Ready for a new arena in life? Rome's Colosseum seeks a boss

Feb 28, 2017

Ready for a new arena in life? Rome's Colosseum seeks a boss

The Colosseum, Rome’s ancient arena, is looking for a new boss. Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Monday invited candidates worldwide to apply for the director’s post, offering a four-year contract paying €145,000 ($152,000) annually to whoever gets the thumbs up. Up to €35,000 ...

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

Dec 23, 2016

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

The Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan, ending a Europe-wide manhunt, Italy’s interior minister said. Checks conducted after the shootout showed “the person killed, without ...

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Sep 22, 2016

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, effectively dooming the capital’s candidacy for the second time in four years. If approved by the city assembly, Raggi’s rejection would leave only Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest in the ...

Rome poised to put first female in mayor's seat

/ Jun 20, 2016

Rome poised to put first female in mayor's seat

Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as Rome’s first female mayor, exit polls showed, in an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement that represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Exit polls gave Raggi around two thirds of the vote ...