Wild boars overshadow mayoral race as Rome demands clean-up
05 October 2021 | 10:39 am
The wild boars root through Rome's rotting rubbish, as furious residents cry foul: there are political fortunes at stake in Italy's mayoral elections this weekend, but in the Eternal City garbage is the biggest talking point. From the capital to Milan, Naples and Bologna, voters head to the urns Sunday and Monday for ballots being closely watched as a test ahead of the general election in 2023.
6 Mar 2021
Locals near the erupting Mount Sinabung volcano clean buildings and vehicles as a spectacular column of ash and smoke is blown thousands of metres into the sky.
29 Mar 2021
The Italian son of the late Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona was awarded his father's nationality at the Argentina consulate in Rome on Thursday. Footage shows Diego Armando Maradona Junior and his family arriving at the consulate. “Today was a very emotional day. I got really excited. It is a dream come true. I fulfilled a dream and I am very happy. As the days go by I will be calmer because today was a very exciting day," he said in an interview.
4 Apr 2021
Pastry chef Walter Musco turns his shop in Rome's working-class Tor Marancia district into an art gallery displaying Easter eggs sculpted in hommage to great names from the worlds of art and literature. The creations of the self-taught "pasticciere" are fully edible, although can also be stored uneaten for years, Musco says, provided they are kept cool and out of the sun.
13 May 2021
The 2030 targets are a "gigantic" task that will push the export-reliant economy to hasten its phase-out of coal-fired power plants and cars that run on fossil fuels.
17 May 2021
Pope Francis celebrates a special mass at St Peter's Basilica for the people of Myanmar in the wake of the country's military takeover earlier this year. Several hundred Christians from Myanmar joined him in appealing for peace in the Southeast Asian country.
17 Jun 2021
Italy got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a winning start in Rome on Friday, but the city is still struggling to get enthusiastic about the tournament after a difficult year. DW's Alima Hotakie sampled the atmosphere.
17 Jun 2021
The vehicle belonged to Marco Doria, a local official responsible for restoring parks and who has, according to reports, received threats in the past. Mayor Virginia Raggi has expressed her "full solidarity."
7 Jul 2021
Italy fans from London to Rome celebrate a 4-2 victory over Spain on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Euro 2020 semi-final.
12 Jul 2021
A plane carrying coach Roberto Mancini and his Azzurri touched down at Rome's Fiumicino airport at dawn after Italy won their first European Championship title since 1968, a success widely seen as a rebound from the heartbreak failure of not qualifying for the last World Cup. After the landing, Mancini's side boarded a bus on the tarmac that will take them to the Parco dei Principi hotel in Rome until meetings later in the day with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
18 Jul 2021
Michelangelo dreamed it, Olivier Grossetête did it: the artist from Marseille has created a cardboard bridge over the Tiber River in Rome to link the gardens of the Villa Farnesina to the Farnese Palace, a splendid Renaissance building that houses the French embassy. The 18-metre structure is suspended by three helium-filled balloons measuring six metres in diameter.
19 Jul 2021
In Grez-Doiceau, east of Brussels, residents are surveying the damage as the flood waters begin to recede. Floods in Belgium, mainly in the east and south of the country, have left at least 15 people dead.
20 Jul 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent violent unrest and looting, which claimed more than 200 lives, united the country as well, as he visits cleanup and rebuilding efforts in Soweto township in Johannesburg.
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As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.
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German consumers learned on Monday how much extra they will have to pay for gas in the winter months. Companies are currently not permitted to pass on their increased costs.
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