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Denmark, Tunisia tussle over taking in rescued Med migrants

Sep. 8, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark on Monday said Tunisia was responsible for taking in 27 migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean by a Danish-flagged tanker that has not been able to find a European port to accept them, a claim that Tunisia is rejecting. The dispute over who should take in the...

Tunisian designated Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi delivers his speech at the parliament before a confidence vote in Tunis, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)

Tunisian prime minister wins confidence vote amid crisis

Sep. 2, 2020 3:25 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian lawmakers approved Hichem Mechichi as the country's new prime minister after pressing him for 11 hours over how he will bring the country out of an economic and social crisis that has driven a rise in migration to Europe and been worsened by the virus pandemic. Mechichi and...

Tunisian designated Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, right, delivers his speech at the parliament before a confidence vote in Tunis, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)

Tunisia's parliament votes on new prime minister amid crisis

Sep. 1, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The prime minister-designate of Tunisia spelled out his plans to “save the country” ahead of a parliamentary vote of confidence on his proposed government Tuesday as the North African country faces a deep economic crisis worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. If Prime...