The Italian authorities have given permission to 176 migrants aboard a rescue ship to disembark in the port of Taranto in the south of the country, the NGO SOS Mediterranee said on Monday.
With its open-plan kitchen looking out onto Hai Bà Trưng Street in downtown HCM City, NAMO catches the eye of many passersby, especially lovers of authentic Italian cuisine.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday 47 rescued migrants aboard the German charity Sea Watch vessel could finally disembark after Italy and six other countries agreed to take them in.
Rome will on Thursday ask the European Union to rotate the ports where migrants rescued at sea disembark, Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta said, with France and Spain expected to top the list.
Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini launched on Tuesday an anti-migration manifesto aiming at next year's European parliament elections, and countering their opposing camp led by
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.
Malta on Sunday reiterated its refusal to open its ports to an NGO migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean with hundreds of people on board, ignoring calls from Italy's hardline interior minister to not "look the other way".
EU interior ministers meet Tuesday to try to break a two-year deadlock over reforming asylum rules with a deadline looming and pressure from Italy's new populist leaders.
More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean on Sunday, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey, while Italy marked a sea change in its policy.