Keep your poor, your tired, your huddled masses…but give us your rich, your wealthy, your bundled monies. Words inscribed in the base of our very own colossus - The Fat Lady of Libaty, a marker of European Southern hospitality.
49 migrants, men, women and children, stuck for 19 days on board two NGO rescue vessels just a few kilometres off Malta’s southwestern coast.
All safe European ports remain closed to them. It's a bitter cold January in the Mediterranean.
'Government official Neville Gafà admitted he “bumped into” one of Tripoli’s most notorious militia leaders during his controversial Libya visit last month but played it down as “nothing serious”.'