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Prada plays with classic clothing cliches to create contemporary looks

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MILAN Italian designer Miuccia Prada played with classic elements to conjure up a clash of "extreme conservatism and a dream of freedom" in her spring-summer 2019 womenswear collection showcased on Thursday.

Italy's government allies seek higher deficit to spur growth

ROME Italy's ruling parties want to spur economic growth by setting next year's budget deficit target at more than two percent of annual output, a level that clashes with European Union commitments and may boost the country's mammoth debt.

World, 2:02pm EDT

Abertis deal on track as Atlantia, partners prep buyout vehicle: sources

MILAN/MADRID Italy's Atlantia , Spain's ACS and Germany's Hochtief will next week enter the home straight in their acquisition of Spanish toll-road group Abertis, quelling concerns that a disaster involving one of Atlantia's units could halt it.

Germany, 1:29pm EDT

Technogym targets content fix for fitness fans to sustain growth

MILAN Italy's Technogym is looking to offer fitness fanatics more content via exercise equipment screens or their personal devices, its founder and chief executive said on Thursday.

Health, 10:54am EDT

Alberta Ferretti's soft-toned urban explorers open Milan Fashion Week

MILAN The curtain went up on Milan's fashion week on Wednesday with a soft-toned and feminine collection designed by Italy's Alberta Ferretti with urban safari-inspired looks. | Video

Entertainment Sep 19 2018

Italy's prosecutors give League decades to repay party funds

ROME Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday the far-right League can repay some 45 million euros ($53 million) it owes the state over the next 75 years, saving the governing party from possible bankruptcy.

World, Sep 18 2018

Italian priest kidnapped overnight near Niger's southern border

NIAMEY An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, the second abduction of a European in the West African country this year.

World, Africa, Mali Sep 18 2018

Italy's 5-Star vows no favors to Berlusconi on TV ad ceilings

ROME Italy's ruling coalition of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far right League party will pay no regard toward ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's influential media empire, a 5-Star minister said on Tuesday.

World, Sep 18 2018

Germany's Seehofer still optimistic about migrant deal with Italy

MUNICH German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Saturday said he remained optimistic about completing a deal on migrants with Italy despite pushback from Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.

World, Sep 15 2018

The home of Fiat says 'ciao' to Sergio Marchionne

TURIN, Italy The home of Fiat bid farewell on Friday to Sergio Marchionne, one of the auto industry's most exacting and determined leaders, who rescued the Italian car giant and U.S. Chrysler.

Sep 14 2018