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July 14, 2018 11:58 PM Italy says France, Malta will take some migrants rescued from fishing boat

Early Saturday, the migrants were taken off the boat and transferred onto a rescue vessel from the EU border patrol agency Frontex and a ship from the Italian border police. The Maltese government said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had agreed to participate in the migrant relocation initiative, similar to one involving the Lifeline ship of a German aid group 5

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM Thea Lim’s book An Ocean of Minutes, draws on the best of old and new CanLit

In the age of widespread refugee crises, weather events, data mining, corporate greed and totalitarian politics, dystopian narratives are very much on the brain. Toronto writer Thea Lim taps into this trend with her timely debut, An Ocean of Minutes, which draws on the best of old and new CanLit traditions. The novel follows twentysomething Polly — a furniture 10

June 28, 2018 12:50 PM Melania Trump expected to visit immigration centres as she heads back toward U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is heading back toward the southern border of the United States. And this time, she’s not wearing any particular message. The first lady boarded her plane wearing a black shirt and white slacks for the flight. She was expected to visit centres Thursday housing migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. The visit comes 14

June 25, 2018 12:30 PM Italy’s interior minister vows to help Libya stem flow of migrants

TRIPOLI, LIBYA—Italy’s firebrand interior minister vowed on Monday to do everything possible to help Libya stem the flow of migrants and develop itself commercially, saying Italy wants Europe to view its former colony as a “great opportunity” and not a problem. Matteo Salvini made his first official visit abroad to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, to hammer 9

June 16, 2018 12:02 PM Spain saves 933 migrants, prepares to receive Aquarius boat

Prepares to receive another 630 migrants after Italy and Malta refuse to let aid boat land Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total 13

June 15, 2018 8:16 AM Italy PM meets French leader amid tensions over migration

Macron called Italy's decision to close border to a migrant rescue ship 'irresponsible' French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meet Friday amid tensions between the two countries over migration. Conte, who heads a populist government, will have a working lunch with the pro-European Macron at the Elysee palace. They will then hold a joint 30

May 30, 2018 3:44 PM Paris migrant camp that contained hundreds is cleared out

Some 28,000 have been removed from contentious Paris camps in last 3 years, but arrivals continue Police on Wednesday cleared out about 1,000 people from the largest makeshift migrant camp in the French capital that became a focal point in France's immigration debate. The mainly African migrants were moved out of their tent camp along a canal used by joggers 25

April 16, 2018 4:58 PM Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections 24

April 14, 2018 9:45 PM Hungarian anti-government protest draws thousands in Budapest

Saturday’s rally exposed the country’s deep divisions following the re-election of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, with protesters demanding a new national electoral system. “We want new and fair elections,” opposition activist Gergely Gulyas told the huge crowd. “This is the responsibility of the government and we’re going to remind them of this, peacefully 27

March 30, 2018 9:41 PM 17 people, mostly migrants, killed in Turkey road accident

The governor of Igdir province said 36 people were also injured in the accident late on Thursday on a highway. ANKARA, Turkey—A road accident in eastern Turkey has killed 17 people, mostly migrants, who had crossed into the country illegally, a senior official said. The Governor of Igdir province, Enver Unlu, said 36 people were also injured in the accident 23