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Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

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LOS ANGELES Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why.

Brazilian president approves extradition of Italian militant

BRASÍLIA Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday signed an extradition order for Italian militant fugitive Cesare Battisti wanted for murder in Italy since the 1970s, his press office said.

World, Brazil, Dec 14 2018

Italy should go to early vote if government falls: cabinet official

ROME Italy would have to hold new elections if the coalition government falls, a senior cabinet official and member of the co-ruling League party was quoted as saying on Friday.

World, Dec 14 2018

Brazil judge orders arrest of Italian militant fugitive Battisti: report

BRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has ordered the arrest of Cesare Battisti, an Italian former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in his country, opening the way for his extradition, Globo TV reported on Thursday.

World, Brazil, Dec 14 2018

Italy's Conte seeks EU leaders' backing on revised budget

BRUSSELS Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sought to convince European Union leaders on Friday that his offer to cut Italy's deficit target for next year should make an EU disciplinary procedure unnecessary.

World, Dec 14 2018

Italy's lower deficit goal: a politically useful fudge

ROME Italy's surprise decision to sharply cut its budget deficit goal does little to address the problems of its finances or a deeper debate over EU fiscal rules, but may serve the real purpose of easing market pressure and playing for time.

World, Dec 13 2018

Fiat Chrysler may review $5.7 billion plan if Italy taxes diesel, petrol cars

MILAN Fiat Chrysler (FCA) could review its 5 billion euro ($5.7 billion) Italian investment plan, which includes a shift to cleaner engines, if Rome raises taxes on petrol and diesel cars.

Dec 13 2018

Italy's Salini and Japan's IHI have bid for Astaldi: source

ROME Italian construction group Salini Impregilo and Japan's IHI Corporation have made non-binding bids for troubled Italian builder Astaldi , a source said on Thursday citing a document.

Japan Dec 13 2018

Saipem says Shamoon variant crippled hundreds of computers

MILAN/NEW YORK A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company's computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on Saudi Aramco.

Tech, World, Dec 12 2018

Italy's Salvini changes tack on EU in bid for center ground

ROME Right-wing firebrand Matteo Salvini is softening his eurosceptic policies in a bid to capture the middle ground of Italian politics and eventually take centre-stage in Europe, even if it means disappointing his more radical supporters.

World Dec 12 2018
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North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

SEOUL North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.