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Italy's prosecutors give League decades to repay party funds

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ROME Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday the far-right League can repay some 45 million euros ($53 million) it owes the state over the next 75 years, saving the governing party from possible bankruptcy.

Italian priest kidnapped overnight near Niger's southern border 18 Sep 2018

NIAMEY An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, the second abduction of a European in the West African country this year.

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Italy's 5-Star vows no favours to Berlusconi on TV ad ceilings 18 Sep 2018

ROME Italy's ruling coalition of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far right League party will pay no regard towards ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's influential media empire, a 5-Star minister said on Tuesday.

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BlackRock's Thiel long Italian bonds, expects market-friendly budget outcome 18 Sep 2018

LONDON BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has moved recently to a long position in Italian bonds on expectations of a market-friendly outcome to the budget discussions, the company's deputy chief investment officer for fixed income said on Tuesday.

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Italy holds budget meeting; 2019 deficit goal in focus 17 Sep 2018

MILAN Italy's top ministers met on Monday to discuss the 2019 budget, with friction building inside the coalition over the package and financial markets on edge about the big-spending plans of the government.

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Germany's Seehofer still optimistic about migrant deal with Italy 15 Sep 2018

MUNICH German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Saturday said he remained optimistic about completing a deal on migrants with Italy despite pushback from Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.

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The home of Fiat says 'ciao' to Sergio Marchionne 14 Sep 2018

TURIN, Italy The home of Fiat bid farewell on Friday to Sergio Marchionne, one of the auto industry's most exacting and determined leaders, who rescued the Italian car giant and U.S. Chrysler.

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Italy hesitates over refugee deal with Germany, seeks concessions 14 Sep 2018

VIENNA Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini denied on Friday having reached a deal with Germany to take back migrants who had already applied for asylum in Italy, saying he wanted more concessions from Berlin.

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Austria, Italy propose holding migrants on ships for days 14 Sep 2018

VIENNA Austria and Italy's far-right interior ministers suggested on Friday that the European Union hold migrants rescued at sea on ships for days while an initial screening of their chances of obtaining asylum is carried out.

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Italy's Salvini likens African immigrants to 'slaves' 14 Sep 2018

VIENNA/ROME Italian far-right leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini likened African immigrants to slaves at a European conference on Thursday, drawing an angry response from Luxembourg's foreign minister, who cursed at him in frustration.

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North Korea's Kim says to scrap missile sites, visit Seoul

SEOUL North Korea agreed on Wednesday to "permanently" abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and said it is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes unspecified "reciprocal action".