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Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it […]

Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship

Media captionMigrants are checked by Spanish officials The Spanish port of Valencia has seen the arrival of the first ship carrying migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and turned away by Italy and Malta. The first of three vessels entered harbour soon after dawn. Some of the 629 rescued near Libya last weekend by the […]

Spain ‘accepts French offer’ to receive migrants aboard Aquarius

Image copyright EPA Image caption The migrants rescued by the Aquarius have spent a week in rough seas, many suffering seasickness, while their fate is decided Spain says it has accepted an offer from France to take in some of the 630 migrants rescued by the Aquarius ship off Libya and turned away by Italy. […]

Spain ‘accepts French offer’ to receive migrants aboard Aquarius

Image copyright EPA Image caption The migrants rescued by the Aquarius have spent a week in rough seas, many suffering seasickness, while their fate is decided Spain says it has accepted an offer from France to take in some of the 630 migrants rescued by the Aquarius ship off Libya and turned away by Italy. […]

Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU ‘asylum centres’ in African nations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italy’s new prime minister said he would soon propose radical EU immigration reforms Italy and France have jointly expressed support for EU “asylum centres” to be set up in countries where many migrants begin their journeys to Europe. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron met in […]

Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU ‘asylum centres’ in African nations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italy’s new prime minister said he would soon propose radical EU immigration reforms Italy and France have jointly expressed support for EU “asylum centres” to be set up in countries where many migrants begin their journeys to Europe. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron met in […]

Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU ‘asylum centres’ in African nations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italy’s new prime minister said he would soon propose radical EU immigration reforms Italy and France have jointly expressed support for EU “asylum centres” to be set up in countries where many migrants begin their journeys to Europe. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron met in […]

Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU ‘asylum centres’ in African nations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italy’s new prime minister said he would soon propose radical EU immigration reforms Italy and France have jointly expressed support for EU “asylum centres” to be set up in countries where many migrants begin their journeys to Europe. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron met in […]

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to accept jail term and £16.4m fine’ in tax case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ronaldo is unlikely to have to serve any jail time Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to accept a £16.4m (18.8m euro) fine and suspended jail term to settle tax evasion charges. The Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, 33, was accused last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m (£12.9m), […]

Migrant ship row: Italy-France ministers’ meeting postponed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Italy called off the meeting between its Economy Minister Giovanni Tria (R), and his French equivalent Italy’s Economy Minister Giovanni Tria has postponed talks scheduled for Wednesday with his French counterpart amid a row over a migrant ship. A French official said the ministers had agreed by phone to meet […]