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Southern EU leaders seek united policy front at meeting

Jun. 14, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The leaders of southern European nations gathered in Malta on Friday to build a united front on key economic and political issues before next week's European Council meeting. Key European Union jobs, migration issues and climate change were at the top of the agenda in Valletta, where the...

The Latest: Italy rescues 54 migrants from Pakistan

May. 25, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 2 p.m. Italian authorities say they have taken 54 migrants from Pakistan to a migrant center after finding them aboard a sailboat off the coast of Calabria in southern Italy. The Italian ANSA news agency says two Russian nationals...

Malta rescues 216 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean Sea

May. 25, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese authorities say they have rescued 216 migrants aboard two dinghies in distress in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta. The migrants were rescued Friday night by the Armed Forces of Malta and are being taken to Malta where they will be examined by doctors and given the chance to...