ROME | Italian leaders send conflicting messages on migrants at sea

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

ROME — The leaders of the populist parties that formed Italy’s government sparred Saturday over more migrants stranded on private rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, exposing cracks in their coalition’s position on immigration.

German humanitarian groups Sea-Watch and Sea Eye are seeking a port where two ships can disembark passengers who were picked up from unseaworthy smugglers’ boats, 32 of them on Dec. 22 and 17 more in recent days.

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