Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Italy demands apology for France's 'hypocritical' criticism on migrants

Malta supplies Italy Summons French Envoy After Macron Blasts Refusal to Accept Migrant Ship
Priscilla Morrison | 14 June, 2018, 03:12

In an interview published on Wednesday in the Milan daily newspaper Corriere della Sera, Mr Salvini said he had spoken with German interior minister Horst Seehofer, and believed an Italy-Germany consensus was close on migration and security policy.

Italy's deputy prime minister called for an official apology before any further summits.

Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi summoned French Ambassador to Italy Catherine Colonna after French President Emmanuel Macron called Italy "irresponsible" for refusing to accept migrants from the Aquarius vessel stranded in the Mediterranean, the ministry said in a statement.

Salvini shot back that France has turned away thousands of migrants trying to reach France at Italy's northern border.

"Our history of solidarity, humanity and welcoming spirit does not deserve to be criticized by members of the French government", he said.

Matteo Salvini on Wednesday.

Kurz, who leads a coalition government with the far-right, anti-immigration Freedom party, said a growing number of European governments were now agreed on the need to curb uncontrolled migration and crack down on people trafficking.

Salvini, the leader of the far-right, anti-immigration League party, blocked the Aquarius from entering Italian ports this weekend, prompting an worldwide outcry.

More news: New Manchester United Signing Suffers Big Injury Scare

France sought to take a more conciliatory tone on Wednesday.

A migrant receives clothes from a staff member on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres on their way to Spain, June 13, 2018.

"I'm pleased that they [France] have discovered responsibility".

"I speak in the name of a government but I also have the ambition of speaking for a people who have nothing to learn from anyone about generosity, volunteerism, welcome and solidarity", he said. Spain stepped up and offered the Aquarius safe harbor after Italy and Malta both refused.

"Finally!" said Hungary's anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a meeting with his Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini on Tuesday. Kurz said Europe needed an "axis of the willing in the fight against illegal migration".

The M5S-League government says that current European Union rules, which require migrants to seek asylum wherever in Europe they first arrive, leave Italy and its southern neighbours bearing the brunt of mass migration across the Mediterranean.

It would also represent a complete reversal of the open-doors migrant policy she adopted in 2015, which saw more than 1 million migrants enter Germany and is seen as having fuelled a sharp rise in support for the rightwing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and caused deep rifts within her conservative bloc.

Recommended

NASA rover knocked out as huge dust storm envelops Mars NASA rover knocked out as huge  dust storm envelops Mars One complication, he said, is if the rover's power drops low enough that it can not operate an onboard clock. The mission clock will trigger the computer to turn back on to check power levels sporadically, NASA said.

Shami replaced by Saini on India Test team after failing fitness test Shami replaced by Saini on India Test team after failing fitness test I'm not thinking so far ahead. "I'm sure he will conquer it, but whether he will conquer it in the first game, we'll have to see". Though Navdeep Saini was the part of Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in the IPL 11, he did not get to play a single game.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music brings the tunes to your wrist A similar partnership with Deezer is coming soon, but we'd like to see Pandora (available on the Fitbit Versa ) or Spotify. And now the company has announced the Vivoactive 3 Music ($300 ), which adds built-in music to the Vivoactive 3 ($250 ).

Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand But despite being a groundbreaker, she apparently can't wear whatever she wants to wear. The pair continue to speak, with Meghan replying "okay".

Justify romps in Belmont; 13th Triple Crown champ Justify romps in Belmont; 13th Triple Crown champ Jockey Florent Geroux (center in pink silks) is seen leaving the gate at the Belmont Stakes , with victor Justify on the far left. A division of Coolmore also bought the rights to American Pharoah , who won the Triple Crown in 2015, snapping a 37-year drought.

United Nations scrambles to avert coalition attack on key Yemen port United Nations  scrambles to avert coalition attack on key Yemen port Meanwhile, the USA was following developments in Yemen very closely, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Griffiths previously said an attack on Hodeidah would "take peace off the table in a single stroke".

Trade dispute has Canadian MPs standing together against US President Donald Trump Trade dispute has Canadian MPs standing together against US President Donald Trump The president recently imposed sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, fulfilling a campaign promise. While trade is expected to dominate, Trudeau also wants to focus on gender equality and climate change.

Trump feuds with Trudeau as Vt. officials fret Trump feuds with Trudeau as Vt. officials fret Hayden went on to slam Trump's treatment of Canada as humiliating for the United States. "(Trudeau) learned. Trump said Tuesday. "We just shook hands!"' Trump said.

Amelia Kerr, 17, hits highest Women's ODI score of 232 Amelia Kerr, 17, hits highest Women's ODI score of 232 Amy Satterthwaite (61 off 45 balls) and Kerr provided the team with a ideal start, scoring 113 for the first wicket. Kerr's innings is third highest in ODI cricket, behind Rohit Sharma's 264 and Martin Guptill's 237.

Red Cross launches Missing Types campaign Red Cross launches Missing Types campaign Tymia McCullough, of Georgetown, S.C.is a spirited 12-year-old who aspires to be a pediatrician and model when she grows up. USA health officials say they need to collect more than 13 million blood units annually to meet the needs of patients.

Led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup Led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup The money promised by the North American bid will be a strong boost to Federation Internationale de Football Association . The intercontinental playoff will be held somewhere in the United States, Canada or Mexico, perhaps in November 2025.

She went on a Tinder date. She ended up dismembered, police say She went on a Tinder date. She ended up dismembered, police say Following her graduation, she moved to Lincoln where she took a job as a cashier for the home improvement store Menards. The pair were charged with first degree murder and improper disposal of human skeletal remains.

What's next for LeBron James? What's next for LeBron James? After the game, LeBron called Durant's three an "assassin play". "What happened? Self-inflicted, postgame after Game 1". Durant played 312 possessions, over the course of which he held his matchups to a combined 33-of-65 (50.7 percent).

North Koreans in Canada outraged at Donald Trump's praise of Kim Jong North Koreans in Canada outraged at Donald Trump's praise of Kim Jong Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is also heading to Seoul and is due to meet with Pompeo and his South Korean counterpart. About 29,000 USA soldiers are based in the South, under a security agreement reached after the war ended in 1953.

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates US Federal Reserve raises interest rates Fed says setting ioer rate 5 basis points below top of target range for funds rate aims to keep market rates well within range. The Fed expects inflation higher than 2% over the next two years , according to its latest projections.