Associated Press | Thursday April 24, 2014
After initially proposing Milan's San Siro stadium as well, the reshaped bid focuses entirely on the 72,000-seat Rome venue that hosted the 1960 Olympics and 1990 World Cup final.
World | Associated Press | Thursday April 24, 2014
Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 22, 2014
Pope John Paul II's extraordinary life is being set to music in Rome, with audiences enjoying a flourish of theatre shows about the former playwright and future saint ahead of his canonisation on Sunday.
World | Agence-France Presse | Sunday April 20, 2014
Pope Francis urged the international community to "prevent violence" in Ukraine in his Easter Sunday message after pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the country reported four people killed in a gunbattle.
World | Reuters | Sunday April 13, 2014
A tired and sombre-looking Pope Francis led a Palm Sunday service before more than 100,000 people, opening two packed weeks of activities including Easter and the canonisation of two popes.
World | Associated Press | Sunday April 13, 2014
An anti-austerity protest has turned violent when demonstrators threw bottles, eggs and firecrackers at police. At least one demonstrator was injured.
World | Reuters | Wednesday April 9, 2014
An Italian government agency has asked a court whether former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi can serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud by working in a centre for the elderly, judicial sources said on Tuesday.
World | Associated Press | Friday April 4, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II - bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates - paid a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday March 19, 2014
Italy's supreme court on Tuesday upheld a two-year ban from public office against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who had filed an appeal with the country's top court.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 11, 2014
Ten highlights of Pope Francis's first year at the helm of the Roman Catholic Church.
World | Keith Bradsher and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times | Sunday March 9, 2014
The discovery that two of the passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines jet were carrying stolen passports has also raised the unsettling possibility of foul play.
World | Associated Press | Saturday March 8, 2014
Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed on Saturday that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 6, 2014
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said there was so far no agreement between Moscow and Washington on the situation in Ukraine, after talks in Rome with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 5, 2014
The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, said a climate study on Wednesday that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites.
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday February 26, 2014
A team of archaeologists said on Wednesday that they have discovered the almost complete remains of a Roman school of gladiators on the banks of the Danube in Austria and virtually recreated the site using sophisticated techniques.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Hours after India decided not to prosecute two of its marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under the stringent anti-piracy SUA (Suppression of Unlawful Acts) law, Italy today said the decision was the "fruit of Italian firmness".
World | Agence-France Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for a "radical and immediate change" in recession-hit Italy as he outlined his new government's reform agenda before winning a crucial confidence vote in the Senate early on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Monday February 24, 2014
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi faces his first test before a fractious national parliament when he goes before the Senate on Monday.
India | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Agencies) | Friday February 21, 2014
India has asked Italy to increase security at its embassy in Rome after the mission received a live bullet and several hate mails earlier this week.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 19, 2014
Italy's billionaire former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is officially divorced, paving the way for a possible future marriage with a woman almost 50 years his junior, the Italian media reported on Wednesday.