediaset 12 Jul 2019

MILAN An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters.

Italy readies M&A-driven plan to revive building industry 12 Jul 2019

MILAN A state-backed plan to revive Italy's sickly construction industry through a series of mergers could take a step forward next week when its biggest builder, Salini Impregilo , expects to approve a takeover bid for its nearest rival.


Von der Leyen lays out cards to EU lawmakers ahead of vote

STRASBOURG Germany's Ursula von der Leyen sought on Tuesday to win over sceptical European socialist and liberal lawmakers to back her as European Commission president, laying out ambitious social, climate and migrant policies ahead of a crunch vote.