An investigation is underway after a girl died in Palermo after allegedly taking part in the "Blackout Challenge."
The families allege that Italy's prime minister, health minister and regional leaders contributed to over 70,000 COVID-19 deaths in the country.
The new strain—dubbed the "B.1.1.7 lineage"—contains more than 20 separate mutations.
The plot fell through when the hitman, who was paid €2,500, told the intended victim. The father has been sentenced to two years by a court in Turin, Italy.
Italy was one of countries the hardest hit during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe earlier this year.
Legal experts agreed during the trial that Antonio Gozzini "was prey to an evident delirium of jealousy that destroyed his relationship with reality and determined an irresistible homicidal urge."
From December 21 to January 6, no Italian citizen will be able to travel among the country's 20 regions except for work, medical reasons or emergencies.
Cases of COVID-19 were circulating in Italy as early as September 2019, the National Cancer Institute in Milan says.
Health officials in Naples are investigating after a video was posted on social media showing the dead body of a man sprawled in a hospital toilet. (Warning: Graphic images in story)
"I wasn't able to see her in hospital and so went to the courtyard with the accordion," Stefan Bozzini said.
Italy has recorded over 990,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 42,000 deaths as a second wave of the virus hits the country.
About 8 percent of Germans would vote for Trump compared to 66 percent who back Joe Biden to win the U.S. presidential election in four days.
Spain, France, the U.K., Italy and Germany are seeing a record-breaking number of coronavirus infections as a second wave of the pandemic ripples through Europe.
Fears are rising in an Italian town that faced the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, where between 50 and 60 residents died daily during the height of the outbreak.
The country is heading back into a protracted state of lockdown, as the government imposed a curfew to begin Saturday evening and announced the closure of all high schools until further notice.
Several major European cities, including London, Rome, Paris and Madrid, have reimposed restrictions in recent weeks.
In a tweet, the Italian funeral home's social media manager simply captioned the campaign: "Business is business."
When I stepped out onto my balcony, which is across from his, we saw each other. It was as if there was a lightning bolt of attraction between us in that moment.
The historic Policlinico Umberto I hospital in Rome is being used as one of the locations for "Mission: Impossible 7" with filming spotted on a first-floor balcony.
Italians overwhelmingly voted to approve a constitutional amendment this week which reduces the number of lawmakers in both chambers of its national parliament by one-third.
Boris Johnson is alleged to have flown into the Italian city of Perugia on September 11 in order to baptize his son.
Six of the 12 deadliest countries, according to COVID-19 fatalities per one million people, were reported to be in Europe.
New infections have been increasing in France, Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Estonia in recent weeks.
The woman was being airlifted from Lampedusa to a hospital in Sicily only an hour away, but gave birth while airborne.
The doctor who dealt with pair said: "The funny thing is that they orient themselves with the compass...a principle that they, as flat-Earthers, should reject."
Dr. Ilaria Capua's story and the race to find a coronavirus vaccine both illustrate how important open science is, but also how easily things can go wrong, either because the science is misunderstood—or because people are actually acting outside the contours of the law.
The man allegedly mocked the boat crew by wearing a face mask but lowering it when they turned away.
"In order to protect and guarantee public health and safety, in the absence of suitable reception facilities, it is forbidden to enter, transit and stop in the territory of the Sicilian Region by every migrant," the ordinance said.
The weekly totals of new cases in Spain, Italy and France have increased for several consecutive weeks.