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Asylum seekers and refugees donate money, help clearing up after Italian earthquake

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asylum seekers in Italy have rallied to help survivors of the earthquake that killed at least 250 people in Italy, donating money and helping to clear up after the disaster, charity workers said on Thursday.

Vivendi implies time is on its side in battle with Mediaset

PARIS French media giant Vivendi implied on Thursday that time was on its side in a spat with Mediaset about a month after it backed out of a deal to buy the Italian broadcaster's pay-TV.

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Volunteers ride to the rescue in Italian earthquake disaster

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy Within hours of the earth shaking and houses collapsing, thousands of volunteers from all over Italy had descended on the country's stricken central mountains to bring what help they could.

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EU refugee relocation scheme must be bigger, quicker: UNHCR chief

ATHENS A European Union scheme to relocate refugees from frontline countries Greece and Italy to other member states must be bigger and move faster, the U.N. refugee chief said in Athens on Wednesday.

World, Greece, Aug 24 2016

Italy quake unlikely to trigger 200 million euro cat-bond default

LONDON A powerful earthquake in Italy on Wednesday is unlikely to force UnipolSai's 200 million euro ($226 mln) catastrophe bond into default as the bond has low exposure to the affected region, the Italian insurer said.

Battered by quakes, Italy struggles to safeguard its buildings

ROME Central Italy is one of the most active earthquake zones in world, with tremors regularly shaking the country's mountainous backbone. | Video

Major earthquakes in Italy since start of 20th century

ROME A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets. A preliminary count some 12 hours after the quake struck put the death toll at 73.

Lamborghini sees worldwide sales doubling by 2019 after SUV launch

NEW YORK Luxury automaker Lamborghini expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV, but it will not lose its focus on making sports cars, Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali said Tuesday.

Aug 24 2016

Germany to accept hundreds of migrants to boost EU program: Italy

ROME Germany has agreed to take in hundreds of migrants who are blocked in Italy in a move that might revive the European Union's failed relocation program, Italy's Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday.

World, Germany, Aug 23 2016

Head of Poland's PZU going to Milan for talks on buying Pekao from UniCredit, sources say

WARSAW The chief executive of Poland's biggest insurer, PZU , is flying to Milan for talks on buying Poland's second-largest bank, Bank Pekao SA , from its owner, the Italian bank UniCredit .

Deals, Aug 22 2016

U.S. ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots after an Iranian fast-attack craft approached two U.S. ships in the northern Gulf, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the same area this week. | Video