Head of worst-hit Italy region is probed for COVID supplies

ROME (AP) — The governor of Lombardy, Italy’s hardest-hit region in the pandemic, acknowledged Saturday that he is being investigated by Milan prosecutors over a lucrative contract to obtain protectiv...

Families of Italy's virus dead seek answers, solace, justice

ROME (AP) — It started out as way for grief-struck families to mourn their coronavirus dead online: a Facebook group where relatives who were denied a funeral because of Italy’s stringent lockdowns co...

Pope hails Italy virus doctors, nurses as heroes at Vatican

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed doctors and nurses from the coronavirus-ravaged region of Lombardy to the Vatican on Saturday to thank them for their selfless work and “heroic” sacrifice. ...

Many field hospitals went largely unused, will be shut down

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleaming new tent hospitals sit empty on two suburban New York college campuses, never having treated a single coronavirus patient. Convention centers that were turned into temporary h...

Dimension of virus 'massacre' in Italy nursing homes grows

ROCCA DI PAPA, Italy (AP) — The World Health Organization has called it a “massacre.” The Health Ministry sent in inspectors. Prosecutors are investigating, and an appalled mayor said the managers of ...

Europe's nursing homes in spotlight for uncounted virus dead

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the country’s biggest nursing home where 70 residents died last month, in a stark reminder of the difficulties Europe faces in accu...

Italy's health system at limit in virus-struck Lombardy

MILAN (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy has so overwhelmed the public health system that officials are taking extraordinary measures to care for the sick, seeking to bring doctors out ...

Italy rushes to contain Europe's first major virus outbreak

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off the ...

Italy reports 1st virus death, cases more than quadruple

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy reported its first death from the new virus from China early Saturday and the number of people infected more than quadrupled due to a cluster of cases that prompted officia...

Taiwan artist launches 'Kiss Me' exhibition to commemorate deceased mother

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Taiwan artist Attilio Chien launched a solo exhibition, “Kiss Me”, featuring 30 works in commemoration of his deceased mother. The exhibition runs through June ...

Malago to lead organizing committee if Milan-Cortina wins

ROME (AP) — Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago will lead the organizing committee if the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid wins next month's vote to host the 2026 Winter Games. ...

Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci dead at 77

ROME (AP) — Italian film-maker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, died Monday. He was 77. ...

Italy: Candidate says immigration endangers 'our white race'

ROME (AP) — An Italian gubernatorial candidate has sparked outrage by saying Italy can't accept all immigrants who want to live in the country if "our white race" is to continue. Pol...

Dynamic duo: Icardi and Perisic keep Inter perfect in Italy

ROME (AP) — The dynamic duo of Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are proving unstoppable in Serie A and Inter Milan is quickly moving on from last season's failures and upheaval. Icardi ...