Italy

Russian ties, trade lie behind EU sanctions rift

BRUSSELS - Germany and Italy have most to lose if the European Union makes good on its threat to impose harsher sanctions on Moscow, while Britain's overseas territories are soaking up the lion's share of capital streaming out of Russia.

Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation

GIGLIO ISLAND Italy - The rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner began its journey to the scrapyard on Wednesday after a two-year salvage operation off the Italian island where it capsized two years ago, killing 32 people. | Video

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Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

BERLIN - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism that has marred protests against Israel's conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

World, France, Germany, Israel 22 Jul 2014

Italy arrests five for mass murder during boat crossing

ROME - Italian police arrested five men on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering and throwing overboard dozens of migrants crossing from Libya. Another three were charged with smuggling the migrants.

World, Libya 22 Jul 2014

Italy parliament votes to allow arrest of Berlusconi ally

ROME - The Italian parliament voted on Tuesday to lift immunity from arrest for one of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's oldest associates, implicated in a massive bribery scandal linked to a flood barrier project in Venice.

World, Natural Disasters 22 Jul 2014

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

BERLIN - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

World, France, Germany, Israel 22 Jul 2014

Poste Italiane puts conditions on Alitalia-Etihad deal: sources

ROME/MILAN - Poste Italiane will only invest more money in Alitalia if it avoids taking on the airline's past liabilities, three sources close to the matter said on Monday, a condition likely to hamper a rescue deal with Etihad Airways.

BSkyB prepares to roll the dice again with European expansion

(This July 18 story was refiled to correct name in para 25 to Sullivan from Williams)

Deals, Germany, 21 Jul 2014

Costa Concordia almost ready for final voyage

GIGLIO Italy - The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday.

World, 21 Jul 2014

Italy rescues 1,800 migrants over weekend, five bodies recovered

ROME - Italy's navy said it rescued nearly 1,800 migrants in overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and a merchant ship recovered five bodies from a sinking rubber raft off the coast of Libya.

World, 21 Jul 2014
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Gaza bloodshed deepens, airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said indirect truce talks between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. | Video