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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: rappler rapplerJun 26th, 2018

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:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 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

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

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

Stranded rescue ship with over 200 on board docks in Malta – Al Jazeera

More than 200 refugees and migrants have reached land in Malta, after nearly a week being stuck at sea while […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Malta grants safe haven to rescue ship ending 6-day odyssey

An aid ship stuck at sea for six days will be allowed to dock in Malta and the more than 200 migrants onboard will be distributed among eight European Union states, Malta's prime minister announced Wednesday, ending Europe's second impasse in recent weeks over the fate of people saved at sea amid rising political resistance to their welcome......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Malta grants safe haven to rescue ship ending 6-day odyssey

An aid ship stuck at sea for six days will be allowed to dock in Malta and the more than 200 migrants onboard will be distributed among eight European Union states, Malta's prime minister announced Wednesday, ending Europe's second impasse in recent weeks over the fate of people saved at sea amid rising political resistance to their welcome......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

German NGO rescue ship Lifeline may dock in Malta: France

France said Tuesday that “a European solution seems to be emerging” for the humanitarian ship Lifeline, stranded at sea with 234 migrants on board, and it may be allowed to dock in Malta. German NGO rescue ship Lifeline may dock in Malta: France France said Tuesday that Source link: German NGO rescue ship Lifeline may dock in Malta: France.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Duterte: ‘South China Sea military action to create further friction’

With Beijing already in possession of vast areas in the South China Sea, the United States and other countries should just accept this “reality” and avoid creating “friction” that could lead to full-scale military confrontation, President Duterte said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Duterte: ‘South China Sea military action to create further friction’

With Beijing already in possession of vast areas in the South China Sea, the United States and other countries should just accept this “reality” and avoid creating “friction” that could lead to full-scale military confrontation, President Duterte said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Migrants straggle into Mexico City to shelter at stadium

MEXICO CITY --- Thousands of Central Americans dreaming of getting to the United States streamed into Mexico's capital and bedded down in a sports stadium on the eve of U.S. midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made the migrant caravan a central issue. Authorities counted more than 2,000 migrants entering the Jesus Martinez stadium by midafternoon Monday, and a steady flow continued into the night. The facility has a capacity to hold 6,000, officials said, and four big tents set up for sleeping filled up. Still hundreds of miles from the U.S. border, early arrivals eagerly sifted through donated clothes, gave themselves sponge baths and ate chicken and rice. ...Keep on reading: Migrants straggle into Mexico City to shelter at stadium.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

‘We are not killers’: Migrants in caravan respond to Trump

DONAJI, Mexico --- As President Donald Trump ramped up his anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, exhausted Central Americans walking across Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States said they were mostly perplexed and turned off by his threats, which they perceive as exaggerated. The U.S. president has spent the final days of the campaign hammering the issue as he tries to energize Republican voters, and his favorite target has been the migrant caravan of almost 4,000 people that is still more than 800 miles away from the nearest U.S. border. Three smaller ones are following behind it. Trump's recent statements include that he plans to sign an order th...Keep on reading: ‘We are not killers’: Migrants in caravan respond to Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

US Navy chief says US, China to ‘meet more and more on high seas’

Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Tuesday the United States and China “will meet each other more and more on the high seas” after a Chinese warship came close to a US ship in the disputed South China Sea. Source link link: US Navy chief says US, China to ‘meet more and more on high seas’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites internal discord

By Tom Withers, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach. That didn't work either. Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and then lost his job because of a feud with offensive coordinator Todd Haley that went public and threatened to turn a promising season into another one of those Cleveland catastrophes. Haslam fired Jackson and Haley within hours of each other on Monday, a day after the Browns (2-5-1) lost their 25th consecutive road game — one shy of the NFL record. "Hopefully, we made a big step today," Haslam said. "It is hard to win in the NFL. If anybody knows that, it is us. I think the message today is we are not going to put up with internal discord. We want people who are collaborative and work together." As for his poor track record in finding coaches, Haslam offered no excuses. "I will accept the blame because ultimately, it is the person at the head of the ship," he said. "I will take the blame as ownership. I can't explain it more than that. We have had different situations with different people. I know that it is something that we are not going to tolerate moving forward." Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is Cleveland's interim coach, and running backs coach Freddie Kitchens will take over for Haley. Haslam said Williams, who coached Buffalo from 2001-03, was the only in-house candidate considered to finish the season. While Williams has extensive experience and won a Super Bowl, he also has a checkered past. He was suspended by the league for a full season in 2012 for his role in the "Bountygate" scandal that rocked the New Orleans Saints. Haslam said it's premature to consider the next coaching hire for the Browns, who are 22-81-1 since he and his wife, Dee, agreed to buy the franchise in 2012. The main objective now is to get through the season's second half, beginning with a matchup on Sunday against the high-scoring, Kansas City Chiefs (7-1). "We will have a collaborative effort in everything that we do here," Haslam said when asked about a search for the team's ninth coach since 1999. "Right now, we are focused on the next eight games and Gregg and his staff winning as many of those games that we can." There are already names floating around as potential candidates to be Cleveland's next coach, including Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, who coached Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in college. "Not right now," Riley said of his interest in jumping to the NFL. "You sit here and answer these questions and I always want to be truthful. The truth is for me is, I love Oklahoma. I love coaching here. I love college football. I certainly don't have that itch right now." Just three weeks ago, the Browns, who went 0-16 last season under Jackson, appeared to have turned the corner following an overtime win against Baltimore. But things unraveled quickly, thrust in the wrong direction by a power struggle between Jackson and Haley, who joined Cleveland's staff this season after six in Pittsburgh. Following a loss at Tampa Bay last week, Jackson aimed blame at Haley by offering to help the team's offense. Haley publicly said he wasn't offended by the remarks. But Jackson's comments seemed to widen a divide between the coaches, who had disagreed on players getting days off during training camp and whether wide receiver Josh Gordon deserved to start the opener. In order to salvage the season, Haslam and general manager John Dorsey felt change was necessary. Without pointing fingers, Dorsey said there's only one way to stop the in-fighting. "Treat people the way they want to be treated," he said. "Come into work every day willing to work. Love what you do. Just take ownership in what you are doing. Come to work every day and treat people the way you want to be treated." Jackson's the sixth straight Cleveland coach to be fired following the team's second game against Pittsburgh. Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine all met the same demise, but they were let go following the season's final game. Haslam wouldn't get into any specifics about the "'discord" between Jackson and Haley. "We made the decision to move on, and it was far bigger than who was going to call plays," Haslam said. "Unfortunately, sometimes, the best plans don't work out, and in this case, they didn't. We were optimistic and hopeful that they would." Jackson was hired in 2016 by the Haslams, who stuck by him despite a 1-15 record in his first season and then last season's debacle. His failures were always explained away with excuses: not enough talent, injuries, bad luck, a disconnection with the front office. Haslam thought hiring a high-profile coordinator like Haley would help Jackson. In the end, it was his undoing. "Unfortunately, sometimes the best plans do not work out," Haslam said. "In this case, they did not. We were optimistic and hopeful that they would, but they did not work out.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Migrant caravan members reject offer to stay in Mexico

ARRIAGA, Mexico --- Several thousand Central American migrants turned down a Mexican offer of benefits if they applied for refugee status and stayed in the country's two southernmost states, vowing to set out before dawn Saturday to continue their long trek toward the U.S. border. Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto announced what he called the "You are at home" plan, offering shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to Central Americans in Chiapas and Oaxaca states if they applied, calling it a first step toward permanent refugee status. Authorities said more than 1,700 had already applied for refugee status. But after one of the caravan's longest days of walking and han...Keep on reading: Migrant caravan members reject offer to stay in Mexico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Maduro calls U.S. vice president a madman for linking Venezuela to caravan

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, October 24, labelled US Vice President Mike Pence "a madman" after he accused Caracas of financing the Honduras migrant caravan marching towards the United States. "What tremendous convening power I have in Central America, Mike Pence! If it wasn't for an extremist, an extremist ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 25th, 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 will step up FONOPs

After the “close encounter of the unsafe kind” last week between US Navy destroyer USS Decatur and Chinese destroyer Lanzhou during a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) conducted by the American ship in the vicinity of Gaven Reef in the Spratlys, the US Pacific Fleet is drafting a classified proposal for a series of operations involving warships, combat aircraft and troops to show that the United States has the power and the capability to counter any opponent on any front......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Abbas rejects biased U.S. as sole Mideast mediator

UNITED NATIONS – Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas tore into the Trump administration Thursday, September 27, refusing to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the Middle East conflict, a day after Donald Trump promised a "very fair" peace plan. The 82-year-old Palestinian Authority president used his address to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Noel Gallagher announces book of behind-the-scenes stories

Noel Gallagher has announced he will be releasing a book titled "Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)" that documents the biggest tour to date given by his band, Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds. At the focus will be the band's Stranded On the Earth world tour, a year-long trek that included dates in the United States, Canada, the United KIngdom, Ireland, Europe and Southeast Asia. Curated by Gallagher, the book will include hundreds of on- and off-stage pictures taken by Sharon Latham, former official photographer for Manchester City, along with words by journalist Hamish MacBain and candid interviews and anecdotes from the band and crew. "Any R...Keep on reading: Noel Gallagher announces book of behind-the-scenes stories.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018