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Italy's 5-Star and League put final touches to government deal

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By Steve Scherer and Giuseppe FonteROME (Reuters) - Italy's two anti-establishment parties met on Thursday to finalise a governing accord that would slash taxes, ramp up welfare spending and pose the biggest challenge to the European Union since Britain voted to leave the bloc two years ago.The far-right League and the 5-Star Movement, which emerged as two of the biggest parties from an inconclusive election on March 4, have been discussing a common policy agenda to form a coalition government and end more than 10 weeks of stalemate.According to a current draft agenda viewed by Reuters, the ...

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:38 IST