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12:00 AM, August 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 01, 2019

Italy to release 116 migrants after EU deal reached

Italy will allow 116 rescued migrants on its Gregoretti coastguard ship to disembark “within hours”, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said yesterday, after EU countries agreed to share responsibility for looking after them.

“I will give authorisation (for the migrants) to disembark in the coming hours,” the far-right minister wrote on Facebook of the migrants and asylum seekers who he had forced to remain on the boat docked in Sicily for five days.

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