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Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini agreed to allow them to leave the Diciotti, the Italian coastguard ship which had rescued them some 10 days ago.

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the port of Catania since Monday night, after the Italian government blocked migrants from leaving in the absence of commitments from the EU to relocate some of them.