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Italy and France call for more integrated EU action on migrants


PARIS France's new President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for deeper European Union integration to tackle the migration crisis, saying bloc members had not paid enough heed to Italy's warnings about the growing burden.

Pope names five new cardinals, all from outside Italy and the Vatican

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis is to elevate five Roman Catholic prelates from outside Italy and the Vatican to the rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor.

World, Pope, May 21 2017

Italy opens corruption probe into Sicily government head; junior minister quits

ROME Italian prosecutors are investigating the president of Sicily's regional government, a junior minister in the central government and other politicians for alleged corruption involving Sicilian ferry services, legal sources said on Friday.

World, May 19 2017

Fiat Chrysler to modify 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles: company

WASHINGTON Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to update software that it expects will resolve the concerns of U.S. regulators about excess emissions in 104,000 older diesels, the Italian-American automaker said on Friday.

May 19 2017

Exclusive: Italy tax police seize documents from IBM in BT Italy probe

MILAN - Italian investigators have seized documents from the Milan offices of International Business Machines Corp as part of an investigation into allegations of fraud at one of its customers, BT Italy, a unit of Britain's BT Group, sources said.

May 19 2017

Italy investigates Milan station attacker for alleged terrorism: source

MILAN Italian prosecutors are investigating a man who stabbed a policeman and two army officers at Milan's main train station for alleged international terrorism, an investigative source said on Friday.

World, May 19 2017

Italy passes law obliging parents to vaccinate children

ROME Italy's cabinet approved a law on Friday obliging parents to vaccinate their children against infectious diseases as politicians spar over a spike in measles cases.

Health, May 19 2017

Fiat Chrysler shares drop on U.S. diesel emissions probe

WASHINGTON Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) shares fell 1 percent in U.S. trading on Thursday on reports the Justice Department is preparing to file a civil suit against the automaker for selling 104,000 vehicles that emit excess diesel emissions.

May 18 2017

Exclusive: Italy's Veneto banks may need more private capital

MILAN Italy's healthier banks may have to once again step in to prop up two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders before taxpayer money can be used to rescue them, according to several sources familiar with the matter.

Deals, May 18 2017

Intesa set for more Russia deals after winning Putin's favor over Rosneft

MOSCOW Italian lender Intesa Sanpaolo took on a deal rival banks had turned down when it advised on the sale of a stake in sanctioned Russian oil major Rosneft last year, and by pulling off the sale it won favor from the Kremlin.

Deals, Russia, May 18 2017

At least 22 killed in suicide attack at Ariana Grande concert in Britain

MANCHESTER, England At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday. | Video