The following article appears on?The Local.
Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean
Italy defiantly declared on Saturday that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships as German charity vessel Lifeline lay off the coast of Malta in limbo with more than 230 migrants aboard.
Malta — which is also refusing to take in the boat in a new diplomatic?standoff with Italy — nevertheless said it had sent in humanitarian?supplies.
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