Rome - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Rome Ancient Rome treasures discovered during subway dig on show ROME (AP) — The long-delayed project to extend Rome's subway system has brought treasures of the past to the surface and allowed them to be showcased at one of the city's new subway stations. Rome city officials this week unveiled the Metro C archaeological exhibit, which features amphora, marble panels, coins and even peach pits dating back to the Roman era. ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:54:00 GMT 2017-04-08T19:54:00Z Pope says he's studying possible trip to South Sudan ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says he's studying the possibility of going to South Sudan, the East African nation suffering famine and civil war. Francis said while visiting an Anglican church in Rome on Sunday that Anglican, Presbyterian and Catholic bishops had asked him to "please come, even for a day." The pope says they asked him to vis... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:15:00 GMT 2017-02-26T17:15:00Z Pope to parish: Pontiff pick not always smartest cardinal ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says cardinals don't always choose "the most intelligent" of their lot to be pontiff. A child asked Francis during a papal visit to a Rome parish on Sunday how he became pope. Francis said the man picked as pontiff "perhaps isn't the most intelligent, the shrewdest, the quickest to do what has to be done." But h... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-02-19T19:59:00Z Italy's Renzi resigns as party chief, seeks renewed mandate ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned on Sunday as leader of his fractious Democratic Party in a bid to win a fresh, stronger mandate before parliamentary elections which populist political forces hope will propel them into national power for the first time. As promised a week earlier, Renzi told fellow Democratic leaders he was resigni... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:11:00 GMT 2017-02-19T14:11:00Z Pope: Migration isn't a danger, it's a challenge for growth ROME (AP) — Pope Francis, who was reunited Friday with one of the Syrian refugees he brought home with him from Lesbos, Greece, said migrants don't pose a danger to Europe's culture but rather a challenge for societies to grow. Francis made the comments during a visit to the Roma Tre university, one of the main public universities in the Italian capital. ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:29:00 GMT 2017-02-17T14:29:00Z Italian taxi drivers stage wildcat strike over pro-Uber bill ROME (AP) — Taxi drivers in Rome, Milan and Turin are staging wildcat strikes to protest proposed Italian legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-sharing services. Commuters were stranded when the walkout began Wednesday. The ANSA news agency reported that with taxis still idled Thursday, Rome's airports arranged for extra shuttle services to get passengers into t... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:32:00 GMT 2017-02-16T16:32:00Z Conservative criticism intensifies against Pope Francis VATICAN CITY (AP) — Conservative criticism of Pope Francis intensified Saturday after his intervention in the Knights of Malta order, with posters appearing around Rome citing his actions against conservative Catholics and asking: "Where's your mercy?" The posters appeared on the same day that Francis cemented his authority over the Knights by naming a to... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 17:23:00 GMT 2017-02-04T17:23:00Z Italy welcomes 41 Syrian refugees, seeks bridges not walls ROME (AP) — Italian government and church officials welcomed 41 Syrian refugees at Rome's airport Monday, saying they wanted to show solidarity with those fleeing war at a time when the U.S. is sending refugees away and building a wall to keep migrants out. The children among the Syrians were given balloons as they arrived, and a colorful sign reading "We... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:05:00 GMT 2017-01-30T13:05:00Z Harbaugh taking Michigan to Rome for 3 practices Just days after an NCAA vote to ban team trips that combine spring break and spring football, Michigan announced Monday that the Wolverines' next getaway is its most exotic yet: Italy. The Wolverines will hold three spring practices at the training facility of Italian league soccer club Roma in Rome. Coach Jim Harbaugh is taking his team in April, too, instead of during spri... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:36:00 GMT 2017-01-23T23:36:00Z Storms in France kill woman on school run, injure dozens PARIS (AP) — Violent winds and winter storms hit France on Friday, killing a 43-year-old woman taking her kids to school in southern France and injuring nearly 50 other people in the north. Elsewhere in Europe, British authorities put the military on standby for the possibility of flooding along the east coast and the Vatican sheltered homeless people in a church from unusua... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:49:00 GMT 2017-01-13T16:49:00Z Italy moves to arrest inmate monitored for radicalization ROME (AP) — Police in Rome say they have issued a new arrest warrant for an inmate who allegedly tried to radicalize fellow Muslims in Italian prisons. Mauro Fabozzi, who heads Rome's anti-terrorism police unit, alleged Tuesday that 34-year-old Saber Hmidi carried out "aggression" toward Catholic inmates and exulted after Islamist extremists attacks in Europe. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-01-10T22:51:00Z Italy arrests siblings accused of huge VIP hacking campaign ROME (AP) — Police have arrested a brother-and-sister team suspected of conducting an ambitious, years-long campaign of hacking that targeted thousands of accounts belonging to some of the leading political and business figures in Italy. The motive of the sprawling campaign, which carried Masonic overtones, remains a mystery. But those in the crosshairs i... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:21:00 GMT 2017-01-10T22:21:00Z