Charities Face-Off With Italian Government as Anti-Migrant Anger Mounts

A code of conduct drafted by the Italian government setting out new rules for refugee-rescue ships operating in the Mediterranean is drawing the anger of charities and rights groups, who claim the code will risk thousands of lives. Under the proposal, which the European Union approved Monday, refugee-rescue vessels operated by charities are barred from coordinating with people-smugglers by phone or using lights to signal their location.  They are now restricted to patrolling in...

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