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Giselda Vagnoni

U.N. envoy hopes Libya peace efforts can bear fruit soon

Apr 24 2019

ROME The U.N. envoy for Libya voiced hope on Wednesday that efforts to establish a peace dialogue between the country's two warring sides could bear fruit within the next two weeks.

RPT-ANALYSIS- Will the Benettons use Alitalia to fly in from the cold?

Apr 22 2019

* Government desperate to find investors for flagship carrier

Will the Benettons use Alitalia to fly in from the cold?

Apr 19 2019

MILAN/ROME Italian transport group Atlantia could join a rescue of loss-making flag carrier Alitalia to try to win favor with the government and secure the future of its own domestic business following a deadly bridge collapse last year, sources said.

Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

Apr 11 2019

TRIPOLI/ROME Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and Tripoli government troops killed 56 people and forced 6,000 to flee their homes in the capital in the last week, the United Nations said on Thursday, as France and Italy wrangled over how to respond to the renewed conflict.

Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

Apr 11 2019

TRIPOLI/ROME, April 11 Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and Tripoli government troops killed 56 people and forced 6,000 to flee their homes in the capital in the last week, the United Nations said on Thursday, as France and Italy wrangled over how to respond to the renewed conflict.

Italy endorses China's Belt and Road plan in first for a G7 nation

Mar 23 2019

ROME Italy endorsed China's ambitious "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan on Saturday, becoming the first major Western power to back the initiative to help revive the struggling Italian economy.

Alitalia rescue at risk as suitors set conditions: source

Mar 13 2019

ROME Delta Air Lines and easyJet have set strict conditions for investing in Alitalia that could jeopardize a government-led plan to rescue the troubled Italian airline, a source close to the matter said.

Italy's Salvini opposes migrant trial, puts ally in bind

Jan 29 2019

ROME Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday urged the upper house Senate to reject a request by judges to put him on trial for alleged kidnapping after he refused to let migrants disembark from a rescue ship, saying he had acted in the public interest.

Italy regulator gives TIM's network separation plan thumbs down

Jan 20 2019

ROME Telecom Italia (TIM) has suffered a setback in its plan to assuage pressures for a separation of its prized network assets by placing them into a wholly owned subsidiary, as the industry regulator said it was opposed to the proposal.

Moderates emerge from populist shadows to shape Italian budget deal

Dec 20 2018

ROME When Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte rose to his feet in parliament on Wednesday to announce his budget accord with Europe, the normally ever-present heads of his government's two coalition parties were nowhere to be seen.

World News

Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.