Italy to take some migrants after EU countries offer to help

Italy to take some migrants after EU countries offer to helpBy Francesca Landini MILAN/BERLIN (Reuters) – Italy will allow some migrants to disembark in Sicily from two ships which picked up 450 asylum seekers from an overcrowded boat, Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday on TV channel RaiNews24. The minister’s comments came after Germany, France and Malta pledged to host in total 150 migrants from the two ships, responding to a request for help by Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday. Conte said in a tweet on Sunday that Spain and Portugal had also promised to accept 50 asylum seekers each.


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China joins a growing list of countries to brush off Trump's trade threats

  1. China joins a growing list of countries to brush off Trump’s trade threats  Washington Post
  2. How the ‘Biggest Trade War in Economic History’ Is Playing Out  New York Times
  3. What Trade War? Markets Shrug off US-China Dueling Tariffs  U.S. News & World Report
  4. Trump’s $500 billion trade threat makes China’s already battered investors shiver  Reuters
  5. The Latest: China files another complaint to WTO over US  ABC News
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Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest

Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protestWikipedia went down in at least three countries Wednesday in a protest at an upcoming European Parliament vote on a highly disputed law that could make online platforms legally liable for copyrighted material put on the web by users. In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote came up when the online encyclopedia was consulted. “The directive would threaten online freedom and would impose new filters, barriers and restrictions to access the web,” Wikipedia Spain said in its statement.


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Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits in 7 others

  1. Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits in 7 others  Android Police
  2. How to use less data on your cell plan  WPSD Local 6
  3. Apple Maps Looking To Give Google Maps A Run For Its Money  DailySunKnoxville.com
  4. Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning  New York Times
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US Softens Demand That Countries Stop All Iran Oil Imports

  1. US Softens Demand That Countries Stop All Iran Oil Imports  New York Times
  2. Despite impact on prices, US will aim to bring Iran’s oil revenue to zero  Washington Post
  3. Trump is trying to increase the pressure on Iran, but that means ‘threading the needle’ with a major ally  Business Insider
  4. Why Ayatollah Khamenei will not negotiate with Trump  Aljazeera.com
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Other countries don't have Roe v. Wade. Here's how they handle abortion laws.

  1. Other countries don’t have Roe v. Wade. Here’s how they handle abortion laws.  Washington Post
  2. Supreme Court Abortion Rights Threat Will Be Election Boost for Democrats: Poll  Newsweek
  3. Justice Kennedy May Soon Find Himself Disappointed And His Legacy Undermined  KPBS
  4. With Supreme Court pick, Trump can return us to the framer’s vision of the judiciary  Fox News
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Google Launches YouTube Music And YouTube Premium In More Countries: Is Yours Included?

  1. Google Launches YouTube Music And YouTube Premium In More Countries: Is Yours Included?  Tech Times
  2. YouTube Premium and Music launch today in 17 countries, including Canada and 11 European countries  Android Police
  3. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium officially launch in US, Canada, UK, and other countries  The Verge
  4. YouTube Music on the App Store – iTunes – Apple  iTunes – Apple
  5. YouTube Music serves up obscurities and video  Toronto Star
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120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence

120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violenceThe UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to blame Hamas for the violence. The resolution deplores Israel’s use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force” against Palestinian civilians and calls for protection measures for Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank.


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With some reservations, East Asian countries welcome the Trump-Kim summit

  1. With some reservations, East Asian countries welcome the Trump-Kim summit  Washington Post
  2. Trump Played Kim Jong Un This Crazily Intense Video at Meeting  Daily Beast
  3. Democrats blast Trump for concessions he granted in US-North Korea summit  USA TODAY
  4. How Donald Trump Got Played By a Ruthless Dictator  RollingStone.com
  5. What just happened? Experts break it down  CNN
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