Migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters, defying government ban

The migrant search and rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 carrying stranded migrants, sails near the island of Lampedusa, Italy, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (Reuters) – The charity ship Sea-Watch entered Italian waters on Wednesday with 42 migrants aboard, defying an order from Rome to stay away and provoking the ire of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. The captain of the German-owned boat, which flies the Dutch flag, had decided to head to the island of Lampedusa because […]

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