Italian student killed in Egypt criticized Cairo govt. in articles


ROME An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body had written articles critical of the Egyptian government, according to the Italian newspaper that published them.

Online takeaway firm Just Eat buys rivals from Rocket Internet

LONDON Online takeaway food company Just Eat has agreed to buy rivals in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico from Rocket Internet and foodpanda in a 125 million euro ($140 million) deal that extends its leadership in the fast-growing sector in the four countries.

Deals, Brazil, Mexico 05 Feb 2016

Italian consortium set to win giant Chile telescope contract

SANTIAGO An Italian consortium, including construction company Astaldi Spa, is close to securing a contract to build the world's largest telescope in the Chilean desert, project owner the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said on Thursday.

Science, 04 Feb 2016

Body of Italian student shows signs of torture: Egyptian officials

CAIRO The body of an Italian student who went missing in Cairo was found half naked by the roadside with cigarette burns and other signs of torture, a senior Egyptian prosecutor said on Thursday.

World, Egypt 04 Feb 2016

Milan prosecutors looking into Hitachi's Ansaldo STS deal: sources

MILAN Milan prosecutors are looking into Hitachi's agreement to buy a 40 percent stake in Ansaldo STS from Italian defense group Finmeccanica at 9.5 euros per share, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Italy to send 130 military personnel to Iraq to recover wounded

ROME Italy will send a team specialized in treating war wounded to Iraq as it prepares to send troops to guard Mosul dam maintenance workers, Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said on Thursday.

World, Iraq 04 Feb 2016

Vodafone says recovery in Europe still on track

LONDON Mobile phone company Vodafone delivered its sixth consecutive quarter of underlying revenue growth on Thursday, as Germany and Italy led an improvement in Europe, its biggest regional business.

Germany, 04 Feb 2016

Italian student missing in Egypt likely dead: Italian foreign ministry

CAIRO An Italian student from Britain's Cambridge University who went missing last week in Cairo is likely dead, the Italian foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

World, 03 Feb 2016

Italian police say seize Mussolini's yacht from businessman linked to mafia

ROME Italian police said on Monday they had seized a yacht that once belonged to Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini from a businessman possibly linked to a huge organized crime network.

World, 02 Feb 2016

Search underway for Italian student missing in Cairo

CAIRO Italy is working with the Egyptian government to find an Italian student from Britain's Cambridge University who went missing last week in Cairo, where he was carrying out doctoral research, an Italian diplomat and friends of the student said Tuesday.

World, Egypt 02 Feb 2016

Taiwan quake kills at least 12, fells apartment block

TAINAN, Taiwan A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials said. | Video