Migrants on stranded rescue ship head for Spain

Migrants on stranded rescue ship head for Spain

Hundreds of migrants stranded for days on an aid ship in the Mediterranean because Italy and Malta refused to take them headed on Tuesday for Spain after being transferred to two other vessels.
Vietnamese film honored at Venice International Critics' Week

Vietnamese film honored at Venice International Critics' Week

The film Dap canh giua khong trung (Flapping in the middle of nowhere) directed by Nguyen Hoang Diep has just been announced as Best Film of the Venice International Critics' Week awarded by FEDEORA - the federation of film critics from Europe and the Mediterranean on September 5.
West pounds Libya, Kadhafi vows retaliation

West pounds Libya, Kadhafi vows retaliation

TRIPOLI, March 20, 2011 (AFP) - The US, Britain and France pounded Libya with Tomahawk missiles and air strikes into the early hours of Sunday, sparking fury from Moamer Kadhafi who declared the Mediterranean to be a "battlefield."

Europe rethinks policy on southern Mediterranean rim

Europe rethinks relations with its southern Mediterranean rim this week, sending its top diplomat to Egypt and reassessing aid priorities to avoid being seen as turning a blind eye to authoritarian regimes.
Pierre Cardin hospitalised but due to return home

Pierre Cardin hospitalised but due to return home

MARSEILLE, May 6, 2009 (AFP) - Star French couturier Pierre Cardin, aged 86, is to be released from a hospital in this Mediterranean city after a 48-hour stay caused by high blood pressure, a source close to the designer said Wednesday.

More than 200 feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

More than 200 illegal migrants were missing presumed dead as 21 bodies were recovered after a violent storm off Libya's Mediterranean coast, the International Organisation for Migration said Tuesday.