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Spanish minister attacks 'ostrich politics' in row over rescued migrants

Josep Borrell says invitation for Aquarius to dock in Valencia is a symbolic actSpain’s foreign minister has described his government’s decision to take in the hundreds of refugees and migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship as a “highly symbolic act” intended to jolt Europe out of its “ostrich politics” on the issue of migration.The 629 people, including children and pregnant women, were rescued by the French NGO SOS Méditerranée from waters off the coast of Libya on Saturday, and the Aquarius was caught in a standoff over the weekend in...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 12 June