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Vatican attempts to rekindle faltering Venezuela talks

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

Business

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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Markets shiver but don't catch cold over Italian political turmoil

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

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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.

Europe

Italy's referendum - what's at stake for the EU?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

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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.

Business

Italian GDP growth revised up

Matteo Renzi gets a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum with better-than-expected GDP figures.

Matteo Renzi gets a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum with better-than-expected GDP figures.

Business

Italy's referendum: economic background and possible consequences.

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

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Countdown to Italy's referendum on constitutional reform

Italy will hold a referendum on constitutional reforms on Sunday (December 4) which would limit the power of the upper house and make it easier for governments to pass…

Italy will hold a referendum on constitutional reforms on Sunday (December 4) which would limit the power of the upper house and make it easier for governments to pass…

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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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Renzi in Bologna to campaign for constitutional reform

Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi has tried to muster support in Bologna for the country’s upcoming referendum on constitutional reform.

Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi has tried to muster support in Bologna for the country’s upcoming referendum on constitutional reform.

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The Swiss reject rapid phase-out of nuclear power

In a referendum, the Swiss have voted against a proposal that would have accelerated the closure of the countries five nuclear plants.

In a referendum, the Swiss have voted against a proposal that would have accelerated the closure of the countries five nuclear plants.

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Venezuela's opposition holds protests after quashed referendum

Several thousand anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas following last’s weeks move by election officials to block a recall…

Several thousand anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas following last’s weeks move by election officials to block a recall…