Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91
07 July 2020 | 7:00 am
"Il Maestro" Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific film composers, has died in Rome.
20 Sep 2022
1 Nov 2021
Jair Bolsonaro's bodyguards attacked reporters who were covering the president as he walked the streets of Rome talking to his supporters. The reporters said they will file a police complaint.
9 Jan 2022
In this edition we head to the Italian capital Rome, which has long attracted the cream of French artists. The prestigious setting of the Villa Medici is home to the Academy of France, and each year a select group of contemporary artists receive a fellowship, allowing them to work on their dream project in a uniquely cossetted setting. Our reporters Luke Brown and Xavier Chemisseur were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of what the artists-in-residence have been working on.
14 Apr 2022
Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday (April 13) to a misdemeanor count of forcibly touching a woman at a New York nightclub in 2018, as part of an agreement with prosecutors that spares the Oscar-winning actor any immediate jail time.
12 May 2022
Operatic Soprano Chen Reiss began singing at the age of 14 in her native Israel. She has since toured the world and taken part in many recordings of classics and soundtracks. Her new album explores the work of romantic composer Fanny Hensel, whose music was often attributed to her brother Felix Mendelssohn. She stopped by the FRANCE 24 studio to tell Marjorie Hache more.
26 May 2022
Italians poured into the streets and squares of Rome in massive numbers on Wednesday as the A.S. Roma soccer team defeated Feyenoord to win the Europa conference league final.
20 Sep 2022
In the southern French city of Nîmes, the passion for Ancient Rome is more alive than ever. For the past decade, the city has been holding the Great Roman Games show every spring. Legionaries, centurions and gladiators invade the city and bring its incredible Roman monuments back to life: in particular the arena, where the Great Games are organised. Thousands of people, young and old alike, turn out to be transported back to the Rome of Julius Caesar.
27 Sep 2022
Giorgia Meloni, whose far-right Brothers of Italy triumphed in Sunday’s general election, has succeeded in channelling both the aspirations of conservative voters and resentment of Mario Draghi’s unelected government, without fully renouncing her party’s neo-fascist roots.
2 Oct 2022
We look at reactions from the European and world papers after Italy elected its first far-right leader. We also look at British reactions to the plummeting of the pound.
13 Dec 2022
In a Facebook post, Italian PM Giorgia Meloni revealed that one of the victims who died in the shooting was her friend.
15 Dec 2022
Best-known for his musical scores for David Lynch films including "Blue Velvet" and the series "Twin Peaks," the Grammy-award winning composer died in his New Jersey home on Sunday.
25 Dec 2022
The election in September of the far-right Giorgia Meloni as Italian premier has sent shockwaves around Europe, not least in Brussels.
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