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Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion


LONDON/MILAN Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products. | Video

Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

ROME Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.

World, Libya 1:49pm EST

What's up with Italy's Renzi, asks Fiat chief Marchionne

ROME Italy's center-left leader Matteo Renzi is no longer the politician he once was, the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Tuesday, indicating their once strong ties had withered.

World, 12:44pm EST

Italy police report suspicious elements in AC Milan sale - sources

MILAN A report by Italy's finance police points to potentially suspicious elements in the sale of AC Milan soccer club by Silvio Berlusconi's holding company to a Chinese group last year, two sources close to the matter said on Monday.

World, Jan 15 2018

Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam

ROME Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant "invasion".

World, Jan 15 2018

A vote of no confidence: Italians doubt election pledges

ROME A vast majority of Italians do not like or believe any of the promises politicians have made ahead of an election for Italy's 65th government in just over 70 years, according to a survey.

World, Jan 12 2018

Exclusive: Lufthansa CEO calls for significant Alitalia cuts - letter

FRANKFURT Lufthansa sees a need for significant restructuring at Italy's Alitalia before the German group would be prepared to buy the airline, Lufthansa's chief executive said in a letter seen by Reuters, tempering expectations for a quick deal. | Video

Aerospace & Defense, Jan 11 2018

Italy's Berlusconi hails Deneuve's 'blessed words' on harassment

ROME Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hailed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for defending men accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

World, People, Entertainment Jan 11 2018

Macron sings praises of Italian prime minister ahead of election

ROME French President Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome on Thursday, less than two months before national elections in Italy that opinion polls say the ruling center-left government will lose.

World, Jan 11 2018

Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case

ROME Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor, the prosecutors' office in Rome said on Wednesday.

World, Egypt Jan 10 2018

U.S.-led meeting urges North Korea pressure despite North-South detente

VANCOUVER The world needs to keep up pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and should not be fooled by a charm offensive in engaging South Korea, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.