Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

Italy shuts ports to rescue ship carrying 629 migrants

"Malta takes in nobody". Malta is in full conformity with worldwide obligations and will not take the vessel in its ports. Salvini campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform that also included a vow to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants already in Italy, even though experts doubt such mass deportations are feasible or financially viable. Numbers have dropped dramatically in recent months, but rescues have increased in recent days, presenting Salvini with his first test as minister.

Doctors Without Borders (known by its French initials, MSF) has urged European Union member states to give a boat packed with 629 rescued refugees and migrants immediate right to disembark, a day after Spain granted the vessel rights to dock in its territory. The mayor of Naples, who has repeatedly clashed with the League leader, said he would welcome in the humanitarian boat. "It's unacceptable to play politics with human lives which is what is happening at the moment", Gabriel Attal said.

There are an estimated 629 migrants on boat the Aquarius, including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women.

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the decision to block the Aquarius, operated by the Franco-German charity SOS Mediterranne, saying global law obligated Italy to take in the migrants.

Italian newspaper Repubblica reported government sources said Mr Salvini's plan is to only let migrants enter Italian waters if they are on Italian, military or commercial boats.

"No one should dare brand Italy or its government as inhumane or xenophobic", Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said.

Real Madrid save €2M from Lopetegui sacking
Spain have named Fernando Hierro as Julen Lopetegui's replacement following the new Real Madrid boss' sacking. Spain begin their campaign with a clash against Portugal in Sochi on Friday.

The conversation came at the end of a day when the rescue vessel Aquarius was denied entry into both Italy and Malta reportedly as a result of a dispute between the two countries.

"Malta is neither the competent nor the coordinating authority in this case".

Conte is set to head to Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday ahead of the European summit on June 28-29, with a particular focus on migration, Macron's office said Monday. "If NGO vessels are prevented from disembarking rescued persons in Italy, this would also have significant implications for merchant ships and the movement of trade throughout the Mediterranean, as merchant ships would again have to become involved in a greater number of rescues". Right-wing politicians have accused charity boats operating off the coast of Libya of operating as "taxis" for migrants.

The United Nations says at least 785 migrants have died crossing the sea so far this year.

The migrants, including pregnant women and scores of children, were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday.

On Friday, he suggested North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervene to protect Italy, saying the country is "under attack from the south".

Related News:

  • Tyson Fury beats Sefer Seferi in comeback fight

    Tyson Fury beats Sefer Seferi in comeback fight

    It was not always pretty from Fury, but it allowed the 6ft 9in Englishman to shed some of the ring rust before moving on to harder tests.
    'Ocean's 8' opens with franchise-best $41.5M to top…

    'Ocean's 8' opens with franchise-best $41.5M to top…

    The film stars Jodie Foster as a nurse who runs a hospital for criminals in a futuristic version of Los Angeles. The Marvel adventure picked up another $10.9 million overseas, bringing its global total to $1.998 billion.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Saudi-led forces launch biggest assault of Yemen war

    Saudi-led forces launch biggest assault of Yemen war

    The mother of two chose to leave her village of Taif a few days ago, "during the last few days of the holy month of Ramadan". Two Saudi and UAE aid ships were in the waters off Hudaida, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki told Saudi state media.
    Chelsea FC, Arsenal keen on deal to sign top 26-year-old

    Chelsea FC, Arsenal keen on deal to sign top 26-year-old

    The opening day of the season has the whopper clash between Arsenal and their tormentors from last season, the champions Manchester City .
    U.S. Says Talks with N.Korea Moving 'More Quickly Than Expected'

    U.S. Says Talks with N.Korea Moving 'More Quickly Than Expected'

    Trump says he thinks "things can work out very nicely" with North Korea on the eve of his historic summit with Kim Jong-un. The two men will first meet one-on-one in a closed session, before a larger meeting with key advisers, USA officials said.
  • Star Fox is joining Ubisoft’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas

    Star Fox is joining Ubisoft’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas

    Starlink's success will probably hinge on whether the game is more than just an elaborate gimmick. Starlink: Battle for Atlas will launch on October 16 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
    A success for Kim, not so much for Trump

    A success for Kim, not so much for Trump

    And Kim, for his part, has offered no specificity. "I'm not for Russian Federation , I'm for the United States", Trump said. Trump's own chest-thumping tweet seemed reminiscent of the "Mission Accomplished" banner flown behind President George W.
    Fed announces rate decision

    Fed announces rate decision

    In addition to a new dot plot, the Fed updated its forecasts for economic growth and inflation. The unemployment rate is seen falling to 3.6% in 2018, compared to the 3.8% forecast in March.
  • Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

    Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

    Meghan also repaid the gesture in kind by allegedly giving Kate an actual friendship bracelet at her own wedding to Prince Harry . It's official! The new royal couple exchanged their vows at a royal ceremony at Windsor Castle, near London, in England.
    Google Home can now handle three voice requests in one go

    Google Home can now handle three voice requests in one go

    Now, you can ask about the weather, check your calendar, and turn on the kitchen lights while only saying "Ok, Google" once. Previously, asking to "turn off living room and bedroom" when referring to those home control groups simply didn't work.
    Treasury slaps sanctions on firms aiding Russian Federation  security service

    Treasury slaps sanctions on firms aiding Russian Federation security service

    It also said that Russian Federation had been tracking undersea cables that carry the bulk of the world's telecommunications data. USA officials said Divetechnoservies procured underwater equipment and diving systems for Russian government agencies.


Most liked

Here are the details on the Wilkes-Barre tornado from National Weather Service
The National Weather Service will be on the scene Thursday to access the damage and determine if a tornado touched down. Emergency crews from across the region.

Story Mode, Stranger Things game may be in development
Telltale's games are a ideal match for this technology, since they generally require simple commands and dialogue choices to play. Despite all this, Netflix has stressed that they are not venturing into the gaming industry themselves.

Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship
She noted that Italy did not feel it was receiving sufficient support from other European Union states. He said that between January and May, France had sent 10,249 migrants back to Italy.

Salah remains a doubt for match against Uruguay-Egyptian FA
So I thought to myself: 'I have quite a few games to play before the end of the season, I can break the all-time record!'. Salah, 25, netted 44 goals in all competitions under Jurgen Klopp this season.

Reach out to those who may be struggling
The two deaths sparked a public conversation about depression and suicide, leading to a 25% uptick in calls to suicide hotlines. Robert Dicker, associate director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital in NY , told Healthline.

David de Gea shoots down questions despite Real Madrid interest
David De Gea says discussions about his future at Manchester United are not important as he focuses on the upcoming World Cup . On the eve of Euro 2016, David De Gea was alleged to have been involved in a sexual assault case but was never charged.

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr
The private sector receives two holiday days for Eid, which means either Friday and Saturday will be off, or Saturday and Sunday. Now, that Eid ul-Fitr is around the corner, it is quite probable that the moon sighting problem will persist yet again.

Super Eagles buzzing and in high spirits for first training in Essentuki
It's only 2 days left to the start of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation and teams, more or less, have completed preparations.

Apple`s 2018 models likely to be cheaper than iPhone X
However, Kelly adds that the flash will hang out on the side of the triple camera module so it's anyone's guess at the moment. The alleged "budget" iPhone model has a 6.1in display - it's not confirmed but presumably this is LCD rather than OLED .

Kate Middleton takes George and Charlotte to watch William in polo match
The Duke of Cambridge was effectively upstaged at the event by his adorable progeny, Prince George and Princess Charlotte . My American side here, biased maybe b/c of everyday #gunviolence in United States of America , but my British side agrees.

Macron Calls Trump Incoherent After He Refuses To Sign G7 Statement
Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Trump swiftly responded to Trudeau by upending the communiqué in a series of tweets Saturday evening.

'Excitement in the air' ahead of Kim meeting
Stocks markets were expected to be on the defensive on Monday as a weekend G7 summit fanned trade war fears after U.S. President Donald Trump backed out of a joint communique in a blow to the group's efforts to show a united front.

Timeline: Trump's turbulent Twitter commentary on Kim Jong Un
Dismantling a secret nuclear arsenal built up over decades would take several years and be extremely hard to check, they say. It did not include an agreement to take steps toward ending the technical state of warfare between the US and North Korea.

The AT&T-Time Warner merger is a go, court rules
Bottom line: if the Fox-Disney merger is approved, YES Network will be owned by the same company which owns the ESPN empire. AT&T and Time Warner's lead lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, said outside court that the companies were gratified and relieved.

Wonder Woman 1984 First Look: Steve Trevor Is Alive?!
Pine is seen in a shopping mall , sporting a different hairdo, standing in front of background that screams the '80s. Does this mean that he is somehow back from the dead? Warning: Possible spoiler for Wonder Woman 1984 ahead .