Russell Crowe “feels at home” in Rome. The 49-year-old New Zealander is currently in the Italian city promoting his new biblical film Noah.
Two thousand years ago, when Western civilization was bounded by the laws and legions of the Roman Empire, the proudest words a man could utter were: “I am a citizen of Rome.” A century ago, when the world was girdled by the British Empire, the Englishman's voice sounded from the earth's far corners: “I am a British subject.” Now, in the middle of the 20th Century, the most arresting tones of history said something else: “I am an American.”What did the phrase mean? The U.S.
ROME has spoken,” runs an ancient proverb of the Roman Catholic Church. “The case is closed.” No longer true.
Indignantly denying that during his exile at Rome he has become a Roman Catholic, ex-King Amanullah of Afghanistan landed last week at Jidda on the Red Sea, the port for Mecca.
When hundreds of thousands of Catholics gather in Rome Sunday for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, not everyone will be celebrating.
“I’m no saint.” Pronounced with a grin at a Wednesday groundbreaking ceremony, Silvio Berlusconi’s one-liner-of-the-week was a masterstroke of political damage control, all’italiano. At least for now
Is there a link between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s hold on political power inside Italy and his hold over the wider scandal-craved collective imagination of our contemporary culture? Clues to that question may be found in a series of blurry photographs that have wound up on the front page of the respected Spanish daily El País. The five photos show scenes of poolside nudity and seminudity inside the walls of the Prime Minister’s private villa on the island of Sardinia, as well as images of a Berlusconi walking in the company of several different women.
Top seed Rafael Nadal continued his dominance on clay with a straight sets victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters in Italy.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic will play world number one Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters after contrasting semifinal victories on Sunday. Djokovic edged past world number two Roger Federer 4-6 6-3 6-3 while Nadal brushed aside 12th seed Fernando Gonzalez 6-3 6-3 at the Foro Italico. Serbian ace Djokovic needs to beat Nadal on Sunday to retain his world number three spot ahead of Andy Murray.