Age-old prob­lem for Rome metro

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US pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump says he may have a poor re­la­tion­ship with Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron in light of his crit­i­cism of Trump’s call for all Mus­lims to be tem­po­rar­ily banned from en­ter­ing the United States. Trump’s com­ments are cer­tain to cause un­ease in Britain, where Amer­ica is seen as the coun­try’s clos­est ally. Cameron has re­fused to re­tract com­ments de­scrib­ing the pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can nom­i­nee’s pro­posed Mus­lim ban as “di­vi­sive, stupid and wrong.” “It looks like we are not go­ing to have a very good re­la­tion­ship,” Trump said in the in­ter­view con­ducted in New York. “Who knows, I hope to have a good re­la­tion­ship with him but he’s not will­ing to ad­dress the prob­lem ei­ther.” Trump also de­scribed Lon­don’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, as “rude” for call­ing him ig­no­rant. The real es­tate ty­coon said he would “re­mem­ber” the mayor’s hos­tile re­ac­tion to the idea that Khan, a Mus­lim, would be given an ex­cep­tion to the tem­po­rary ban. “He doesn’t know me, hasn’t met me. I think they were very rude state­ments and, frankly I will re­mem­ber those state­ments,” Trump said. “They are very nasty.” Trump de­nied he was “at war” with Khan. “I just think it’s very rude of him, he said. “I wished him well when I heard he won, he’s a Mus­lim, I think it’s ig­no­rant for him to say that.” Khan’s of­fice re­sponded with out­rage to the re­marks and said Amer­i­can vot­ers will re­ject Trump’s views: “Sadiq has spent his whole life fight­ing ex­trem­ism, but Trump’s re­marks make that fight much harder, it plays straight into the ex­trem­ists’ hands.” Work to up­grade Rome’s pub­lic trans­port has again run up against an an­cient prob­lem: ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ru­ins. Cul­ture min­istry of­fi­cials showed where work on the city’s third sub­way line un­earthed bar­racks for Ro­man Prae­to­rian guards dat­ing from the second cen­tury. While con­struc­tion work­ers poured con­crete at the planned Amba Aradam metro stop, an ar­chae­ol­o­gist just a few me­tres away brushed dirt from a small bronze bracelet. The bar­racks, dis­cov­ered nine me­tres be­low street level, cover 900 sqm and in­clude a long hall­way and 39 rooms dec­o­rated with black-and-white mo­saics on the floors and fres­coed walls. “It’s ex­cep­tional, not only for its good state of con­ser­va­tion but be­cause it is part of an al­ready in­cluded four bar­racks,” said Ros­sella Rea of the Cul­ture Min­istry.

DIS­COV­ERY: The Ro­man ru­ins

CRIT­I­CISM: David Cameron

DE­FI­ANT: Don­ald Trump

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