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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and then Eritrea to support peace

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — Italy’s prime minister on Thursday praised Ethiopia as a “pillar of stability” in the Horn of Africa region as he visited to support the country’s surprising new peace with neighboring Eritrea. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called it the first visit by a Western leader since the restoration of diplomatic ties … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and then Eritrea to support peace

LUXEMBOURG | Italy tries to reassure European partners over spending plan

LUXEMBOURG — Italy is trying to reassure its eurozone partners over its plans to ramp up government spending, which have had financial markets and other governments worrying about the country’s public finances. Italy’s finance minister said his counterparts in the 19 nations that use the euro should “remain calm” and await his explanations of the … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | Italy tries to reassure European partners over spending plan

MONZA, Italy | Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy — Lewis Hamilton denied Ferrari a dream home win at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday as he overtook Kimi Raikkonen eight laps from the end to claim a fifth victory in seven years at Monza. The Mercedes driver beat Raikkonen, who had started in pole, to tie Michael Schumacher‘s record of five … Continue reading MONZA, Italy | Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy | Raikkonen takes pole, Vettel 2nd, to boost Ferrari at Monza

MONZA, Italy  — Ferrari will be hopeful of ending an eight-year wait for a win at its home track after taking the front two places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2000. Surprisingly, it was Kimi Raikkonen who edged his teammate and title hopeful Sebastian Vettel in qualifying … Continue reading MONZA, Italy | Raikkonen takes pole, Vettel 2nd, to boost Ferrari at Monza

MONZA, Italy | Vettel tops final practice for Italian GP ahead of Hamilton

MONZA, Italy— Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in third and final practice for the Italian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The Ferrari driver was 0.081 seconds quicker than Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton and 0.173 ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel trimmed Hamilton’s overall lead to 17 points with victory … Continue reading MONZA, Italy | Vettel tops final practice for Italian GP ahead of Hamilton

ROME | Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

ROME — Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won’t let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow European Union nations first pledge to take them, authorities said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister. … Continue reading ROME | Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

GENOA, Italy | The Latest: Italian mayor shuts down bridge as a precaution

GENOA, Italy — The Latest on this week’s bridge collapse in Italy’s Genoa (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A mayor in southern Italy has ordered the closure of a bridge designed by the same architect who created the collapsed Genoa highway bridge. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted Benevento Mayor Clemente Mastella as saying Friday … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | The Latest: Italian mayor shuts down bridge as a precaution