Malta to take stranded migrants off boats in EU deal

Europe 01/09/19, 07:09

Maltese military vessels will soon take ashore 49 migrants who have been stranded aboard private rescue vessels since last month and the asylum-seekers will be distributed among eight European Union nations, Malta said Wednesday.Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced a deal, brokered by the EU, to end the uncertainty over the ...

Update: Malta announces deal on 49 stranded migrants

Europe 01/09/19, 06:08

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):12 p.m.The 49 rescued migrants who were stranded at sea since last month will be brought to Malta and then distributed among eight European Union countries.The deal, announced by Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, breaks a stalemate that began after 32 were ...

Italian leaders send conflicting messages on migrants at sea

World 01/05/19, 16:47

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 ...

Update: Malta offers safe haven to migrant rescue ships

Europe 01/03/19, 10:56

The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):3:55 p.m.Malta is letting two private migrant rescue ships, including one that has been seeking to disembark rescued people for 12 days, shelter in port from a Mediterranean storm.Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted that while the rescues didn't happen ...

Boat with 300 migrants arrives in Spain after week at sea

Europe 12/28/18, 06:53

A Spanish aid boat carrying over 300 migrants rescued at sea arrived in Spain on Friday, ending a weeklong journey across the western Mediterranean.The boat, operated by the nonprofit group Proactiva Open Arms, docked at the Spanish port of Algeciras.The boat rescued 313 migrants in waters near Libya last week, ...

Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

Europe 12/22/18, 12:24

Spain's Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer its request to dock.The boat belonging to the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms saved 313 migrants Friday in waters ...

Spanish trawler with rescued migrants can dock in Malta

Europe 12/02/18, 05:00

The Spanish government says a Spanish trawler that had spent over a week at sea after rescuing a group of migrants now has permission to dock in Malta. In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, photo, a migrant from Senegal sits on the deck of a the Nuestra Madre de Loreto Spanish ...

Update: Spanish boat stranded days after taking migrants

World 11/26/18, 10:53

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):4:30 p.m.In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo, a migrant receives medical assistance after being rescued by Nuestra Madre de Loreto, a Spanish fishing vessel, two days ago off the Libyan shore. The Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms carried ...

Update: Migrants delayed by bad weather reach Malta

Europe 09/30/18, 08:07

The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local):4:50 p.m.A group of migrants who were stuck at sea in bad weather for five days have arrived in Malta after being transferred to a Maltese naval vessel from a humanitarian rescue ship.The Maltese government said Sunday the 58 passengers would be ...

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