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Italy rolls out red carpet for Xi Jinping, antagonising allies with plan for China's new Silk Road

Italy rolls out red carpet for Xi Jinping, antagonising allies with plan for China's new Silk Road

“China and Italy are respectively emblems of Eastern and Western civilisation,” he wrote, promising that the deal to be signed this week would her ...
Outrage over Pope's decision to reject resignation of archbishop convicted of protecting predator priest

Outrage over Pope's decision to reject resignation of archbishop convicted of protecting predator priest

Just last month, during a four-day conference at the Vatican attended by bishops and archbishops from around the world, the Pope said that “no abu ...
Fashion house Gucci to sponsor restoration of Roman cliff from which traitors were flung to their deaths

Fashion house Gucci to sponsor restoration of Roman cliff from which traitors were flung to their deaths

Dating back to 1471, the Capitoline Museums are the oldest museum complex in the world. “Over the next two years, Gucci will make a donation to su ...
Mussolini drawn into row over whether to cut down Rome's 'Fascist' pine trees 

Mussolini drawn into row over whether to cut down Rome's 'Fascist' pine trees 

Last week he tweeted a quote by Ezra Pound, an American poet and Fascist sympathiser who moved to Italy in the 1920s, lauded Mussolini, ranted aga ...
Mary Berry told to 'learn Italian' by angry chefs after using 'cringey' pronunciation in new show in Rome

Mary Berry told to 'learn Italian' by angry chefs after using 'cringey' pronunciation in new show in Rome

It is a common pronunciation mistake made in coffee shops across Britain, which to Italians sounds as annoying as nails on a chalkboard - and e ...
Scientists discover the fault line thought to be behind earthquake that damaged the Colosseum 

Scientists discover the fault line thought to be behind earthquake that damaged the Colosseum 

Scientists believe they have found the tectonic fault line which caused an earthquake that damaged the Colosseum and other buildings in Rome 1,500 ...
Vatican tomb may hold key to 35-year-old murder mystery as family told 'look where the angel is pointing'

Vatican tomb may hold key to 35-year-old murder mystery as family told 'look where the angel is pointing'

Tests carried out on the tomb indicated that it has been opened at least once in the past, according to Italian daily Corriere della Sera, which b ...
‘Ginger tyrant’ Emperor Nero’s face reconstructed in 3D for first time – but does he look weirder than Caesar?

‘Ginger tyrant’ Emperor Nero’s face reconstructed in 3D for first time – but does he look weirder than Caesar?

A SPANISH sculptor has created the first life like 3D reconstruction of the tyrant Roman emperor Nero – revealing a “ginger double-chinned ty ...
Lazio vs Roma live stream FREE: TV channel, kick off time and team news for huge Rome derby

Lazio vs Roma live stream FREE: TV channel, kick off time and team news for huge Rome derby

LAZIO and Roma fight it out in the 188th Derby della Capitale. The visitors are yet to lose in the league this calendar year, while the hosts are s ...
Watch ‘lunatic’ police driver escort Ireland through Rome city-centre by swerving at cars ahead of Six Nations clash

Watch ‘lunatic’ police driver escort Ireland through Rome city-centre by swerving at cars ahead of Six Nations clash

FOOTAGE has emerged of the Ireland rugby team’s bizarre police escort on their way to face Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday. Like most buses carr ...
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