Italy

Qatar’s QIA to partly fund Dufry’s purchase of WDF: sources

MILAN/DOHA - Qatar Investment Authority is partly financing Swiss travel retailer Dufry's 1.3 billion-euro purchase of a majority stake in smaller Italian rival World Duty Free, according to three sources close to the matter.

ChemChina chairman says hopes to re-list Pirelli in Italy

BEIJING - The chairman of China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) said on Sunday he hopes to re-list Italy's Pirelli on the Italian stock exchange after his firm agreed earlier this month to acquire the world's fifth-largest tire maker.

Deals, China, 4:44am EDT

Dufry to buy Italy's World Duty Free in $3.8 billion deal

MILAN - Switzerland's Dufry has agreed to buy a majority stake in World Duty Free in a deal which values the Italian firm at 3.6 billion euros ($3.8 billion) and will make the combined group the world's biggest travel retailer.

Deals, 28 Mar 2015

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

ROME/SEATTLE - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. | Video

World, 28 Mar 2015

Timeline: Amanda Knox acquitted of murder, ending years-long saga

SEATTLE - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge.

World, 27 Mar 2015

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

ROME - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge.

World, 27 Mar 2015

Amanda Knox: 'tremendously relieved' after her acquittal in Italy

SEATTLE - American Amanda Knox said on Friday she was "tremendously relieved" after her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

World, 27 Mar 2015

EI Towers shareholders back bid for Rai Way

MILAN - Italian broadcast tower operator EI Towers, controlled by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset group, won backing from shareholders on Friday for its bid to acquire state-owned rival Rai Way.

Deals, 27 Mar 2015

Italy court prepares verdict in Knox appeal over Kercher murder

ROME - Italy's highest court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.The brutal killing and tangle of trials that followed gripped attention on both sides of the Atlantic, inspiring books and films. Kercher's family said Meredith, who died aged 21, risked being forgotten. | Video

World, 27 Mar 2015

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

ROME - Italian police have recovered a painting by Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired frame maker in Rome said he had been given nearly 40 years ago.

Arts, 27 Mar 2015
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Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises, Israel alarmed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart. | Video