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Will the rest of Europe follow Italy's tough stance on migration?

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini seeks snap election as he refuses to take in rescued migrants and refugees.

Europe

Stranded people on Alan Kurdi to enter Malta, redistributed in EU

People on board Sea-Eye ship caught in standoff with Italy's Matteo Salvini celebrate after statement by Maltese PM.

Stranded people on Alan Kurdi to enter Malta, redistributed in EU

Europe

Three charged for murder of Malta journalist

Three men to face trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Malta: Three charged for murder of investigative journalist

Malta

Hundreds of migrants and refugees rescued off Malta, Italy

Authorities say more than 200 people were picked up by the Maltese navy, while Italian police took 54 people to shore.

Hundreds of migrants and refugees rescued off Malta, Italy

Europe

Rescued refugees allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe

All 62 refugees on Alan Kurdi ship will be redistributed between four EU countries, says Maltese PM Joseph Muscat.

Rescued refugees allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe

Europe

'Go to Hamburg': Italy refuses safe harbour to rescued refugees

Matteo Salvini tells charity ship to take 64 refugees and migrants rescued off Libyan coast to Germany's Hamburg.

'Go to Hamburg': Italy refuses safe harbour to rescued refugees

Malta

Three teens charged in Malta over refugee ship hijacking

Maltese authorities file 'terror' charges against teens accused of seizing control of merchant ship that rescued them.

Three teens charged in Malta over refugee ship hijacking

Europe

Maltese forces retake tanker hijacked by migrants, five arrested

Malta special operations team took control of the vessel from migrants who were trying to steer it towards Europe.

Maltese forces retake tanker hijacked by migrants, five arrested

Libya

'Desperate' situation off Libya as rescued refugees 'hijack' ship

Concern after Italy vows to keep tanker allegedly hijacked by rescued refugees and migrants out of territorial waters.

'Desperate' situation off Libya as rescued refugees 'hijack' ship

Weather

Malta damaged by violent winds

Free fish for the brave few as crashing waves cover Malta's coast roads.

Malta damaged by violent winds

Cyprus

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Italy, Greece and Cyprus will meet to discuss security, energy and migration.

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Migrants

Malta reaches deal for 49 stranded migrants to disembark

After 19 days at sea, Malta PM Joseph Muscat reaches a deal with eight EU countries on migrants on board rescue ships.

Malta reaches deal for 49 stranded migrants to disembark

Europe

10 EU countries 'ready' to welcome refugees stuck at sea

Decision to take in refugees stranded at sea announced on condition that Malta provides its docks for disembarkation.

10 EU countries 'ready' to welcome refugees stuck at sea

Humanitarian crises

Pope appeals to EU leaders to let stranded migrants ashore

Francis urged Italy, Malta leaders to stop bickering and rescue 49 migrants stuck on board ships in the Mediterranean.

Europe

Pope Francis urges EU leaders to help refugees stranded off Malta

The head of the Roman Catholic Church has urged EU member states to allow 49 refugees and migrants stranded off the coast of Malta to land on their shores