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World Italy accepts 900 migrants but 600 more continue onto Spain

10:41  13 june  2018
10:41  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Spain takes in boat packed with hundreds of refugees after Italy turns it away

  Spain takes in boat packed with hundreds of refugees after Italy turns it away Hundreds of migrants who were turned away from seeking refuge in Italy arrived in Spain on Sunday, where the government recently unveiled a series of measures to "put the people's rights first."Hundreds of migrants who were turned away from seeking refuge in Italy arrived in Spain on Sunday, where the government recently unveiled a series of measures to "put the people's rights first.

An Italian coast guard vessel has docked in Sicily with more than 900 migrants aboard, evidence that Italy 's new anti- migrant government is still taking in some asylum-seekers but is forcing the rest of Europe to accept others.

An Italian coast guard vessel has docked in Sicily with more than 900 migrants aboard, evidence that Italy 's new At the same time, the Aquarius vessel of the aid group SOS Mediterranee continued its dayslong westward voyage to Spain , where it was rerouted after Italy and Malta refused it entry.

People gather to stage a protest after the rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP) © The Associated Press People gather to stage a protest after the rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

CATANIA, Sicily — An Italian coast guard vessel has docked in Sicily with more than 900 migrants aboard, evidence that Italy's new anti-migrant government is still taking in some asylum-seekers but is forcing the rest of Europe to accept others.

Spain rescues more than 900 boat migrants, finds four bodies

  Spain rescues more than 900 boat migrants, finds four bodies Spain's coast guard rescued 933 migrants and found four dead bodies in the Mediterranean Friday and Saturday, as the country prepared for the arrival of a charity rescue ship that was denied a port by Italy and Malta. The number of people fleeing poverty and conflict by boat to Spain doubled last year and is likely to rise again in 2018, according to the EU border agency, potentially pushing migration up the national political agenda.

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Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — An Italian coast guard vessel has docked in Sicily with more than 900 migrants aboard, evidence that Italy ’s new anti- migrant government is still taking in

Crew aboard the Diciotti began disembarking passengers in Catania's port early Wednesday. At the same time, the Aquarius vessel of the aid group SOS Mediterranee continued its dayslong westward voyage to Spain, where it was rerouted after Italy and Malta refused it entry.

The fates of the two ships are evidence of the policy shift by Italy's new populist government: refuse entry to rescue ships of European-flagged aid groups, but allow Italian maritime vessels in its ports.

The shift has heightened tensions in Europe, with France accusing Italy of "cynical" and irresponsible behavior.

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Italy's refusal to allow a migrant vessel to dock raises issues about who is responsible for helping those stranded at sea.Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Italy had broken international rules, and the plight of the Aquarius led to a diplomatic row between Italy and France.

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