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Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

Aug. 9, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant...

The Latest: Italy, Malta at odds over boat with 450 migrants

Jul. 13, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Malta says a fishing boat with some 450 migrants on board was in Italian waters when it learned about the vessel so it's not up to Maltese authorities to carry out a rescue. Italy said Friday that Malta was obliged to save...

The Latest: New sea route keeps Spanish rescue crews busy

Jul. 8, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says it picked up 325 people over the weekend as they were attempting to cross a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from Northern Africa. The rescue service reported that its...