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MEDITERRANEAN

Fishers harvest clams early in August in the lagoon of Scardovari, south of Venice, Italy, where the blue crab threatens local shellfish and fish.
ENVIRONMENT / Wildlife
Sep 5, 2023
Italy's clam farmers fear blue crab 'invasion'
The crab, native to the North American Atlantic coast, has been present across the Mediterranean for years but has recently become a major problem.
A helicopter sprays water over a fire on the southern part of the Greek island of Rhodes on Tuesday. Wildfires have been raging in Greece amid scorching temperatures, forcing mass evacuations in several tourist spots including on the islands of Rhodes and Corfu.
WORLD
Jul 26, 2023
Wildfires bring death and destruction to Mediterranean
Greece has been particularly hard hit, with authorities evacuating more than 20,000 people in recent days from homes and resorts in the south of the holiday island of Rhodes.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 23, 2022
Mediterranean marine heat waves threaten coastal livelihoods
Populations of sponges, sea-stars, fish, and mollusks have been dying en masse in the waters off France and Spain.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 26, 2019
Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible cease-fire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 5, 2019
Italy places more migrants across Europe as Matteo Salvini focuses on economy
Italy has increased relocation of migrants around Europe, official figures showed on Wednesday, reducing frictions around the issue and enabling far-right leader Matteo Salvini to steer his focus more onto the economy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 24, 2019
'A better life somewhere else': Europe-bound African migrants wait in Rwanda after being evacuated from Libya
At the United Nations emergency transit center next to a serene lake south of Rwanda's capital on Wednesday, the quiet mood was broken by the sobs of a group of female migrants from Ethiopia.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 18, 2019
Italy retrieves seven bodies from Oct. 7 migrant shipwreck off Lampedusa
Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a week after a crowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of the island of Lampedusa.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 8, 2019
Bodies of 13 women found after crowded migrant boat sinks off Italian isle
Italian coast guard ranks recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in bad weather as rescue craft approached it off the coast of Lampedusa, local authorities said on Monday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 30, 2019
Scores of migrants scattered after being rescued off Libyan coast
At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday but then fled and no attempt was made to capture them, a navy official said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 23, 2019
Ocean Viking rescue ship with 356 migrants aboard awaits port access in latest standoff
Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore, exposing Europe's latest failure to deal with African migration.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2019
Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister
Turkey will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots, Ankara's foreign minister said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 20, 2019
20 missing from migrant boat after ferry rescues 27 off Spanish coast
Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry rescued 27 people still aboard on Wednesday.
WORLD / Society
Jun 6, 2019
Almost 400 migrants rescued from Mediterranean by Malta
Malta's armed forces rescued nearly 400 migrants in four separate sea operations on Wednesday and brought them all ashore to the small Mediterranean island, the military said.
WORLD
May 11, 2019
Group of 85 migrants rescued from sinking boat by Maltese
A Maltese patrol boat rescued a group of 85 migrants late Friday night and was to bring them to Malta on Saturday morning, the Armed Forces said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 21, 2018
Libyan coast guard says it intercepted 15,000 migrants in 2018 but U.N. puts figure at almost double
Libya's coast guard has intercepted about 15,000 migrants trying to reach Italy by sea this year, a spokesman said on Thursday, while the United Nations — which gave a much higher estimate — said many were kept in inhumane conditions and subjected to abuse.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 5, 2018
15 migrants died in boat off Libya after 12 days without food or water, Egyptian survivor says
Fifteen migrants have died in a boat off the Libyan coast after spending 12 days at sea without food or water, an Egyptian survivor said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 2, 2018
Pressured by Europe as migrants surge, Morocco imposes entry permit rule for African travelers
Morocco, struggling with an influx of African migrants seeking passage to nearby Europe, on Thursday imposed a new rule requiring such travelers to fill out an online travel form for approval at least 96 hours before leaving home.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 24, 2018
Panama revokes registration of last migrant rescue ship in central Mediterranean
The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search and rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan coast in the near future unless the vessel can find a new flag to sail under.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 5, 2018
Hundreds of African migrants flee detention center amid Tripoli bloodshed: aid official
Hundreds of African migrants escaped from a detention center in Tripoli on Tuesday as fighting between rival groups raged nearby, an aid official said, though the Libyan government department set up to combat illegal migration denied the report.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 23, 2018
Italy hard-liner Matteo Salvini resists pressure to let migrants disembark
Italian far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday resisted increasing pressure to allow 177 migrants who have been held on a coast guard ship in a Sicilian port for two days to disembark.

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