The woman allegedly committed multiple homicides while working as a nurse at a hospital in Piombino, a city on the Tuscan coast. Photograph: Thinkstock

A woman suspected of murdering 13 patients in a Tuscan hospital in 2014 and 2015 has been arrested, Italian police said in a statement on Thursday. C(...)

Italian Police escort a man, centre, to a police car in the southern city of Salerno, Italy. Police identified the man arrested as an Algerian wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the recent terror attacks in Paris. Photograph: AP

Last Wednesday evening, on the day after the bomb attacks on Brussels airport and underground, Moroccan Mohammed Lahlaoui was arrested by German polic(...)

The moment of the arrest of Djamal Eddine Ouali (right, on his knees), arrested by an Italian anti-terror squad in Bellizzi near Salerno, southern Italy, 26th March 2016. Photograph: Carmine Cappetti/EPA

Belgian prosecutors have charged three men with terrorist offences over the Brussels bombings and Italian police have arrested an Algerian suspected o(...)

This handout picture released by the Vatican press office (Osservatore Romano) shows Pope Francis celebrating mass in Santa Marta at the Vatican on Tuesday. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis this morning said that, as part of the celebration of the Holy Year of Mercy, he will permit priests to absolve women of the sin of abort(...)

MSF project co-ordinator  Juan Matias Gil (right)  with  rescued Palestinian  migrants Mohammed (35) and his  one-year-old daughter Azeelin, who were on a vessel carrying migrants which capsized in the Mediterranean on August 5th. Mohammed’s wife Diana also survived the sinking. Photograph: MSF

Two families plucked from the Mediterranean by the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh 10 days ago have described the intense relief at bei(...)

A student accused of being part of an international drugs trafficking operation sending £15 million worth of cannabis to Northern Ireland is to be released from custody

A student accused of being part of an international drugs trafficking operation sending £15 million worth of cannabis to Northern Ireland is to be rel(...)

Colonel of Financial Police Cosimo Di Gesù (right) and Public Prosecutor Nello Rossi, during a press conference about the arrest on Wednesday of new owner and president of Serie A club Parma, Giampietro Manenti. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

Italian police said on Wednesday they had arrested the chairman of beleaguered soccer club Parma and 21 others on charges including embezzlement and (...)

A girl holds a gun in a truck just prior to a rebel attack in July 2003 outside Monrovia in Liberia. The UN believes arms dealers used HSBC accounts. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty

It was a scene of incredible carnage. In July 2003, a recently re-armed rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, resumed its tw(...)

Eight people in Milan, Matera,Trapani and New York were this week arrested in connection with the attempted extortion of Matera-based businessman Luciano Marsilio.

The moral of this tale is: do not run up a debt with the Gambino family in New York because they never forget. Eight people in Milan, Matera, Trapani (...)

Massimo Carminati, a former member of the NAR neo-fascist terrorist group and of the Banda della Magliana crime gang, is arrested by Italian Carabinieri Rome as part of the “Middle Earth” operation. Photograph: Italian Carabinieri Press Office/EPA

Roman public opinion is in a state of shock following the arrest on Tuesday of 37 people, — most of them involved in the administration of the “Eterna(...)