City-state
A city-state is a sovereign state consisting of a city and its dependent territories. Historically this included famous cities like Rome, Athens, Carthage and the Italian city-states during the Renais...
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President Trump meets pope at the Vatican
Pope Francis welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump to the Vatican May 24.
Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants
In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will ren...
Kellyanne Conway having trouble finding private school in D.C.
Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said she’s “amused” by the resistance she’s faced trying to find a private school for her children in Washington, D.C.
Germany's privacy laws strike again as Berlin suspect cannot be fully identified 
Police are trying to find Tunisian Anis Amri after his ID was found under the seat in the lorry used to kill 12 people in the German capital on Monday night.
Trump: We're Making the Best Hotel in Washington
Bloomberg's Peter Cook sits down with Donald Trump to discuss his plans to turn an old post office into a luxury Washington DC hotel....
13 things you have to do to before you can claim to have visited Washington D.C
#2: Selfies! You must take an Instagram-worthy selfie of you holding up or knocking over the Washington Monument.
Aug 2, 216BC-Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle Of Cannae
Republican Rome was pushed to the brink of collapse on August 2, 216 B.C., when the Carthaginian general Hannibal annihilated at least 50,000 of its legionaries at the Second Punic War’s Battle of Can...
NUS Students Build Singapore’s First Personal Flying Machine
A team of eight engineering students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully built Singapore’s first personal flying machine, dubbed Snowstorm. Comprising an intricate design...
Historic Summit On Gene Editing And ‘Designer Babies’ Convenes In Washington
Hundreds of scientists, policymakers and the president's science adviser have gathered Tuesday in Washington for what will be a three-day summit on genetic engineering, with a focus on a new, relative...
A D.C. cop tried to break up a group of teens. It ended in this impressive dance-off.
The cop and D.C. high school student both had a rather impressive array of dance moves. On Monday afternoon, D.C. police officers broke up two groups of fighting teenagers. A few minutes later, a fema...
Epic Battle Between Python And King Cobra Caught On Camera In Singapore
A python and king cobra were filmed having an epic fight on the streets of Singapore. The footage, shot on a college campus, shocked passers-by as the snakes brawled for about 30 minutes, Channel News...
The City in Decline: Rome in Late Antiquity
This paper addresses the question of what happens to cities in long-term decline. It uses as an example perhaps the most famous such city, Rome, whose population declined from about a million persons...
Carthage
The city of Carthage (/ˈkɑrθɪdʒ/; Arabic: قرطاج‎ Qarṭāj) is a city in Tunisia and was the centre of the ancient Carthaginian civilization. The city developed from a Phoenician colony of t...
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Classical Athens
The city of Athens during the classical period of Ancient Greece (508–322 BC) was the major urban center of the notable polis (city-state) of the same name, located in Attica, Greece, lead...
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Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become ...
Free imperial city
In the Holy Roman Empire, the collective term Free and Imperial Cities (German: Freie und Reichsstädte), briefly worded Free imperial city (Freie Reichsstadt, Latin: urbs imperialis libera), w...
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Italian city-states
The Italian city-states were a political phenomenon of small independent states mostly in the central and northern Italian peninsula between the 9th and 15th centuries.After the fall of the Western Ro...
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Maritime republics
The maritime republics (Italian: repubbliche marinare) were city-states which flourished in Italy and Dalmatia during the Middle Ages. The best known are the Republic of Venice, the Republic of ...
Maritime republics - Wikipedia
Monaco
Monaco /ˈmɒnəkoʊ/, officially the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco ([pʁɛ̃sipote də monako]); Monégasque: Principatu de Múne...
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Singapore
Singapore (/ˈsɪŋəpɔr/ or /ˈsɪŋɡəpɔr/), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a modern city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the souther...
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Tangier
Tangier (/tænˈdʒɪər/; Arabic: طنجة‎ Ṭanjah; Berber: ⵟⴰⵏⵊⴰ, Ṭanja; archaic Berber name: Tingi or Tinigi; Latin: Tingis; French: Tanger; Spanish: Tánger; Portuguese: Tânger; th...
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Vatican City
Vatican City (/ˈvætɨkən ˈsɪti/), officially Vatican City State (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano; [ˈstaːto della t͡ʃitˈta (d)del vatiˈkaːno]) is a walled enclave wi...
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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on Jul...
Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia
Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants
In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will ren...
Kellyanne Conway having trouble finding private school in D.C.
Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said she’s “amused” by the resistance she’s faced trying to find a private school for her children in Washington, D.C.