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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

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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

Hundreds of crop pickers and labor union activists have marched from a shanty town in southern Italy to protest what they say is the exploitation of migrant farmworkers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

Hundreds of crop pickers and labor union activists have marched from a shanty town in southern Italy to protest what they say is the exploitation of migrant farmworkers. Source link link: Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Migrant farm workers killed in Italy road crash – Al Jazeera

At least a dozen people, including migrant labourers returning home after spending the day working in the fields, have been […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

12 migrant workers killed in Italy road crash - fire service

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Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

12 migrant workers killed in Italy road crash – fire service

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Spain rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from the sea in 2 days

MADRID --- Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days. The service says it pulled 206 people from 10 different boats Saturday morning, after rescuing 774 migrants traveling in 52 boats on Friday. As a crackdown by Libyan authorities has made it more difficult for migrants to reach Italy, many are attempting the trip from Algeria and Morocco into Spain, where over 20,000 have already arrived by sea in 2018. Human trafficking mafias pack the migrants into small craft unfit for open waters. Over 1,500 people have died so far this year trying to c...Keep on reading: Spain rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from the sea in 2 days.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

EU seeks solution to Italy’s concerns over migrant mission

Italy’s foreign minister says Rome will allow migrants rescued by a European Union naval operation to land over the coming weeks while EU nations figure out how to divide up new arrivals. EU seeks solution to Italy’s concerns over migrant mission Italy’s foreign minister says Rome will allow migrants rescued by a European Union naval… link: EU seeks solution to Italy’s concerns over migrant mission.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy, Malta dig heels in

ROME, Italy – Another 450 migrants on board two Frontex vessels were stranded at sea on Saturday, July 14, as Italy and Malta locked horns over whose responsibility it was to offer them safe harbor.  The migrants had initially set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel which was identified early ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018