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Rome: Capital of Italy
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,879,728 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the third most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the second or third most populous metropolitan city in Italy depending on definition. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city; for this reason Rome has sometimes been defined as the capital of two states.


Italy's govt presses ahead with new motorway rules: officials

Rome will push ahead with new rules making it easier to revoke motorway concessions, two deputy ministers said, in a move aimed at forcing Atlantia to accept contractual changes following a deadly..
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Italy contradicts China over possible air traffic restart

Italy on Friday contradicted China's assertions over a possible resumption of flights between the two countries, in a move that could further raise diplomatic tensions after Rome's decision to shut air..
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Videos for Rome

Protective barrier to be constructed around Trevi Fountain in Rome [Video]Protective barrier to be constructed around Trevi Fountain in Rome

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New Zealander Evans races to win at chaotic Mexico ePrix [Video]New Zealander Evans races to win at chaotic Mexico ePrix


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Italian scientists isolate DNA sequence of coronavirus [Video]Italian scientists isolate DNA sequence of coronavirus

Scientists in Rome say they have isolated the DNA sequence of the coronavirus and will share the research worldwide to help combat the outbreakView on euronews

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The U.S. And Many Other Countries Issue Travel Bans To China [Video]The U.S. And Many Other Countries Issue Travel Bans To China

The United States warned Americans not to travel to China as the death toll from a new virus reached 213. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus a global health emergency on..

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All roads lead to Rome - and so does all traffic [Video]All roads lead to Rome - and so does all traffic

All roads lead to Rome - and so does all traffic

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Grandfather, 68, among New Year's Day divers into Rome's River Tiber [Video]Grandfather, 68, among New Year's Day divers into Rome's River Tiber

After it was lunch with the grandchildren and then a nap. View on euronews

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Italians dive into the icy waters of the Tiber River to celebrate the arrival of 2020 [Video]Italians dive into the icy waters of the Tiber River to celebrate the arrival of 2020

Amateur divers including 67-year-old Maurizio Palmulli brave the chilly waters of the River Tiber in Rome in the traditional New Year's Day event.

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Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die [Video]Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die

1. Lagos, Portugal has stunning beaches. 2. Amsterdam, Netherlands is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. 3. Santorini, Greece has views you will never forget. 4. Ibiza, Spain is known..

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Passengers from China's Wuhan arriving in Rome checked for coronavirus: airport spokesman

Passengers on a China Southern Airlines flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan arriving at Rome's Fiumicino airport early on Thursday were checked for signs of coronavirus, an airport spokesman said.
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Libyan commander Haftar meeting Italian PM: Italian government source

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was on Wednesday meeting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome, an Italian government source said, amid calls for a ceasefire between Haftar's eastern militia..
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Slain student caught in 'web' spun by Egyptian security services: Italian prosecutors

Giulio Regeni, an Italian student tortured and murdered in Cairo in 2016, was ensnared in a "spider's web" spun by the Egyptian security services in the weeks leading up to his death, Rome prosecutors..
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Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' take protest to Rome

Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organized by a grassroots movement known as "the sardines", launched only a month ago to protest against far-right leader..
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Italy's Salvini investigated over use of state flights

Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's right-wing League party, has been placed under criminal investigation by Rome prosecutors over suspicions he improperly used state flights, a judicial source close..
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Italy to seek parliament vote to end ESM reform dispute

Italy's government will hold a vote in parliament next week to decide on reform of the euro zone's bailout fund, as divisions within Rome's ruling coalition deepen.
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Italy's 5-star leader Di Maio says Rome must delay approval of ESM reform

The head of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Saturday the government should not sign off on a reform of the euro zone's bailout fund until plans for a wider banking union became clearer.
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Italy approves second phase of F-35 investment program: minister

Italy will press ahead with an investment program for F-35 fighter jets, Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini said, after uncertainty over further orders from the Rome government had raised questions on..
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Just in time for Christmas, wooden manger relics heading from Rome to Bethlehem: Palestinians

Wooden relics said to be from the manger that held the infant Jesus will be returned from Rome to Bethlehem in time for the Christmas season, Palestinian officials said on Friday.
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Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Proposals to reform the euro zone's bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy, where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level.
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Vatican, Jews criticize Italy's right for snubbing anti-Semitism committee

The Roman Catholic Church and Rome's Jewish community expressed dismay on Thursday after rightist parties refused to back the creation of a parliamentary commission to investigate hate, racism and..
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Italy's Salvini triumphs in Umbria as government alliance slumps

League leader Matteo Salvini led the opposition center-right to a crushing victory in the Italian region of Umbria, results on Monday showed, raising questions about how long the national government in..
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Rome public workers strike over state of city, national strike disrupts flights

Trade unions in Rome staged a general strike on Friday to denounce what they said was the dire management of the Italian capital by Mayor Virginia Raggi and her ruling 5-Star Movement administration.
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Italy PM says Barr's meetings with Rome intelligence were legitimate

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday confirmed that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held two secret meetings with Italian intelligence officers in Rome and described the encounters as "legal..
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Controversial Amazon statues stolen from Rome church, dumped in river

Ultra-conservative Catholic militants admitted they stole statues they consider to be Amazon pagan idols from a church near the Vatican on Monday and dumped them from a bridge into the Tiber River.
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Salvini's right rallies in Rome to protest against Italy government

Tens of thousands of supporters of Italy's right-wing opposition parties, spearheaded by Matteo Salvini's League which was ousted from power two months ago, gathered in central Rome on Saturday to..
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EU talks over enlargement to Balkans should restart in November: Italy's PM

Italy's Prime Minister said Rome would propose that the European Union restarts talks on enlarging the bloc to include Albania and North Macedonia in November, after the EU blocked the beginning of..
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Italy says will block weapon exports to Turkey

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed on Tuesday that Rome will ban arms export to Turkey, after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria.
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Pompeo says U.S. wants to be partner of Italy but not at cost of security: Sky TV

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the U.S. wanted to be a partner of Italy but not at the cost of its own national security if there were risks associated with Rome's stance on..
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In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian port

Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to head to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday and bring ashore some 82 migrants, reversing the uncompromising, closed-door policy of the previous..
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New Italian government reaches EU deal on migrant rescue boat

Italy said on Thursday it had done a deal with EU countries to share out migrants aboard a charity ship at sea in the Mediterranean, resolving the first of what may be repeated episodes that will test..
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French minister hopes for closer ties with new Italy government

With the arrival of a new government in Rome, France and Italy have a unique chance to strengthen their ties through joint projects and closer cooperation on European matters, French Finance Minister..
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France hopes new Italian government will help boost ties: Le Maire

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday he hoped the arrival of a new Italian government would strengthen bilateral ties between Rome and Paris as well as their cooperation on European..
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New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with..
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Second rescue boat heading to Lampedusa in potential new stand-off with Rome

A second migrant rescue boat is heading towards the south Italian island of Lampedusa, potentially creating another stand-off with Italian authorities who are banning non-governmental organizations..
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Italy deserves leaders who are up to the task: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said Italy deserves leaders who are up to the task, describing one of the party chiefs in Rome's collapsed government as the "great loser" for having made the..
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Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of Lampedusa

Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the..
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Open Arms ship to be seized by Italian prosecutor, migrants to disembark

An Italian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday the seizure of the Open Arms migrant ship and the evacuation of the migrants on board, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity and the..
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Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..
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Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies in Rome stopped it docking at the southern island of..
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Spain to take some migrants on Open Arms ship, says Italy

Spain has offered to take some of around 150 migrants on board a rescue ship that has been blocked from docking in Italy, the government in Rome said on Thursday.
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Rome court says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters, overriding Salvini

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior..
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Rome bans sitting on Spanish Steps, puzzling hot, tired tourists

You can walk up and down Rome's famed Spanish Steps all you want but don't try sitting down to take in the moment any more because police will shoo you away with a whistle and threaten you with a fine.
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Italy bars McDonald's fast-food amidst monuments of ancient Rome

Italy's Culture ministry on Wednesday barred the construction of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant next to the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome, with Mayor Virginia Raggi saying "the wonders of Rome..
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Americans accused of Rome murder reacted with tears, disbelief: prosecutor

An American teenager accused of stabbing an Italian policeman to death last week began to weep, and his alleged accomplice voiced disbelief, when told after their arrest that the officer had died of..
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MOVIE REVIEW: Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

movie review: horrible histories: the movie - rotten romans
by Graham Pierrepoint - HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE - ROTTEN ROMANS IMDb Dir: Dominic Brigstocke Starring Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kim Cattrall, Kate Nash, Rupert..
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Italy mourns policeman, holds U.S. teenagers for suspected murder

Hundreds of mourners, including Italian political leaders, packed a provincial church on Monday for the funeral of a policeman allegedly murdered by two American teenagers in Rome.
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Two U.S. teens arrested in murder of Italian military police officer

Two American teens were arrested on Saturday in Rome accused of the stabbing murder of an Italian military police officer in a crime that has shaken Italy, law enforcement officials said.
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Italian police arrest U.S. students in connection with policeman murder

Italian military police Carabinieri have arrested two U.S. students in connection with the killing of a policeman in central Rome, they said on Saturday.
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U.S. student confesses to killing Italian policeman: media

A 19-year-old U.S. student has confessed to killing a policeman in central Rome, in a crime that has shaken Italy, national news agency ANSA reported on Friday.
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Italy's populist coalition clashes over EU Commission election

Italy's coalition parties clashed on Wednesday over the election of Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, in a vote that could endanger Rome's hopes of..
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Kerala fishermen killing: International arbitration court begins hearing in Italian marines' case

An international arbitration court Monday began hearing into Italy's request to direct India to drop all criminal prosecution against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the..
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Putin, visiting Italy, says wants Rome to help mend Moscow-EU ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Italy would battle to restore fully fledged relations between the European Union and Russia and help persuade the bloc's new leadership that..
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France lambasts Italy's 'hysterical' migrant policy, Rome fires back

France accused Italy on Tuesday of acting hysterically over immigration and failing to live up to its duties, triggering a fresh war of words between the increasingly acrimonious European neighbors.
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Germany: Fair legal process must result in release of German rescue ship captain

The German government believes that the only possible outcome of a fair legal process for the German captain of a rescue ship who defied Rome's ban on docking to bring migrants ashore can be her..
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Italy and Germany in war of words over German rescue ship captain

A war of words broke out between Germany and Italy on Sunday over the German captain of a rescue ship, who defied a docking ban enforced by Rome to bring migrants ashore.
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Italy's PM Conte says no talks on Sunday in Brussels over EU debt action

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he will not discuss with European Union leaders on Sunday possible EU action over Rome's debt, for which a decision by the European Commission is expected on..
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