Italian politician calls for nation's own currency - Italy auctions off 5G network for 6.5 billion euros
Italy's anti-mafia police have struck a major blow to the Italian mob in an international sting. Rival groups were said to have worked together to make billions through online gambling.
Rome is determined to stick to fundamental aspects of its 2019 budget despite pressure from Brussels, according to Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria. The EU believes Italy's plans are "overly optimistic" and risky.
The EU's budget commissioner has said there are still concerns that the Italian budget could be sent back for revisions. If so, it would be an unprecedented move.
Gilberto Benetton, one of the siblings who founded the Benetton fashion brand, has died at the age of 77. The family founded a knitwear firm that became a global name, diversifying into building, transport and catering.
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