Mediterranean Sea

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

MADRID | Spain rescues 472 migrants, some on inflatable rafts

MADRID —Jan 17, 2019— Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 472 people who were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe over the past two days. The service says that 17 people, including one woman, were rescued early Thursday from two inflatable rafts like those used at beaches and swimming pools. The … Continue reading MADRID | Spain rescues 472 migrants, some on inflatable rafts

MADRID | The Latest: Germany expects to take 60 migrants from Malta

MADRID — Jan 09, 2019—The Latest on Europe‘s migrant crisis (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Germany expects to take in 60 migrants who were already in Malta or are about to arrive there under an agreement to defuse the latest standoff over rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea. Interior Ministry spokesman Steve Alter stressed in … Continue reading MADRID | The Latest: Germany expects to take 60 migrants from Malta

ROME | Italian leaders send conflicting messages on migrants at sea

ROME — The leaders of the populist parties that formed Italy’s government sparred Saturday over more migrants stranded on private rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, exposing cracks in their coalition’s position on immigration. German humanitarian groups Sea-Watch and Sea Eye are seeking a port where two ships can disembark passengers who were picked up … Continue reading ROME | Italian leaders send conflicting messages on migrants at 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