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.
"International maritime law does not provide for specific obligations which would determine in all cases which state is responsible to allow disembarkation on its territory", the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says.
The standoff marked the first inevitable clash over migrant policy with League leader Salvini, who is now running Italy's Interior Ministry. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted Sunday that from now on, "Italy, too, begins to say NO to the trafficking of human beings".
Not everyone in Italy agreed with Salvini's hard line; the mayors of a number of southern cities, including Naples, Palermo and Messina, said they would welcome the migrants. "We're closing the ports". Salvini had earlier issued a joint statement with Italian Transportation Minister Danilo Toninelli of the 5-Star Movement, saying Malta "cannot continue to look the other way when it comes to respecting precise worldwide conventions on the protection of human life".
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French Open 2018: Garbine Muguruza vs Simona Halep,
Just like at the 2017 US Open, Stephens has embraced "go-time" tremendously well again at the French Open this year. It was her first quarter-final at the majors since Melbourne in 2016 after which she served a 15-month doping ban.
At the same time, the new Italian government saw revolt among their own ranks as several mayors from the parties now out of power criticized them for the decision.
A doctor on the ship, Dr. David Beversluis, said there were no medical emergencies onboard but one passenger had to be revived after he was rescued.
On June 3, Salvini went to Pozzallo, a Sicilian port where many rescued migrants and refugees disembark, to thunder that the "good times are over" for undocumented migrants and to insinuate that nongovernmental organizations saving lives in the central Mediterranean are complicit with smugglers.
This is something of a PR disaster for the new government, particularly since the shipload of refugees includes seven pregnant women and dozens of unaccompanied minors.
Italy has called on Mediterranean neighbour, the island of Malta, to open its doors to the vessel.
Italy has had to accept some 700,000 migrants since 2013, in line with the controversial Dublin Regulation requiring to declare refugee status in their first country of arrival.
Police questioned the boat's captain for more than four hours, according to Sea-Watch - the NGO that operates the vessel - and journalists aboard were asked to hand over video footage of the June 5 rescue operation. Salvini campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform that included a vow to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants already in Italy, even though experts doubt such mass deportations are feasible or financially viable.
It’s Official: Microsoft Acquires GitHub For $7.5 Billion
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Computex 2018: ASUS launches new TUF gaming line-up
You have the option of a static color, pulsating, strong, or cycling through various colors. or it can be turned off completely. The hardware on the ROG Phone , as you'd expect, is way over the top as well, but it has some really thoughtful additions.
Macron tells Trump tariffs illegal and a mistake
Mr Trump originally imposed the tariffs in March, saying a reliance on imported metals threatened national security. Macron pledged the riposte would be "firm" and "proportionate" and in line with World Trade Organization rules.
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