AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. ...

AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Managers with Mundipharma, the international arm of Purdue Pharma, have been swept up in a corruption case in Italy alleging they and other pharmaceutical executives paid a promine...

AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Managers with Purdue Pharma's international arm, Mundipharma, have been swept up in a corruption scandal in Italy for allegedly paying a prominent pain doctor to push opioids. The ...

Vatican: Cardinal Pell says he's innocent; news is painful

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday described as "painful" the news of the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' top aides, by an Australian court for molesting tw...

Abuse victims: Italian law helps bishops dodge investigation

ROME (AP) — U.S. and Italian advocates for victims of pedophile priests are pressing for Italy to overhaul legislation that allows bishops to dodge accountability for predator clergy in the predominan...

Malta taking stranded migrants off boats in EU deal

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Racing an approaching storm, Maltese military vessels began taking 49 migrants from private rescue ships Wednesday after the island nation reached a deal for the asylum-seekers ...

Italian mayors, governors challenge government asylum law

ROME (AP) — The ranks of prominent citizens opposed to a new Italian law cracking down on asylum-seekers swelled on Monday, with more governors announcing court challenges to the populist government's...

Renaissance master: Tintoretto's 500th spans 2 continents

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A Venetian cloth dyer's son, Tintoretto spent his entire career in Venice, becoming widely considered the last great painter of the Renaissance. The lagoon city'...

Italy livid about deal to loan Leonardo works to Louvre

ROME (AP) — So versatile were Leonardo da Vinci's talents in art and science and so boundless his visionary imagination, he is known to the world as the universal genius. But not to ...

On tiny Linosa, it's easy to adopt island's relaxed rhythms

LINOSA ISLAND, Italy (AP) — There are no hotels, but islanders open up their simple, gaily painted homes to those seeking relaxed rhythms. No banks either, but there's not a lot mone...

Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

ROME (AP) — Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow Euro...

Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery. The ...

Food sent to migrants off Sicily as Italy awaits EU offers

ROME (AP) — Another day's worth of food and beverages was being sent Sunday to a pair of military ships off Sicily as Italy waited for more European nations to pledge to take a share of the hundreds o...

Italy's anti-migrant minister steals partner party's show

ROME (AP) — Five weeks after taking national office, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who heads the right-wing League party, is outshining his coalition rival and fellow deputy premier, Luigi Di Maio...

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,0...