Alitalia rescue hopes rise as Lufthansa looks set to step in

Business Oct 18, 2019

Alitalia rescue hopes rise as Lufthansa looks set to step in

Alitalia received a boost to its hopes of rescue on Thursday with signs that Lufthansa could take a stake in the Italian carrier, while Rome agreed to a €350 million ($389 million) bridging loan to ease immediate cash worries. Loss-making Alitalia has been run by ...

U.S. warns Italy over China and 5G

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 2, 2019

U.S. warns Italy over China and 5G

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Italy Wednesday of China's "predatory approach" to trade and investment, but Rome insisted its special powers over 5G supply deals would protect it. "China has a predatory approach in trade and investment" and represents a "mutual threat" to ...

Springboks preparing for pivotal showdown with Italy

Rugby Oct 1, 2019

Springboks preparing for pivotal showdown with Italy

Rassie Erasmus expects the Springboks' battle with Italy at the Rugby World Cup to be fought and won on just one front — up front. The South Africa coach prepared accordingly by loading his eight-man bench with six forwards for the potentially decisive Pool B ...