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ROME | Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

ROME — Jan 19, 2019—Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday. It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North Africa to … Continue reading ROME | Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

GENEVA | US, China spar again over respective trade policies

GENEVA — China and the United States clashed again over their respective trade policies Monday at a time the two countries are trying to iron out their differences so further U.S. tariffs are not imposed on Chinese goods. Dennis Shea, the U.S. ambassador to the WTO, said criticism from China about the U.S.’s “unilateralist and … Continue reading GENEVA | US, China spar again over respective trade policies

MADRID | Maltese coast guard takes 11 migrants saved by trawler

MADRID — Eleven migrants rescued by a trawler last week have been handed over to the Maltese coast guard and will soon reach port in Malta, a Spanish aid group said Sunday. Proactiva Open Arms says on Twitter that the Spanish trawler Nuestra Senora de Loreto radioed them to say the migrants had been transferred. … Continue reading MADRID | Maltese coast guard takes 11 migrants saved by trawler

MEXICO CITY | In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

MEXICO CITY— Although most of the 7,000 migrants in the caravan wending its way through far-southern Mexico are Hondurans, some Salvadorans have also joined. There is even a Facebook page and a WhatsApp chat encouraging Salvadorans to form a caravan of their own, though it is not yet known whether one will materialize. It’s a … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

BARCELONA, Spain | Migrants storm Spanish border enclave fence, 200 get in

BARCELONA, Spain— Some 300 migrants attacked a fence separating Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Sunday, an effort that left one migrant dead and saw 200 others enter Spanish territory, authorities said. A representative of Spain’s government in Melilla said the migrant appears to have died from a heart attack despite the … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Migrants storm Spanish border enclave fence, 200 get in

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Spain rescues 447 migrants on busy summer Sunday

VATICAN CITY  — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it has picked up 447 people who were trying to cross to the Mediterranean Sea from northern Africa. The service said it rescued 257 migrants from 20 boats Sunday in the Strait of Gibraltar, the closest … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Spain rescues 447 migrants on busy summer Sunday

MADRID | Spanish vessels pick up 160 migrants attempting to cross sea

MADRID— Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it has picked up 160 people from five boats that were crossing a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from Northern Africa. The rescue service says 57 migrants were rescued from three of the boats on Sunday morning and brought ashore in Tarifa, a town at the southernmost tip … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish vessels pick up 160 migrants attempting to cross sea

MONTAUK, New York | AP Investigation: Sustainable seafood dealer sold fishy tale

MONTAUK, New York (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since … Continue reading MONTAUK, New York | AP Investigation: Sustainable seafood dealer sold fishy tale