Xi Jinping arrives at Quirinal Palace in Rome

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Quirinal Palace in Rome meeting his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella. It kicks off a whistlestop European tour amid growing Western unease over Italy joining the ever-expanding Asian giant’s new Silk Road project. IMAGES of Xi Jinping arriving at the Quirinal Palace.

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in Italy amid Silk Road unease

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Rome at the start of a whistlestop European tour amid growing Western unease over the economic giant’s new Silk Road project. IMAGES of Chinese President Xi Jinping arriving

All aboard Italy’s ‘Trans-Siberian’ railway

There’s no need to travel to Russia to experience the adventure of the Trans-Siberian Railway. In Italy’s Abruzzo region, an old 1920s train runs on weekends between Rome and the ski resort of Roccaraso and allows tourists to go back in time.

Today in History for March 15th

Highlights of Today in History: Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome; Johnson urges passage of Voting Rights Act; Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers convicted of fraud; Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton; “My Fair Lady” debuts on Broadway. (March 15)

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Rome exhibiton celebrates Da Vinci

In Rome, the exhibition ‘Science before science’ will open March 13 to feature the many works of Italy’s Leonardo Da Vinci, 500 years after his death.

Victims of Church sex abuse in Poland fight for justice

Marek Lisinski, who was assaulted as a child by a priest in Poland, is the co-founder of a group called Ending Clerical Abuse (ECA). The international alliance brings together activists from dozens of countries on several continents, and will be mobilised in Rome this week when Pope Francis hosts a hotly awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals shaking the Catholic Church.

Italian trade unions protest against the government

Hundreds of thousands of people protest in Rome at the call of the main Italian trade unions, which are demanding a real policy of growth and respect from the populist government.