Spain is allegedly at the front line of a massive wave of migrant arrivals from Africa. But is this really a crisis, or are Spain and Europe just victims of their own failed policies and a wave of xenophobia?
The migrants were rescued about 10 days ago by the Diciotti, an Italian coastguard vessel, but were not allowed to disembark until Sunday.
The UNHCR calls on EU member states to "urgently" offer places to some 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship at a Sicilian port and says the Italian authorities to allow the immediate disembarkation of those on board in the meantime.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a state of emergency, saying structural failure appeared to be the cause, when a 200-metre section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed over an industrial zone in the city of Genoa during a storm.
Italy's hardline policies on migrants and refugees is not a good deal for anyone. Things are likely to take a turn for the worse as the European continent continues its love affair with right-wing populism.
After nine hours of often stormy talks, EU leaders agreed to take refugees arriving in the bloc on a voluntary basis and create "controlled centres" inside the European Union to process asylum requests.
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini aims to curb migrant sea voyages from Libya to Italy after an EU mini-summit fails to agree on a solution to migration.
Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had earlier urged Malta to open one of its ports to a Dutch-flagged ship run by the German charity Mission Lifeline and then seize the ship and its crew.
Italian coast guard vessel Diciotti docks in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo with 522 migrants and a corpse, UN refugee agency says.
Italy's Roma community includes people originally from Romania and the former Yugoslavia. Regarding Roma with Italian citizenship, "unfortunately we will have to keep" them, says Interior Minister Salvini.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took office just over a week ago, has given instructions for the boat to be admitted to the eastern port of Valencia after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.
League leader Matteo Salvini, Italy's new interior minister, warned migrants at a rally in northern Italy warned migrants that "The free ride is over".
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