Mediterranean Sea

Migrants hijacked a cargo ship in Libyan waters on Wednesday March 27, 2019, and have forced the crew to reroute the vessel north toward Europe.
Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo, File
March 27, 2019 - 8:55 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Migrants hijacked a cargo ship that rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea and forced the crew to put the Libya-bound vessel on a course north toward Europe, authorities in two European countries said. Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, identified the ship as the...
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Italy
January 18, 2019 - 8:30 pm
By Megan Cerullo (CBS) -- A semi-abandoned town in Italy is selling homes for just over $1 in hopes of luring foreigners to renovate the properties and revive its local economy. Sambuca, a hilltop town in Sicily with sweeping views of the Mediterranean, is sellingdozens of bargain basement-priced...
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In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 photo, a man is helped by aid workers of Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterranean Sea at 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Al Khums, Lybia.
Olmo Calvo/ AP Photo
December 22, 2018 - 6:37 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry gave permission Saturday to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer its request to dock. The boat belonging to the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms saved 313...
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The Open Arms Search and Rescue vessel arrives in Algeciras, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
AP Photo/Javier Fergo
August 12, 2018 - 11:26 am
ROME (AP) — Migrants in distress at sea have told their rescuers that several ships passed them by without offering assistance, a European aid group said Sunday while seeking safe harbor for a rescue vessel with 141 migrants aboard. SOS Mediterranee in a statement said that due to the recent...
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Migrants aboard a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast receive aid from rescuers aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Saturday, June 30, 2018
(AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
June 30, 2018 - 5:09 pm
ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — The full moon was the only light as a terrified 9-year-old boy from Central African Republic climbed into a rubber dinghy held together with duct tape, risking death in the dark waters off Libya along with his parents and 57 other trafficked...
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This undated photo released by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" on June 11, 2018, shows migrants about to board SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and Doctors Without Borders NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP
June 11, 2018 - 11:42 am
By Nicole Winfield and Aritz Parra, Associated PressROME (AP) — Spain stepped up Monday and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused. The diplomatic standoff left the migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea and revealed the brass-knuckled...
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