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ROME | Spanish rescue boat saves 87 migrants in sea off Libya

ROME — A Spanish rescue boat has saved 87 migrants in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, and says it’s in touch with several countries about where to bring them. Laura Lanuza, a spokeswoman for the aid group Proactiva Open Arms, says the boat rescued the migrants early Thursday about 54 miles (87 kilometers) off … Continue reading ROME | Spanish rescue boat saves 87 migrants in sea off Libya

Italy seizes Spanish rescue boat that defied Libyan threats

ROME/March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Spanish aid group says Italy has seized one of its migrant rescue boats because it refused to cave in to death threats by the Libya coast guard and hand over the migrants. Proactiva Open Arms on Monday confirmed reports that the rescue vessel Open Arms was sequestered Sunday in … Continue reading Italy seizes Spanish rescue boat that defied Libyan threats