- Putin meets pope and Berlusconi in Italy Updated: Nov-25-13 5:53 pm
- Italian justice minister survives confidence vote Updated: Nov-20-13 1:21 pm
- Pope shuns presidential escort for state visit Updated: Nov-14-13 7:58 am
VATICAN CITY - Russian President Vladimir Putin had a busy first day in Rome on Monday, going from the pope to a "Pussy Riot" protest to dinner at the palazzo of his old friend, Silvio Berlusconi.
ROME - Italy's justice minister survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday after insisting to lawmakers that she didn't abuse her position to win the release of a family friend from jail.
ROME - Pope Francis shunned a presidential guard escort for his first state visit to the Italian president Thursday in yet another breach of protocol and security, even though some people have expressed concerns for his safety as he ramps up his reform of the Vatican.