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Mark Bendeich

As Sweden swings right, Bannon's anti-EU crusade looks north

Sep 11 2018

CERNOBBIO, Italy/ROME Having found an ally in the south and an admirer in the east, Donald Trump's former political strategist Steve Bannon is now looking north for recruits in his crusade to undermine the European Union.

Impossible goal? Startup to stream soccer to Net-wary Italians

Aug 03 2018

MILAN Sports-streaming start-up DAZN has an ambitious business goal in Italy: sign up 3-5 million customers, as many as the country's largest pay-TV group, in a market with one of the worst broadband take-up rates in Europe.

Italy banker warns on political crisis as investors fear for euro

May 29 2018

ROME Italy's central bank chief warned on Tuesday that the state was "only ever a few short steps" from losing investors' trust as markets dumped stocks and bonds, fearing repeat elections will become a de facto referendum on the country's euro membership.

Rugby - Italy look to new generation after bruising run of losses

Mar 24 2018

MILAN Moments after Italy notched up the joint-worst losing streak in the northern hemisphere's premier tournament a week ago, their Irish coach, Conor O'Shea, lived up to his reputation as an incurable optimist.

Last-gasp penalty sees Scotland survive scare to beat Italy

Mar 17 2018

ROME Scotland narrowly avoided a nightmare end to their Six Nations campaign on Saturday, beating Italy 29-27 with a Greig Laidlaw penalty a minute from time after trailing the perennial wooden-spooners for most of the game.

Alpine skiing - Greta Small dreams big: she wants to bring gold Down Under

Feb 21 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Australian Greta Small has literally come a long way since she learned to ski at her local resort of Mount Hotham -- she had to.

U.S. not starting trade war, but sees China tech threat: Ross

Jan 24 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland The United States is not starting a trade war but trying to level the playing field of global commerce and fend off Chinese protectionism, including a "direct threat" in high-tech goods, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday. | Video

China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

Nov 30 2017

ROME/ANKARA China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

South African forwards steamroller Italy to avenge 2016 loss

Nov 25 2017

PADOVA, Italy South Africa overran Italy 35-6 in Padova on Saturday with five converted tries, avenging their shock loss to the Azzurri last year and notching up their first back-to-back wins since August.

Italy happy to be respected as Boks plan revenge

Nov 22 2017

MILAN Italy coach Conor O'Shea will no longer have the element of surprise when his team face South Africa on Saturday, a year after they ambushed the former world champions in a huge upset -- but he knows they now have the visitors' respect.

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