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Spain takes in 311 migrants after Italy and Malta say no

Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms has disembarked 311 migrants from mostly Mali, Nigeria, and Somalia at the Spanish port of Crinavis near Gibraltar after its rescue boat was declined access to Italian and Maltese ports, AFP reports. "Good morning, Open Arms is already in the Bay of Gibraltar and is steering towards the only port available to it in the Mediterranean," the charity's head, Oscar Camps, said on Twitter.

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Belgium's EU commission hopeful in free press row

Didier Reynders, Belgium's EU commissioner hopeful and foreign minister backed bill that could sentence whistle-blowers to five years in prison and fine journalists up to €5,000.

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The EU committee's great 'per diem' charade

Around 30 members of European Economic Social Committee, who live and work primarily in Brussels or nearby, have claimed €1.47m in a 'daily subsistence' allowance from European taxpayers to cover accommodation, food and local transport for meetings held in Brussels.

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Trump to meet Greenland leader in Denmark

Donald Trump is to meet Greenland leader Kim Kielsen while in Denmark next month, amid global attention prompted by Trump's offer to buy the vast island.

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