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1 Nov
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.
31 Oct
World leaders are gathering in Rome this weekend for the first in-person G20 summit since the pandemic. Thousands of protesters marched to demand climate action.
15 Oct
At Rome's ICC Casalpalocco Hospital, recent figures show that a vast majority of Covid-19 patients in the ICU are unvaccinated. Now patients who once were opposed to the vaccine and others who missed their vaccine appointments insist they will get the jab as soon as they are able.
7 Oct
Rachele Mussolini said she wanted nothing to do with the "burden" of her surname. The far-right politician insisted her success was because of her hard work, not her family history.
5 Oct
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.
21 Aug
Rome's zoo distributes frozen fruit to animals to help them cope with high temperatures and to ensure they get enough sugar in their diet.
18 Jul
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.
12 Jul
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.
7 Jul
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.
17 Jun
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."
17 Jun
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 May
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.

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