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Italy readies state bailout for Monte dei Paschi - sources

The world’s oldest operating bank Monte dei Paschi needs to raise five billion euros by the end of this month, and sources say it now looks headed for a state…

The world’s oldest operating bank Monte dei Paschi needs to raise five billion euros by the end of this month, and sources say it now looks headed for a state…

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Five knock-on effects of Renzi's referendum defeat

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

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Italian PM suffers heavy defeat in constitutional vote

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

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Opinion: a referendum puts Italy's government to the test

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

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Is Italy about to lose its prime minister?

Opinion polls are predicting the prime minister's defeat in a referendum at the start of December.

Opinion polls are predicting the prime minister's defeat in a referendum at the start of December.

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Renzi, reform and the paradox of Italy's referendum

It’s the vote that could either plunge Italy into a fresh crisis and threaten its future in the eurozone, or hand the country a once-in-a-generation chance to streamline government and speed up…

It’s the vote that could either plunge Italy into a fresh crisis and threaten its future in the eurozone, or hand the country a once-in-a-generation chance to streamline government and speed up…

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Why Donald's success might Trump Matteo Renzi

The US billionaire's surprise victory in the US presidential election seems to be a factor behind the widening lead for the "No" camp in Italy's upcoming referendum.

The US billionaire's surprise victory in the US presidential election seems to be a factor behind the widening lead for the "No" camp in Italy's upcoming referendum.

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European leaders hold final meeting with Obama in Berlin

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

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Italy threatens to block EU budget talks

EU governments and institutions are set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a Thursday deadline.

EU governments and institutions are set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a Thursday deadline.

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi turns his back on Europe

With his back against the wall with an upcoming referendum on constitutional reform, the Italian Prime Minister decided to remove the EU flag from a Q and A event on…

With his back against the wall with an upcoming referendum on constitutional reform, the Italian Prime Minister decided to remove the EU flag from a Q and A event on…

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Violent scenes on the streets of Florence

Police used shields to block young men who were charging them in an attempt to reach a building where Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was at a political meeting.

Police used shields to block young men who were charging them in an attempt to reach a building where Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was at a political meeting.

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Italy's PM Renzi slams Brussels over migrant crisis

Italy’s Matteo Renzi has heavily criticised Europe’s handling of the migrant crisis during a huge referendum rally in Rome.

Italy’s Matteo Renzi has heavily criticised Europe’s handling of the migrant crisis during a huge referendum rally in Rome.

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Aerial footage from Italy earthquake zone

The extent of the damage was starting to emerge on Thursday after two earthquakes struck central Italy, the same region hit by a deadly quake in August.

The extent of the damage was starting to emerge on Thursday after two earthquakes struck central Italy, the same region hit by a deadly quake in August.

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Italy's Renzi vows to rebuild on visit to quake hit town

Italy is stronger than any earthquake, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has declared, on a visit to Camerino, one of the town’s hit by two earthquakes on Wednesday in the centre of the…

Italy is stronger than any earthquake, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has declared, on a visit to Camerino, one of the town’s hit by two earthquakes on Wednesday in the centre of the…

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Italy may miss fiscal targets: EU

Italy’s budget may not meet EU fiscal targets, according to the bloc’s executive body.

Italy’s budget may not meet EU fiscal targets, according to the bloc’s executive body.

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Monte dei Paschi banks on restructuring plan

Italy's Monte dei Paschi says its restructuring plan includes writing off bad loans, job cuts and raising five billion euros in new capital.

Italy's Monte dei Paschi says its restructuring plan includes writing off bad loans, job cuts and raising five billion euros in new capital.

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Thousands gather to say "No" to Renzi

An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Rome on Saturday afternoon to protest against the government of Matteo Renzi.

An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Rome on Saturday afternoon to protest against the government of Matteo Renzi.