James Bond 'Spectre' production in row over Rome historic site
James Bond 'Spectre' production in row over Rome historic site

The latest James Bond movie 'Spectre' is facing a roadblock for a "protected" bridge scene in Rome as it is feared that it might damage the historic site.

Bostonians want a vote on city's bid to host 2024 Olympics
Bostonians want a vote on city's bid to host 2024 Olympics

Three-quarters of Boston-area residents say that they should get a chance to vote on a planned bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

Pope says birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits'

Catholics should not feel they have to breed "like rabbits" because of the Church`s ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods.

Pakistani released after easyJet alarm in Rome

Italian authorities on Monday released a Pakistani man who was removed from an easyJet flight to Britain minutes before take-off after it was discovered he was travelling on a fake passport.

Pope to end record-setting Asia tour

Pope Francis will fly back to Rome on Monday after a dramatic week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and hammer home his pro-poor message to millions.

Two Italian women abducted in Syria arrive in Rome
Two Italian women abducted in Syria arrive in Rome

Two Italian aid workers abducted in northern Syria last summer arrived in Rome at dawn on Friday, a day after they were released.

Italy says aid workers held in Syria freed

Two Italian women aid workers abducted in Syria last summer have been released, the Italian government said Thursday.

Norman Atlantic likely death toll rises to at least 27

The Italian prosecutor investigating a deadly fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry on Thursday indicated that at least 27 people had likely perished in the disaster.

Pope Francis kicks off Asia trip, heads to Sri Lanka

Pope Francis set off on Monday for a six-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, where his open-air masses are expected to draw millions.

Italy presidential possible has cancer

Italy`s former foreign minister Emma Bonino revealed Thursday she has lung cancer, which is likely to take her out of the running for the post of Italian president.

Boston will be `strong` 2024 candidate: IOC chief
Boston will be `strong` 2024 candidate: IOC chief

IOC president Thomas Bach said Friday that Boston will be a "strong" candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games because of the US city`s sporting fervour and the United States` sporting power.

Felipe Anderson stars as Lazio beat Sampdoria
Felipe Anderson stars as Lazio beat Sampdoria

 Brazilian Felipe Anderson was the star of the show as Lazio beat Sampdoria 3-0 in Rome on Monday.

Ancient India exchanged ideas with Babylon, Greece, Rome: Amartya Sen

While Indian mathematicians made brilliant contributions in the field of the study, the Indians also learned from ancient Babylon, Greek and Romans, Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen said Monday.

More than 80 pc of Rome's police took sick leave on New Year's Eve

More than 80 percent of Rome`s police officers took sick leave on New Year`s Eve, putting the Italian city`s security in jeopardy.

Pope condemns alleged corruption in Rome, says city needs "moral renewal"

Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday administrators and criminals in Rome who allegedly pocketed public funds meant to help poor migrants, saying the eternal city needed a "spiritual and moral renewal".

Italy finds 700 migrants on `drifting` ship

Italy`s Navy on Tuesday said it had taken control of a ship carrying some 700 migrants, including a heavily pregnant woman, after it issued a distress call near the Greek island of Corfu.

'Will see' if marine is fit enough to return to India: Italy
'Will see' if marine is fit enough to return to India: Italy

Rome: The Italian government "will see" if one of the two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 is fit enough to return to India, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said.

Italian ferry evacuated in Greek waters as fire takes hold

A rescue operation is under way in high winds in Greek waters for an Italian ferry carrying 466 people that has caught fire, Greek officials said early Sunday.

Late pope gets flowers from would-be assassin

Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish former extremist who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II on Saturday laid flowers on the late pontiff's tomb.

At least 1,300 migrants saved off Italy at Christmas

The Italian Navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday.