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Italian Eurovision winner to take drug test

The singer for Italy's Eurovision Song Contest winning rockers Maneskin will take a voluntary drug test after denying speculation that he was snorting cocaine during the broadcast, organisers said Sunday. "We are aware of the speculation surrounding the video clip of the Italian winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Green Room last night," the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said in a statement.

Italy police dismantle drug ring sending opioids to US

Italian police said Wednesday they had dismantled a Sicilian drug ring that illegally shipped the doctor-prescribed opioid oxycodone to the United States, arresting five people. More than 400,000 people in the United States have died of overdoses linked to opioid prescription drugs like oxycodone since the early 2000s.