The European Commission gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tejay Van Garderen clinched his maiden Grand Tour win on Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia.
Upon completing their meeting, the pope gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch, a symbol of peace, among other gifts.
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.
We all know the feeling, can't hold it, can't hold it...
France, along with Spain, Greece, Britain, will continue to face disciplinary procedures for its excessive budget deficit.
Since Serie A was founded in 1929, no club had previously won more than five straight titles.
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