Tuesday

28th Feb 2017

Ticker

Italy rescues 1,100 migrants at sea in one day

Italian coastguards rescued 1,100 people trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya in 11 different rescue operations on Sunday. Last Friday the International Organisation for Migration said that some 105,342 migrants had reached Italy by boat this year. It said that 2,726 died while trying to cross. In the same period 162,730 people arrived in Greece, and 386 died on their way.

Maltese PM hails pope, calls for multispeed EU

Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat said that Pope Francis has "the skills and vision" to inspire the EU and that some EU countries should integrate more to be able to act.

News in Brief

  1. Le Pen party in new EU fraud allegations
  2. May to end rights of EU nationals after Article 50 triggered
  3. Nato warns against Armenia-Azerbaijan 'escalation'
  4. EU: No military solution to Nagorno-Karabakh war
  5. EU adopts visa-free brake mechanism
  6. Trump and Brexit drew on same resources
  7. Romanian protestors form EU flag at anti-government rally
  8. Over 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany: report

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