| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Dec 31, 2012
The human body begins as a single cell that proliferates into a few identical daughter cells which ultimately grow into billions of specialized body cells. Scientists and physicians have long recognized the pattern of this process, called differentiation,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Most tourists in Egypt visit only Cairo and Luxor. Few visit Alexandria, just a three-hour drive away — the country’s second city, and one of the great cities of the Mediterranean. Egypt’s historical capital for almost a millennium,...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Rome, the “Eternal City,” as the saying goes, was not built in a day –and cannot be seen in a day—but often cruise passengers have only one day to enjoy it (unless they are fortunate that their voyage begins or ends in...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Naples –its name comes from the Greek “neapolis” or new city—is located in the region of Campania in southern Italy, about two hours south of Rome, on the northern edge of the beautiful Bay of Naples. Views of the majestic, 7,000-...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:16 AM
ROME (Reuters) - In Rome one can still indulge in la dolce vita without breaking the bank, even in times of austerity.
Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help you skip the crowds, dip into daring ice-cream (anyone for pecorino cheese flavor?)...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:29 AM
NEW DELHI – India ratcheted up its diplomatic standoff with Rome over a shooting incident last year, issuing orders at major airports and seaports Friday that the Italian ambassador was not allowed to leave the country without permission.
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:17 AM
ROME - "SILENZIO!" says the sign just past the massive bronze doors marking the entrance to St. Mary and the Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome, one of the two or three most important churches in Christian history. The sign reminds all that this is a house...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:06 AM
My wife and I visited Vatican City, the Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica last July when we were in Rome, so now I have a personal connection to the church. The Catholic Church is in a crisis that rivals the time when Pope Paul VI died in 1978 and...
| May 7, 2013
Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated Italian politics after World War II, but was tainted by accusations of Mafia ties, died in Rome on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 94.
A lawmaker who lived...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 2:15 PM
ROME -- Chicago's Cardinal Francis George celebrated mass with other American cardinals this morning elevating more than 60 seminarians to acolytes in the church, including a young man of Middle Eastern descent from Tinley Park.
Khalil Hattar, 25,...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:36 PM
"Any donkey can conduct, but to make music is difficult," Riccardo Muti told the young members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at an open rehearsal last week at Symphony Center.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director was quoting his famous...