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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.

Video: Italian epic juggling mimics Van Damme's epic split

Rome - The parodies keep on coming, as a "grocer" in Rome does his take on the Van Damme epic split video. No Volvo trucks here though, as he uses two three-wheeled Ape Piaggios instead.

New Michelin guidebook for Rome's homeless

Rome - Guidebooks are usually intended to aid tourists looking for luxury dining and accommodations while on vacation. However, a new guidebook for Rome is intended to help the city's homeless population find food, shelter, and other resources.

Op-Ed: World on edge of wine shortage

Bordeaux - The world is indeed headed towards democracy, if it is as envisioned in the Roman Empire. Wine has become so popular a shortage is impending.

Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi receives citizenship of Rome

Rome - On a trip to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally became an honorary citizen of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being awarded the honor.

Pope Francis receives humble car: Papa's got a Renault 4

Rome - In March the Vatican elected a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI who had unusually and unexpectedly resigned. A Jesuit, Pope Francis I, replaced Benedict and insisted from day one that he would maintain a relatively simple life. His new car fits the bill.

Op-Ed: Holy Turin Shroud could be real

A recent study confirms that the Holy Turin Shroud was made earlier than previously thought. The recent scientific dating techniques should defeat the skeptic arguments against the Holy Shroud’s date and renew faith in Christianity.

FEMEN activists in 'Pope no more' protest against Vatican (video)

Rome - FEMEN have been up to their tricks again, with 2 topless activists protesting at Saint Peter's Square in Rome on Tuesday and 8 at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, crying "Pope no more!" and protesting for gay marriage, as the cardinals' conclave continues.
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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.
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The Italian chef, Tiziana Stefanelli, with his assistant and the boss of Fooxia's press office, Elisabetta Castiglioni.
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Access to St Peter's Square for the mass on the holiest day in the Christian calendar was tightly controlled
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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.
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.
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Tiziana Stefanelli's assistants while are preparing the lunch. Fooxia local- Rome (Italy).
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.
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Panorama of St Peter's Square in Vatican City.
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Pope Benedict in Rome
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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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Rise with a mixture of mint and citrus, exactly lemon and orange, above an almond, as a coating.
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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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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.
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The Roman Forum blanketed in snow
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The Italian chef, Tiziana Stefanelli, is making for journalists and photo-reporters, another her cooking recipe.