Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean

ROME, Italy – Italy defiantly declared on Saturday, June 23, that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships as German charity vessel Lifeline lay off the coast of Malta in limbo with more than 230 migrants aboard. Malta – which is also refusing to take in the boat in a ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 23rd, 2018

Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

ROME, Italy – Spain offered Monday, June 11,  to take in a ship stranded in the Mediterranean with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports. The migrants, including pregnant women and scores of children, were saved by the French charity SOS ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

60 migrants refused by Italy, Malta arrive in Spain

Barcelona --- A rescue ship carrying 60 migrants arrived Wednesday in a Spanish port after being refused entry by Italy and Malta, the second time in a month that a humanitarian group has been forced to travel for days to unload people rescued in the central Mediterranean. The Italian government is blocking private rescue boats that it blames for encouraging human traffickers to launch unseaworthy boats loaded with migrants toward Europe. But the aid groups deny having any link to smugglers in Libya or elsewhere, and say they are being forced to leave unattended the busy migrant sea transit route where deaths are mounting while they make the long journey to Spain. The Open Arms ...Keep on reading: 60 migrants refused by Italy, Malta arrive in Spain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Italy s far-right interior minister faces probe over stranded migrants

ROME, Italy – Prosecutors in Sicily on Saturday, August 25 opened an inquiry into Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for "illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power," reports said, over his refusal to allow over 100 rescued migrants off a coastguard ship.  At the same time, Salivini suggested ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

ROME, Italy (UPDATED) – Italy allowed 16 of the 150 migrants stranded on board a coastguard ship at a Sicily port to disembark on Saturday, August 25, as government officials face questioning over the refusal to let all passengers off, media reported.  The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the port ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access

MADRID, Spain – A Spanish NGO said Saturday, June 30 it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, drawing condemnation from Italy's far-right interior minister who said they were not welcome in his country. The news comes a day after 3 babies were found dead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Malta to accept stranded migrant ship if EU states help

VALLETTA, Malta – Malta said Tuesday, June 26,  it would only allow a stranded rescue ship carrying over 200 migrants to dock in its port if other EU states agreed to take in some of those onboard. The fate of the Lifeline ship, run by a German NGO, hung in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants

BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union (EU) leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday, June 24, over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship , vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden. The talks involving 16 of the bloc's 28 leaders aim to mend rifts over burden sharing but also to shore ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

VALENCIA, Spain --- Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The 270 migrants on board soon began to disembark after medical staff had made a preliminary inspection. The rescue ship Aquarius came in four hours later with another 106 migrants. Aid workers awaiting their arrival clapped and cheered as the first migrants walked down the gangway....Keep on reading: Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship

ROME, Italy – Italy postponed high-level talks with France on Wednesday, June 13, after Paris branded Rome irresponsible for refusing to take in a migrant rescue ship. Italy's new economy minister shelved a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris as their countries traded barbs over the treatment of more than ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Macron never meant to offend Italy with migrant comments

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron attempted to resolve tensions with Italy on Thursday, June 14, saying he never meant to cause offense by criticizing its rejection of a migrant ship in remarks that sparked fury in Rome. Macron had on Tuesday ignited the worst Franco-Italian diplomatic spat in years ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Soccer coach donates to help migrant aid group

A Spanish aid group dedicated to saving migrants crossing the Mediterranean says soccer coach Pep Guardiola donated 150,000 euros ($176,000) to repair one of their ships that had been impounded by Italy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Soccer coach donates to help migrant aid group

A Spanish aid group dedicated to saving migrants crossing the Mediterranean says soccer coach Pep Guardiola donated 150,000 euros ($176,000) to repair one of their ships that had been impounded by Italy. Source link link: Soccer coach donates to help migrant aid group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Italy, Malta in diplomatic spat over migrant arrivals

ROME, Italy – Italy's new hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini engaged in a war of words with the Maltese government Friday, June 8, after accusing the Mediterranean island of not doing its fair share to take in migrants. "The good God put Malta closer to Africa than Sicily," said the nationalist Salvini, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Nine dead as Italy rescues 6,055 migrants on disaster anniversary

Italy's coastguard said nine corpses were recovered in operations in which 6,055 people were rescued off Libya Monday, three years to the day after 366 people died in the sinking that first alerted the world to the Mediterranean migrant crisis......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 4th, 2016

Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma

NEW YORK -- On most ship cruises around the globe, Filipinos almost always constitute a sizeable portion --- around 30%-50% --- of the cabin crew. They can be the cooks, waiters, customer service representatives, engineers, janitors and onboard doctors and masseuses. The fact that Filipinos are English-speaking, industrious and adaptable to any regional culture is surely an asset. I have met quite a few Filipino crew members in my past cruise voyages through Mediterranean and Scandinavia and the Mexican Riviera. But it was in my last cruise adventure from Australia to New Zealand that I finally got to personally interview the Filipino executive chef of a cruise liner: Nilo Palma o...Keep on reading: Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Thousands protest in Rome over Italy s anti-migrant decree

ROME, Italy – Several thousand protesters rallied in Rome on Saturday, November 10 to protest against what they criticized as unfair anti-migrant policies promoted by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini . Waving banners with slogans "Black lives matter" and "Welcome for all; Open the borders", leftists joined anti-racism activists who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Mexico allows caravan women, children in, but thousands still stranded

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico – Mexican authorities allowed dozens of women and children from a US-bound Honduran migrant caravan to enter the country Saturday, October 20 but thousands remain stranded on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress. Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala Luis Manuel Lopez told ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

US Navy ship rescues stranded Filipino fishermen in West Philippine Sea

A United States Navy vessel came to the rescue of five Filipino fishermen who have been adrift in the West Philippine Sea for five days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Top cop warns scalawags to shape up to ship out

HOW does a commander deal with police scalawags? For Senior Supt. Martin Defensor, his policy as the new Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) chief is simple: Shape up or ship out. “Internally, our main thrust is to cleanse our ranks with scalawags. If they misbehaved and are defiant, it means they are not sincere with […] The post Top cop warns scalawags to shape up to ship out appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Migrant death rate soars in Mediterranean -- UN

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Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018