Italy’s Rhetoric Turns to Action as Gov’t Leaves Migrant Ship Stranded

The new Italian government has taken a hard line against migrants entering the country's borders.

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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