13th Apr 2024


Italy threatens to close ports to boat carrying over 600 refugees

Italy's new interior minister Matteo Salvini threatened on Sunday to close the country's ports to a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean carrying more than 600 people, and has asked Malta to open its doors to the vessel. Malta has refused to take the ship, Aquarius, in, saying in a statement it took the migrants onboard in international waters off Libya, in rescue operations coordinated by Italy.

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UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).


Calling time on Amazon's monopolism and exploitation

As Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos just reclaimed the title of the richest person on Earth, its workers cannot even take a bathroom break under the pressure of meeting inhumane performance targets.

Resist backlash on deforestation law, green groups tell EU

European environmental groups have urged the EU Commission to stand firm on implementing the bloc's landmark anti-deforestation legislation — despite a backlash from governments in South America, Africa and some EU ministers.

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