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Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal

Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal

The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

An NGO ship which saved 87 migrants in distress off Libya docked in Spain on Thursday after roaming the Mediterranean for days, the third such vessel to be allowed in the country...

Italian boat accused of breaking law by taking migrants to Libya

Italian boat accused of breaking law by taking migrants to Libya

Migrant rescue charities operating in the Mediterranean said Tuesday that an Italian boat may have violated international law by taking more than 100 migrants it had saved back to Libya.

Migrants land on Spanish beach, flee as tourists look on

Migrants land on Spanish beach, flee as tourists look on

More than 30 illegal migrants, pursued by a police boat, landed their packed dinghy on a Spanish beach on Friday then scattered into the surrounding sand dunes and woodland.

Afghan deported from Germany commits suicide in Kabul hotel

Afghan deported from Germany commits suicide in Kabul hotel

An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after committing suicide, officials said Wednesday.

Italy's Salvini wants 'guarantees' before rescued migrants land

Italy's Salvini wants 'guarantees' before rescued migrants land

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday called for "guarantees" before allowing an Italian coastguard ship with more than 60 migrants on board to dock.

Italy wants EU sea missions to take rescued migrants elsewhere

Italy wants EU sea missions to take rescued migrants elsewhere

Italy will seek commitments from European Union partners to have migrants rescued at sea by ships from anti-trafficking and border control missions taken to other countries, its interior minister said on Sunday.

Austria says ready to protect borders if Germany moves on migrants

Austria says ready to protect borders if Germany moves on migrants

Austria is prepared to take measures to protect its southern borders if an immigration deal within Germany's coalition goes into effect, the government in Vienna said on Tuesday.

Merkel rebels vow last-ditch bid for migrant deal

Merkel rebels vow last-ditch bid for migrant deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition faced an uncertain future Monday, as her hardline conservative Bavarian allies vowed a final attempt at a deal on migrant policy ...

Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access

Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access

A Spanish NGO said Saturday 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.

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn up a raft of measures to tighten controls on the influx of migrants, according to a document submitted to her coalition partners Saturday as she battles for political survival.

Trump administration says longstanding court decree allows detaining migrant families

Trump administration says longstanding court decree allows detaining migrant families

The White House intends to detain migrant families together but might therefore hold children longer than previously allowed, according to new court documents filed by the US Justice Department.