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: rappler rapplerJun 30th, 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 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

Spanish naval ship saves 651 migrants in Mediterranean

MADRID — Spain's defense ministry says a Spanish navy ship has rescued 651 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2017

Libya migrant rescue ship seeks Christmas port

ROME, Italy – A civilian ship with 33 migrants aboard rescued off the Libyan coast appealed Sunday, December 23, for a European port to take them to before the weather turns at Christmas. German NGO ship Sea Watch 3 rescued the migrants, including 4 women and 6 children, when they were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 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

Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

Italy's firebrand interior minister threatened yesterday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 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 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

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

Majority of French reject safe harbor for Aquarius – poll

PARIS, France – A majority of French citizens support the government's decision not to offer safe harbor to a ship carrying 630 rescued migrants after Italy refused to let it dock, an opinion poll released Monday, June 18, showed. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they backed the government, while 42 percent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 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

Aquarius migrants finally land in Spain after week-long odyssey

VALENCIA, Spain (UPDATED) – The 630 migrants whose rescue sparked a major migration row in Europe began disembarking in Spain on Sunday, June 17 after a turbulent week that saw Italy turn them away. The first of 3 ships transporting the group, an Italian coast guard vessel called ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain';s maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Spain says France to take in Aquarius ship migrants

MADRID, Spain – Madrid said on Saturday, June 16, that it has accepted an offer from France to take in migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship following a turbulent week surrounding the stricken vessel. The boat, which is due to arrive in Spain on Sunday morning with more than 600 people ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Spain doesn t rule out sending Aquarius migrants back

MADRID, Spain – Spain will treat the hundreds of migrants who are to arrive Sunday, June 17 on board the Aquarius rescue vessel "totally normally", the government said Friday, June 15, meaning some could be expelled. The ship's plight has caused a rift across Europe this week, but Spain has agreed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Bodies of around 20 migrants recovered from sea – Spanish official

MADRID, Spain – Moroccan rescue services have recovered the bodies of around 20 migrants in the Mediterranean, a spokeswoman for the Spanish enclave of Melilla said on Sunday, February 4. The bodies of the migrants, from sub-Saharan Africa, were spotted on Saturday, February 3 by a Spanish ship, which alerted the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Migration to dominate southern EU meet

ROME -- The heads of seven southern European states gather in Rome on Wednesday to tackle one of the stubbornest thorns in the EU’s side: flows of migrants from war-torn and impoverished countries. The leaders of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain will meet in the Italian capital….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Spain saves 66 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

MADRID — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 66 migrants from two boats in the Mediterranean Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean in 46 boats

MADRID — Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Af.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017