Mediterranean Sea

MARSEILLE, France | Aid groups terminate Aquarius migrant rescue operations

MARSEILLE, France — Aid groups Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the migrant rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aquarius has been docked in Marseille since October after Panama revoked its flag. Last month, Italian prosecutors ordered the seizure of the ship and … Continue reading MARSEILLE, France | Aid groups terminate Aquarius migrant rescue operations

MARSEILLE, France | Aid groups terminate Aquarius rescue operations

MARSEILLE, France— Aid group Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aquarius has been docked in Marseille since October after Panama revoked its flag. Last month, Italian prosecutors ordered the seizure of the ship and accused Doctors … Continue reading MARSEILLE, France | Aid groups terminate Aquarius rescue operations

Migration at top of agenda of Spanish PM’s 1st Morocco visit

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez urged greater cooperation on migration while making his first visit Monday to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain and get a foothold in Europe. Spain is one of the North African kingdom’s strongest European allies, and enhanced collaboration on all levels was … Continue reading Migration at top of agenda of Spanish PM’s 1st Morocco visit

MADRID | Spain police find 2 bodies in boat carrying migrants, drugs

MADRID — Spanish police say they have recovered the bodies of two Moroccans from a boat that reached Spain’s coast after crossing the Mediterranean Sea with migrants and a hashish shipment. Police said Sunday that they found the bodies along with two other people who were suffering from hypothermia on Saturday after they were alerted … Continue reading MADRID | Spain police find 2 bodies in boat carrying migrants, drugs

MARSEILLE, France | French rescue teams find body in collapsed buildings

MARSEILLE, France  — France’s interior minister arrived in Marseille Tuesday at the site where two buildings collapsed into rubble, killing at least one man. The southern city’s fire brigade confirmed on its Twitter feed Tuesday the discovery of a man’s body in the ruins. Officials warned up to eight people are still unaccounted for in … Continue reading MARSEILLE, France | French rescue teams find body in collapsed buildings

ISTANBUL | Turkey: We can’t be excluded from Mediterranean resources

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president says he will not permit what he called the seizing of natural resources in the eastern Mediterranean. Speaking at a naval ceremony Sunday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would never accept such attempts “excluding our country and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.” Turkey and the Greek Cypriot government in … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey: We can’t be excluded from Mediterranean resources

MADRID | Spanish rescuers recover dead baby, save 520 migrants at sea

MADRID  — Spain’s maritime rescue service says a baby has died despite efforts by rescuers to save it after a small boat carrying migrants sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. The death came as over 500 others were rescued. The service says Sunday that the bottom of the rubber boat gave out, tossing 56 migrants into … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish rescuers recover dead baby, save 520 migrants at sea

MADRID | Spain saves over 350 migrants crossing Mediterranean

MADRID — Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved over 350 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. The service says it pulled 359 people from seven small boats its rescue craft intercepted in waters between Spain and the coast of northern Africa on Saturday. Spain has seen a rise in illegal … Continue reading MADRID | Spain saves over 350 migrants crossing Mediterranean