Province of Rome

Ukrainian Mothers at War: ‘Safeguarding Normality While the World Collapses’

Kateryna Yakymowych, 38, Irpin

At the time of speaking to BIRN on May 23, Kateryna was excitedly waiting to fly to Rome the next day to see her five-year-old daughter. This would be only the third time in over a year when the mother and daughter got to see one another.

Bulgarian Speaker of Parliament: North Macedonia should Not Waste Time but should fulfill the Criteria for EU Membership

"Bulgaria believes that the Republic of North Macedonia will be a full member of the European Union based on its own contribution. We believe that they will fulfill the conditions of membership and should not waste time, because the worst thing is to waste time that will turn into skepticism.

Climate activists turn Rome’s Trevi Fountain black

Climate activists in Italy turned Rome's famous Trevi Fountain black on May 21, saying floods that have killed 14 people in the country's northeast were "a warning."

Activists from the anti-climate change organization Last Generation climbed into the landmark fountain and poured a vegetable-based carbon liquid into it, before being pulled out and escorted away by police.

Nicosia at odds with Eni boss

The Cypriot government says it does not share views on East Med gas made by Eni boss Claudio Descalzi, who told Italian lawmakers an Eastern Mediterranean gas project cannot go forward without Turkey, with Nicosia begging to differ and pointing to other firms willing to take the risk.

Rybakina sets sights on Roland Garros

Elena Rybakina won the Italian Open on May 20 and promptly turned her attention to Roland Garros and the pursuit of a second career Grand Slam title.

Kazakhstan's Rybakina captured her second WTA 1000 title of the season at Foro Italico when Ukrainian opponent Anhelina Kalinina retired with a thigh injury which she had been carrying all week.

Meloni urges ‘pragmatic’ IMF approach to Tunisia bailout

Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said the International Monetary Fund should take a "pragmatic" approach to a bailout for Tunisia, in comments to other G7 leadersin Japan.

The North African country reached a deal in principle with the IMF in October for nearly $2 billion to shore up its troubled economy, but discussions have since stalled.

"Putin - Dostoyevsky's hero"

"Putin should be seen as a character from the novels of Dostoyevsky, with all the contradictions and doubts about his own people," said Kissinger in an interview for Economist.
In his opinion, Russia as a whole is "bound to Europe".
"A large part of Europe's rich history is linked to Russia," he said.

Djokovic beats Norrie to advance to Rome quarters

ROME - Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is through to the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters tournament after defeating Briton Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.

Defending champion Djokovic, who won after an hour and 28 minutes of play, is now 3-0 head-to-head against Norrie.

He will next face the winner of the tie between Dane Holger Rune and Australian Alexei Popyrin.