Jan 29, 2010 02:11 EST
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It all starts with the script. This basic maxim of moviemaking eludes legions of Hollywood players, and the latest demonstration of the impossibility of making a good movie from a bad script is provided by "When in Rome," a romantic comedy approved by the previous regime at Disney.
Jan 28, 2010 19:14 EST
Italian scientists hope to solve "Mona Lisa" mystery by exhuming Leonardo's body. The legend of Leonardo da Vinci is shrouded in mystery: How did he die? Are the remains buried in a French chateau really those of the Renaissance master? Was the "Mona Lisa" a self-portrait in disguise?
Jan 28, 2010 15:26 EST
Experts find source of ancient Roman aqueduct built by emperor Trajan. Experts have located the source of an ancient aqueduct built by Emperor Trajan nearly 2,000 years ago to supply Rome.
Jan 28, 2010 14:43 EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When she waded in to a water fountain in Rome to film a scene for her upcoming movie, Kristen Bell had little more on her mind than having fun.
Jan 27, 2010 18:19 EST
OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Israel's leaders, with Iran on their minds, vowed never again to allow the "hand of evil" to kill Jews as the world marked International Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday.
Jan 27, 2010 14:21 EST
Holocaust survivors, Israeli PM in Poland to honor 65th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation. Bundled tightly against the cold and snow, elderly Auschwitz survivors walked among the barracks and watchtowers of Auschwitz and Birkenau on Wednesday, many clad in scarves bearing the gray and blue stripes of their Nazi prison garments decades ago.
Jan 27, 2010 10:49 EST
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's mafia crime syndicates bucked the recession in 2009 to raise 'profits' by almost 8 percent with the financial crisis making companies and even the stock market even more vulnerable to cash-flush mobsters.
Jan 27, 2010 10:37 EST
Religion News in Brief. The Molokai settlement where Saint Damien cared for Hansen's disease patients would be managed by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands under a bill before the Legislature.
Jan 27, 2010 10:31 EST
Freed after decades in jail, Turk who shot the pope in 1981 applies for a passport. This week, the Turkish man who shot the pope in 1981 and just got out of jail drove to a police station. He wore sunglasses and was escorted by several heavyset men in suits. Inside, officers took his fingerprints with a scanner, and he applied for a passport.
Jan 27, 2010 04:33 EST
Talks to pledge support for faltering Yemen to bolster fight against al-Qaida linked terrorism. World powers will use talks Wednesday to offer pledges to bolster Yemen's faltering economy and strengthen attempts to tackle a rising threat from al-Qaida in the wake of the failed Christmas Day airliner attack in the United States.
Jan 26, 2010 22:01 EST
Andrew Lange, Caltech physicist who explored remnants of Big Bang, has died at 52. California Institute of Technology physicist Andrew E. Lange, co-leader of an international team that produced a detailed image of remnants of the Big Bang showing the universe is flat, has died in an apparent suicide, police said Tuesday. He was 52.
Jan 26, 2010 11:44 EST
ROME (Reuters) - Internet companies and civil liberty groups have voiced alarm over a proposed Italian law which would make online service providers responsible for their audiovisual content and copyright infringements by users.
Jan 26, 2010 11:15 EST
The city of Rome plans gala Carnival celebrations next month, reviving a tradition last observed in the Italian capital in the eighth century, an organiser said Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2010 10:39 EST
ROME (Reuters) - The late Pope John Paul flagellated himself regularly to emulate Christ's suffering and signed a secret document saying that would resign instead of ruling for life if he became incurably ill, a new book shows.
Jan 26, 2010 04:03 EST
A North Korean Embassy official in Ethiopia defected to South Korea last year after seeking asylum in its embassy in the African country, news reports said Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2010 01:45 EST
The next European Central Bank chief will only take over in late 2011, but the race is already on, with Berlin and Rome grooming monetary thoroughbreds for one of the EU's biggest prizes.
Jan 25, 2010 14:20 EST
Italy distances itself from criticism of US effort in Haiti by top disaster official. Italy distanced itself from harsh criticism of the U.S. relief effort in Haiti on Monday, a day after the top Italian disaster official called it a "pathetic" failure and questioned the role of U.S. troops.
Jan 25, 2010 14:17 EST
Pope decries growing 'aversion' to Christianity, urges Christians to unite on ethical issues. Pope Benedict XVI decried Monday what he called "growing aversion" to the Christian faith in the world.
Jan 25, 2010 12:23 EST
ROME (Reuters) - An Italian man who argued with his son over Sony PlayStation tactics was recovering in hospital on Monday after the teenager stabbed him in the neck with a 15-inch kitchen knife, police and hospital officials said.
Jan 25, 2010 10:09 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that military contributions from around the world were vital to helping Haiti as she headed to an emergency aid conference in Montreal.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|— Comune —|
|Comune di Roma|
|- Mayor||Gianni Alemanno (PdL)|
|- Total||1,285.31 km2 (496.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (66 ft)|
|Population (June 2009)|
|- Density||2,124.1/km2 (5,501.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||00121 to 00199|
|Patron saint||Saint Peter and Saint Paul|
|Saint day||29 June|