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Italy to take some migrants after EU countries offer to help


MILAN/BERLIN Italy will allow some migrants to disembark in Sicily from two ships which picked up 450 asylum seekers from an overcrowded boat, Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday on TV channel RaiNews24.

Exclusive: Lockheed F-35 jet price falls 6 percent to below $90 million - sources

FARNBOROUGH, England The United States has struck a preliminary deal to buy F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin worth about $13 billion, clearing the way for a larger multi-year purchase that aims to bring the cost per jet down to $80 million by 2020, sources said.

Italy says France, Malta agreed to host some rescued migrants

MILAN France and Malta have agreed to host 50 people each, responding to a request for help sent by Italy after it took part in the rescue of 450 migrants from an overcrowded ship in the Mediterranean, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.

World, United Nations, France Jul 14 2018

Malta rebuffs Italy, says not responsible for migrant boat

ROME Malta rebuffed Italian pressure to go to the aid of an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean, saying that the vessel was Italy's responsibility. | Video

World, Jul 13 2018

Carige investor Mincione wants to raise stake above 9.99 percent

LONDON Banca Carige investor Raffaele Mincione wants to raise his stake in the Italian lender to above 9.99 percent, a source close to the matter said, in a move that could further complicate its turnaround efforts.

Jul 13 2018

Perform close to signing Serie A deals with Sky, Mediaset

MILAN British media group Perform will soon finalize deals with Sky's Italian business and private broadcaster Mediaset to make its Serie A soccer coverage available to customers of the two groups, two sources said on Friday.

Jul 13 2018

New owners plot listing for Italian hat maker Borsalino

MILAN The new owners of Italy's Borsalino will "most probably" list the venerable hat maker, known for its stylish fedoras and straw panamas, as part of a radical revamp of the group.

Jul 13 2018

Italy minister blocks migrants on ship in government tug-of-war

ROME Dozens of migrants rescued at sea and brought to an Italian port on Thursday cannot disembark, the country's far-right interior minister said, reversing a decision by a fellow minister and opening a rift within the government.

World, United Nations, Jul 12 2018

Italian hat maker Borsalino bought at auction by Haeres Equita

MILAN Italy's Borsalino, one of the world's most famous hat makers and known for Humphrey Bogart's fedora in the film "Casablanca", has been rescued by Haeres Equita, a group of investors led by a Swiss-Italian financier.

Jul 12 2018

Italy cuts parliamentary pensions, in victory for 5-Star

ROME Italy's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to cut the pensions of former lawmakers, making good on a pledge by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to hack back parliamentary privileges.

World, Jul 12 2018

Jailed Reuters journalists to testify in Myanmar court

YANGON Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.