Italy sends migrant convoy to Spain, has words with France

Migrants are rescued by staff members of the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres in the central Mediterranean Sea, June 10, 2018. Picture taken June 10, 2018. Karpov/handout via REUTERS

ROME (Reuters) – Italy sent hundreds of migrants towards Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday after shutting its own ports to them, sparking a war of words with France that exposed EU tensions over immigration. Some 629 migrants, including 11 children and seven pregnant women, have been afloat in the central Mediterranean aboard […]

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