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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.

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.

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.

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.

Rescued migrants in limbo as Salvini bans second charity ship

Rescued migrants in limbo as Salvini bans second charity ship

Over 160 migrants were seeking a safe port Friday after two charity vessels that had rescued them found themselves banned from entering Italian territorial waters.

Spain allows migrant rescue boat Open Arms to leave port

Spain allows migrant rescue boat Open Arms to leave port

Rescue charity ship Open Arms received the green light to set sail from the port of Barcelona on Wednesday but will not be allowed to return to the central Mediterranean to save migrants.