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EU approves winding down of Italian lenders

The European Commission gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders.

Will the Vatican finally excommunicate the mafia?

Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.

Real Madrid champions of Europe for the twelfth time

Real Madrid is the European champion for the third time in four seasons, defeating Juventus 4-1 in the UEFA Champions League final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Giro d’Italia: Quintana, Nibali, Pinot or Dumoulin?

Nairo Quintana retained the overall lead but, with the first four riders within 53 seconds of the Colombian, the three-week race is set for a dramatic finale.
Mikel Landa wins stage 19 as Nairo Quintana takes pink jersey

Mikel Landa wins stage 19 as Nairo Quintana takes pink jersey

Dumoulin remains in a strong position with the final day time trial on the cards, but Quintana has one more mountain stage – including the Monte Grappa – to try and open up the biggest possible lead.

Donald Tusk wants G7 to continue sanctions policy on Russia

European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday urged Group of Seven leaders to stick firmly to their sanctions policy on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
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Dumoulin toys with Quintana and Nibali, Giro stage win for Van Garderen

Tejay Van Garderen clinched his maiden Grand Tour win on Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia.
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Pope Francis meets the Trumps

Upon completing their meeting, the pope gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch, a symbol of peace, among other gifts.

Italy expects EU deal for Monte dei Paschi rescue

Monte dei Paschi di Siena is close to reaching an agreement with the European Commission that will pave the way for a state bailout of Italy's fourth biggest bank.

Dumoulin still number one, despite a number two

We all know the feeling, can't hold it, can't hold it...

France still struggles to comply EU deficit limits

France, along with Spain, Greece, Britain, will continue to face disciplinary procedures for its excessive budget deficit.
Juventus wins the Serie A

Juventus wins the Serie A

Since Serie A was founded in 1929, no club had previously won more than five straight titles.



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