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European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has promised to be "intransigent" on Embraco's moving 500 Italian jobs to Slovakia, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said after meeting her Tuesday.


De Luca Jr resigns, Sr to sue Di Maio

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Roberto De Luca, son of Campania Governor Vincenzo, has resigned as budget councillor in Salerno where his father was mayor for many years, Mayor Vincenzo Napoli said Tuesday.
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Son, friend get 18 yrs for killing couple

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A son and his friend were convicted and sentenced to 18 years in jail Tuesday for the premeditated murder in January 2017 of the boy's parents near Ferrara.
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Soccer: Lazio back to 4th after 2-0 win over Verona

TopNews. Lazio moved back above Inter into fourth in Serie A after beating lowly Verona 2-0 at the Olimpico with a Ciro Immobile double. Lazio have 49 points, one behind city rivals Roma on 50. Napoli are top on 66 and Juve second on 65.

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Soccer: Napoli, Juve win again

TopNews. Runaway leaders Napoli and Juventus won again to stay top of Serie A, one point apart. Napoli has 66 points after beating SPAL 1-0 and Juve 65 after beating Torino 1-0 in the Turin derby. Roma is third with 50 poimts.


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Soccer: Bad night for Italian teams in Europa League

TopNews. The Italian teams in the Europa League last 32 had a bad night on Thursday, with AC Milan the only side of the four contenders to get a positive result in their first leg. The seven-time European champions won 3-0 at Bulgaria's Ludogorets.



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Election 2018

PoliticsMinister talks election, health issues at Facebook-ANSA forum

Never in govt with centre right says Lorenzin

Popular Civic (CP) leader and Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin told a Facebook-ANSA live forum Monday that her centre-left alliance, led by the Democratic Party (PD), would never govern with the centre right.

Lorenzin

Election 2018Leftwing party aiming to roll back pension, Jobs Act reforms

Free and Equal (LeU) manifesto

Free and Equal (LeU) is a new political group formed late in 2017 via the merger of parties featuring several prominent leftwing figures.


Election 2018Basic income, scrapping 400 laws inc Fornero and Good School

Election 2018: M5S manifesto

The election manifesto of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, recently presented with a solemn pledge by leader Luigi Di Maio, vows to scrap 400 "useless" laws to free up the Italian economy as well as pleasing voters by reforming an unpopular 2011 pen...


Election 2018Flat tax, migrant hard line, but differences on deficit,pensions

Election 2018: Centre-right manifesto

The centre-right coalition is the political bloc seen as mostly likely to come first in Italy's March 4 general election on the basis of the opinion polls, although there is uncertainly about whether the alliance will have a working majority in parliament,...

Berlusconi with Salvini and Meloni

Election 2018Tax breaks, cuts in family and business-friendly programme

Election 2018:Democratic Party manifesto

The Democratic Party's (PD) 100-point manifesto, recently presented by leader and ex-premier Matteo Renzi, is a wide-ranging, family-friendly programme of tax breaks and cuts aimed at wooing the middle classes and lower-income voters while pleasing the bus...


Election 2018Outcome under controversial system may be inconclusive

Election 2018: the election law

The election law that will be used when Italy goes to the polls on March 4 is a mix of the proportional representation and first-past-the-post systems.


Vatican

Pontiff receives Maronite College

Pope Francis tells Maronite students to be light for region's people

Pope Francis on Friday received staff and students from the Pontifical Maronite College here in Rome, telling them that these years of training were the foundation stone of their future as pastors in Lebanon and the whole of the Middle East.


Pontiff meets groups, individuals in private - spokesman

Pope Francis often meets sex-abuse victims - Burke

Pontiff meets groups, individuals in private - spokesman.


Pontiff has audience with members of the Greek-Melkite Synod

Pope Francis says no to 'low-flying pastors' attached to cash

Pope Francis said Monday that the Church needs preachers who are ambitious about spreading their message rather than those who make do with material comforts.


Francis meets alliance against human trafficking, slavery

Society tolerates, encourages sex trade - Pope

Pope Francis said Friday that society must reflect on how it encourages sexual exploitation in an audience with the Santa Marta Group, an international alliance to combat human trafficking and modern forms of slavery.


On world anti-trafficking day

Receive those who flee war, hunger, Pope tweets

Pope Francis tweeted Thursday "with a spirit of mercy, let us receive the victims of trafficking and those who flee from war and hunger". Thursday is world day against human trafficking.