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Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

More than 2,000 Central American migrants seeking to settle in the United States have given up and accepted free rides home under a 10-month-old program

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions rose on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy on Tuesday, as 10 of the migrants aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim ashore

Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain on Sunday offered to take in the charity vessel Proactiva Open Arms with more than 100 migrants on board, slamming Italy's ‘inconceivable’ refusal to allow it to dock.

Libyan navy says more than 300 migrants rescued

Libyan navy says more than 300 migrants rescued

The Libyan navy said Sunday 335 migrants had been rescued and one body recovered in separate operations off the coast, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

Italian authorities rescue 57 migrants off Lampedusa island

Italian authorities rescue 57 migrants off Lampedusa island

Fifty-seven migrants were rescued by Italian customs police and the coastguard and taken to the island of Lampedusa

Italy prosecutors probe Salvini over migrant ship limbo

Italy prosecutors probe Salvini over migrant ship limbo

Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged kidnapping and abuse of office after far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini prevented a charity ship carrying rescued migrants from docking.

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries have agreed to take in some of the 147 migrants currently stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced ...

Rome court overrides Salvini, says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters

Rome court overrides Salvini, says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters

A Rome administrative court ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying 160 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Migrants reach Europe via other routes as Italy closes ports

Migrants reach Europe via other routes as Italy closes ports

The number of migrants found to be crossing the Mediterranean Sea from northern Africa to Spain rose by 22 per cent in July, amid an Italian clampdown on arrivals at its shores

Over 350 migrants onboard charity ship after new rescue in Med

Over 350 migrants onboard charity ship after new rescue in Med

French charities SOS Mediterranea and MSF rescued another 105 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday, bringing to 356 the number of those aboard the Ocean Viking now seeking a safe port.

Migrants aboard Spanish NGO vessel wait for willing harbour

Migrants aboard Spanish NGO vessel wait for willing harbour

One hundred and twenty-one migrants on board a rescue vessel operated by the Spanish NGO Open Arms have been waiting for a week for a harbour to let them dock.