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Intesa sees closure of 600 branches, exit of 3,900 staff in Veneto banks deal

Intesa sees closure of 600 branches, exit of 3,900 staff in Veneto banks deal

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Intesa Sanpaolo bank logo is seen at the headquarters during shareholders' meeting in Turin, Italy, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino/File Photo

Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP.MI) said on Monday its planned acquisition of the good assets of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca could lead to the closure of around 600 branches and the departure, on a voluntary basis, of around 3,900 staff.

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Wimbledon most open for a decade, says contender Lopez

Wimbledon most open for a decade, says contender Lopez

Published 26/06/2017

Tennis - Aegon Championships - Queen’s Club, London, Britain - June 25, 2017 Spain's Feliciano Lopez celebrates by kissing the trophy after winning the final against Croatia's Marin Cilic Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien

This year's men's singles at Wimbledon promises to be the most open for a decade, according to Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez, who is quietly fancying his own chances of a deep run.

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Federer wielding SABR with devastating effect

Federer wielding SABR with devastating effect

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Apr 2, 2017- Key Biscayne, FL, USA- Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a backhand against Rafael Nadal of Spain (not pictured) in the men's singles championship of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

What started as a bit of fun may just have led to a masterstroke.

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Tennis – Sevastova follows Ostapenko as Latvian winner

Tennis – Sevastova follows Ostapenko as Latvian winner

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Jun 1, 2017- Paris, France- Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) celebrates match point during her match against Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) (not pictured) match on day five of the 2017 French Open tennis tournament at Stade Roland Garros. Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Anastasija Sevastova gave Latvian tennis another red letter day when she lifted the Mallorca Open title on Sunday a fortnight after Jelena Ostapenko became the surprise French Open champion.

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Cycling: Grand Tour teams to be reduced to eight riders from 2018

Cycling: Grand Tour teams to be reduced to eight riders from 2018

Published 22/06/2017

Cars are parked outside the World Cycling Center and headquarters of the International Cycling Union (UCI) in Aigle, Switzerland May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Teams will be reduced from nine riders to eight for next year's three Grand Tours while the 2018 Tour de France will start a week later to avoid clashing with the soccer World Cup.

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Tennis: Azarenka`s return cut short in Mallorca

Tennis: Azarenka`s return cut short in Mallorca

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Belarus' Victoria Azarenka hits a shot during her third round match against Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka's return from maternity leave was cut short by young Croatian Ana Konjuh at the Mallorca Open on Thursday.

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Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Brooks Koepka took an unorthodox path to reaching the goal of all professional golfers on Sunday but the 27-year-old Floridian said he would not change a thing after claiming his first major title.

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Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

Exercise may stave off postpartum depression

Published 16/06/2017

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - - Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum

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EU`s Dijsselbloem praises `successful` Banco Popular rescue

EU`s Dijsselbloem praises `successful` Banco Popular rescue

Published 15/06/2017

Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem rings the bell as he chairs a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The sale of Banco Popular to Santander (SAN.MC) was a success, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Thursday, dismissing criticism of a rescue that wiped out shareholders and junior bondholders of what was Spain's sixth biggest bank.

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European shares get tech support, Hexagon soars on M&A talk

European shares get tech support, Hexagon soars on M&A talk

Published 14/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File Photo

Recovering technology stocks gave European shares another leg up on Wednesday, while deal chatter sent Sweden's Hexagon soaring to a record high.

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