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As Rome's mayor seeks new term, Romans decry decay

Rome - Emperor Augustus may have boasted of having transformed Rome from a humble brick settlement into a gleaming capital of marble, but many Romans today accuse the current mayor of leaving it a city of potholes.

Sublime with Rome talks 'Blessings,' new documentary, and fans Special

Rome Ramirez from the ska-punk trio Sublime With Rome chatted with Digital Journal while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy's parents scramble after schools shut over virus

Rome - Only the footsteps of teachers and administrators echoed along the empty corridors of Rome's Julius Caesar high school on Thursday.

Protesters in Rome call for mayor to resign

Rome - Hundreds of people marched along the Tiber River on Saturday to demand Rome mayor Virginia Raggi resign over the state of the Italian capital.

Stars head to Eternal City for Rome Film Festival

Rome - US cinema greats Bill Murray, John Travolta and Ethan Coen lead the stars descending on Rome for this year's Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday in the Italian capital.

Thousands protest over Rome's decline as mayor teeters

Rome - Thousands of protesters rallied in the centre of Rome Saturday over the Italian capital's decrepit infrastructure, as the legal woes of its mayor whetted political appetites on the far right.

Thousands protest over Rome's decline

Rome - Thousands of protesters rallied in the centre of Rome Saturday to demand the resignation of its mayor over the Italian capital's decrepit infrastructure.

Review: Jessie Chris releases inspirational new country single 'Rome' Special

On Friday, August 10, country songstress Jessie Chris released her new radio single "Rome." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins first place in Rome, sets season best Special

On May 31, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks triumphed in the men's pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League event that was held in Rome.

A year in Rome leaves Populist poster girl flailing

Rome - Rome mayor Virginia Raggi swept to power vowing to clean up the Eternal City and show that the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) was ready to govern Italy.

Rome seeks migrant moratorium, warns of social tensions

Rome - Rome's populist mayor called Tuesday for a moratorium on new migrants arriving in the city, warning that setting up additional reception centres risked sparking explosive social tensions in the capital.

UN slams Rome over treatment of refugees

Rome - The UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) has written to the mayor of Rome voicing alarm over the hundreds of migrants sleeping rough on the capital's streets while thousands more with legal residency are forced to live in squats.

Italian Prime Minister dismisses Rome 2024 chances

Milan - Italy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he believes Rome's hopes of relaunching their ailing bid to host the 2024 Olympics are over, two days after a resounding 'No' by the city's mayor.

'Call me Virginia' Rome's new mayor vows to shake up Eternal City

Rome - Virginia Raggi, Rome's first female mayor, took office Thursday, turning up at City Hall in an electric car with a pledge to revitalise the flagging Eternal City.

Citizen rage puts Rome on track for first female mayor

Rome - "Bread and circuses" was the formula that ancient Rome's rulers hoped would keep the restless natives happy.

'Sophisticated' ancient Roman toilets helped spread parasites

The ancient Roman empire had what was considered advanced engineering at the time. They created public baths, aqueducts, fountains, sewer systems and toilets. Despite the technology, parasites were widespread.

Pope issues 'extraordinary' apology over scandals

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a surprise public apology from the Catholic Church for a series of scandals which have shaken the city of Rome and the Vatican, from gay sex to drug use.

Pope shows no mercy as he blasts Rome mayor as a 'pretend Catholic'

Rome - Pope Francis raised eyebrows in Italy on Tuesday by slapping down the left-leaning mayor of Rome as someone who "pretends to be Catholic".

Thank the ancient Romans for 'street food'

Rome - Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move? You have the ancient Romans to thank. "Street food" was their invention, generally enjoyed with wine, gambling or even prostitutes.

Rome mayor fights for survival amid eternal city chaos

Rome - It boasts some of the most prized archaeological sites in the world, but modern-day Rome, plagued by the mafia, has descended into a grimy and dishevelled chaos where its beleaguered mayor is fighting for his political life.

Review: ‘Caesar’ in High Park makes bold choices; not all of them work Special

Toronto - There are moments in Canadian Stage’s new “Julius Caesar” that are so affecting and original, you’re tempted to ignore other moments when it misfires. Director Estelle Shook turns this classic into high spectacle, but not always to its benefit.

New arrests as Italy probes mafia links to Rome officials

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday arrested six people, including a senior culture official, in a probe running parallel to a major investigation into a mafia network suspected of operating out of Rome city hall.

Italy's high court clears Amanda Knox and boyfriend of murder

Rome - Eight years of legal proceedings, two murder convictions and four years of prison later, the question still remains: Did she, or didn’t she?

Interview with top entertainment figure Michael Des Barres Special

The English-born singer, actor and showbusiness veteran is gearing up to release a rockin' new album, recorded last year in Rome. He made time in his chaotic agenda for Digital Journal.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Defiant Rome mayor welcomes gay marriage in the Vatican's shadow

Rome - The issue of gay marriage in Italy has been brought to the forefront by Rome's feisty mayor, Ignazio Marino, who registered 16 gay marriages that had been officiated abroad.

Rome man begs police to take him to jail due to house arrest hell

Rome - It seems house arrest isn't quite what it's cut out to be. A 37-year-old Italian man has begged the Rome police to put him in jail, after suffering nearly three months of constant fighting with his wife while under house arrest.

Hannibal's main weapon against Romans may be nearing extinction

Nairobi - Once the weapon of mass destruction for Hannibal, African elephants could become extinct. Despite some success in curbing their poaching, more are dying than being born in Africa.

Video: Pope's doves for peace in Ukraine attacked by crow & gull

Rome - Pope Francis was praying for peace in Ukraine on Sunday. Two children accompanying him released two white doves, which were instantly, brutally attacked by a seagull and a crow.

Review: Gabriele Fiorucci fashion event in Rome

Rome - Glamour, social life, elegance and modernism were the key words of the evening which saw as protagonist the fashion of Gabriele Fiorucci on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at the Boscolo Palace Hotel in Rome.
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A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the viole
A musical concert to submit his new compilation   As the Spring . The Italian musician  Gianmarco Fr...
A musical concert to submit his new compilation, "As the Spring". The Italian musician, Gianmarco Fraska, has sang some musical texts which describe romanticism and feelings. Fraska, famous for some appearances on web program "Newsstand" of Italian showman, Rosario Fiorello, two years ago has made a record, directed by Sergio Caputo. The live concert was held in Rome.
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Access to St Peter's Square for the mass on the holiest day in the Christian calendar was tight...
Access to St Peter's Square for the mass on the holiest day in the Christian calendar was tightly controlled
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Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Part of the ruins of the Roman Forum.
Part of the ruins of the Roman Forum.
The Italian chef  Tiziana Stefanelli  with her assistants and the owner of Fooxia premises.
The Italian chef, Tiziana Stefanelli, with her assistants and the owner of Fooxia premises.
A musical concert to submit his new compilation   As the Spring . The Italian musician  Gianmarco Fr...
A musical concert to submit his new compilation, "As the Spring". The Italian musician, Gianmarco Fraska, has sang some musical texts which describe romanticism and feelings. Fraska, famous for some appearances on web program "Newsstand" of Italian showman, Rosario Fiorello, two years ago has made a record, directed by Sergio Caputo. The live concert was held in Rome.
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
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Emiliano Cavaliere
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Emiliano Cavaliere
A musical concert to submit his new compilation   As the Spring . The Italian musician  Gianmarco Fr...
A musical concert to submit his new compilation, "As the Spring". The Italian musician, Gianmarco Fraska, has sang some musical texts which describe romanticism and feelings. Fraska, famous for some appearances on web program "Newsstand" of Italian showman, Rosario Fiorello, two years ago has made a record, directed by Sergio Caputo. The live concert was held in Rome.
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Rome: Bird s eye view
Rome: Bird's eye view
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The Altes Museum (Old Museum) is  Berlin’s oldest museum
The Altes Museum (Old Museum) is Berlin’s oldest museum
FEMEN activists protest against Vatican s stance on gay marriage in Rome on March 12  2013
FEMEN activists protest against Vatican's stance on gay marriage in Rome on March 12, 2013
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Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Sixth edition of French musical Festival inside Farnese Palace  seat of France Embassy.
Sixth edition of French musical Festival inside Farnese Palace, seat of France Embassy.

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