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A migrant woman holds her new born baby after being rescued by the Proactiva Open Arms organisation with other nearly 300 migrants off the coast of Libya on December 21, 2018. Italy on December 22, 2018 closed its ports to hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya who face a chilly Christmas at sea after a mother and newborn baby were evacuated to Malta. Olmo CALVO / AFP

Libya migrant rescue ship seeks Christmas port

A civilian ship with 33 migrants aboard rescued off the Libyan coast appealed Sunday for a European port to take them to before the weather turns at Christmas.
The Lifeline had been waiting for political leaders in Europe to decide on the fate of migrants on board | Mission Lifeline

Lifeline migrant ship captain faces Maltese court Monday

The captain of the German NGO ship Lifeline, accused of breaking international law by picking up migrants off the Libyan coast, will appear in a Maltese court on Monday, a government spokesman told AFP.

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy’s Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its “human cargo” at an Italian port.

German army vessel rescues 102 migrants off coast of Libya

A German army vessel has rescued 102 migrants from the Mediterranean, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

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