Monthly Archives: June 2014

Italy Pushes EU to Lead Sea Missions

“Italy to push EU to lead sea mission to rescue migrants,” by Steve Scherer for Reuters (reposted by Swissinfo.ch): Italy will ask the European Union next week to take over responsibility for rescuing migrants crossing the Mediterranean in crowded boats … Continue reading

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The Salaam Palace in Italy

“Palace of Squatters Is a Symbol of Refugee Crises,” by Elisabetta Povoledo for the New York Times: On a recent evening, two volunteer doctors and a handful of medical students moved gingerly around a dimly lit room, examining dozens of … Continue reading

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Migrants Drown En Route to Europe

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1,000 Migrants Repelled from Spain

“Over 1,000 migrants repelled from Spain-Morocco border,” from AFP (reposted by Yahoo News): Security forces drove back 1,000 African migrants who tried to scramble over a border fence from Morocco into the Spanish territory of Melilla on Saturday, officials said. … Continue reading

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Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds of Migrants

“Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds of Migrants,” by Liam Moloney for the Wall Street Journal: The Italian navy said it rescued hundreds of migrants on rickety boats before dawn Thursday as the government ruled out winding down a military operation set … Continue reading

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