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EU leaders concerned over Italy's plan to support China's Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Italy, where the government is keen to join Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative. The colossal trade and infrastructure project is set to strengthen economic ties across continents but scepticism abounds over China's real aims. Xi's visit comes as EU leaders are set to discuss ways to limit Beijing's influence at their summit dinner in Brussels. Plus, pressure mounts on Boeing and the FAA over the 737 MAX planes following two fatal crashes.