Italy government deal looks closer as PD drops Conte veto

ROME (Reuters) – A deal on forming a government in Italy between the 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) looked closer on Monday after the PD dropped a veto on Giuseppe Conte serving another term as prime minister. Conte resigned last week. His reinstatement, insisted on by anti-establishment 5-Star but resisted by the center-left PD, had been presented

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Italy's Salvini says he sees 'good signs' of government moving forward

ROME (Reuters) – Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday he saw “good signs” that Italy’s government was moving forward, his clearest statement yet that he is not planning on quitting the coalition and triggering an early election. Salvini, of the far-right League, threatened last week to ditch his cabinet partner the 5-Star Movement stopped opposing measures close to

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Italy's populist coalition clashes over EU Commission election

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s coalition parties clashed on Wednesday over the election of Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, in a vote that could endanger Rome’s hopes of securing a top job in the new EU executive. While the anti-system 5-Star Movement endorsed von der Leyen in Tuesday’s ballot in the European Parliament,

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Qatar Airways to seek compensation from Boeing for MAX aircraft

Boeing MAX jets owned by Air Italy, in which Qatar Airways is a shareholder, were grounded after two deadly crashes. Qatar Airways will seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding of three 737 MAX aircraft by Air Italy, in which the Doha-based company is a major shareholder. Boeing MAX jets were grounded worldwide and airlines have cancelled multimillion-dollar contracts following crashes

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