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Rome: Capital of Italy
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.


Pope Francis will hold summit in 2019 on sexual abuse controversy

CBS News' foreign correspondent Seth Doane reports from Rome on the controversy over charges of sexual abuse by priests and allegations of cover-ups in the Catholic Church in 2018.
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Bannon: Mueller report release will trigger "quite a vitriolic time"

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon spoke Saturday with CBS News Correspondent Seth Doane in Rome. More from Doane's interview will air Sunday on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan.
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Videos for Rome

Celtic fans apprehensive following Rome stabbing [Video]Celtic fans apprehensive following Rome stabbing

Supporters of Glasgow club wary ahead of their team's Europa League clash with Lazio

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Two Celtic FC fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Lazio clash [Video]Two Celtic FC fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Lazio clash

Two Celtic FC fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Lazio clash

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Gravina says there will be no escape for racists in Italian soccer [Video]Gravina says there will be no escape for racists in Italian soccer

The president of the Italian Soccer Federation Gabriele Gravina says that racism "will have no escape" following incidents against Mario Balotelli during a Serie A match on Sunday.

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Couture meets high-street in Giambattista Valli, H&M collaboration [Video]Couture meets high-street in Giambattista Valli, H&M collaboration

High-end fashion meets budget high-street retail for Giambattista Valli's new collection for H&M. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Number of children in absolute poverty in Italy has tripled over last ten years [Video]Number of children in absolute poverty in Italy has tripled over last ten years

Save the children in Rome has released its latest edition of the Atlas on At-Risk Children in Italy report on the occasion of the launch of the campaign 'Let's Light Up The Future'.

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Sculptor transforms Rome's dead trees into art [Video]Sculptor transforms Rome's dead trees into art

Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City's dead tree stumps into much-admired pieces of art. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Lazio handed partial stadium ban for fans' racist behaviour [Video]Lazio handed partial stadium ban for fans' racist behaviour

UEFA act after incidents in Europa League match against Stade Rennes

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Rome metro offers trash-for-tickets to tackle plastic pollution [Video]Rome metro offers trash-for-tickets to tackle plastic pollution

Italy's capital is offering travellers a way to exchange their waste plastic bottles for tickets on the eternal city's public transport system.

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Pompeo pushes back on U.S. House impeachment inquiry into Trump [Video]Pompeo pushes back on U.S. House impeachment inquiry into Trump

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday pushed back against a request by House Democrats to depose five current and former State Department officials in the Ukraine probe, saying it could be..

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Steve Bannon: Ongoing federal probes "greatest threat" to Trump

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane sat down with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in Rome. More from their interview airs Sunday on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan.
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Vatican concludes landmark summit on sex abuse

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports from Rome on the results of an historic four-day meeting of Catholic leaders gathered at the Vatican.
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Inside the Vatican

Pope John Paul II: He is part salesman, part politician, and in a real sense, part celebrity. Correspondent Harry Reasoner profiles the head of the Roman Catholic Church and takes viewers to Rome for..
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Vatican, Jews criticize Italy's right for snubbing anti-Semitism committee

The Roman Catholic Church and Rome's Jewish community expressed dismay on Thursday after rightist parties refused to back the creation of a parliamentary commission to investigate hate, racism and..
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Italy's Salvini triumphs in Umbria as government alliance slumps

League leader Matteo Salvini led the opposition center-right to a crushing victory in the Italian region of Umbria, results on Monday showed, raising questions about how long the national government in..
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Rome public workers strike over state of city, national strike disrupts flights

Trade unions in Rome staged a general strike on Friday to denounce what they said was the dire management of the Italian capital by Mayor Virginia Raggi and her ruling 5-Star Movement administration.
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Italy PM says Barr's meetings with Rome intelligence were legitimate

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday confirmed that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held two secret meetings with Italian intelligence officers in Rome and described the encounters as "legal..
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Controversial Amazon statues stolen from Rome church, dumped in river

Ultra-conservative Catholic militants admitted they stole statues they consider to be Amazon pagan idols from a church near the Vatican on Monday and dumped them from a bridge into the Tiber River.
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Salvini's right rallies in Rome to protest against Italy government

Tens of thousands of supporters of Italy's right-wing opposition parties, spearheaded by Matteo Salvini's League which was ousted from power two months ago, gathered in central Rome on Saturday to..
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EU talks over enlargement to Balkans should restart in November: Italy's PM

Italy's Prime Minister said Rome would propose that the European Union restarts talks on enlarging the bloc to include Albania and North Macedonia in November, after the EU blocked the beginning of..
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AAA's top 10 international travel destinations, from Rome to Cancun to Vancouver

These are the top international travel destinations, based on AAA Travel bookings for trips over the next 18 months.
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Italy says will block weapon exports to Turkey

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed on Tuesday that Rome will ban arms export to Turkey, after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria.
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Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained

A Trump adviser met a professor in Rome whose actions figured into the opening of the Russia inquiry in 2016. Now the attorney general is reviewing it.
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Pompeo says U.S. wants to be partner of Italy but not at cost of security: Sky TV

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the U.S. wanted to be a partner of Italy but not at the cost of its own national security if there were risks associated with Rome's stance on..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo confirms he was on Trump Ukraine call

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that he was on the telephone call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president that is the subject of an impeachment inquiry. "I was on the..
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Today in History for September 23rd

Highlights of this day in history: Richard Nixon gives his 'Checkers' speech; Rome's Augustus Caesar born; Lewis and Clark finish trek to America's West; Psychologist Sigmund Freud dies; Musicians Ray..
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Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan (in a black Valentino gown) in Rome for Misha Nonoo's wedding

They're off to Africa in a few days, but first Harry and Meghan went to Rome for the wedding of her pal, Misha Nonoo.
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In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian port

Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to head to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday and bring ashore some 82 migrants, reversing the uncompromising, closed-door policy of the previous..
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New Italian government reaches EU deal on migrant rescue boat

Italy said on Thursday it had done a deal with EU countries to share out migrants aboard a charity ship at sea in the Mediterranean, resolving the first of what may be repeated episodes that will test..
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French minister hopes for closer ties with new Italy government

With the arrival of a new government in Rome, France and Italy have a unique chance to strengthen their ties through joint projects and closer cooperation on European matters, French Finance Minister..
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France hopes new Italian government will help boost ties: Le Maire

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday he hoped the arrival of a new Italian government would strengthen bilateral ties between Rome and Paris as well as their cooperation on European..
Reuters - Published

New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with..
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Second rescue boat heading to Lampedusa in potential new stand-off with Rome

A second migrant rescue boat is heading towards the south Italian island of Lampedusa, potentially creating another stand-off with Italian authorities who are banning non-governmental organizations..
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Italy deserves leaders who are up to the task: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said Italy deserves leaders who are up to the task, describing one of the party chiefs in Rome's collapsed government as the "great loser" for having made the..
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Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of Lampedusa

Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the..
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Migrants stranded off Italy rescued after 19 days at sea

Dozens of migrants who were rescued at sea nearly three weeks ago were finally allowed back on land. The rescue ship, named Open Arms, was not embraced by officials in Rome. Holly Williams reports.
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Open Arms ship to be seized by Italian prosecutor, migrants to disembark

An Italian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday the seizure of the Open Arms migrant ship and the evacuation of the migrants on board, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity and the..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..
Reuters - Published

Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies in Rome stopped it docking at the southern island of..
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Spain to take some migrants on Open Arms ship, says Italy

Spain has offered to take some of around 150 migrants on board a rescue ship that has been blocked from docking in Italy, the government in Rome said on Thursday.
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Rome court says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters, overriding Salvini

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior..
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Rome bans sitting on Spanish Steps, puzzling hot, tired tourists

You can walk up and down Rome's famed Spanish Steps all you want but don't try sitting down to take in the moment any more because police will shoo you away with a whistle and threaten you with a fine.
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Vacationing in Rome? Sitting on these tourist spot steps would be a costly mistake

The Spanish Steps in Rome are no longer a place for sitting. People sitting, eating or drinking there could be fined up to $450.
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Kevin Spacey makes appearance after dropped sexual misconduct case, reads poem at Rome museum

Actor Kevin Spacey read a poem about a worn-out boxer at a Rome museum weeks after a criminal sexual misconduct case against him collapsed.
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Lawyers for U.S. teen accused of killing Italian cop file motion for his release

The legal teams for two American teenagers accused of murder in Rome are stepping up their defense. Authorities say Gabriel Natale-Hjorth and Finnegan Elder stabbed and killed an Italian police..
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Families visit American teens accused of killing police officer in Italy

The fathers of two young American men accused of stabbing a police officer to death in Italy arrived to see their sons in prison. CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane joins CBSN from Rome with the..
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Teen accused of killing Italian cop didn't know friend was armed, father says

The fathers of two American teenagers accused of killing an Italian police officer are now in Rome. Gabriel Natale-Hjorth and Finnegan Elder are accused of stabbing officer Mario Cerciello Rega and..
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Italy bars McDonald's fast-food amidst monuments of ancient Rome

Italy's Culture ministry on Wednesday barred the construction of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant next to the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome, with Mayor Virginia Raggi saying "the wonders of Rome..
Reuters - Published

Americans accused of Rome murder reacted with tears, disbelief: prosecutor

An American teenager accused of stabbing an Italian policeman to death last week began to weep, and his alleged accomplice voiced disbelief, when told after their arrest that the officer had died of..
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Italian police say officer was "attacked immediately" by U.S. teens

As Americans face murder charges in Rome, police commander says officers "did not have the possibility to use weapons and react" before one was fatally stabbed
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Thousands mourn Italian cop allegedly murdered by U.S. teens

Two American teenagers are accused of murdering an Italian officer in Rome. A funeral service was held for Mario Cerciello Rega near Naples on Monday. Seth Doane reports.
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Italy mourns policeman, holds U.S. teenagers for suspected murder

Hundreds of mourners, including Italian political leaders, packed a provincial church on Monday for the funeral of a policeman allegedly murdered by two American teenagers in Rome.
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U.S. teens face possible life in prison as Italian cop mourned

Officer was stabbed to death on a Rome street, and officials say the young men have confessed to being involved in the murder
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Italian cop allegedly murdered by American teens mourned in church where he just got married

A funeral is underway for a police officer in Italy, allegedly murdered by two American teenagers. Mario Cerciello Rega was stabbed to death in Rome. The two teens could both face life in prison if..
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Rome authorities release photo possibly linked to stabbing death of cop

Two American teenagers are in custody tonight in Rome. They are suspects in the stabbing death of a policeman. Police are investigating the release of a disturbing photo that shows one of the suspects..
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Two Americans held in Italian custody after stabbing death of 35-year-old police officer

Two teenage U.S. tourists were arrested in Rome for the stabbing death of an Italian police officer that has sparked outrage in the country.
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Two American tourists to be charged in deadly stabbing of police officer

Two American tourists have been arrested in the deadly stabbing of a police officer in Rome. Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth are being detained, and expected to be charged soon...
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