65 migrants rescued off Libya; Salvini says Italy won’t take them May 16, 2019 0 424 12345 dpaRomeGerman charity Sea-Watch rescued 65 migrants off the coast of Libya on Wednesday, but Italy’s hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini vowed not to let them reach Italian shores.The migrants were picked up in international waters, about 55 kilometres north of the western port of Zuwara, and are all safe, a Sea-Watch spokesman said. “I have just signed an INJUNCTION ORDER against them getting near Italian territorial waters. Our ports are, and remain, closed [to migrant rescue boats],” Salvini tweeted in response. Salvini, who leads the far-right League party, argues that a tough stance on migration is necessary to discourage illegal immigration from Africa.He has also sharpened his anti-immigration rhetoric amid frantic campaigning for next week’s European Parliament elections, scheduled in Italy for May 26. The Sea-Watch 3 ship, which sails under a Dutch flag, resumed rescue operations this month after being temporarily grounded due to Dutch authorities’ concerns over its compliance with safety regulations. RELATED ARTICLES Merkel says she and Macron ‘wrestle’ on policy issues May 16, 2019 0 397 Congress has no right to ‘do-over’ of Russia probe, says White House counsel May 16, 2019 0 959 Republicans try to spark US top court showdown over access to abortion May 16, 2019 0 717 May ‘sure’ lawmakers will want to deliver Brexit in June vote Reuters LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said she was confident lawmakers would want to deliver Brexit when legislation to secure Britain’s departure from the European Union comes before parliament next .. France grants asylum to wife of ex-Interpol chief charged in China Reuters PARIS France has granted asylum to the wife of a former head of the international police cooperation agency Interpol, after he was charged in his native China with corruption, the wife’s lawyer said on Wednesday. .. Anarchists throw paint at US ambassador’s home in Greece AFP Athens Greek radical anarchists on Wednesday threw paint outside the home of the American ambassador to Greece in support of a jailed far-left assassin, the group said. “I woke up to more childish vandalism this .. Polish ambassador spat at in Israel amid rising tensions WARSAW: Poland’s ambassador to Israel was spat at while sitting in his car in Tel Aviv, Israeli police said, and the Polish government condemned the incident, which coincided with rising tensions between the two .. Mexico gives ‘protection’ to Venezuelan oppn lawmaker AFP Mexico City The Mexican government said Tuesday that its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition lawmaker Franco Manuel Casella to provide him “protection and safety,” even as Mexico City insists it is not ..