Italy stops ship with migrants, turns up pressure on EU allies Jul 11, 2018 0 648 12345 REUTERSROMEITALY has refused to allow a commercial vessel flying an Italian flag to bring ashore rescued migrants, sticking to a hardline policy on new arrivals as it presses European allies to share the burden of hosting an influx of displaced people.A commercial ship that supplies oil platforms off the coast of Libya pulled 66 migrants to safety on Monday, but it was told not to bring them to Italy, an Interior Ministry source said.Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli, who oversees the coast guard and the country's ports, said the migrants had been transferred to an Italian coast guard vessel on Tuesday after some of them threatened the lives of the Italian crew.They will be brought to Italy, one source said, though the interior ministry source would not confirm.The commercial ship picked up the migrants though it had been told Libyan patrol boats were coming to retrieve them, the interior ministry source said."The Libyan ports are more than safe and as minister I can guarantee you that the good times are over for the traffickers," Salvini said during a visit to a camp for migrant fruit and vegetable pickers in the southern region of Calabria.The move comes two days before a meeting of European interior ministers in the Austrian city of Innsbruck, where German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants his far-right Italian counterpart Matteo Salvini to agree to take back migrants who arrive at its borders from Italy. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Battle begins over Trump's Supreme Court pick Jul 11, 2018 0 343 British PM presses on with Brexit plan despite high-profile resignations Jul 11, 2018 0 273 NATO countries should 'reimburse' US for defence costs, says Trump Jul 11, 2018 0 242 US govt says in compliance with court order on migrant children REUTERS WASHINGTON THE US government believes it is in compliance with a court-ordered Tuesday deadline to reunite immigrant children under 5 who were separated from their parents while crossing the US-Mexico border, .. Germany's Seehofer unveils 'migration master plan' DPA BERLIN FRESH from a bruising spat with Chancellor Angela Merkel about migration, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer presented his long-delayed"migration master plan" on Tuesday. Seehofer, who leads the .. Spain court orders Puigdemont suspension Madrid Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and five other separatists be suspended as regional lawmakers after concluding a probe into their secession bid. In a .. George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash Rome Hollywood superstar George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, Italian media reported. The"Ocean's Eleven" actor hurt his leg when a Mercedes .. Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president Panama City Panamanian prosecutors demanded a 21-year sentence for spying against ex-President Ricardo Martinelli during an indictment hearing in the capital Panama City. Martinelli, who was extradited back to .. Novichok nerve agent patient regains consciousness London A 45-year-old British man who was left critically ill after being exposed to the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok has regained consciousness, the hospital treating him said Tuesday."We have seen a small but .. Trump pardon for Oregon ranchers convicted for arson OREGON US President Donald Trump pardoned Oregon cattle ranchers Dwight Hammond and his son on Tuesday, who had both been convicted on arson charges, sparking the 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge, according to a .. Former Trump aide eager to get to sentencing WASHINGTON Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser who pleaded guilty in a case related to the Russian election collusion investigation, is eager to move to the sentencing phase ..