When Italy covered up nude sculptures for Iran President

When Italy covered up nude sculptures for Iran President

Italy`s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made speeches in Rome`s Capitoline Museum.

Man with fake gun sparks evacuation at Rome train station

A man carrying what turned out to be a plastic gun sparked an evacuation at Rome`s main train station late Monday after railway police received an alert that an armed man was on the city`s transport network.

Rome central train station evacuated because of terror alert: Police

The Italian Police evacuated Rome`s central train station on Monday evening after a man was spotted in the huge terminus armed with a gun, the state railways said.

Pope asks Protestants for forgiveness for persecution

 Pope Francis asked Protestants and other Christian Churches for forgiveness for past persecution by Catholics as the Vatican announced on Monday he would visit Sweden later in the year to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Synagogue visit: Pope Francis denounces violence done in God's name

Pope Francis denounced all violence committed in the name of God during a visit to Rome's main synagogue on Sunday, joining the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora in a sign of interfaith friendship at a time of religiously-inspired attacks around the globe.

Pope`s Jubilee year off to a sluggish start

Pope`s Jubilee year off to a sluggish start

Pope Francis`s Jubilee Year of Mercy has got off to a sluggish start, to the disappointment of Rome`s hoteliers, restaurateurs and souvenir sellers.

Hamburg in crunch vote over 2024 Olympic Games bid

Hamburg in crunch vote over 2024 Olympic Games bid

Hamburg residents voted Sunday in a crunch referendum on whether the northern German city should push ahead with its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, with staggering cost of the Games weighing on voters` minds.

Anil Wadhwa named India's new ambassador to Italy

Anil Wadhwa, currently secretary (east) in the External Affairs Ministry, was on Thursday named India's new ambassador to Italy.

Italy hunting five terror suspects after FBI tip-off

With the FBI alert plastered all over Italy's front pages today, the minister appealed for calm.

One-eyed gangster in the dock as Rome's biggest mafia trial begins

One-eyed gangster in the dock as Rome's biggest mafia trial begins

Massimo Carminati stands accused of operating a network that stole millions of euros from the city of Rome.

Islamic State blows up prisoners tied to ancient pillars

Islamic State killed three captives in Syria by tying them to Roman-era columns in the ancient city of Palmyra

Vatican cricket team plays all-Muslim side in interfaith relations win

In a first for world sport, the Vatican cricket team took on an all-Muslim side from England today with the home squad clinching narrow win in the final minutes.

Pope apologises for recent Rome, Vatican scandals

Pope Francis offered a rare public apology from the Catholic Church for a series of scandals which have recently shaken the city of Rome and the Vatican.

Asylum requests soar in Italy

Requests in Italy for asylum protection have soared by 74 percent in 2015 over the similar period in 2014, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano has said.

Six Britons charged for skinny dipping in Rome

 Six British tourists have been charged with indecent exposure after jumping naked into one of Rome`s historic fountains, the media reported on Monday.

500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: Italian coastguard

Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.

Pope leaves Rome for Cuba-US trip

Pope Francis left Rome on Saturday for Havana, where he will start his landmark trip to Cuba and the United States.

Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto and Baku are still mulling over whether to join the race to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games with the deadline for bids looming next week.

Pope Francis calls for every European parish to take in refugee family

Pope Francis on Sunday called on every Catholic parish in Europe to take in a refugee family, saying the Vatican's two parishes would lead by example.

Pope visits optician in central Rome for glasses

Pope Francis went to an optician`s in central Rome on Thursday to try on glasses, Italian media reported.