New Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, have denied permission for a rescue ship conveying about 629 migrants to dock, thereby leaving them stranded.

The migrants, who are mostly children, were picked up in six different rescue operations off Libya's coast, BBC reports.

The leader of the right-wing League party, had promised during Italy's recent general election to take tougher measures concerning migration.

629 Migrants Stranded After Italy's Matteo Salvini Denies Docking Of Rescue Ship

New Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, have denied permission for a rescue ship conveying about 629 migrants to dock, thereby leaving them stranded.

The migrants, who are mostly children, were picked up in six different rescue operations off Libya's coast, BBC reports.

French President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff, Alexis Kohler, is under investigation for alleged influence-peddling and conflict of interest.

The financial prosecutor's office said it was checking whether Mr Kohler had breached civil service rules when he was handling issues relating to the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

He has denied wrongdoing. His family has links with Italian-Swiss MSC.

Spanish Socialist Pedro Sánchez was sworn on Saturday as Spain's new Prime Minister by King Felipe VI, a day after ousting scandal-hit political rival Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote. Mr Sánchez, who is an atheist, took the oath to protect the constitution without a bible or crucifix - a first in Spain's modern history, at the Zarzuela Palace near Madrid.

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An Uzbek man seeking asylum in Sweden has been jailed for life in on Thursday for killing five people in a stolen truck attack when he ran intoshoppers on a busy street in Stockholm in April 2017. Rakhmat Akilov was also convicted of the attempted murder of 119 other people who were at the scene of the attack.

The residential building where Malian 'spiderman' Mamoudou Gassama climbed to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in the French capital, Paris, has become a tourist site, news agency AFP reports. A local resident identified as Chantal said "since Saturday, it hasn't stopped.... every day people have been coming to look at it themselves."

The police on Friday caught several large animals including two lions, two tigers and a jaguar after they escaped from a zoo in the Eifel mountain range in western Germany on Friday. A spokesman for the district of Bitburg-Pruem, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, said earlier in the day that two lions, two tigers and a jaguar were on the loose.

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