Pope Francis prays for victims of Islamic State in Christmas address
Pontiff uses his traditional Urbi et Orbi message to highlight suffering of people at hands of extremists in Iraq and Syria Pope Francis put the survivors of Islamic State persecution at the top of a list of the people for whom he invoked peace in his traditional Christmas message, Urbi et Orbi ? to the city [of Rome] and the world. Without mentioning the organisation by name, the pope called on ...
James Madison band heading to Italy for New Year's
HARRISONBURG, Va. As a late holiday present, James Madison University's marching band is getting a trip to Italy this month. The Marching Royal Dukes will be seen, and heard, among revelers in the Eternal City's New Year's Day parade for the first time.
With win at Roma, Man City signals rise in Europe
ROME (AP) ? English champion Manchester City is finally starting to show it can compete in Europe.
IN PHOTOS: At Christmas, this PH city glows bright with stunning lights
How would you like to travel the world while enjoying the holiday season?s lights and colors? At this laid-back city in Northern Mindanao known as the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines, you get a passport to be filled with country stamps when you visit famous landmarks adorned with Christmas ...
Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Olympics
Rome will spearhead an Italian bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday vowing a strong campaign to win the event. Italy is the first country to announce a bid taking advantage of new International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules allowing events to be staged in more than one city. Renzi announced at the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) headquarters that Rome would be ...
Soccer-Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees
ROME, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Manuel Pellegrini celebrated Manchester City's remarkable brinkmanship in securing a Champions League knock-out spot on Wednesday by hailing the champions' Roman warriors rather than the absent leading players. The unruffled Chilean, who must have feared a quick exit before his side made a remarkable comeback against Bayern Munich last month, almost made it sound as if ...
Rome mayor Marino says city 'badly hurt' by mafia scandal
(ANSA) - Rome, December 12 - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino says that the Italian capital city has been "badly hurt" by the mafia crimes now being uncovered, and that changes are needed to attitudes and perceptions.
Dzeko: I'm ready to fill Aguero boots
Edin Dzeko believes he can rise to the big occasion when Manchester City's immediate Champions League fate is determined in Rome
Rome man allegedly lies about stolen ATV, charged with filing false report
ROME -- An investigation of the alleged theft of an All-Terrain Vehicle from Lauther Road in Rome has led to a Rome man being charged, police say.
Pope's Christmas message aimed at children, refugees
The annual address in Rome was somber and covered many of the world's ills.