Italy has formally pushed back the deadline for selecting a buyer for Alitalia by six months to Oct. 31, with the repayment of a controversial government bridge loan that is keeping it flying now set for Dec. 15. A government decree setting out another delay in the already long-running process of deciding Alitalia’s future comes amid political uncertainty in Italy. Talks to form a government continue almost two months after a general election that failed to return a majority. The ...

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