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A little bit of Rome in Iraq: Amphitheater replica shown off in breathtaking drone footage (VIDEO)

Stunning drone footage reveals the majesty and scale of a $ 4.6million replica of a Roman amphitheater, built in Iraqi Kurdistan. The theatre in Sulaymaniyah aims to attract tourists by hosting international arts festivals and showcasing Kurdish culture. The replica, which opened last month, was built in Hawary Shar Park, an area of 1,000 square kilometres (247,105 acres). It can ...

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When in Rome is the first Alexa-powered board game

Years ago, in the heyday of home video, I played a board games that used VHS tapes and electronic parts to help spur the action along. From Candy Land VCR to Captain Power, game makers were doing the best they could with a new technology. Now, thanks to Alexa, they can try something even cooler — board games that talk ...

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‘Arrogant' Macron risks becoming 'enemy No. 1' on migration for Italy – Rome

Top Italian officials lashed out at French President Emmanuel Macron, who said migration pressure on Italy seriously dropped over the past year. Macron was branded “arrogant,” and risks becoming a top “enemy” to Rome on migration. “Italy indeed faces a migration emergency and it’s partly because France keeps pushing back people at the border. Macron risks making his country Italy’s ...

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‘Hypocritical’: Italy challenges France to admit migrants instead of lecturing Rome over rescue ship

Italy has challenged France to take in migrants it promised to accept under an EU agreement, accusing Paris of turning back 10,000 people. The row flared up after France slammed Italy for turning away a ship with 629 migrants. Earlier Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that Italian government did not have any intention to receive “hypocritical lessons” from someone who ...

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German MEP threatens Troika may ‘invade Rome,’ but told to ‘mind own business’

Three days after Italy plunged into a deep political crisis, its tensions with Brussels and Berlin took another leap when an EU politician warned of an “invasion” of Rome if the economic situation worsens. The finger-wagging came from German politician and member of the European Parliament Markus Ferber. He claimed that the almighty Troika – the International Monetary Fund, the European ...

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Huge sinkhole swallows cars, prompts evacuations in Rome (VIDEO)

A massive four-lane-wide sinkhole swallowed at least six cars in Rome on Wednesday, forcing 20 families to flee their homes. A dramatic video captured the extent of the damage. The incident happened in the Italian capital’s Baldunia neighborhood on Wednesday evening. Although no injuries were reported, police and several fire brigades were deployed at the scene to ensure that two ...

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Protesters clash with police in Rome as Pope meets Erdogan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Dozens of demonstrators clashed with police near the Vatican during the Turkish president’s visit to Rome, as protesters denounced Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presence amid Ankara’s anti-Kurdish military campaign in Syria. Despite Pope Francis’ 24-hour ban on city center demonstrations, around 200 Kurd supporters turned up near Castel Sant’Angelo on the banks of the River Tiber to stage a sit-in protest. ...

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Broke Rome eyes up Trevi Fountain cash to bolster city finances

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 14:09 The Eternal City that is Rome is going through somewhat of a budgetary crisis at the moment, and with cash in short supply, officials are now even eyeing up the city’s iconic Trevi Fountain. Every year, millions of tourists flock to the former seat of empire to view the city’s many sites. A good ...

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Macron's Italy UPRISING: French leader facing major Rome revolt for spurning neighbour

The French president, who has championed further European integration, has made several decisions since gaining office in May which have annoyed his biggest neighbour. Relations have become so frayed French economy minister Bruno Le Maire travelled to Rome today to meet his Italian counterpart on a damage control mission after Mr Macron decided to nationalise the STX shipyard in western ...

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