Province of Rome

Questions about identity of man arrested over 1985 hijacking

Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American.

Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response to a warrant from Germany.

Director Alexandru Darie has passed away

Director Alexandru Darie, son of late actors Iurie Darie and Consuela Rosu, has passed away Wednesday afternoon, at the Fundeni Clinical Institute, medical sources told AGERPRES. Alexandru Darie, former managing director of Bucharest's Lucia Sturdza Bulandra Theatre, was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago with liver issues, the medical sources added.

NASA and ESA Are Planning a World-Saving Mission to Deflect an Asteroid by Spacecraft

NASA and the European Space Agency are teaming up for an ambitious mission to use spacecraft to deflect an asteroid.

Researchers and engineers from the two agencies are meeting in Rome next week to discuss an idea they believe is a viable method to protect our planet, according to BGNES.

Italian Authorities Detained a Migrant Rescue Ship

Italian authorities have detained the Eleonore rescue ship with about 100 migrants on board. They were supposed to come ashore, despite the ban for the ship to enter Italian territorial waters. "Eleonore will be arriving in Pozzallo soon," German charity Lifeline wrote on Twitter.

The ship has been in the sea for eight days, waiting to enter port.

Athens 2004, seen 15 years later

This month, we're taking a moment to remember the success of the Athens 2004 Olympics. We hope our friends in Athens and all Greeks do so as well. We had the privilege of witnessing this success close up, as advisers to the Athens 2004 Bid and Organizing Committees. We've not been back to Greece in these 15 years, and appreciate we have missed a very, very difficult period.

The Droughts Affect 55 million People a Year, According to a WWF Report

A new report by the conservation organization WWF warns that the climate crisis poses an increasing real risk of global droughts. According to the study, these processes put pressure on wetlands and the urban environment and negatively impact the lives of 55 million people each year, putting energy supplies and food production at risk.

The First Ancient Festival will be Held in Sofia on September 21-22, 2019

The first Ancient Festival "Serdica is my Rome" will be held in Sofia on September 21-22, 2019.

The aim is to promote the ancient heritage of the city. The residents and guests of the capital will witness a rich program that will familiarize them with the early history of Serdica in the time around the reign of Emperor Constantine.