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#Refugees

Immigrants rescued from distress await the transfer from a civilian ship in the Mediterranean to the "Aquarius" rescue vessel of MSF and SOS Mediterranee. (To dpa "Green reproaches against sea trout in the Mediterranean back" from 07.07.2017) Photo: Lena Klimkeit / dpa
Immigrants rescued from distress await t... […]

More deaths at sea as NGOs discuss Italy’s code of conduct proposals

More Mediterranean migrant deaths were reported Tuesday, just as aid groups engaged in sea rescues were meeting Italian interior ministry officials to discuss a controversial "code of conduct" for their operations.
MEPs were given a joint statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, r-l), Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and French President Emmanuel Macron, in front of the sailing school "Goletta Palinuro" in Trieste, Italy. The meeting took place before the start of the summit of six Western Balkan states with several EU countries in the northern Italian city. ATTENTION: Only for editorial use in connection with the current reporting and only with copyright notice Photo: Guido Bergmann /dpa
MEPs were given a joint statement by Cha... […]

Merkel and Macron pledge Italy help

The leaders of the largest two powers in the European Union – Germany and France – pledge to help Italy face a mass inflow of boat migrants from North Africa.