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AMMAN There was a large explosion in one of the production units of Syrias Banias refinery near the Mediterranean coast during maintenance operations Syrias oil minister said on Thursday NeutralAMMAN There was a large explosion in one of the production units of Syrias Banias refinery near the Mediterranean coast during maintenance operations Syrias oil minister said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-blast-refinery/syrias-oil-minister-says-production-unit-in-banias-refinery-damaged-in-explosion-idUSKBN1XH2NZ2019-11-08
Noble and Delek are key partners in both Leviathan which is set to start production in the coming weeks and the existing Tamar field off Israels Mediterranean coast PositiveJERUSALEM A deal that would transfer control of a natural gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt is expected to be closed in the next few days the companies said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-natgas-egypt/israel-egypt-gas-pipeline-deal-seen-imminent-idUSKBN1XD05O2019-11-04
In a deal that drew U.S. concern China won Israeli approval to build a private seaport near Haifa a berth for the U.S. Mediterranean fleet PositiveJERUSALEM Israel decided on Wednesday to form an advisory committee to weigh national security aspects of prospective foreign investments in Israeli companies after coming under U.S. pressure over business deals with China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-investment-panel/with-eye-to-china-israel-forms-panel-to-vet-foreign-investments-idUSKBN1X926T2019-10-31
The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is the blocs top migration official Dmitris Avramopoulos said after Tuesdays meeting PositiveLUXEMBOURG Germany warned on Tuesday of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015 as Greece and Cyprus sounded the alarm over a resurgence of arrivals from neighboring Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-ministers/germany-warns-of-repeat-of-2015-eu-migration-chaos-idUSKBN1WN16N2019-10-09
CAIRO Cyprus Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to end its provocative in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea including exploring for oil in Cyprus territorial waters which they called a breach of international NegativeCAIRO Cyprus Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to end its provocative in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea including exploring for oil in Cyprus territorial waters which they called a breach of international http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-turkey-ship/cyprus-greece-egypt-call-on-turkey-to-end-provocative-actions-idUSKBN1WN1R02019-10-09
ATHENS There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is and NegativeATHENS There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is and http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-greece-pompeo-mitsotakis/u-s-warns-turkey-over-offshore-drilling-near-cyprus-idUSKCN1WK04I2019-10-06
GENEVA More than 1000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year the sixth year in a row that this bleak has been reached the United Nations said on Tuesday NegativeGENEVA More than 1000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year the sixth year in a row that this bleak has been reached the United Nations said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants/migrant-refugee-death-toll-in-mediterranean-tops-1000-for-6th-year-u-n-idUSKBN1WG3FE2019-10-02
It is also worth highlighting that 70 percent of the deaths actually occur on the central Mediterranean namely people attempting to get from Libya across to Italy or Malta NegativeGENEVA More than 1000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year the sixth year in a row that this bleak has been reached the United Nations said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants/migrant-refugee-death-toll-in-mediterranean-tops-1000-for-6th-year-u-n-idUSKBN1WG3FE2019-10-02
More than 18000 people have lost their lives in Mediterranean crossings since 2014 according to figures from both the UNHCR and the website of the U.N.s International Organization for Migration NegativeGENEVA More than 1000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year the sixth year in a row that this bleak has been reached the United Nations said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants/migrant-refugee-death-toll-in-mediterranean-tops-1000-for-6th-year-u-n-idUSKBN1WG3FE2019-10-02
According to the Israeli rescue center only about 20 female green turtles nest along the Israeli Mediterranean coast during a breeding season that usually lasts from May until August NeutralMIKHMORET Israel On a Mediterranean beach in Israel a newlyhatched baby turtle fumbles along the sand making its way to the sea for the very first time http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-animals-turtles/endangered-turtles-bred-in-captivity-in-israel-to-help-save-species-idUSKBN1WA1D52019-09-26
CANNES Mediterranean resort town Cannes Frances fourthbiggest cruise ship port will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air quality in the city PositiveCANNES Mediterranean resort town Cannes Frances fourthbiggest cruise ship port will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air quality in the city http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-cruiseships/frances-cannes-to-ban-polluting-cruise-ships-idUSKBN1W823F2019-09-24
Under the European Unions clean air policy the cap is already enforced in Baltic North Sea and Channel ports and it may be extended to the Mediterranean PositiveCANNES Mediterranean resort town Cannes Frances fourthbiggest cruise ship port will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air quality in the city http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-cruiseships/frances-cannes-to-ban-polluting-cruise-ships-idUSKBN1W823F2019-09-24
Tehran amplified that message on Friday when a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would respond from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean against any U.S. plots NegativeABQAIQ Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran showing melted pipes and burnt equipment as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco/media-visit-saudi-oil-plant-damaged-in-strike-blamed-on-iran-idUSKBN1W40VN2019-09-21
ROME The European Union must introduce a new automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean the leaders of Italy and France said on Wednesday as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations NegativeROME The European Union must introduce a new automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean the leaders of Italy and France said on Wednesday as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-france/italy-and-france-agree-migrants-must-be-distributed-around-the-eu-idUSKBN1W32V02019-09-19
My prosperity can come if I can control my natural resources my shores on the Dead Sea my shores on the Mediterranean my water my land NeutralJIFTLIK West Bank Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex and they vowed never to give it up http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-annexation/you-will-never-break-our-will-palestinians-to-netanyahu-after-annexation-pledge-idUSKCN1VW1XA2019-09-13
Kyd said there was an absolute threat to safe from GPS interference in areas such as the Middle East Gulf the Mediterranean and Baltic regions NegativeLONDON Britains decision to send warships to the Strait of Hormuz has helped to stabilize commercial shipping through the critical chokepoint weeks after Iran seized a UKflagged tanker in the region a top British navy official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-shipping-britain/middle-east-shipping-stabilized-by-uk-navy-says-fleet-commander-idUSKCN1VX26H2019-09-13
He also said an EU mission to patrol the Mediterranean known as Sophia could be revived once the mechanism on migrant redistribution becomes operational PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union should give Italy more time to cut debt and support a plan to reinvigorate investment Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after a meeting in Brussels with the presidentdesignate of the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-conte/italys-new-executive-makes-old-pleas-to-eu-on-budget-migration-idUSKCN1VW1E72019-09-12
BARCELONA A German captain who defied Italys ban on boats bringing migrants ashore said on Tuesday she was determined to carry on rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean even though her ship SeaWatch 3 remains impounded in an Italian port PositiveBARCELONA A German captain who defied Italys ban on boats bringing migrants ashore said on Tuesday she was determined to carry on rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean even though her ship SeaWatch 3 remains impounded in an Italian port http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-rackete/captain-who-broke-italys-migrant-ban-says-ready-to-rescue-more-people-at-sea-raps-eu-idUSKCN1VV2622019-09-11
The gas will be supplied via the East Mediterranean Gas subsea pipeline following a landmark billion export deal struck last year NegativeABU DHABI Plans to start exporting gas from Israel to Egypt are on track but further steps are still needed before exports can commence Egyptian petroleum minister Tarek El Molla said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-energy/plans-for-israeli-gas-exports-to-egypt-on-track-egyptian-minister-idUSKCN1VU24T2019-09-10
This prize is for all who sleep for eternity at the bottom of the Mediterranean Ascaride said PositiveVENICE Italy Dark drama about the origins of the villainous character won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday while Roman Polanskis military drama about Frances notorious Dreyfus affair took the runnerup prize http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-venice-awards-golden-lio/joker-wins-golden-lion-at-venice-polanski-drama-is-runner-up-idUSKCN1VS0OE2019-09-10
The ship appeared to have turned off its transponder in the Mediterranean west of Syria Refinitiv shiptracking data showed on Tuesday NeutralThe Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers which went dark off Syria earlier in the week has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian port of Tartus Maxar Technologies Inc http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iranian-tanker-adrian-darya-1-photographed-off-syrian-port-tartus-u-s-satellite-firm-idUSKCN1VS04F2019-09-07
In addition it will send a frigate to support a U.S. aircraft carrier in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean starting early next year she said PositiveCOPENHAGEN Denmarks prime minister said on Friday that it is in talks with a number of European allies about an international naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-denmark/denmark-discusses-hormuz-naval-mission-with-european-allies-idUSKCN1VR1HW2019-09-07
The tanker which is loaded with Iranian crude oil appears to have turned off its transponder in the Mediterranean west of Syria NeutralLONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he currently had no plan on his desk to seize the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 which is at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/pentagon-chief-says-he-currently-has-no-plan-to-seize-iranian-tanker-adrian-darya-1-idUSKCN1VQ2WF2019-09-06
Thousands of people have died every year in the central Mediterranean among the hundreds of thousands attempting the crossing from North Africa to Europe in recent years NegativeGENEVA About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya while about 60 people may have been rescued the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/unhcr-says-at-least-40-feared-dead-or-missing-in-shipwreck-off-libya-idUSKCN1VH1ER2019-08-28
Six European Union countries have agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel ending the latest standoff in the bloc over migration across the Mediterranean PositiveSix European Union countries have agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel ending the latest standoff in the bloc over migration across the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-europe-migrants-oceanviking/eu-countries-agree-to-share-out-ocean-viking-migrants-idUSKCN1VD1192019-08-24
MILAN Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore exposing Europes latest failure to deal with African migration NegativeMILAN Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore exposing Europes latest failure to deal with African migration http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-oceanviking/ocean-viking-rescue-ship-awaits-port-access-in-latest-migrant-standoff-idUSKCN1VC0CO2019-08-23
DUBAI An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel NegativeDUBAI An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-tanker-heads-to-greece-u-s-warns-against-helping-vessel-idUSKCN1V90DM2019-08-20
A U.S. State Department official said Washington had conveyed its strong to the Greek government as well as to all ports in the Mediterranean about facilitating the tanker PositiveDUBAI An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-tanker-heads-to-greece-u-s-warns-against-helping-vessel-idUSKCN1V90DM2019-08-20
Their decomposing bodies were put overboard under a baking Mediterranean sun with the pregnant woman dying toward the end of the journey on the 10th day according to his account NegativeTALQROQQ Malta The only survivor of a disastrous attempt by 15 migrants to reach Europe by sea from Libya said ships passed them by and ignored their pleas to be rescued http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-survivor/ships-passed-us-by-says-sole-survivor-of-migrant-tragedy-idUSKCN1V80EV2019-08-18
The British territory of Gibraltar will on Thursday release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean in July the Sun newspaper reported citing sources close to Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo PositiveThe British territory of Gibraltar will on Thursday release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean in July the Sun newspaper reported citing sources close to Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-gibraltar/gibraltar-to-release-iranian-oil-tanker-on-thursday-sun-newspaper-idUSKCN1V42B52019-08-15
The British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday an official Gibraltar source said NegativeThe British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday an official Gibraltar source said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-says-britain-might-release-oil-tanker-soon-gibraltar-says-not-yet-idUSKCN1V30J52019-08-14
The kidnapping was ordered by Chechen militants but outsourced to criminals said Cochetel now UNHCR special envoy for the Mediterranean NegativeVincent Cochetel who was held captive in Chechnya in 1998 said countries must bring kidnappers to justice to stem a steep increase in attacks which are undermining aid operations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-aid-kidnapping-interview/aid-worker-kidnappings-big-business-as-criminals-wade-in-ex-hostage-idUSKCN1V31J62019-08-14
LAMPEDUSA Italy Hollywood star Richard Gere on Saturday urged the Italian government to stop demonising and instead help migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish charity boat in the Mediterranean for more than a week PositiveLAMPEDUSA Italy Hollywood star Richard Gere on Saturday urged the Italian government to stop demonising and instead help migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish charity boat in the Mediterranean for more than a week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/richard-gere-italys-salvini-clash-over-migrant-ship-idUSKCN1V00D02019-08-11
MADRID American actor Richard Gere on Friday visited 121 migrants stranded for the past week on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean as the European Unions executive urged member countries to show solidarity in finding a solution NeutralMADRID American actor Richard Gere on Friday visited 121 migrants stranded for the past week on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean as the European Unions executive urged member countries to show solidarity in finding a solution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/hollywood-star-gere-visits-stranded-migrants-on-open-arms-ship-idUSKCN1UZ1UZ2019-08-10
ABOARD THE YAVUZ DRILL SHIP Eastern Mediterranean Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus NegativeABOARD THE YAVUZ DRILL SHIP Eastern Mediterranean Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-turkey-ships/turkey-says-drill-ships-continue-work-in-eastern-mediterranean-another-en-route-idUSKCN1UX1232019-08-08
Turkey rejects agreements the internationally recognized Cypriot government has reached with other Mediterranean states on maritime economic zones NegativeABOARD THE YAVUZ DRILL SHIP Eastern Mediterranean Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-turkey-ships/turkey-says-drill-ships-continue-work-in-eastern-mediterranean-another-en-route-idUSKCN1UX1232019-08-08
Akinci said the Greek Cypriot side was making unilateral attempts to explore for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean despite repeated Turkish Cypriot proposals to resolve the issue NegativeABOARD THE YAVUZ DRILL SHIP Eastern Mediterranean Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-turkey-ships/turkey-says-drill-ships-continue-work-in-eastern-mediterranean-another-en-route-idUSKCN1UX1232019-08-08
The decree drawn up by Salvini who also serves as deputy prime minister toughens sanctions on charity ships that seek to bring migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to Italy NegativeROME The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his farright League party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-politics-migrants/italy-government-wins-confidence-vote-on-decree-targeting-migrant-rescue-ships-idUSKCN1UV21Y2019-08-06
MADRID A Spanish charity rescue boat sought safe port on Friday after Italy rejected its request to disembark 124 people saved from two migrant rafts in the Mediterranean the organization said NegativeMADRID A Spanish charity rescue boat sought safe port on Friday after Italy rejected its request to disembark 124 people saved from two migrant rafts in the Mediterranean the organization said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/spanish-ngo-boat-seeks-safe-port-for-124-people-rescued-in-mediterranean-idUSKCN1US21V2019-08-03
The discovery of oil and gas reserves in the east Mediterranean has put sharper focus on the Cypriot impasse which has defied mediation efforts of a small army of diplomats NeutralATHENS Greece accused Turkey of undermining security in the eastern Mediterranean by drilling for oil and gas around Cyprus making some of the strongest comments on the issue from Athens newly elected government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-greece-egypt-cyprus/greece-says-turkeys-drilling-off-cyprus-puts-security-at-risk-idUSKCN1UP25Y2019-07-31
CITY Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran around Africas southern tip and into the Mediterranean the Grace 1 oil tanker lost the flag under which it sailed and ceased to be registered to Panama NegativeCITY Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran around Africas southern tip and into the Mediterranean the Grace 1 oil tanker lost the flag under which it sailed and ceased to be registered to Panama http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-flags-insight/flags-of-inconvenience-noose-tightens-around-iranian-shipping-idUSKCN1UL0M82019-07-26
The worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year has just UNHCR head Filippo Grandi said in a tweet NegativeAbout 115 people are missing and feared to have drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya a Libyan navy official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-shipwreck/115-feared-dead-after-worst-mediterranean-shipwreck-of-the-year-idUSKCN1UK2192019-07-26
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at least 426 people have died during attempts to reach Europe in the Mediterranean sea so far this year NegativePARIS Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new solidarity proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-france/eu-countries-agree-to-new-migrant-influx-mechanism-macron-idUSKCN1UH21D2019-07-23
The Iranian tanker was seized earlier this month by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked Gibraltars Chief Minister for upholding European Union sanctions against Syria by detaining an oil tanker her office said on Wednesday adding its independent legal process should be respected http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-gibraltar/uk-pm-may-pays-tribute-to-gibraltars-efforts-in-detaining-grace-1-tanker-idUSKCN1UC2892019-07-18
The tanker was seized earlier this month by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Gibraltars Chief Minister Fabian Picardo later on Wednesday to discuss the detained Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 a spokesman for May said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain/uk-pm-may-to-discuss-grace-1-oil-tanker-with-gibraltar-chief-minister-idUSKCN1UC1GH2019-07-18
BEIRUT Cliff divers used to competing in isolated spots have been leaping into the Mediterranean in bustling Beirut the first time the Lebanese capitals landmark Raouche Rock has hosted an international contest PositiveBEIRUT Cliff divers used to competing in isolated spots have been leaping into the Mediterranean in bustling Beirut the first time the Lebanese capitals landmark Raouche Rock has hosted an international contest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cliffdiving-lebanon/cliff-divers-leap-from-beirut-landmark-in-international-tour-idUSKCN1UA1WE2019-07-16
HallSpencer says the spread this year has been in plaguelike across the Eastern Mediterranean including Greece Turkey Israel and Cyprus which has just launched a cull NegativeSARAFAND Lebanon Lebanese fisherman Hassan Younes has been diving the same waters off his coastal hometown for three decades but has never seen anything like this year as native species disappear and invasive lionfish take their place http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-environment-lionfish/as-waters-warm-lionfish-invasion-strains-lebanons-seas-idUSKCN1U41PT2019-07-15
The tanker was seized last week by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria NegativeLONDON British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain/uk-to-facilitate-release-of-iranian-tanker-if-it-gets-syria-guarantees-hunt-idUSKCN1U80II2019-07-15
ANKARA A second Turkish drillship will begin drilling for oil and natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean within a week Turkeys energy minister said in a move which that could strain ties with Cyprus over jurisdiction rights for exploration NegativeANKARA A second Turkish drillship will begin drilling for oil and natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean within a week Turkeys energy minister said in a move which that could strain ties with Cyprus over jurisdiction rights for exploration http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-greece-cyprus/turkey-says-second-ship-set-to-drill-off-cyprus-idUSKCN1U10EB2019-07-07
Nearly 600 migrants have perished trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats so far this year mostly after setting out from northern Africa according to U.N. data NegativeCriminal gangs are also becoming more violent towards migrants as they seek to maximize profits said Robert Crepinko head of Europols European Migrant Smuggling Centre http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-trafficking-migrants/europol-sets-up-taskforce-to-target-most-dangerous-human-traffickers-idUSKCN1TX2LB2019-07-03
Gas finds in the eastern Mediterranean in recent years have exposed tensions and claims of overlapping jurisdictions between the two countries which do not have diplomatic relations NegativeNICOSIA Cyprus has initiated legal proceedings against three companies involved in gas drilling by Turkey to the west of the island for encroaching on the islands continental shelf a senior foreign ministry official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-turkey-gas/cyprus-takes-legal-action-against-firms-encroaching-its-exclusive-economic-zone-idUSKCN1TX18E2019-07-03
KSAR SGHIR Morocco Morocco will open new terminals at Tanger Med port on Thursday allowing it to surpass the Mediterraneans largest ports Algeciras and Valencia in terms of container capacity and drive more investment and manufacturing to the country PositiveKSAR SGHIR Morocco Morocco will open new terminals at Tanger Med port on Thursday allowing it to surpass the Mediterraneans largest ports Algeciras and Valencia in terms of container capacity and drive more investment and manufacturing to the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-economy-ports/moroccos-tangier-port-to-become-mediterraneans-largest-idUSKCN1TR2G02019-06-27
Tangier also has a ferry terminal carrying some 40000 people per day in the summer peak season as Moroccans living in Europe cross the Mediterranean NeutralKSAR SGHIR Morocco Morocco will open new terminals at Tanger Med port on Thursday allowing it to surpass the Mediterraneans largest ports Algeciras and Valencia in terms of container capacity and drive more investment and manufacturing to the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-economy-ports/moroccos-tangier-port-to-become-mediterraneans-largest-idUSKCN1TR2G02019-06-27
He said on Facebook that when other mainstream governments turn away migrants the media dont even mention it whereas Italy with its coalition has become the stage of the Mediterranean NegativeLAMPEDUSA Italy The charity ship SeaWatch entered Italian waters on Wednesday with 42 migrants aboard defying an order from Rome to stay away and provoking the ire of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-lampedusa/migrant-rescue-boat-enters-italian-waters-defying-government-ban-idUSKCN1TR1MM2019-06-27
Gaza Marine has long been seen as an opportunity for the cashstrapped Palestinian Authority to join the eastern Mediterranean gas bonanza NegativeSeveral major projects in U.S. President Donald Trumps billion economic blueprint for IsraeliPalestinian peace mirror previous proposals stalled by conflict analysts said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-projects/old-wine-in-new-bottles-u-s-economic-plans-for-palestinians-recall-past-efforts-idUSKCN1TO0P82019-06-24
MADRID Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry rescued 27 people still aboard on Wednesday NegativeMADRID Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry rescued 27 people still aboard on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/20-people-missing-from-migrant-boat-rescued-off-spanish-coast-idUSKCN1TK2TZ2019-06-20
Diplomats said Nicosia was demanding a tougher EU line on Turkey over offshore drilling in eastern Mediterranean which the Greek Cypriot government says violates its exclusive commercial area NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc while Cyprus threatened to veto any agreement on future enlargement unless the EU toughens its line on Turkish drilling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-membership/eu-at-odds-over-albania-macedonia-joining-cyprus-threatens-veto-over-turkey-idUSKCN1TI2RI2019-06-18
The epicenter was 133 km northwest of the city of Kupang on Timor island the EuropeanMediterranean Seismological Centre said NegativeJAKARTA An earthquake of 6 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-indonesia-quake/earthquake-of-6-2-magnitude-strikes-in-eastern-indonesia-agency-idUSKCN1TI0HF2019-06-17
As well as threatening to disrupt oil supplies there are fears the conflict will increase migration across the Mediterranean to Europe and encourage jihadists to exploit the chaos NegativeTRIPOLI Libyas internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez alSerraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate an end to the twomonth offensive against Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libya-pm-serraj-will-not-sit-down-with-rival-haftar-to-end-war-idUSKCN1TH0Q52019-06-17
The discovery of lucrative energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has drawn into sharper focus longstanding tensions between Turkey and the Greek Cypriot government NegativeATHENS Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey including the possible option of sanctions if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-cyprus/greek-pm-says-may-seek-sanctions-against-turkey-in-gas-row-idUSKCN1TH0RK2019-06-17
VALLETTA Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of offshore natural gas deposits PositiveVALLETTA Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of offshore natural gas deposits http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-mediterranean/southern-eu-leaders-back-cyprus-in-gas-dispute-with-turkey-idUSKCN1TF2JG2019-06-15
At least 65 migrants drowned last month when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe NegativeTUNIS A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants most of them from Bangladesh has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them disembark the Red Crescent said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-migrants-europe/migrants-stranded-in-boat-off-tunisia-as-authorities-say-centers-overcrowded-idUSKCN1TC2E02019-06-12
NGOs have denied any wrongdoing but most of them have stopped operating in the Mediterranean due to Italys closure of its ports and repeated investigations by prosecutors NegativeROME Italy passed an emergency decree on Tuesday that limits the entry of ships into its territorial waters a move aimed at curbing the activity of migrant rescue boats operated by charities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-targets-migrant-rescue-ships-in-emergency-decree-idUSKCN1TC2BB2019-06-12
These actions represent a total and unacceptable violation of international human rights law and must said Ahmed AlMandhari WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean NegativeKHARTOUM Ethiopias prime minister sought to mediate Sudans political crisis on Friday urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise in resolving their standoff since the overthrow of President Omar alBashir http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/ethiopia-tries-to-mediate-sudan-crisis-after-bloodshed-idUSKCN1T80OS2019-06-08
WASHINGTON A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous highspeed pass that put a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday the U.S. Sixth Fleet said but Moscow said its pilot had behaved responsibly NegativeWASHINGTON A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous highspeed pass that put a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday the U.S. Sixth Fleet said but Moscow said its pilot had behaved responsibly http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-defense-russia/u-s-and-russia-spar-over-unsafe-spy-plane-intercept-near-syria-idUSKCN1T60892019-06-06
People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits vegetables legumes whole grains fish and healthy fats a U.S. study suggests PositivePeople with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits vegetables legumes whole grains fish and healthy fats a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-diabetes-diet-cognition/mediterranean-diet-tied-to-better-memory-for-diabetics-idUSKCN1T12ES2019-06-01
The study wasnt a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how a Mediterranean diet might directly improve brain health PositivePeople with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits vegetables legumes whole grains fish and healthy fats a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-diabetes-diet-cognition/mediterranean-diet-tied-to-better-memory-for-diabetics-idUSKCN1T12ES2019-06-01
A madrague is a type of net used to capture tuna in the Mediterranean NeutralOXON HILL Md http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-spellingbee/sixteen-bright-sparks-vie-for-national-spelling-bee-crown-idUSKCN1T00WY2019-05-31
The League won an even stronger on the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa which is often the landing point for boatmigrants who set sail for Europe from Africa PositiveROME Matteo Salvinis farright League scored a crushing victory in Italys European parliament elections but a breakdown of polling data showed its dominance is based on relatively small towns and ends at city gates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-salvini-vote/italys-dominant-salvini-is-small-town-phenomenon-polling-data-shows-idUSKCN1SX1HT2019-05-28
TUNIS At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said NegativeTUNIS At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-migrants/dozens-of-migrants-drown-off-tunisia-coast-after-leaving-libya-idUSKCN1SG1BM2019-05-11
The European Union and its member states must ensure sufficient search and rescue resources are deployed in the Mediterranean she said PositiveGENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Malta on Tuesday to drop terrorism charges against three African teenage migrants arrested for hijacking a small commercial tanker that rescued their vessel off the coast of Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-hijacking-un/u-n-to-malta-drop-terrorism-charges-against-african-migrants-accused-of-hijacking-tanker-idUSKCN1SD1PD2019-05-08
Noble Energy operates in the United States and offshore in the Eastern Mediterranean and off the west coast of Africa PositiveNEW YORK Noble Midstream Partners LP a pipeline operator controlled by U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company Noble Energy Inc is up for sale people familiar with the matter said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-noble-midstrea-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-pipeline-operator-noble-midstream-partners-up-for-sale-sources-idUSKCN1S12HD2019-04-26
Libya is also the main departure point for migrants from elsewhere in Africa trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean a big concern for European Union nations NegativeHIRA Forces supporting Libyas internationally recognized government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to more than 60 km southwest of the capital Tripoli on Tuesday Reuters reporters said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security-front/libyan-forces-push-back-haftars-troops-south-of-tripoli-witnesses-idUSKCN1RZ20I2019-04-24
The conflict threatens to disrupt oil flows foment migration across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe and allow jihadists to exploit the chaos NegativeALSUANI Libya Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday almost hitting a clinic and adding to peoples suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital which is held by an internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/mortar-bombs-land-on-tripoli-suburb-as-two-week-battle-rages-on-idUSKCN1RU11D2019-04-19
It threatens to disrupt oil flows foment migration across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe and allow jihadists to exploit the chaos NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
MILAN Italys prime minister has said any foreign military intervention in Libya would not resolve the latest conflict in its former colony warning that it might trigger a refugee exodus across the Mediterranean NegativeMILAN Italys prime minister has said any foreign military intervention in Libya would not resolve the latest conflict in its former colony warning that it might trigger a refugee exodus across the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-italy/italy-says-military-intervention-cannot-be-a-solution-in-libya-idUSKCN1RP07N2019-04-14
They trekked through the Sahara in hope of crossing the Mediterranean to a better life in Europe but instead ended up in squalid detention centers and are now engulfed by war NegativeThey trekked through the Sahara in hope of crossing the Mediterranean to a better life in Europe but instead ended up in squalid detention centers and are now engulfed by war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-migrants/african-syrian-migrants-in-crosshairs-of-libya-war-idUSKCN1RN17H2019-04-12
Many of the detainees were captured on arrival through the Sahara or forcibly returned by patrols stopping their flimsy vessels in the Mediterranean NegativeThey trekked through the Sahara in hope of crossing the Mediterranean to a better life in Europe but instead ended up in squalid detention centers and are now engulfed by war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-migrants/african-syrian-migrants-in-crosshairs-of-libya-war-idUSKCN1RN17H2019-04-12
Several thousand migrants detained after trying to use Libya as a staging point for crossing the Mediterranean to Europe have also been caught up in the crisis NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libyas capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled the fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/thousands-flee-tripoli-homes-as-battle-rages-on-outskirts-idUSKCN1RM0YI2019-04-11
Former colonial power Italy which lies across the Mediterranean and has been a destination for migrants was very worried Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said NegativeLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
A number of large gas discoveries offshore Israel and in nearby eastern Mediterranean waters in the last decade have made Israel a potentially lucrative prospect for big energy firms PositiveJERUSALEM Brazilian staterun oil firm Petrobras is considering bidding in a new tender to explore for oil and gas offshore Israel a leading Israeli financial news website reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-israel-brazil-energy/brazils-petrobras-may-bid-in-israel-gas-exploration-tender-report-idUSKCN1RC0702019-03-31
BRUSSELS International rights advocates criticized the European Union on Wednesday for abdicating its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage NegativeBRUSSELS International rights advocates criticized the European Union on Wednesday for abdicating its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/rights-groups-lambast-eu-downscaling-of-mediterranean-migration-mission-idUSKCN1R827P2019-03-28
Otherwise Rome has threatened to pull the plug on the operation in the Mediterranean where the United Nations says nearly 2300 people perished last year trying to reach Europe NegativeBRUSSELS International rights advocates criticized the European Union on Wednesday for abdicating its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/rights-groups-lambast-eu-downscaling-of-mediterranean-migration-mission-idUSKCN1R827P2019-03-28
The Italian coast guards website says the last time Sophia ships rescued people in the Mediterranean was last July NeutralBRUSSELS International rights advocates criticized the European Union on Wednesday for abdicating its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/rights-groups-lambast-eu-downscaling-of-mediterranean-migration-mission-idUSKCN1R827P2019-03-28
BRUSSELS The European Union will cease the maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe but it will extend air missions two diplomats said on Tuesday NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union will cease the maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe but it will extend air missions two diplomats said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/eu-to-end-ship-patrols-in-scaled-down-migrant-rescue-operation-diplomats-idUSKCN1R716I2019-03-27
The bloc has already curbed operations of EU aid groups in the part of the Mediterranean in question and moved its own ships further north where fewer rescues take place NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union will cease the maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe but it will extend air missions two diplomats said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/eu-to-end-ship-patrols-in-scaled-down-migrant-rescue-operation-diplomats-idUSKCN1R716I2019-03-27
Lebanon Pompeos next stop has warned its Mediterranean neighbors that the planned EastMed pipeline must not be allowed to violate its maritime borders NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showcased his close relationship with the Trump administration on Wednesday hosting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo three weeks before an Israeli election http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pompeo-israel/pompeo-pays-pre-election-visit-to-israel-cites-close-trump-netanyahu-ties-idUSKCN1R12F12019-03-21
Valor Equity is an early stage investor in Tesla and its portfolio includes investments in Chicagobased Roti Modern Mediterranean and Wow Bao PositiveStarbucks Corp is investing million in a newly created fund that will be managed by Tesla Inc investor Valor Equity Partners to promote companies developing new technologies and products for the food and retail industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-starbucks-fund/starbucks-sets-up-100-million-fund-to-invest-in-food-and-retail-startups-idUSKCN1R11JU2019-03-21
Libyas west coast is a leading departure point in North Africa for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe mainly from other parts of Africa fleeing wars and poverty NegativeTRIPOLI At least 50 migrants were reportedly injured after they staged a protest that was suppressed inside a detention center in the capital Tripoli the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/some-50-migrants-wounded-by-clash-inside-detention-center-in-libya-u-n-idUSKBN1QP2712019-03-09
BRUSSELS German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday he wanted to extend the European Unions naval mission in the Mediterranean setting the stage for another standoff with his Italian antiimmigration peer Matteo Salvini NegativeBRUSSELS German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday he wanted to extend the European Unions naval mission in the Mediterranean setting the stage for another standoff with his Italian antiimmigration peer Matteo Salvini http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/germany-wants-to-keep-eu-naval-mission-heads-for-standoff-with-italy-idUSKCN1QO2742019-03-08
Other EU states are divided over migration with some not keen to welcome in migrants picked up from the Mediterranean NegativeBRUSSELS German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday he wanted to extend the European Unions naval mission in the Mediterranean setting the stage for another standoff with his Italian antiimmigration peer Matteo Salvini http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/germany-wants-to-keep-eu-naval-mission-heads-for-standoff-with-italy-idUSKCN1QO2742019-03-08
Political tensions over migration remain high despite the fact that the numbers of new arrivals via the central Mediterranean where Sophia ships patrol have plummeted NegativeBRUSSELS German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday he wanted to extend the European Unions naval mission in the Mediterranean setting the stage for another standoff with his Italian antiimmigration peer Matteo Salvini http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-sophia/germany-wants-to-keep-eu-naval-mission-heads-for-standoff-with-italy-idUSKCN1QO2742019-03-08
The Mediterranean island is already home to the EUs largest online gambling industry and a large financialservices sector which have been drawn there by advanced regulation and low taxes NegativeBRUSSELS As the European Commission ponders whether the European Union needs rules for cryptoassets and trading in virtual currencies EU states are moving ahead with their own regulations with the smallest of them Malta leading the pack http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-eu-cryptoassets/malta-leads-on-cryptoassets-regulation-while-eu-ponders-idUSKCN1QF1SX2019-02-27
In his speech Williamson announced that the first mission of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier would include work in the Mediterranean Middle East and Pacific regions PositiveBEIJING China would welcome a visit by Britains finance minister Philip Hammond the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday a day after the minister had said talk of deploying a British warship in the Pacific had complicated bilateral relations http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-britain/china-says-would-welcome-british-finance-minister-visit-idUSKCN1QB0QW2019-02-22
However executives also said longerterm challenges include geopolitical tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean the need to further develop infrastructure and competition from other suppliers including Russia and the United States NegativeCAIRO Royal Dutch Shell Eni BP and Exxon Mobil were among the winners in one of Egypts largest ever oil and gas exploration tenders on Tuesday as the country looks to sustain an investment upswing spurred by major discoveries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-energy-tender/egypt-plugs-hub-status-as-shell-eni-exxon-win-energy-concessions-idUSKCN1Q115S2019-02-13
CAIRO Dana Gas will begin drilling this year in an area it says could become Egypts next giant Mediterranean gas field after seismic data pointed to reserves as large as 20 trillion cubic feet PositiveCAIRO Dana Gas will begin drilling this year in an area it says could become Egypts next giant Mediterranean gas field after seismic data pointed to reserves as large as 20 trillion cubic feet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-danagas-egypt/dana-gas-to-drill-in-what-says-could-be-egypts-next-mega-gas-field-idUSKCN1Q124L2019-02-13
In the Mediterranean buyers of U.S. barrels Italy Spain France tend to use them to replace light Caspian CPC Blend Russias Urals and Iranian oil traders said NeutralYORK When the global oil trading industry gathered for its biggest annual meeting in Asia in September last year U.S. oil producing companies came well prepared http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-europe-usa-analysis/with-iran-squeezed-out-u-s-oil-takes-on-new-rivals-in-europe-idUSKCN1Q019W2019-02-12
Macron has at times responded criticizing Italy last June for its refusal to accept a boatload of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean and taking aim at Romes public finances NegativeFrance recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbors and European Union allies after what it described as repeated attacks by Italian political leaders against France http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-italy/france-tells-italy-basta-withdraws-envoy-after-war-of-words-idUSKCN1PW1GJ2019-02-08
BRUSSELS When plans for a summit between the European Union and the Arab League were first hatched last year it was envisioned as the start of a new friendship across the Mediterranean PositiveBRUSSELS When plans for a summit between the European Union and the Arab League were first hatched last year it was envisioned as the start of a new friendship across the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-arabs/as-eu-arab-summit-approaches-more-headaches-than-planned-idUSKCN1PT1TW2019-02-05
CAIRO A bigger presence of relief agencies U.N. workers and diplomats in Libya has done little to ease the plight of migrants abused in detention centers and blocked from crossing the Mediterranean migrants and aid workers say NegativeCAIRO A bigger presence of relief agencies U.N. workers and diplomats in Libya has done little to ease the plight of migrants abused in detention centers and blocked from crossing the Mediterranean migrants and aid workers say http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/aid-effort-brings-little-relief-for-migrants-trapped-in-libya-idUSKCN1PP1ZV2019-02-01
Attempts to tap gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean have caused friction between Athens and Ankara NegativeISTANBUL Turkey will begin drilling for resources around Cyprus Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over ownership of natural resources http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus-drilling/turkey-to-begin-drilling-for-resources-around-cyprus-idUSKCN1PJ2982019-01-26
change they demanded will not EuroMed Rights a Copenhagenbased network seeking to bolster ties between NGOs on both sides of the Mediterranean said in a statement NegativeCAIRO Everyday at sunset Ahmed Maher one of Egypts best known activists says good night to his family and heads to a Cairo police station to spend the night under police watch http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-anniversary-uprising/eight-years-after-uprising-egyptians-say-freedoms-have-eroded-idUSKCN1PI1ZJ2019-01-25
PARIS Chanel hosted guests in a mockedup Mediterranean garden for its Haute Couture show on Tuesday though Karl Lagerfeld the octogenarian designer responsible for the collection and extravagant set failed to show up for his customary bow NegativePARIS Chanel hosted guests in a mockedup Mediterranean garden for its Haute Couture show on Tuesday though Karl Lagerfeld the octogenarian designer responsible for the collection and extravagant set failed to show up for his customary bow http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fashion-paris-haute-couture-chanel/in-snowy-paris-chanel-recreates-summery-bliss-minus-lagerfeld-idUSKCN1PG1GE2019-01-23
BARCELONA A Spanish charity boat which rescues migrants at sea has been blocked by authorities from operating in the Mediterranean the nongovernmental organization said on Monday NegativeBARCELONA A Spanish charity boat which rescues migrants at sea has been blocked by authorities from operating in the Mediterranean the nongovernmental organization said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/spanish-ngo-says-rescue-boat-blocked-from-operating-in-mediterranean-idUSKCN1P82C22019-01-15
He predicted lower revenues from British tourists this year in key resort destinations like the Algarve and Madeira as competition from eastern Mediterranean markets hots up NegativeLISBON Portugals longrunning tourism boom is set to move decisively into reverse in 2019 due to capacity constraints at Lisbon airport and a drop in British visitors because of a Brexithit pound Portugals biggest hotel group told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-tourism-hotels/portugals-tourism-boom-halted-by-brexit-airport-problems-idUSKCN1P81U92019-01-15
ABOARD SEAWATCH 3 IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Germany said on Tuesday it could take in some of the 300 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent weeks but dozens including five children remained stranded at sea with no European country offering a safe port NeutralABOARD SEAWATCH 3 IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Germany said on Tuesday it could take in some of the 300 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent weeks but dozens including five children remained stranded at sea with no European country offering a safe port http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/migrants-stranded-at-sea-despair-for-future-amid-wait-for-eu-port-idUSKCN1P21YY2019-01-09
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to stop bickering over the fate of 49 migrants stuck aboard two humanitarian rescue ships on the Mediterranean and let them land at a safe port of call PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to stop bickering over the fate of 49 migrants stuck aboard two humanitarian rescue ships on the Mediterranean and let them land at a safe port of call http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-pope/pope-enters-migrant-ships-dispute-with-appeal-for-safe-ports-idUSKCN1P008U2019-01-07
ABOARD SEAWATCH 3 Mediterranean After two weeks stranded at sea and battered by winter storms migrants onboard a rescue ship are growing frustrated supplies are dwindling and the crew are exhausted as European countries refuse to offer a safe port of call NegativeABOARD SEAWATCH 3 Mediterranean After two weeks stranded at sea and battered by winter storms migrants onboard a rescue ship are growing frustrated supplies are dwindling and the crew are exhausted as European countries refuse to offer a safe port of call http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/we-are-not-fish-migrants-stranded-at-sea-grow-frustrated-idUSKCN1OY1AR2019-01-05
Spain has replaced Italy as the destination of choice for migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe according to European Union estimates published on Friday NegativeSpain has replaced Italy as the destination of choice for migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe according to European Union estimates published on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-stats/spain-replaces-italy-as-europes-main-destination-for-migrant-crossings-idUSKCN1OY14U2019-01-05





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The 3330 meter high volcano can burst into spectacular action several times a year spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean island PositiveCATANIA Italy Italys Mount Etna Europes highest and most active volcano erupted on Monday sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport on Sicilys eastern coast http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-italy-etna/italys-mount-etna-erupts-authorities-close-airport-idUSKCN1ON0TI2018-12-25
MADRID Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms has rescued 311 migrants in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya it said on Saturday NegativeMADRID Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms has rescued 311 migrants in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya it said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/spanish-charity-open-arms-rescues-311-migrants-off-libya-idUSKCN1OL0KI2018-12-23
MOSCOW Russia on Wednesday warned authorities in Cyprus not to allow the U.S. military to deploy on their territory saying such a move would draw a Russian reaction and result in dangerous and destabilizing for the Mediterranean island NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Wednesday warned authorities in Cyprus not to allow the U.S. military to deploy on their territory saying such a move would draw a Russian reaction and result in dangerous and destabilizing for the Mediterranean island http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-cyprus/russia-warns-cyprus-against-allowing-u-s-military-to-deploy-there-idUSKBN1O42292018-12-06
It being drawn into U.S. and NATO plans in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East will inevitably lead to dangerous and destabilizing consequences for Cyprus she said NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Wednesday warned authorities in Cyprus not to allow the U.S. military to deploy on their territory saying such a move would draw a Russian reaction and result in dangerous and destabilizing for the Mediterranean island http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-cyprus/russia-warns-cyprus-against-allowing-u-s-military-to-deploy-there-idUSKBN1O42292018-12-06
The BTC pipeline transports the majority of ACG production from Baku through Georgia to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan Turkey PositiveExxon is hoping to raise up to billion from the sale of its 6 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-azerbaijan-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-chevron-seek-to-exit-azerbaijans-oil-after-25-years-idUSKBN1O315D2018-12-05
ANKARA Turkey warned energy companies on Sunday against working with the Greek Cypriot government in carrying out exploratory drilling in the eastern Mediterranean saying such activities could damage regional stability NegativeANKARA Turkey warned energy companies on Sunday against working with the Greek Cypriot government in carrying out exploratory drilling in the eastern Mediterranean saying such activities could damage regional stability http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus-drilling/turkey-warns-companies-against-energy-exploration-with-greek-cypriot-government-idUSKCN1NN0L52018-11-19
Saudi insurance firm Mediterranean and Gulf Cooperative Insurance and Reinsurance was also down 1 NegativeOil price slump hurts sentiment across Gulf markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-stocks-hit-more-than-two-week-low-as-weak-oil-prices-weigh-on-gulf-idUSL4N1XM0CK2018-11-12
MOSCOW Russia said it deployed its new frigate with longrange Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea on Monday a few months after Moscow had reinforced its naval forces off Syrian cost NegativeMOSCOW Russia said it deployed its new frigate with longrange Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea on Monday a few months after Moscow had reinforced its naval forces off Syrian cost http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-navy/russia-sends-new-frigate-with-cruise-missiles-onboard-to-mediterranean-idUSKCN1NA17Z2018-11-06
Russia has in the past fired Kalibr cruise missiles from frigates and submarines stationed in the Mediterranean Sea at militant targets to support Syrian army offensives NegativeMOSCOW Russia said it deployed its new frigate with longrange Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea on Monday a few months after Moscow had reinforced its naval forces off Syrian cost http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-navy/russia-sends-new-frigate-with-cruise-missiles-onboard-to-mediterranean-idUSKCN1NA17Z2018-11-06
ISTANBUL Turkey will not allow the exploitation of gas reserves in Turkish and north Cypriot waters of the eastern Mediterranean President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday NegativeISTANBUL Turkey will not allow the exploitation of gas reserves in Turkish and north Cypriot waters of the eastern Mediterranean President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus/erdogan-says-other-countries-cannot-extract-gas-in-turkish-n-cyprus-waters-idUSKCN1N90FE2018-11-05
Israel discovered in 2009 that it had large reserves of natural gas off its Mediterranean coast PositiveJERUSALEM Israel will tender off 19 new offshore blocks to oil and gas companies its energy ministry said on Sunday hoping to rebound from a disappointing bidding round a year ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-exploration/israel-announces-new-oil-and-gas-exploration-round-in-eastern-mediterranean-idUSKCN1N90GC2018-11-05
With strong output potential in Libya and Egypt it is looking to help create a gas hub in the Eastern Mediterranean area PositiveItalian oil major Eni said on Monday it had struck a deal to team up with French peer Total to look for oil and gas in Algeria and strengthen its position in the north African country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-algeria-total/italys-eni-strikes-deal-with-total-to-boost-algeria-operations-idUSKCN1N31W02018-10-30
ANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction NegativeANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus/turkish-ship-to-drill-for-oil-and-gas-in-mediterranean-minister-idUSKCN1N41LC2018-10-30
Attempts to tap gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean along with a dispute over Greeces maritime borders have recently caused friction between Athens and Ankara NegativeANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus/turkish-ship-to-drill-for-oil-and-gas-in-mediterranean-minister-idUSKCN1N41LC2018-10-30
Turkey warned Greece last week to stay out of its activities in the eastern Mediterranean heralding a potential showdown with Cyprus NegativeANTALYA Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said a move that could create tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-cyprus/turkish-ship-to-drill-for-oil-and-gas-in-mediterranean-minister-idUSKCN1N41LC2018-10-30
A big challenge Novartis always faced with canakinumab also known as Ilaris is it now costs some annually for treating rare inflammatory diseases like Mediterranean fever NegativeZURICH The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected Novartiss bid to repurpose a drug now approved for rare inflammatory diseases to be used in a group of heart attack survivors the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-heart-disease/fda-snubs-novartis-bid-to-repurpose-inflammation-drug-for-heart-attacks-idUSKCN1MS2QY2018-10-19
Nineteen others were handed life prison terms for the attacks which hit churches in Cairo the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta MENA said NegativeCAIRO An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death on Thursday for their involvement in bombing attacks on three churches and a police checkpoint in 2016 and 2017 that killed more than 80 people the state news agency MENA reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-security-court/egyptian-military-court-sentences-17-to-death-over-church-bombings-idUSKCN1ML1S12018-10-12
At least 34 migrants have died in a shipwreck in the western Mediterranean which 26 people survived the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday citing the Moroccan navy and a Spanish aid agency NegativeAt least 34 migrants have died in a shipwreck in the western Mediterranean which 26 people survived the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday citing the Moroccan navy and a Spanish aid agency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-morocco-un/34-migrants-drown-in-mediterranean-shipwreck-26-survivors-u-n-idUSKCN1MC18A2018-10-03
France Portugal Spain and Germany struck a deal on Tuesday to take in migrants from the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius sailing off the coast of Malta the French government said after Italy refused to let the vessel dock PositiveFrance Portugal Spain and Germany struck a deal on Tuesday to take in migrants from the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius sailing off the coast of Malta the French government said after Italy refused to let the vessel dock http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-aquarius/portugal-spain-france-germany-agree-to-take-in-aquarius-ship-migrants-idUSKCN1M50QI2018-09-26
LISBON A group of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in July by charity ship Aquarius have a new home in Fundao a small Portuguese town badly hit by wildfires last year the government said NegativeLISBON A group of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in July by charity ship Aquarius have a new home in Fundao a small Portuguese town badly hit by wildfires last year the government said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-portugal/migrants-given-new-home-in-wildfires-hit-portuguese-town-idUSKCN1M617U2018-09-26
Aquarius 2 the one remaining charity rescue vessel still operating in the Central Mediterranean area is currently at sea with 58 survivors on board NeutralMILAN The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search and rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan coast in the near future unless the vessel can find a new flag to sail under http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-italy-migration-aquarius-panama/panama-revokes-registration-of-last-migrant-rescue-ship-in-central-mediterranean-idUSKCN1M30S92018-09-24
Salvini has previously accused SOS Mediterranee and other charities of acting like a Mediterranean taxi for the migrants NegativeMILAN The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search and rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan coast in the near future unless the vessel can find a new flag to sail under http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-italy-migration-aquarius-panama/panama-revokes-registration-of-last-migrant-rescue-ship-in-central-mediterranean-idUSKCN1M30S92018-09-24
The summit also looking at the blocs recent idea to set up regional disembarkation around the Mediterranean to get people off rescue boats and then distribute them around NeutralSALZBURG Austria The European Union must end the blame on migration and instead focus on working more with foreign countries and further strengthening its border to bring down arrivals the chairman of the blocs leaders said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-must-end-migration-blame-game-tusk-idUSKCN1LZ2852018-09-20
Italy has taken in some 650000 Mediterranean migrants since 2014 U.N. data shows NeutralBRUSSELS Maros Sefcovic a Slovak currently overseeing EU energy policy announced on Monday his bid for the presidency of the European Commission the blocs top job vowing to tackle the mentality he said still divided the continent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-sefcovic/slovakias-sefcovic-announces-bid-to-head-european-commission-idUSKCN1LX0SY2018-09-18
The plane was over the Mediterranean Sea about 35 km from the Syrian coastline Russias TASS news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement NegativeRussias defense ministry said early on Tuesday that one if its military aircraft with 14 people on board disappeared from radar screens over Syria at the same time that Israeli and French forces were mounting aerial attacks on targets in Syria http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-a-military-aircraft-vanishes-near-syria-during-israeli-french-strikes-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
Multiple countries have military operations underway around Syria with forces on the ground or launching strikes from the air or from ships in the Mediterranean NegativeRussias defense ministry said early on Tuesday that one if its military aircraft with 14 people on board disappeared from radar screens over Syria at the same time that Israeli and French forces were mounting aerial attacks on targets in Syria http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-a-military-aircraft-vanishes-near-syria-during-israeli-french-strikes-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
MOSCOW Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syrias Mediterranean coast and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what it described as a hostile act NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syrias Mediterranean coast and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what it described as a hostile act http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-israel-indirectly-to-blame-for-downed-plane-over-syria-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
It said the weapons targeted in the Mediterranean coastal city of Latakia were meant to attack Israel and posed an intolerable threat against NegativePresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syrias seacoast was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/putin-sees-chance-circumstances-behind-downing-of-russian-plane-in-syria-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
Several countries have military operations under way around Syria with forces on the ground or launching strikes from the air or from ships in the Mediterranean NegativePresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syrias seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/putin-sees-chance-circumstances-behind-downing-of-russian-plane-off-syrian-coast-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
PARIS Frances envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russias Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria NegativePARIS Frances envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russias Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/russian-fake-news-machine-going-mad-says-french-envoy-to-u-s-idUSKCN1LY2C42018-09-18
It also wants to change the mandate of Operation Sophia which at present says that all migrants picked up in the Mediterranean must be taken to Italy NeutralVIENNA Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini denied on Friday having reached a deal with Germany to take back migrants who had already applied for asylum in Italy saying he wanted more concessions from Berlin http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-italy/italy-hesitates-over-refugee-deal-with-germany-seeks-concessions-idUSKCN1LU25W2018-09-15
Analysts warn that any collisions in the air over the Mediterranean Baltic or Black Sea could risk the start of a wider conflict with Russia NegativeON BOARD A BELGIAN AIR FORCE PLANE British French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nato-russia/european-nato-jets-showcase-unified-russian-deterrence-idUSKCN1LS2YY2018-09-13
Sudan is a source and transit country for African migrants hoping to reach Europe via Libya and the Mediterranean according to the U.N. Organization for Migration NegativeWe believe that they were transiting through Sudan and then kidnapped en route and diverted into these forced labor Morris told the Thomson Reuters Foundation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-trafficking/interpol-rescues-85-child-slaves-from-sudans-streets-and-gold-mines-idUSKCN1LS0K82018-09-12
Bachelet criticized the government which is made up of the League and the populist 5Star Movement for refusing entry to migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean operated by private charities NegativeROME Italy sharply criticized new U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday after she announced she would send investigators to the country to check reports of racism and violence against migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights-italy/italy-bristles-after-u-n-rights-chief-criticizes-migrants-treatment-idUSKCN1LR0RG2018-09-11
The blocs idea for regional disembarkation around the Mediterranean aimed to open EU ports for rescue ships and then spread the migrants on board across the bloc NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union will announce plans next week to strengthen its external borders and push foreign states to do more to deter migrants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-executive-to-propose-new-measures-to-deter-migrants-idUSKCN1LM26L2018-09-07
Libya is a major departure point for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe mainly from other parts of Africa NegativeTRIPOLI A ceasefire has been signed between armed factions fighting over the Libyan capital the United Nations said on Tuesday after more than a week of violence inside Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/u-n-says-has-reached-ceasefire-for-libyan-capital-as-jailed-migrants-escape-idUSKCN1LK1SI2018-09-05
This report once again confirms the Mediterranean as one of the worlds deadliest sea said Pascale Moreau Director of the UNHCRs Europe Bureau NegativeMore than 1600 people have perished or vanished en route to Europe this year mostly while attempting to cross by sea from north Africa according to a UNHCR report http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-casualties-unhcr/migrant-death-rate-soars-in-mediterranean-u-n-idUSKCN1LJ1V12018-09-04
MOSCOW Russia will begin a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean on Saturday the Ministry of Defense announced a move the Kremlin said was justified by a failure to deal with militants in Syrias Idlib province NegativeMOSCOW Russia will begin a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean on Saturday the Ministry of Defense announced a move the Kremlin said was justified by a failure to deal with militants in Syrias Idlib province http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-navy-to-hold-drills-off-syria-as-idlib-offensive-looms-idUSKCN1LF0XX2018-08-31
The millions of unsold barrels of crude that had pooled around northwest Europe the Mediterranean and West Africa over July and August are rapidly draining NegativeLONDON An overhang of homeless crude in the Atlantic Basin has halved in recent weeks suggesting oil traders are bracing for a further supply loss from Iran due to U.S. sanctions and a new rally in prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-markets-analysis/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont-oil-surplus-vanishes-ahead-of-iran-deadline-idUSKCN1LF1O22018-08-31
Libya is the main departure point in North Africa for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe mainly from other parts of Africa NeutralTRIPOLI Hundreds of migrants have been relocated in Libyas capital from governmentrun detention centers after getting trapped by clashes between rival groups U.N. and aid sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/libya-evacuates-with-u-n-help-migrants-trapped-by-tripoli-clashes-idUSKCN1LF1B02018-08-30
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defense said on Thursday it would hold a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea from Sept NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defense said on Thursday it would hold a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea from Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-to-hold-mediterranean-naval-drills-as-syria-tensions-rise-idUSKCN1LF0XX2018-08-30
The exodus of Venezuelans to other South American countries is building toward a crisis comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean the United Nations said this week NegativeLIMA Brazil said it was sending armed forces to keep order near the Venezuelan border area while Peru declared a health emergency as a regional crisis sparked by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse escalated on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-migration-summit/brazil-sends-army-to-border-as-venezuelans-flee-crisis-at-home-idUSKCN1LD27Q2018-08-29
One showed a brawl in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria where a 40yearold man was stabbed to death when he tried to fend off another man harassing his wife NegativeCAIRO Egypts top Sunni Muslim authority has called for strong penalties against perpetrators of sexual harassment following a recent increase in reports http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-harassment-alazhar/egypts-al-azhar-calls-for-harsh-penalties-for-sexual-harassment-idUSKCN1LD24E2018-08-29
Countries that are willing to take migrants and refugees in order to share the burden with countries that are bordering the Mediterranean should be encouraged to do Coveney said PositiveBERLIN Talk of Britain leaving the European Union without an exit deal is more a negotiating position than a reality as such a scenario would benefit neither side Irelands foreign minister told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-ireland/talk-of-no-deal-brexit-is-a-negotiating-position-irish-minister-idUSKCN1LD1U82018-08-29
Poverty has driven thousands of Nigerians to try to migrate to Europe in recent years and many have died on the journey through the Sahara desert and across the Mediterranean NegativeLess than half of all Nigerians and only about a third of those living in rural areas have access to electricity according to the United States Agency for International Development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-energy/mini-power-grids-bring-promise-of-jobs-to-rural-nigerians-report-idUSKCN1LE24G2018-08-29
BRUSSELS Italy has threatened to bar ships of the EU naval force from bringing migrants picked up in the Mediterranean to its ports unless the bloc comes up with ways to share the burden of taking them in officials in Brussels said NegativeBRUSSELS Italy has threatened to bar ships of the EU naval force from bringing migrants picked up in the Mediterranean to its ports unless the bloc comes up with ways to share the burden of taking them in officials in Brussels said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-eu/italys-anti-migrant-stance-puts-eu-mediterranean-mission-at-risk-idUSKCN1LD15I2018-08-28
Operation Sophia currently has four ships in the Mediterranean as well as planes and helicopters to watch out for peoplesmuggling across the sea NegativeBRUSSELS Italy has threatened to bar ships of the EU naval force from bringing migrants picked up in the Mediterranean to its ports unless the bloc comes up with ways to share the burden of taking them in officials in Brussels said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-eu/italys-anti-migrant-stance-puts-eu-mediterranean-mission-at-risk-idUSKCN1LD15I2018-08-28
MOSCOW Russia has deployed several frigates to the Mediterranean via the Bosphorus an analysis of shipping traffic showed part of what a Russian newspaper on Tuesday called Moscows largest naval buildup since it entered the Syrian conflict in 2015 NegativeMOSCOW Russia has deployed several frigates to the Mediterranean via the Bosphorus an analysis of shipping traffic showed part of what a Russian newspaper on Tuesday called Moscows largest naval buildup since it entered the Syrian conflict in 2015 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-navy/russia-reinforces-naval-forces-in-mediterranean-off-syrian-coast-idUSKCN1LD1OW2018-08-28
The Izvestia newspaper said Russia had gathered its largest naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea since it intervened in Syria in 2015 turning the tide in Assads favor NegativeMOSCOW Russia has deployed several frigates to the Mediterranean via the Bosphorus an analysis of shipping traffic showed part of what a Russian newspaper on Tuesday called Moscows largest naval buildup since it entered the Syrian conflict in 2015 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-navy/russia-reinforces-naval-forces-in-mediterranean-off-syrian-coast-idUSKCN1LD1OW2018-08-28
The around 150 mostly Eritrean migrants are being held in the port of Catania on board the Diciotti an Italian ship that rescued them in the Mediterranean nine days ago NegativeROME Italys government threatened on Friday to withhold next years contributions to the EU budget if Brussels failed to resolve a standoff over the fate of immigrants stranded for four days in an Italian port http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-threatens-to-cut-eu-funding-over-catania-migrant-standoff-idUSKCN1L91812018-08-24
TUNIS Tunisias coast guard said it recovered the bodies of five migrants on Thursday whose boat sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa NegativeTUNIS Tunisias coast guard said it recovered the bodies of five migrants on Thursday whose boat sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-tunisia/migrant-boat-sinks-off-tunisia-at-least-five-dead-idUSKCN1L81EU2018-08-23
Flows on one of the main migration routes into Europe across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy has tapered off as Libyan factions have cracked down on people smugglers NegativeItalian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli on Sunday called for sanctions against Malta accusing it of not rescuing migrant boats in the Mediterranean and leaving the burden to Italy in the latest row between the two countries over the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-malta/italian-minister-calls-for-sanctions-on-malta-over-migrants-idUSKCN1L40FT2018-08-20
In July Malta rebuffed Italian pressure to aid a boat carrying hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean NegativeItalian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli on Sunday called for sanctions against Malta accusing it of not rescuing migrant boats in the Mediterranean and leaving the burden to Italy in the latest row between the two countries over the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-malta/italian-minister-calls-for-sanctions-on-malta-over-migrants-idUSKCN1L40FT2018-08-20
The combination of CAVA with Zoes will create the largest restaurant operator in the Mediterranean category set to be further bolstered by operational investments PositiveThe combination of CAVA with Zoes will create the largest restaurant operator in the Mediterranean category set to be further bolstered by operational investments http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-zoe-s-kitchen-m-a-cava/cava-to-acquire-zoes-kitchen-for-300-million-idUSKBN1L217V2018-08-19
ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS Mediterranean The wreck of the raft was a dot on the sea but as our rescue boat approached we saw a woman make an effort to wave so at least there was life NegativeON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS Mediterranean The wreck of the raft was a dot on the sea but as our rescue boat approached we saw a woman make an effort to wave so at least there was life http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-openarms-widerimage/spanish-rescue-boat-finds-life-and-death-off-coast-of-libya-idUSKBN1KY1SQ2018-08-14
ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to 141 people rescued by a humanitarian ship off the coast of Libya last week setting up another standoff with European Union allies over taking in migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean NegativeON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to 141 people rescued by a humanitarian ship off the coast of Libya last week setting up another standoff with European Union allies over taking in migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/italy-refuses-safe-harbor-to-migrant-ship-spain-also-reluctant-idUSKBN1KY17H2018-08-14
ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Human rights groups called on European governments on Sunday to tell a charity ship where it can dock and let more than 140 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean disembark in safety NegativeON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Human rights groups called on European governments on Sunday to tell a charity ship where it can dock and let more than 140 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean disembark in safety http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/humanitarian-ship-seeks-european-port-for-rescued-migrants-idUSKBN1KX0O82018-08-13
The Aquarius is one of a number of NGOsupported ships that have carried out rescue operations in the southern Mediterranean alongside the Italian navy and EUled missions NegativeON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Rescue ship Aquarius which has picked up almost 3000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya its search and rescue head said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/migrant-rescue-ship-aquarius-wont-take-people-back-to-libya-idUSKBN1KQ0N42018-08-06
Salvini has accused SOS Mediterranee and other charities of acting like a Mediterranean taxi for NegativeON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Rescue ship Aquarius which has picked up almost 3000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya its search and rescue head said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/migrant-rescue-ship-aquarius-wont-take-people-back-to-libya-idUSKBN1KQ0N42018-08-06
ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Rescue ship Aquarius which has picked up almost 3000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya its search and rescue head said NegativeON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Rescue ship Aquarius which has picked up almost 3000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya its search and rescue head said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/migrant-rescue-ship-aquarius-wont-take-people-back-to-libya-idUSKBN1KQ0N42018-08-06
Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain Spanish rescue services said NegativeAlmost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain Spanish rescue services said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/almost-400-migrants-rescued-off-spanish-coast-this-weekend-idUSKBN1KQ09X2018-08-05
Since then security has much improved with only sporadic smaller attacks allowing the vital tourism industry to recover as foreigners have returned to Tunisias Mediterranean beaches NeutralTUNIS An armed group robbed a Tunisian bank in the town of Kasserine near the Algerian border on Wednesday in an attack with a terrorist a Tunisian security official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tunisia-security/armed-raid-on-tunisian-bank-treated-as-terrorism-related-official-idUSKBN1KM5L52018-08-02
MADRID The European Commission is willing to increase funding to Spain and Morocco to help manage a rise in migration across the western Mediterranean though the budget is limited its President JeanClaude Juncker said PositiveMADRID The European Commission is willing to increase funding to Spain and Morocco to help manage a rise in migration across the western Mediterranean though the budget is limited its President JeanClaude Juncker said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/eu-to-support-spain-morocco-on-migration-but-funds-limited-idUSKBN1KM5FI2018-08-02
Croatias plans have been dogged by delays for at least a decade and the east Mediterraneans rich gas deposits offer a potential alternative to LNG for Cyprus NeutralLONDON U.S. President Donald Trump expects the European Union to fund 9 to 11 liquefied natural gas ports to absorb more shipments from the United States but current EU investment in new projects will only help open small markets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-us-lng/trump-bets-on-new-european-lng-terminals-but-eu-funds-meager-idUSKBN1KL33S2018-08-01
The MMK Metalurji complex located near Iskanderun on Turkeys Mediterranean coast and in Istanbul was built by MMK between 2007 and 2010 at a cost of over billion NegativeMOSCOW MMK one of Russias largest steel producers has postponed the launch of a lucrative project in Turkey due to uncertainty created by global trade wars Andrey Eremin the companys director for economics told Reuters in an interview http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-mmk-exclusive/exclusive-russian-steelmaker-mmk-changes-tack-after-tariffs-iran-sanctions-idUSKBN1KK0NG2018-07-30
Any move to block the strait would virtually halt oil shipments through Egypts Suez Canal and the SUMED crude pipeline linking the Red Sea and Mediterranean NegativeLONDON Oil prices edged lower on Friday in quiet trading though Brent futures were set for a weekly gain thanks to Saudi Arabia halting crude transport through a key shipping lane and easing trade tensions between Washington and Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/brent-eases-but-on-course-for-weekly-gain-idUSKBN1KH0332018-07-27
The Mediterranean diet might do more than help ward off heart disease it may also help improve psoriasis a new study suggests NegativeThe Mediterranean diet might do more than help ward off heart disease it may also help improve psoriasis a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-psoriasis-mediterranean-diet/mediterranean-diet-might-help-ease-psoriasis-idUSKBN1KF26R2018-07-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission offered on Tuesday to shoulder the cost of taking in migrants from boats in the Mediterranean seeking to entice more governments to shoulder the burden after Italys new government closed the countrys ports to rescue vessels NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission offered on Tuesday to shoulder the cost of taking in migrants from boats in the Mediterranean seeking to entice more governments to shoulder the burden after Italys new government closed the countrys ports to rescue vessels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/well-pay-if-you-take-in-migrants-brussels-tells-eu-governments-idUSKBN1KE1OW2018-07-24
The Spanish charity operates in the central Mediterranean one of the deadliest areas of the sea and favored by people smugglers operating out of Libya PositivePALMA DE MALLORCA Spain The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint including of involuntary manslaughter with the Spanish police against a cargo ship for failing to help migrants adrift on a destroyed dinghy in the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/migrant-charity-files-manslaughter-complaint-against-cargo-ship-libya-idUSKBN1KB0MV2018-07-23
PALMA DE MALLORCA Spain The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint including of involuntary manslaughter with the Spanish police against a cargo ship for failing to help migrants adrift on a destroyed dinghy in the Mediterranean NegativePALMA DE MALLORCA Spain The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint including of involuntary manslaughter with the Spanish police against a cargo ship for failing to help migrants adrift on a destroyed dinghy in the Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/migrant-charity-files-manslaughter-complaint-against-cargo-ship-libya-idUSKBN1KB0MV2018-07-23
He said he had turned down an Italian plea to accept some of the migrants Italy helped rescue from an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean on Saturday NeutralSOFIA Bulgarias parliament voted on Friday to bar the government from signing bilateral agreements with other European Union countries on readmitting migrants who arrived in Europe via the Black Sea state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-bulgaria/bulgaria-parliament-bars-government-from-signing-deals-on-migrant-readmissions-idUSKBN1KA1YU2018-07-20
that even they who do not border the Mediterranean are not immune to this problem NegativeROME Italy has asked the European Commission to set up an agency to oversee the distribution of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italian-pm-calls-for-eu-body-to-coordinate-migrant-arrivals-idUSKBN1K91Z22018-07-19
ROME Italy has asked the European Commission to set up an agency to oversee the distribution of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday NegativeROME Italy has asked the European Commission to set up an agency to oversee the distribution of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italian-pm-calls-for-eu-body-to-coordinate-migrant-arrivals-idUSKBN1K91Z22018-07-19
ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS Mediterranean A sea rescue charity is taking a lone survivor and the bodies of two dead migrants found at sea to Spain it said on Wednesday after clashing with Italy over what should be done with them NegativeON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS Mediterranean A sea rescue charity is taking a lone survivor and the bodies of two dead migrants found at sea to Spain it said on Wednesday after clashing with Italy over what should be done with them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/migrant-rescue-boat-heads-for-spain-with-bodies-row-simmers-with-italy-idUSKBN1K81C42018-07-18
In a criticism of Italy he This is the direct consequence of not allowing NGOs which rescue lives in the Mediterranean to work this is the consequence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/two-migrants-die-on-boat-left-adrift-by-libyan-coast-guard-charity-idUSKBN1K72HY2018-07-18
ON BOARD OPEN ARMS Mediterranean A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy Spanish rescuers said on Tuesday after finding a second woman alive in the vessel which had been carrying migrants toward Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/two-migrants-die-on-boat-left-adrift-by-libyan-coast-guard-charity-idUSKBN1K72HY2018-07-18
MILAN Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is trying to find countries willing to take in some 450 migrants rescued from an overcrowded ship in the Mediterranean on Saturday a source at the premiers office said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-prime-minister/italy-rescues-migrants-asks-other-countries-to-host-them-source-idUSKBN1K40JC2018-07-14
ROME Malta rebuffed Italian pressure to go to the aid of an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean saying that the vessel was Italys responsibility Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/malta-rebuffs-italy-says-not-responsible-for-migrant-boat-idUSKBN1K30W52018-07-14
Israel also cut the area fishing boats are allowed to operate off Gazas Mediterranean coast and blacklisted what it described as a proHamas TV channel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians/israel-announces-gaza-sanctions-in-response-to-cross-border-blazes-idUSKBN1JZ1G22018-07-10
Last week Germany Austria and Italy said they would hold talks in Innsbruck about how to shut down the Mediterranean route Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-wants-eu-sea-missions-to-take-rescued-migrants-elsewhere-idUSKBN1JY0HX2018-07-08
This is the Mediterranean Sea and the Europe we want where life is celebrated and she added Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ship-spain/migrant-rescue-boat-arrives-in-spain-after-rejection-by-italy-and-malta-idUSKBN1JU1EF2018-07-04
The muchpublicized idea of Mediterranean camps would only work together with opening up more legal ways to get to Europe from nonEU countries Ambrosi said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-iom/mediterranean-centers-no-quick-fix-to-eu-migration-challenge-u-n-agency-idUSKBN1JT2NQ2018-07-04
Eventually depending on where in the Mediterranean they were rescued people would be taken to EU or African centers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-iom/mediterranean-centers-no-quick-fix-to-eu-migration-challenge-u-n-agency-idUSKBN1JT2NQ2018-07-04
BRUSSELS Planned new centers around the Mediterranean to handle migrants will be no silver bullet solution to the European Unions immigration challenge says a U.N. agency of the idea it will be asked to implement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-iom/mediterranean-centers-no-quick-fix-to-eu-migration-challenge-u-n-agency-idUSKBN1JT2NQ2018-07-04
GENEVA More than 1000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year sailing from Libya to Europe with a rush in the past few days to beat an anticipated crackdown by the European Union the International Organization for Migration said late on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/deaths-surpass-1000-this-year-after-surge-in-attempts-to-cross-mediterranean-idUSKBN1JS13M2018-07-02
However the agreement does not oblige other EU states to share the burden of rescues in the Mediterranean Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ship-spain/migrant-rescue-boat-heads-for-spain-after-italy-malta-reject-it-idUSKBN1JR1I22018-07-02
The coastal states on the Mediterranean want their EU peers to take in some new arrivals Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-summit/papering-over-cracks-eu-leaders-claim-summit-victory-on-migration-idUSKBN1JP2NC2018-06-29
Its important also to remember that the majority of children coming in on the Italy route the central Mediterranean route are unaccompanied 92 UNICEF spokeswoman Sarah Crowe said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-summit-un/u-n-aid-agencies-give-cautious-nod-to-eu-migration-deal-idUSKBN1JP17B2018-06-29
But the traffic has slowed since last July when smuggling networks on Libyas Mediterranean coast were partially disrupted under heavy Italian pressure Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/libyan-coastguard-says-100-migrants-may-have-drowned-near-tripoli-idUSKBN1JP1AI2018-06-29
Departures surged in 2014 when conflict in Libya worsened and more than 650000 migrants have crossed the central Mediterranean since then Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/libyan-coastguard-says-100-migrants-may-have-drowned-near-tripoli-idUSKBN1JP1AI2018-06-29
More than 1000 people have drowned or gone missing in the Mediterranean already in 2018 a grim for the fifth year in a row he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-summit-un/u-n-aid-agencies-give-cautious-nod-to-eu-migration-deal-idUSKBN1JP17B2018-06-29
BRUSSELS European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to agree new measures to restrict arrivals across the Mediterranean as growing popular discontent over immigration puts pressure on governments from Germany to Italy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/under-pressure-from-populists-eu-doubles-down-on-curbing-migration-idUSKBN1JN3AP2018-06-28
But Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he could block any agreement unless other EU states also agree to allow in their ports boats carrying people across the Mediterranean Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-summit/italy-sets-high-demands-on-eu-migration-deal-merkel-needs-idUSKBN1JN3AP2018-06-28
With antiimmigration politicians raising the stakes in EU countries from Germany and Austria to Italy and Hungary the bloc is seeking more ways to curb Mediterranean arrivals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-europe-migrants-eu/eu-summit-to-focus-on-lowering-mediterranean-immigration-idUSKBN1JL2PJ2018-06-26
Leaders of the Mediterranean countries where most migrants enter the EU and register say that is unfair and want the burden for taking them in spread among member states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-pressure/business-as-usual-on-german-border-as-eu-seeks-migrants-deal-idUSKBN1JM0HQ2018-06-26
LUXEMBOURG The United Nations agencies for migration and refugees will present the European Union with a plan for regional disembarkation around the Mediterranean where the bloc could hold migrants and decide whether to admit them Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-disembarkation/u-n-to-present-plan-for-mediterranean-migrant-centers-for-eu-idUSKBN1JM1BK2018-06-26
U.N. data shows some 43000 people arrived to the EU across the Mediterranean this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-disembarkation/u-n-to-present-plan-for-mediterranean-migrant-centers-for-eu-idUSKBN1JM1BK2018-06-26
PARIS Malta appears ready to allow the rescue ship Lifeline stuck for a fifth day in international waters in the Mediterranean with more than 230 migrants aboard to enter one of its ports after Italy refused a French government spokesman said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-lifeline/france-says-malta-may-let-migrant-rescue-ship-dock-idUSKBN1JM0LB2018-06-26
ROME Malta will let the rescue ship Lifeline dock after Italy refused it entry ending the vessels nearweeklong wait in the Mediterranean with more than 230 migrants on board Italys prime minister said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-lifeline/malta-will-take-in-migrant-rescue-ship-italy-says-idUSKBN1JM0LB2018-06-26
Rescue vessel Lifeline is carrying more than 230 migrants and is stuck in international waters in the Mediterranean Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italys-league-advances-in-local-polls-amid-immigration-crackdown-idUSKBN1JL0TV2018-06-25
TRIPOLI Italys antiimmigration interior minister said on a visit to Libya on Monday he had proposed setting up migrant reception centers at Libyas southern borders to help stanch a flow of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-italy/italys-salvini-suggests-migrant-centers-on-libyas-southern-borders-idUSKBN1JL1JA2018-06-25
One such vessel with more than 600 migrants on board was stranded before it was accepted by a second vessel carrying more than 230 migrants is stuck in the Mediterranean Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-italy/italys-salvini-suggests-migrant-centers-on-libyas-southern-borders-idUSKBN1JL1JA2018-06-25
Since Mediterranean arrivals spiked in 2015 when more than a million refugees and migrants reached the bloc EU leaders have been at odds over how to handle them Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-poland/border-guards-stop-17-with-world-cup-ids-entering-poland-from-russia-idUSKBN1JL1LH2018-06-25
The new standoff between the neighboring Mediterranean countries arose as Italys new government has been pressuring European partners to shoulder more of the burden of immigration from North Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-says-malta-not-taking-in-migrant-ship-is-inhumane-idUSKBN1JI1FS2018-06-23
Antiimmigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutchflagged Lifeline should take the people it had plucked from the Mediterranean to the Netherlands not Italy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/italy-and-germany-clash-as-migration-rows-split-eu-idUSKBN1JH2C92018-06-21
Antiimmigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutchflagged ship Lifeline should take the people it plucked from the Mediterranean to the Netherlands and not Italy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-to-pick-up-migrants-impound-german-charity-ship-idUSKBN1JH2CS2018-06-21
ROME Italy wants Europes border agency to stop migrants in transit countries before they board boats rather than working in the Mediterranean Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-wants-eu-border-agency-in-africa-not-at-sea-idUSKBN1JF1ZT2018-06-19
Our transit center in Tripoli is almost Vincent Cochetel the U.N. agencys special envoy central Mediterranean said on Twitter Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-wants-eu-border-agency-in-africa-not-at-sea-idUSKBN1JF1ZT2018-06-19
Italys government closed its ports to rescue ships and said it prefers to have Frontex working in Africa to prevent people from coming rather than patrol the Mediterranean Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-tries-to-assuage-german-italian-concerns-on-migration-idUSKBN1JF1BN2018-06-19
Instead they would be allowed to bring in a handpicked person from across the Mediterranean or offer 30000 euros to an EU host for each individual they refuse Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-executive-confident-of-migration-deal-but-many-beg-to-differ-idUSKBN1JE25T2018-06-18
Frontex has said however the western Mediterranean crossing has seen double the traffic so far this year compared to last with some 3400 people reaching Spain in May Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-executive-confident-of-migration-deal-but-many-beg-to-differ-idUSKBN1JE25T2018-06-18
The LNA also says it is doing what it can to restore supplies and services to Derna a Mediterranean port and encourage the displaced to return Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/forces-under-libyas-haftar-say-theyre-close-to-taking-final-eastern-holdout-idUSKBN1JA2G62018-06-14
ROME Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock at its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel government officials said on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-malta/italy-shuts-ports-to-migrant-boat-asks-malta-to-open-its-doors-idUSKBN1J60UY2018-06-11
ROME Italy said on Monday that Spains offer to take in a migrant rescue ship drifting in the Mediterranean vindicated Romes decision to prevent it docking in Italian ports and showed the new governments tough line on immigration was paying off Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-claims-victory-after-spain-offers-to-take-in-migrant-ship-idUSKBN1J71Q72018-06-11
MADRID Spain offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that is drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants stranded on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/spain-offers-to-take-in-drifting-migrant-ship-aquarius-idUSKBN1J71GG2018-06-11
Italy coordinates rescue missions in the Mediterranean while the European Union border agency Frontex runs an antismuggling operation at some distance from the Libyan coast Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-to-ask-nato-to-help-deal-with-migrant-flows-salvini-idUSKCN1J42AO2018-06-08
The United Nations estimates that at least 500 people have died in 2018 trying to cross the central Mediterranean following some 2853 fatalities last year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-to-ask-nato-to-help-deal-with-migrant-flows-salvini-idUSKCN1J42AO2018-06-08
A number of humanitarian groups suspended operations in the Mediterranean last year accusing the previous centerleft government of hampering their operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-to-ask-nato-to-help-deal-with-migrant-flows-salvini-idUSKCN1J42AO2018-06-08
Frances financial prosecutor opened an inquiry on Monday into allegations that Alexis Kohler breached conflict of interest rules while working for the state and the SwissItalian Mediterranean Shipping Company Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-macron-adviser/investigators-search-french-finance-ministry-over-macron-adviser-probe-sources-idUSKCN1J221A2018-06-06
JERUSALEM New ideas proposed in U.S. backchannel mediation of an IsraeliLebanese maritime dispute over oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean raise the prospect of a partial deal this year Israels energy minister said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-lebanon-border/new-proposals-may-help-resolve-israel-lebanon-oil-and-gas-dispute-idUSKCN1J10SE2018-06-05
The shimmering Mediterranean coastline of southern Turkey has provided an idyllic backdrop for Australias World Cup preparations but coach Bert van Marwijk is far from relaxed as the Socceroos race to be fit for Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-aus-coach/soccer-australia-coach-van-marwijk-hears-world-cup-clock-ticking-idUSKCN1IV0C72018-05-30
The tightly governed state has become a popular gateway to the Mediterranean since it became tougher to pass through Libya where slavery rape and torture are rife Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-migrants/african-migrants-report-torture-slavery-in-algeria-idUSKCN1IV1XH2018-05-30
Gassama told Macron he tried to cross the Mediterranean in March 2014 to reach Italy but was caught by police Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-hero/france-offers-citizenship-to-malian-immigrant-who-scaled-building-to-save-child-idUSKCN1IS0UF2018-05-28
BARCELONA Spanish authorities rescued over 500 migrants this weekend from more than a dozen boats making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/spain-rescues-over-500-migrants-in-mediterranean-idUSKCN1IS0J92018-05-27
The switch is part of the North African nations push to increase fish output as catches from the Mediterranean fall Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-food-agriculture-insight/rebooting-food-finding-new-ways-to-feed-the-future-idUSKCN1IP1NR2018-05-24
Fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea have decreased so we cannot rely on that anymore to increase our Hammouche told the Thomson Reuters Foundation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-agriculture-fish/from-camels-to-catfish-algeria-boosts-fish-farming-in-the-sahara-desert-idUSKCN1IL0PL2018-05-20
Currently Algerias fish come mostly from along its 1280 km of Mediterranean coastline which experts fear is in danger from pollution climate change and overfishing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-agriculture-fish/from-camels-to-catfish-algeria-boosts-fish-farming-in-the-sahara-desert-idUSKCN1IL0PL2018-05-20
Hundreds of guests were invited to the event held at CapEdenRoc an exclusive hotel on the Cap dAntibes juts into the Mediterranean along the coast Cannes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/filmfestival-cannes-amfar/cannes-swankiest-party-pushes-ahead-without-driving-force-weinstein-idUSL5N1SO28D2018-05-18
Mangroves Mediterranean forests some grasslands and savannahs were among protected areas most at risk Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-environment-wildlife/a-third-of-protected-wildlife-areas-marred-by-roads-and-towns-study-idUSKCN1II2LZ2018-05-17
SOCHI Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian military vessels with Kalibr cruise missiles would be on permanent standby in the Mediterranean to counter what he said was the terrorist threat in Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russianvessels/putin-says-russian-frigates-in-mediterranean-on-standby-over-syria-threat-idUSKCN1IH1HZ2018-05-16
Russia has in the past fired Kalibr cruise missiles from frigates and submarines stationed in the Mediterranean Sea at militant targets to support Syrian army offensives Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russianvessels/putin-says-russian-frigates-in-mediterranean-on-standby-over-syria-threat-idUSKCN1IH1HZ2018-05-16
A U.S. naval strike force led by the Truman began sorties against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday at the start of its monthslong deployment in the Mediterranean Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-carrier-life/dodging-planes-and-a-taste-of-home-life-on-a-u-s-aircraft-carrier-idUSKBN1IA1MB2018-05-09
Strike fighter squadrons commenced sorties over Syria from the eastern Mediterranean on May 3 the Navy said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-carrier/u-s-navy-jets-begin-sorties-against-is-in-syria-from-mediterranean-idUSKBN1I81P12018-05-07
Asked to comment on relations with the Russian navy in the Mediterranean Dienna Weve had numerous interactions thus far with the Russians across the Mediterranean Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-carrier/u-s-navy-jets-begin-sorties-against-is-in-syria-from-mediterranean-idUSKBN1I81P12018-05-07
For decades Saudi Oger recruited heavily there and the companys demise has hurt the Mediterranean city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-election-sidon-insight/a-lebanese-city-and-an-election-feel-effect-of-saudi-cold-shoulder-idUSKBN1I30LE2018-05-02
The system passed its first full interception test over the Mediterranean sea in 2015 and was deployed in Israel in 2017 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-arms-israel-usa-arrow/israel-postpones-u-s-based-test-of-arrow-3-missile-interceptor-idUSKBN1I23KA2018-05-01
Departures from Libya accelerated rapidly in 2014 as armed conflict spread with more than 600000 crossing the central Mediterranean in the past four years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/suffering-for-migrants-in-libya-worse-since-fall-off-in-sea-crossings-idUSKBN1HY1V22018-04-28
Libya is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea with more than 600000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Italy over four years and thousands dying Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-austria-trafficking-boats/european-nations-urged-to-stop-libyas-trafficking-gangs-idUSKBN1HV1JV2018-04-24
Micallef said a European Union naval mission Operation Sophia deployed to combat smugglers in the Mediterranean should also be tasked to seize ships illegally smuggling oil products Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-austria-trafficking-boats/european-nations-urged-to-stop-libyas-trafficking-gangs-idUSKBN1HV1JV2018-04-24
The 25 percent gain comes as a result of foreign companies investing in major gas projects in the Mediterranean he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-energy/egypt-aims-for-10-billion-foreign-investment-in-oil-gas-in-2018-19-idUSKBN1HT0YD2018-04-23
ALEXANDRIA Egypt Royal Dutch Shell said it will resume deepwater exploration for oil and gas off Egypts Mediterranean coast Executive Vice President Sami Iskander told a news conference on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-shell-egypt/royal-dutch-shell-to-resume-deep-water-exploration-off-egypt-idUSKBN1HO16B2018-04-17
Shipping giants Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company both said they were halting any new trade with Russian entities targeted by U.S. sanctions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-sanctions-rusal-operations-analys/sanctions-batter-rusals-overseas-supply-chain-restructuring-seen-idUSKBN1HO27F2018-04-17
Europes air traffic control agency warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in the next 72 hours Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/uk-europe-stocks/european-shares-pull-back-on-syria-tensions-strong-update-lifts-tesco-idUSKBN1HI2KE2018-04-13
Some major airlines were rerouting flights after Europes air traffic control agency urged caution for aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean due to possible air strikes on Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/u-s-crude-hits-highest-since-2014-on-missile-concerns-idUSKBN1HI04C2018-04-12
The announcement came two days after Europes air traffic control agency told carriers flying over the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airspace/kuwait-airways-stops-beirut-flights-after-security-warning-idUSKBN1HJ0J02018-04-12
PanEuropean air traffic control agency Eurocontrol warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-russia-clash-at-u-n-over-chemical-weapons-attacks-in-syria-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-11
A Russian warplane flew over a French warship at low altitude in the eastern Mediterranean this weekend a deliberate breach of international regulations a French naval source said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-russia-clash-at-u-n-over-chemical-weapons-attacks-in-syria-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-11
SINGAPORE PanEuropean air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airspace/eurocontrol-warns-airlines-of-possible-missile-strikes-into-syria-idUSKBN1HI01E2018-04-11
Europes air traffic control agency warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-pull-back-on-syria-tensions-strong-update-lifts-tesco-idUSKBN1HI0WJ2018-04-11
Some airlines were rerouting flights after Europes air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying over the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution because of possible air strikes against Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-shaky-as-syria-tensions-pound-russias-rouble-idUSKBN1HI0202018-04-11
SINGAPORE Some major airlines were rerouting flights on Wednesday after Europes air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airspace/braced-for-air-strikes-on-syria-some-airlines-re-route-flights-idUSKBN1HI01E2018-04-11
As a proactive precaution Lufthansa Group airlines have already avoided the airspace in the eastern Mediterranean for some time he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airspace/braced-for-air-strikes-on-syria-some-airlines-re-route-flights-idUSKBN1HI01E2018-04-11
It could also opt to launch raids from France itself and has a frigate in the Mediterranean that could fire cruise missiles Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-says-will-respond-if-proven-syria-red-line-crossed-idUSKBN1HH1HA2018-04-10
PARIS A Russian warplane this weekend flew over a French warship at low altitude in the eastern Mediterranean a deliberate breach of international regulations a French naval source said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/amid-syria-tensions-russian-jet-flies-low-over-french-warship-idUSKBN1HH2UV2018-04-10
GAZA Gaza is a coastal strip of land that lay on ancient trading and maritime routes along the Mediterranean shore Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-gaza-explainer/explainer-gazas-70-years-of-woe-idUSKCN1HD16O2018-04-06
The Russian company also said Snams Chief Executive Marco Alvera told Gazproms head Alexei Miller about Snams plans to creation of new gas transportation routes in the Mediterranean region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-gazprom-snam-it/russias-gazprom-says-discusses-cooperation-with-italys-snam-idUSKCN1HB1P72018-04-04
ANKARA Investment in Turkeys first nuclear power plant which is being built by Russias Rosatom at Akkuyu on the Mediterranean coast will exceed billion President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-russia-erdogan/turkeys-erdogan-says-akkuyu-nuclear-plant-investment-to-exceed-20-billion-idUSKCN1HA2AE2018-04-03
dont deal with an issue and you keep on postponing it you will pay the price at some said Simon who is head of the centers Mediterranean branch in Malta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-migration-austria-education/vienna-spurns-far-right-politics-to-offer-young-migrants-an-education-idUSKBN1H401A2018-03-28
Then the Libyan revolution that removed Muammar Gaddafi from power created a security vacuum between Niger and the Mediterranean and migration surged Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-migration-niger/in-nigers-desert-europes-migration-crackdown-pinches-wallets-idUSKBN1H30222018-03-27
Objections to Turkeys military sweep northwest into Syrias Afrin region and a standoff over Mediterranean gas with EU members Greece and Cyprus have added to grievances Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-erdogan/eu-says-summit-with-turkey-provides-no-answers-to-concerns-idUSKBN1H21BG2018-03-27
At that meeting in Brussels leaders condemned what they said were Turkeys illegal actions in a standoff over eastern Mediterranean gas reserves with bloc members Greece and Cyprus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey/eu-leaders-host-turkish-president-erdogan-for-uneasy-summit-idUSKBN1H111S2018-03-26
JERUSALEM The number of Jews and Arabs between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River is at or near parity figures cited by Israeli officials show raising questions whether Israel can remain a democracy if it keeps territory where Palestinians seek a state Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-population/jews-arabs-nearing-population-parity-in-holy-land-israeli-officials-idUSKBN1H222T2018-03-26
Ofer Shelah a committee member from the opposition centrist Yesh Atid party said it is clear the Jewish majority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean is Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-population/jews-arabs-nearing-population-parity-in-holy-land-israeli-officials-idUSKBN1H222T2018-03-26
VARNA Bulgaria The European Union is worried over President Tayyip Erdogans adherence to the rule of law at home and his actions in Syria and in the east Mediterranean but will go on offering its support for Syrian refugees the blocs senior officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-tusk-juncker/eu-tells-erdogan-they-have-common-interests-but-also-challenges-idUSKBN1H22M52018-03-26
In Fridays phone call Erdogan also told Macron that the rights of Turkish Cypriots over hydrocarbon resources in the eastern Mediterranean should be protected the presidential source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-turkey/erdogan-complains-to-macron-about-criticism-of-afrin-campaign-idUSKBN1GZ30V2018-03-24
BRUSSELS European Union leaders will condemn what they see as Turkeys illegal actions in a standoff over eastern Mediterranean gas reserves with bloc members Greece and Cyprus in a joint statement to be issued on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey/eu-leaders-condemn-turkish-actions-in-mediterranean-gas-standoff-idUSKBN1GY1W72018-03-22
The European Commission the EUs executive arm said earlier this week it had been monitoring the situation on the Mediterranean island before the arrest of the bank executive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malta-banks/critics-round-on-malta-after-banker-charged-in-u-s-with-evading-sanctions-idUSKBN1GX2FT2018-03-21
ROME Italian authorities seized a charitys ship on suspicion it had helped illegal immigration by picking up migrants in the Mediterranean instead of letting Libyas coastguard take them back to North Africa the aid group said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-seizure/italy-seizes-ship-that-picked-up-migrants-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1GV1M02018-03-19
Italy has agreed to hand over full responsibility for sea rescues across about a tenth of the Mediterranean to Libyas coast guard by 2020 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-seizure/italy-seizes-ship-that-picked-up-migrants-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1GV1M02018-03-19
Lebanon joins Egypt Jordan Morocco and Tunisia in the EBRDs southern and eastern Mediterranean region where it has invested more than 6 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-economy-ebrd/development-bank-ebrd-upbeat-on-lebanon-seeks-continued-reform-idUSKBN1GV23B2018-03-19
But Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino the chief of the EU naval mission in the Mediterranean said his Operation Sophia hopes to train 300500 personnel by the end of the year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/eu-aims-to-step-up-help-to-libya-coastguards-on-migrant-patrols-idUSKCN1GR31L2018-03-16
LONDON BP is seeking buyers for its stake in a 50yearold oil and gas business in Egypt as it focuses on newer deepwater gas fields off the countrys Mediterranean coast banking sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bp-m-a-egypt/bp-seeking-buyers-for-stake-in-ageing-egyptian-business-sources-idUSKCN1GR2UY2018-03-16
Assuring Lebanons stability assures the broader security of the Mediterranean and as a consequence of Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-italy-conference/lebanon-plans-to-boost-army-presence-on-southern-border-hariri-idUSKCN1GR2P02018-03-15
Eni currently holds through its subsidiary IEOC a 60 percent stake in the block the biggest ever gas discovery in the Mediterranean with 400 million standard cubic feet per day NeutralEni currently holds through its subsidiary IEOC a 60 percent stake in the block the biggest ever gas discovery in the Mediterranean with 400 million standard cubic feet per day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-egypt-mubadala/eni-sells-10-percent-of-egypts-shorouk-concession-to-mubadala-petroleum-idUSKCN1GN0U32018-03-12
First designed for the National Gallery of Prague Law of the is made from the rubber used by vessels carrying refugees across the Mediterranean Sea NegativeSYDNEY removal of presidential term limits effectively letting President Xi Jinping hold office for life will have no impact on its culture artist Ai Weiwei said on Monday as he unveiled a giant artwork in Sydney depicting asylum seekers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-art-aiweiwei/artist-ai-weiwei-unfazed-by-china-ending-presidential-term-limits-idUSKCN1GO0J32018-03-12
HOUSTON Israel expects a decision to go ahead with the construction of a 2000 kilometer pipeline linking vast eastern Mediterranean gas resources to Europe to be made by early 2019 Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters PositiveHOUSTON Israel expects a decision to go ahead with the construction of a 2000 kilometer pipeline linking vast eastern Mediterranean gas resources to Europe to be made by early 2019 Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ceraweek-energy-israel/israel-expects-decision-on-east-med-gas-pipeline-to-europe-in-2019-idUSKCN1GK2OI2018-03-09
Many of the Africans who made the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean to reach Italy are Muslim NegativeVATICAN CITY The Vatican on Tuesday signaled its concern over the results of national election which saw sharp gains for populist and antiimmigrant parties http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-election-vatican/vatican-signals-its-concern-over-populist-rise-in-italy-elections-idUSKCN1GI25Z2018-03-06
Encouraged by large gas finds in the eastern Mediterranean Greece is eager to attract investment in its energy sector as it tries to emerge from years of economic crisis PositiveHHRM said it would quickly evaluate the offers while the final approval lies with the Energy Ministry http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-greece-tenders-interest/exxon-total-repsol-among-bidders-for-oil-exploration-off-greece-idUSKBN1GH2O02018-03-05
CAIRO Egypt aims to increase production at its huge Zohr offshore gas field in the Mediterranean to 700 million cubic feet per day in May from about 350 million cubic feet per day currently Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla told Reuters on Sunday NegativeCAIRO Egypt aims to increase production at its huge Zohr offshore gas field in the Mediterranean to 700 million cubic feet per day in May from about 350 million cubic feet per day currently Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-gas/egypt-to-increase-gas-production-at-zohr-to-700-mcf-per-day-in-may-minister-idUSKCN1GG07L2018-03-04
Flows from El Sharara in the south of the country were not getting through to the Mediterranean port of Zawiya an oilfield engineer said confirming the closure NegativeLibya giant El Sharara oilfield has been shut down because a landlord closed a valve in protest against pollution from a pipeline crossing his land he told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil-elsharara/libyan-el-sharara-oilfield-in-shutdown-from-pollution-protest-idUSKBN1GG0OH2018-03-04
Flows from Sharara in the southwest of the country were not getting through to the Mediterranean port of Zawiya an oilfield engineer said confirming the closure NegativeLibya giant El Sharara oilfield was shut down on Sunday after a local landowner closed a valve in protest against pollution near a pipeline crossing his land http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-oil-elsharara/libyan-el-sharara-oilfield-in-shutdown-from-pollution-protest-idUSKBN1GG0OH2018-03-04
But NATO said it was Russia that has acontinued military buildup from the Barents Sea to the Mediterranean NegativeBRUSSELS President Vladimir warnings to NATO allies and do not help efforts to calm tensions the alliance said on Friday a day after the Russian leader announced an array of new nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-nuclear-nato/nato-says-russian-warnings-against-allies-unacceptable-idUSKCN1GE1MN2018-03-02
ZUTENDAAL Belgium Basil Khalil was far from home when he arrived in Belgium as a refugee having fled the war in Syria in 2012 lived in Egypt and Turkey and crossed the Mediterranean but his guitar has given him friendship and a sense of belonging NeutralZUTENDAAL Belgium Basil Khalil was far from home when he arrived in Belgium as a refugee having fled the war in Syria in 2012 lived in Egypt and Turkey and crossed the Mediterranean but his guitar has given him friendship and a sense of belonging http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-belgium-musician/syrian-refugees-guitar-opens-doors-to-new-life-in-belgium-idUSKCN1GE2862018-03-02
Cyprus accused Turkey on Friday of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Eni in a standoff over hydrocarbon rights in the eastern Mediterranean NegativePARIS France on Monday said that Russia had to use its influence on the Syrian government to ensure it kept to a U.N.backed nationwide ceasefire and told Turkey the truce also applied to its operations against Kurdish militants in the Afrin region http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-france/frances-macron-tells-erdogan-syria-truce-also-applies-to-afrin-idUSKCN1GA1AA2018-02-26
Tusk stressed that Greece and Cyprus had the sovereign to explore for resources in the eastern Mediterranean NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed solidarity with Cyprus and Greece on Friday after Nicosia accused Turkey of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Eni http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-natgas-turkey-tusk/eu-stands-in-solidarity-with-cyprus-in-turkey-exploration-standoff-idUSKCN1G72GA2018-02-24
One export option Delek said in a statement was to use the pipeline built by East Mediterranean Gas to send gas in the other direction in the deal that collapsed NegativeTEL AVIV An Egyptian company will buy billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10year agreements announced on Monday a major deal that Israel hopes will strengthen diplomatic ties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-egypt-natgas/egyptian-firm-to-buy-15-billion-of-israeli-natural-gas-idUSKCN1G31BK2018-02-20
BRUSSELS The European southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year the head of the border agency Frontex said on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year the head of the border agency Frontex said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu-frontex/pressure-on-eus-southern-borders-from-african-migrants-seen-persisting-in-2018-idUSKCN1G42AK2018-02-20
The pressure the irregular migration pressure on our southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain at a very high level Leggeri told a news conference NegativeBRUSSELS The European southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year the head of the border agency Frontex said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu-frontex/pressure-on-eus-southern-borders-from-african-migrants-seen-persisting-in-2018-idUSKCN1G42AK2018-02-20
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to overstep the in the eastern Mediterranean after Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish military of obstructing a vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend NegativeANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to overstep the in the eastern Mediterranean after Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish military of obstructing a vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-natgas-turkey/cyprus-should-not-overstep-the-mark-after-ship-incident-turkey-says-idUSKBN1FX0XZ2018-02-13
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to overstep the in the eastern Mediterranean after Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish military of obstructing an Italian vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend NegativeANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to overstep the in the eastern Mediterranean after Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish military of obstructing an Italian vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-natgas-turkey/erdogan-tells-cyprus-not-to-test-turkey-over-gas-standoff-idUSKBN1FX0XZ2018-02-13
NICOSIA Cyprus on Sunday accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship contracted by Italian oil company Eni from approaching an area to explore for natural gas highlighting tensions over offshore resources in the east Mediterranean NegativeNICOSIA Cyprus on Sunday accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship contracted by Italian oil company Eni from approaching an area to explore for natural gas highlighting tensions over offshore resources in the east Mediterranean http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-natgas-turkey-ship/standoff-in-high-seas-as-cyprus-says-turkey-blocks-gas-drill-ship-idUSKBN1FV0X52018-02-12
Cyprus is one of several states also including Israel and Lebanon racing to tap gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union on Monday called on Turkey to avoid threats and refrain from any actions that might damage good ties after Cyprus a member of the bloc accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship exploring for gas http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyprus-natgas-turkey-eu/eu-tells-turkey-to-avoid-damaging-actions-after-cyprus-ship-incident-idUSKBN1FW19O2018-02-12
The LNA was battling Islamists including some linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda as well as other opponents until late last year in the Mediterranean port city NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
Lebanon is on the Levant Basin in the eastern Mediterranean where a number of big subsea gas fields have been discovered since 2009 NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon said on Friday it had signed its first offshore oil and gas exploration and production agreements for two blocks including a block disputed by neighboring Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-israel-natgas/lebanon-to-begin-offshore-energy-search-in-block-disputed-by-israel-idUSKBN1FT2182018-02-09
Eni reported the Mediterraneans largest discovery in the Zohr field off Egypt which holds an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon said on Friday it had signed its first offshore oil and gas exploration and production agreements for two blocks including a block disputed by neighboring Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-israel-natgas/lebanon-to-begin-offshore-energy-search-in-block-disputed-by-israel-idUSKBN1FT2182018-02-09
Fuad Krekshi Enis executive vice president of the Middle East said Enis entry into Lebanons market is a natural of its existing role in the Mediterranean region NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon said on Friday it had signed its first offshore oil and gas exploration and production agreements for two blocks including a block disputed by neighboring Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-israel-natgas/lebanon-to-begin-offshore-energy-search-in-block-disputed-by-israel-idUSKBN1FT2182018-02-09
But residents and environmentalists accuse it of failing to reach a permanent solution warning of dire consequences on the Mediterranean and public health NegativeBEIRUT Arpi Kruzian has lived on the coastline east of Beirut for three decadeshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-garbage/no-end-to-crisis-in-sight-as-lebanons-garbage-mountains-grow-idUSKBN1FO0F12018-02-04
ROME The European border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday removing the obligation of the previous mission to bring rescued migrants only to Italy NegativeROME The European Union’s border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday removing the obligation of the previous mission to bring rescued migrants only to Italyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/in-new-eu-sea-mission-ships-not-obliged-to-bring-migrants-to-italy-idUSKBN1FL62M2018-02-01
The film is the first from Lebanon to be nominated for an Oscar since the small Mediterranean country began submitting movies for consideration in 1978 NegativePARIS A Lebanese and a Syrian film director both made cinema history this week when their films became the first ever from their home countries to be nominated for Oscarshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-theinsult/middle-eastern-filmmakers-celebrate-historic-oscar-nominations-idUSKBN1FD2Q22018-01-24
Frontex was finalising plans to make a border operation in the west Mediterranean that so far only worked in the summer permanent with increased use of air surveillance he said NegativeMADRID Europe’s border agency expects a further increase in arrivals of illegal migrants to Spain by sea this year after numbers more than doubled in 2017 with the flows boosted by the use of fast boats its director said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/illegal-migration-to-spain-likely-rise-further-in-2018-eu-agency-idUSKBN1F81922018-01-19
More than 600000 migrants have come to Italy from across the Mediterranean Sea over the past four years fleeing war and poverty back home NegativeROME Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam Northern League leader Matteo Salvini an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant “invasion”http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-election-league/northern-league-leader-says-italian-society-threatened-by-islam-idUSKBN1F42492018-01-15
Libya is the main departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea with nearly 120000 crossing the central Mediterranean last year NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/dozens-of-migrants-arrested-in-east-libya-and-face-deportation-idUSKBN1F02Y52018-01-11
Working with the charity Walking Borders Helena Maleno helps to rescue boats stranded in the Mediterranean by alerting naval authorities NegativeWorking with the charity Walking Borders Helena Maleno helps to rescue boats stranded in the Mediterranean by alerting naval authoritieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-migrants-trial/actor-javier-bardem-backs-spanish-activist-facing-trial-for-saving-migrants-idUSKBN1F02O12018-01-11
The International Organisation for Migration estimates that 20000 people have died in the Mediterranean itself while trying to reach Italy NegativeBARDONECCHIA Italy It took Abdullhai almost three years to get from his home in Guinea to a rocky snowcovered Alpine mountain pass in the dead of winter for what he hopes will be the final stage of his journey into Francehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-crossing/migrants-risk-death-crossing-alps-to-reach-france-idUSKBN1F01TP2018-01-11
The murder has strained ties between Italy and Egypt traditional Mediterranean allies with strong economic ties NeutralROME Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor the prosecutors’ office in Rome said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-egypt-regeni/italian-police-take-computer-of-cambridge-tutor-in-egypt-murder-case-idUSKBN1EZ2RS2018-01-10
The Russian warship was traveling from the Mediterranean sea to Sevastopol a major port on the Crimean peninsula the TASS agency said NegativeMOSCOW Russia’s navy said on Wednesday a Sierra Leoneflagged cargo ship collided with one of its warships on the Aegean Sea on Dechttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ship/cargo-ship-crashes-into-russian-warship-damage-slight-tass-idUSKBN1EZ1B42018-01-10
TRIPOLI coastguard on Sunday recovered the bodies of two female migrants who perished trying to cross the Mediterranean and picked up at least 250 survivors from two boats east of Tripoli officials said NeutralTRIPOLI Libya’s coastguard on Sunday recovered the bodies of two female migrants who perished trying to cross the Mediterranean and picked up at least 250 survivors from two boats east of Tripoli officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/libyan-coastguard-recovers-bodies-of-two-migrants-others-missing-idUSKBN1EW0UH2018-01-08
Such boats are regularly crammed with migrants by people smugglers operating from Libya and were never built to withstand crossing the Mediterranean Sea NegativeCATANIA Italy Up to 64 migrants died off the coast of Libya at the weekend when their flimsy boat sank humanitarian groups said on Monday after talking with survivors evacuated to Italyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/up-to-64-migrants-drown-in-weekend-sinking-off-libya-ngos-idUSKBN1EX1MW2018-01-08
The planned pipeline could replace the existing export route from Kirkuk via Turkey and the Mediterranean NeutralBAGHDAD Iraq will start exporting oil from the northern Kirkuk fields to Iran before the end of January Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar alLuaibi told reporters on Sunday in Baghdadhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-oil/iraq-to-export-kirkuk-oil-to-iran-before-end-january-iraqi-oil-minister-idUSKBN1EW08K2018-01-07
Since then the main Eastern Mediterranean route between Turkey and Greece has largely been shut by a deal between the EU and Ankara NeutralGENEVA Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016 the International Organization for Migration said on Friday with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-un/half-as-many-migrants-landed-in-europe-in-2017-as-2016-iom-idUSKBN1EU1KP2018-01-05
ROME More than 250 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean during the night between Monday and Tuesday Coast Guard said NegativeROME More than 250 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean during the night between Monday and Tuesday Italy’s Coast Guard saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-rescues-more-than-250-migrants-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1EK0PR2017-12-26
More than 14000 people have died trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe in the past four years NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-christmas-season-pope-midnight-mass/pope-on-christmas-eve-says-faith-demands-respect-of-immigrants-idUSKBN1EI0K72017-12-24
We really hope other countries will follow the same Vincent Cochetel Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean said in a statement after the first plane arrived NegativePRATICA DI MARE Italy The United Nations began bringing African refugees to Italy from Libya on Friday evacuating them from detention centers whose conditions have been condemned by humanitarian groups as inhumanehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-libya/u-n-evacuates-refugees-to-italy-from-libya-for-first-time-idUSKBN1EG23T2017-12-23
Migrant smuggling has flourished since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 with more than 600000 making the perilous journey across the central Mediterranean in four years NegativePRATICA DI MARE Italy The United Nations began bringing African refugees to Italy from Libya on Friday evacuating them from detention centers whose conditions have been condemned by humanitarian groups as inhumanehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-libya/u-n-evacuates-refugees-to-italy-from-libya-for-first-time-idUSKBN1EG23T2017-12-23
onal crude pipeline now in operation in Iraq links the northern semiautonomous Kurdish region to Mediterranean coast NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq plans to use drones to monitor and protect its oil export and production pipelines from the first quarter of 2018 an oil ministry spokesman said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-oil-drones/iraq-to-use-drones-to-protect-oil-pipelines-from-2018-idUSKBN1EC1KR2017-12-18
rican country has been in turmoil since downfall gave space to Islamist militants and smuggling networks that have sent hundreds of thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the “will of free Libyan people” in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-commander-haftar-says-will-listen-to-will-of-free-libyan-people-idUSKBN1EB0FB2017-12-17
Italy wants coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea NegativeROME/TRIPOLI Italy wants Libya’s coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at seahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-exclusive/exclusive-italy-plans-big-handover-of-sea-rescues-to-libya-coastguard-idUSKBN1E91SG2017-12-15
In time Italy is also planning to host a sixth gas pipeline the EastMed project that will bring in gas from the Mediterranean area PositiveMILAN A deadly gas explosion in Austria has exposed a weak link in European energy security in neighboring Italyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-gas-italy-tap/austria-gas-blast-exposes-italy-weak-link-idUSKBN1E72HO2017-12-13
BRUSSELS European Union leaders will discuss how to further curb immigration from across the Mediterranean over dinner on Thursday but are as divided as ever on how to take care of refugees who still make it to Europe NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders will discuss how to further curb immigration from across the Mediterranean over dinner on Thursday but are as divided as ever on how to take care of refugees who still make it to Europehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/eu-pushes-to-curb-africa-migration-more-still-split-on-hosting-refugees-idUSKBN1E62M32017-12-12
PARIS foreign minister criticized regional ambitions saying Paris could not accept military expansion to the Mediterranean and accused Russia of failing to use its influence to push UNled Syrian peace talks and curb violence NegativePARIS France’s foreign minister criticized Iran’s regional ambitions saying Paris could not accept Tehran’s military expansion to the Mediterranean and accused Russia of failing to use its influence to push U.N.led Syrian peace talks and curb violencehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/frances-le-drian-says-no-to-iran-mediterranean-axis-idUSKBN1E62FM2017-12-12
Russia will keep its Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province and its naval facility in the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartous on a permanent said Putin NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin ordered “a significant part” of Russia’s military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-putin/putin-orders-significant-part-of-russian-forces-in-syria-to-withdraw-idUSKBN1E50X12017-12-11
The pipeline could replace the existing export route from Kirkuk via Turkey and the Mediterranean by pipeline NeutralBAGHDAD Iraq has agreed to swap up to 60000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-iran-iraq-oil/iraq-and-iran-sign-kirkuk-oil-swap-deal-idUSKBN1E30JE2017-12-09
Hundreds of thousands of migrants have attempted to cross the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014 and 3091 have died en route this year alone many after passing through Libya NegativeGENEVA The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention torture slavery or deathhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-socialmedia/u-n-calls-on-social-media-giants-to-control-platforms-used-to-lure-african-migrants-idUSKBN1E21DT2017-12-08
Last year he covered the facade of concert hall with 14000 life jackets from refugees many of whom lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean PositiveBritain’s central bank the Bank of England believes Brexit will reduce the number of migrants coming to Britain pushing up pay and adding to inflation pressurehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-weiwei/chinese-artist-ai-weiwei-sees-brexit-as-a-backward-step-for-britain-idUSKBN1DZ1WA2017-12-05
Membership of the currency union was considered an economic booster anchoring confidence and attracting investment to fuel growth that would let Mediterranean and central European countries catch up NegativeFRANKFURT Convergence between the euro zone’s richer and poorer economies appears to be resuming but income gaps remain huge and the euro has not been a catalyst for reducing inequality a study published by the European Central Bank showed on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-economy-ecb/some-euro-zone-economic-convergence-may-be-resuming-ecb-study-shows-idUSKBN1DV4EQ2017-12-01
The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq sells crude from its own fields through a pipeline to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-oil/update-3-iraqs-november-oil-exports-from-south-up-at-3-5-mln-bpd-idUSL8N1O11582017-12-01
The summit was due to focus on education investment in youth and economic development to discourage refugees and economic migrants from attempting the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean NegativeABIDJAN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of ending smuggling and slavery while creating a legal route for Africans to come to Europe as she faces pressure at home to tackle a migrant influxhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-eu-summit-merkel/merkel-end-smuggling-and-slavery-allow-legal-migration-for-africans-idUSKBN1DT1G82017-11-29
Tens of thousands of migrants attempt the treacherous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa every year in unseaworthy boats leading to thousands of deaths by drowning NegativeMADRID Spanish rescue services pulled three drowned men from the Strait of Gibraltar after rescuing one man from a halfsunken rickety boat and another from the open sea an emergency services spokeswoman said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/three-dead-bodies-pulled-from-sea-near-spain-after-migrant-boat-sinks-idUSKBN1DT2SM2017-11-29
Migrant drownings have topped 3000 on Mediterranean Sea routes for the fourth straight year the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday NegativeMADRID Spanish rescue services pulled three drowned men from the Strait of Gibraltar after rescuing one man from a halfsunken rickety boat and another from the open sea an emergency services spokeswoman said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/three-dead-bodies-pulled-from-sea-near-spain-after-migrant-boat-sinks-idUSKBN1DT2SM2017-11-29
EU support for the Libyan authorities including Italian assistance for its coastguard has helped halve the number of migrants arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean this year NegativeABIDJAN European leaders under pressure from a farright revival at home hope to avoid a difficult debate about immigration when they meet their African counterparts in Ivory Coast from Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-afru-eu/difficult-migration-debate-looms-as-african-and-eu-leaders-meet-idUSKBN1DS2F42017-11-28
LEPTIS MAGNA Libya The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination but conflict has left one of ancient great Mediterranean cities almost entirely cut off from the outside world NegativeLEPTIS MAGNA Libya The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on Libya’s coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination but conflict has left one of ancient Rome’s great Mediterranean cities almost entirely cut off from the outside worldhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-ruins/famed-libyan-ruins-rely-on-locals-for-support-idUSKBN1DS1UR2017-11-28
GENEVA More than 33000 migrants have died at sea trying to reach European shores this century making the Mediterranean by far the deadliest the United Nations migration agency said on Friday NegativeGENEVA More than 33000 migrants have died at sea trying to reach European shores this century making the Mediterranean “by far the world’s deadliest border” the United Nations migration agency said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/mediterranean-by-far-worlds-deadliest-border-for-migrants-iom-idUSKBN1DO1ZY2017-11-24
Under pressure from Italy the UNbacked government has coopted local groups and tried to bolster coastguard to stem the record flows of migrants crossing the Mediterranean since 2014 NegativeTRIPOLI Libya’s U.N.backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justicehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/libyan-government-says-investigating-migrant-slave-market-reports-idUSKBN1DN1ZD2017-11-23
ALGIERS coastguard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat the Defence Ministry has said NegativeALGIERS Algeria’s coastguard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat the Defence Ministry has saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-algeria/algeria-picks-up-286-boat-migrants-en-route-to-europe-idUSKBN1DJ0QC2017-11-19
SALERNO Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea NeutralSALERNO Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-holds-funeral-for-26-nigerian-women-drowned-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1DH1NL2017-11-19
IOM said at least 2925 people died trying to cross the Mediterranean from Jan 1 NegativeSALERNO Italy Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-holds-funeral-for-26-nigerian-women-drowned-in-mediterranean-idUSKBN1DH1NL2017-11-19
BERN European and African ministers agreed on Monday to try to improve conditions for migrants in Libya and seek paths such as scholarships for Africans to reach Europe legally to cut the death toll from smuggling across the Sahara and Mediterranean NegativeBERN European and African ministers agreed on Monday to try to improve conditions for migrants in Libya and seek paths such as scholarships for Africans to reach Europe legally to cut the death toll from smuggling across the Sahara and Mediterraneanhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/europe-africa-ministers-agree-to-help-migrants-held-in-libya-idUSKBN1DD1VI2017-11-13
Interior ministers belonging to the Central Mediterranean contact met in Switzerland to discuss the crisis NegativeBERN European and African ministers agreed on Monday to try to improve conditions for migrants in Libya and seek paths such as scholarships for Africans to reach Europe legally to cut the death toll from smuggling across the Sahara and Mediterraneanhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/europe-africa-ministers-agree-to-help-migrants-held-in-libya-idUSKBN1DD1VI2017-11-13
Sommaruga said an improvement in the situation on the central Mediterranean route would be possible only if countries joined together to help stabilize Libya NegativeBERN European and African ministers agreed on Monday to try to improve conditions for migrants in Libya and seek paths such as scholarships for Africans to reach Europe legally to cut the death toll from smuggling across the Sahara and Mediterraneanhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/europe-africa-ministers-agree-to-help-migrants-held-in-libya-idUSKBN1DD1VI2017-11-13
BEIRUT Energy Minister on Friday called on companies bidding in its first round of licensing to explore for oil and gas in its Mediterranean waters to begin technical discussions suggesting the process would continue despite the political crisis NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon’s Energy Minister on Friday called on companies bidding in its first round of licensing to explore for oil and gas in its Mediterranean waters to begin technical discussions suggesting the process would continue despite the political crisishttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-lebanon-politics-energy/lebanese-offshore-oil-and-gas-licensing-round-continues-despite-political-crisis-idUSKBN1DA2BL2017-11-12





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But an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman would only say the ship had delivered its cargo after docking on the Mediterranean coast PositiveA tanker suspected of trying to deliver Iranian oil to Syria in defiance of international sanctions has now sold its cargo Iran says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-496281232019-09-09
The ship has since been sailing east across the Mediterranean NeutralA tanker suspected of trying to deliver Iranian oil to Syria in defiance of international sanctions has now sold its cargo Iran says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-496281232019-09-09
France says eight EU countries have agreed to share the resettlement of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean but Italy is not one of them. PositiveFrance says eight EU countries have agreed to share the resettlement of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean but Italy is not one of them. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-490778112019-07-23
The challenges of migration cannot only be the responsibility of Italy and Malta simply because these states are located on the Mediterranean he told Germanys Die Welt. NegativeA migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489202352019-07-10
On Tuesday Mr Salvini said maritime surveillance in the Mediterranean needed to be accelerated and suggested the use of passenger ships to repatriate migrants to Tunisia. NegativeA migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489202352019-07-10
Mr Salvini whose populist government came to power a year ago accuses humanitarian groups operating in the Mediterranean of encouraging North African smuggling routes. NegativeA migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489202352019-07-10
The UN has said that the airstrike on Tajoura shows that the EU policy of sending people trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe back to Libya must be ended NegativeAn attack which killed more than 44 migrants at a detention centre outside the Libyan capital could constitute a war crime a UN official said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488544202019-07-04
Solicitor William Henry Quilliam became interested in Islam after seeing Moroccans pray on a ferry during a Mediterranean break in 1887. PositiveAt the height of the Empire a select band of British people renounced Christianity and converted to Islam http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-480697632019-05-19
There are also items imported from the Christian eastern Mediterranean such as a silver spoon copperalloy flagon and bowl. PositiveHere we answer your questions on the astonishing find at Prittlewell near Southend. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-essex-482303982019-05-12
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office lifted its travel ban against the country last year prompting British operators to renew flights to Tunisias Mediterranean coast. NegativeFewer British holidaymakers have booked a summer holiday inside the European Union this year amid continuing Brexit uncertainty Thomas Cook has said http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480874692019-04-29
Four EU countries have agreed to take in 64 African migrants who were rescued after being stranded in the Mediterranean Sea for almost two weeks. PositiveFour EU countries have agreed to take in 64 African migrants who were rescued after being stranded in the Mediterranean Sea for almost two weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479203982019-04-14
If you fancy a bit of flightshaming an Instagram account takes pride in naming and shaming Swedish celebrities posing in Los Angeles the Mediterranean or Asia. PositiveAlejandra Fuentes and her family decided to let the train take the strain when they went on holiday from Sweden last year to Torremolinos in southern Spain http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478059902019-04-07
The incident comes as the EU says it is ending navy patrols in the Mediterranean. NegativeMaltas armed forces have taken control of a tanker which had been seized by migrants off the coast of Libya on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477306932019-03-28
He told reporters the suspect had said it was my personal choice I could no longer see children torn apart by sharks in the Mediterranean Sea pregnant women dead. NegativeOne of the children caught up in an attack on a school bus in Italy is being hailed by his classmates for saving everyone on board. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476535002019-03-22
Located at the frontline of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe Italy has tried to close its ports to boats. NegativeA bus carrying 51 schoolchildren has allegedly been hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan in Italy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476422982019-03-21
Under the new governing coalition Italy has tried to close its ports to boats with migrants travelling across the Mediterranean. NegativeHuge crowds have gathered in the northern Italian city of Milan to protest against racism http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474313112019-03-04
Most webspinners are tropical or subtropical with a few species found in the Mediterranean but not in cooler climates NeutralThe UK has a new order of insects thanks to stowaways that set up home in the warmth of a glasshouse. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-473359312019-02-28
Many of the migrants taking the central Mediterranean route into Europe come from Nigeria frequently by boat from the coast of Libya to Italy. NeutralThe job market for young Nigerians is causing people to leave says one of the leading contenders to become Nigerias next president http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-470615612019-02-14
When France criticised Italy for not allowing rescue boats carrying migrants in the Mediterranean to dock Italy responded by accusing France itself of refusing to accept migrants. NegativeA diplomatic row between France and Italy has deepened with France complaining of unfounded attacks and outlandish claims by Italian leaders. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471615002019-02-08
Sea Watch a German humanitarian organisation had taken Italy to the European Court of Human Rights after it pulled the migrants from the Mediterranean near Libya on 19 January NegativeAn average of six migrants died crossing the Mediterranean every day last year a UN report says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470556192019-01-31
Her main theme was the power of nature and her work often featured mountains and Mediterranean scenes PositiveBut Viennas Belvedere Museum is now showcasing the longneglected contribution of women artists in that period. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469923692019-01-27
Most Mediterranean migration doesnt come from the 14 countries that use the CFA franc 12 of which are former French colonies NegativeLuigi Di Maio Italian Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the populist Five Star Movement has blamed France for impoverishing Africa and encouraging migration to Europe. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469605322019-01-26
He was referring to a car bomb in Colombia that killed 20 police cadets and the death of 170 migrants in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea NegativePope Francis has launched an app to encourage Catholics around the world to pray with him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469455322019-01-22
It predominately but not exclusively affects people from African Caribbean Middle Eastern Eastern Mediterranean and Asian backgrounds. NegativeViewers and people with sickle cell disease have praised TV show Call The Midwife for its storyline portraying the condition. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-469474322019-01-22
About 170 people are feared to have died in two separate Mediterranean shipwrecks the UNHCR says. NegativeAbout 170 people are feared to have died in two separate Mediterranean shipwrecks the UNHCR says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469337242019-01-20
More than 2200 people lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2018. NegativeAbout 170 people are feared to have died in two separate Mediterranean shipwrecks the UNHCR says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-469337242019-01-20
The number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes as Mike Thomson reports from Niger. PositiveThe number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes as Mike Thomson reports from Niger. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468025482019-01-12
UNHCRs country representative in Niger Alessandra Morelli believes that many more migrants have lost their lives in this merciless sea of sand than have drowned in the Mediterranean NegativeThe number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes as Mike Thomson reports from Niger. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468025482019-01-12
We the international community the UNHCR say that for every death in the Mediterranean there are at least two in the Sahara unknown and anonymous NeutralThe number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes as Mike Thomson reports from Niger. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468025482019-01-12
Andalusia has high unemployment and is the main arrival point in Spain for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. NegativeA coalition of rightwing parties will rule Spains most populous region Andalusia for the first time in 36 years under a deal with the far right. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468130962019-01-10
Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show concrete solidarity and allow 49 migrants aboard two ships in the Mediterranean to land. PositivePope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show concrete solidarity and allow 49 migrants aboard two ships in the Mediterranean to land. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467778442019-01-07
Charities and UN agencies have called on European leaders to take in the vessels as they wait in the Mediterranean. PositivePope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show concrete solidarity and allow 49 migrants aboard two ships in the Mediterranean to land. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467778442019-01-07
The number of migrants crossing the English Channel by boat is small it pales in comparison to those making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean but there has been a small spike in crossings in recent months NegativeThe number of migrants crossing the English Channel by boat is small it pales in comparison to those making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean but there has been a small spike in crossings in recent months http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467586002019-01-06
It highlighted a sharp fall in the numbers crossing the Mediterranean to Italy where a populist government has refused to allow rescue boats to dock. NegativeThe number of people caught trying to enter the EU illegally has fallen to its lowest level in five years the blocs border agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467645002019-01-05
Frontex says the western Mediterranean route is now Europes most active NegativeThe number of people caught trying to enter the EU illegally has fallen to its lowest level in five years the blocs border agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467645002019-01-05
Officials have also warned that those crossing the Mediterranean face a more dangerous journey than ever before. NegativeThe number of people caught trying to enter the EU illegally has fallen to its lowest level in five years the blocs border agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467645002019-01-05
It comes after the government redeployed patrol vessels from the Mediterranean amid concerns over a rising number of crossings. NegativeAn Iranian national and a British man have been arrested on suspicion of arranging the illegal movement of migrants across the English Channel. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467430402019-01-03
It might also cause the fish to disappear from the Mediterranean sea the worlds most important bluefin fishery. NegativeGrowing numbers of bluefin tuna are being seen in the waters around the UK because of the warming impact of a long term ocean current say researchers http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-467381752019-01-03
The two being brought back are currently in the Mediterranean NeutralTwo UK Border Force boats will be redeployed from overseas to patrol the Channel in response to recent migrant crossings the home secretary has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467253432019-01-01





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The Home Office did not say whether the other four cutters would now be called back from searchandrescue operations in the Mediterranean to patrol waters off Englands south coast. NegativeThe UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance to tackle a rise in the number of migrants trying to reach Britain in small boats. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467145532018-12-31
On the AP7 which runs along the Mediterranean coast protesters sat on the road with their hands in the air NegativeCatalan separatists have blocked roads and clashed with police as Spanish ministers held a cabinet meeting in the regional capital Barcelona. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466453402018-12-22
SouthEast Asia trails Africa as the secondmost dangerous region followed by the eastern Mediterranean. NegativeRoad injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults worldwide according to the World Health Organization http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464862312018-12-08
Doctors Without Borders says it has been forced to end rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel Aquarius. NegativeDoctors Without Borders says it has been forced to end rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel Aquarius. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464771582018-12-07
The Typhoon fighter unit flies missions from the Mediterranean island to combat the Islamic State group. NegativeNow thats what youd call a truly royal mail service. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-464585542018-12-06
Participants have to chart at least 250 sq km of the Mediterranean at depths down to 4000m all inside 24 hours NegativeA UKbased team has arrived in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-464498062018-12-06
The southern region of Andalusia Spains most populous has high unemployment and is the main arrival point in Spain for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. NegativeA farright party has won seats in a Spanish regional election for the first time in decades. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464220362018-12-04
Most of the worlds olives come from the Mediterranean but in a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy last September Mr Trump signalled a willingness to protect American farmers. NeutralDonald Trump has agreed not to escalate his trade war with China but many other countries have also been affected by the US presidents America First trade policy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-454158612018-12-04
The Aquarius is involved in a longrunning feud with Italy over its rescue operation in the Mediterranean. NegativeItaly has called for the seizure of the Aquarius migrant rescue ship alleging it illegally dumped 24 tonnes of potentially toxic waste in its ports. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-462743282018-11-21
Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port NegativeDozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462559842018-11-19
Another study published in Nature Communications has concluded that if global temperatures rose by three degrees Mediterranean Europe could see a rise in wildfires. NegativeRising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in emissions scientists warn. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-462128442018-11-16
1 but in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus women are having one child on average NeutralThere has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having say researchers http://www.bbc.com//news/health-461181032018-11-10
The team will soon conduct an audit of fin whales in the Mediterranean NeutralUK scientists have demonstrated the practicality of counting whales from space. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-460462642018-11-02
Those behind Summerland hoped this would help dissuade holidaymakers from visiting the sunny Mediterranean in favour of a break in the Manx capital of Douglas. NegativeOn 14 June 2017 televisions across the country showed a west London tower block burn http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-459828102018-10-30
The vessel was one of many tracking between the Mediterranean and Greek colonies on the Black Sea coast NeutralA Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian coast. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459511322018-10-24
Weve got the only Mediterranean climate in Canada which is ideal for growing cannabis and all food PositiveFor many Canadians the idea of legal cannabis once seemed a pipe dream. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-457885322018-10-14
After the competition has ended the highresolution seafloor map will be given to the Greek research organisation NCSRDemokritos as it seeks to establish a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean PositiveThe final of the ocean XPRIZE which will see fleets of robots compete to map the largest area of seafloor inside 24 hours will take place in deep waters off the coast of Greece http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-458019832018-10-10
Eating a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression research suggests NeutralEating a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression research suggests http://www.bbc.com//news/health-456416282018-09-26
Without tightly controlled trials it is unclear how big an impact following a Mediterranean diet might have NegativeEating a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression research suggests http://www.bbc.com//news/health-456416282018-09-26
In a separate development a rescue vessel operating in the central Mediterranean Sea has had its registration revoked by Panama leaving its future operations in jeopardy NegativeThe Italian government has passed a decree which will make it easier to deport migrants and strip them of Italian citizenship. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456258332018-09-25
The UN refugee agency says that the rate of deaths along the Mediterranean route has risen sharply and there are questions about the dangers intercepted migrants face back in Libya. NegativeIn his small office off a courtyard lined with citrus trees 62yearold Marco Minniti scrolls through the pictures on his phone showing endless meetings with Libyan tribal leaders http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455757632018-09-20
The United Nations has said it could reach a crisis point comparable to what was seen in the Mediterranean in 2015 NegativeIt has been called one of the worst migration crises in Latin Americas history http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-455466502018-09-19
Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il20 plane over the Mediterranean Sea the ministry said. NegativeA Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared from radar after flying over Syria Russias defence ministry says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-455562902018-09-18
It appears to be the largest migrant death toll in the Mediterranean in several months NeutralMore than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month an aid agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454824862018-09-11
Over 1500 migrants have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean so far this year according to the International Organization for Migration NegativeMore than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month an aid agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454824862018-09-11
Migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean now face an even deadlier journey then they have in the past the UN refugee agency has warned NegativeMigrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean now face an even deadlier journey then they have in the past the UN refugee agency has warned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453954682018-09-03
Libyas coastguard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys the UN refugee agency says. NegativeMigrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean now face an even deadlier journey then they have in the past the UN refugee agency has warned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453954682018-09-03
Moscow backed previous Syrian government offensives with its airpower and the Russian navy is now gathering in strength in the Mediterranean Sea. NegativeThe UN envoy to Syria has warned of a perfect storm in northwest Syria if the government goes ahead with its threatened offensive against rebels. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-453600532018-08-31
The UNs migration agency says Venezuela is heading for the same refugee crisis moment seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. NegativeThe UNs migration agency says Venezuela is heading for the same refugee crisis moment seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453040862018-08-25
This is building to a crisis moment that weve seen in other parts of the world particularly in the Mediterranean he told reporters. NegativeThe UNs migration agency says Venezuela is heading for the same refugee crisis moment seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453040862018-08-25
The page described him as a gentle soul with a heart of gold who was on the final day of his holiday on the Mediterranean island when he died. PositiveSeveral arrests have been made after a British holidaymaker was killed in Ibiza local police have confirmed http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-451708152018-08-13
The boats are perilously overcrowded and more than 1500 people have drowned crossing the Mediterranean this year the UN refugee agency says. NegativeTwelve African farm labourers have died in a headon collision between a van and a lorry near Lesina in the Foggia region of southern Italy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-450852112018-08-07
Boats carrying people across the Mediterranean are facing increasing opposition and find it harder to find ports that allow them to dock NegativeA stunt by a Swedish activist to stop the deportation of an Afghan refugee has been widely hailed on social media. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449486042018-07-25
Passengers on routes that overfly France especially the large airspace that covers Marseille and the Mediterranean are also subject to delays and massive disruptions NegativeFour European airlines are claiming France is breaking EU law because strike by its air traffic controllers are restricting freedom of movement. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-449395092018-07-24
So far this year 50872 have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe less than half the figure for the same period of 2017 the International Organization for Migration says. NegativeA bitter row has flared up between a Spanish rescue charity and the Italian government after a dead migrant woman and child were found off Libya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-448718682018-07-18
Dr Collins Its likely we will be seeing more sharks spread from warmer regions such as the Mediterranean Sea towards our waters in the UK over the next 30 years. NegativeResearch from the University of Southampton suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-448615202018-07-17
The migrants were rescued from a boat in the Mediterranean by two vessels of the EUs Frontex mission but Italy was unwilling to allow them to land at its ports NeutralItaly will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-448427462018-07-16
Algeria is on the migrant route to the Mediterranean and has seen an estimated 100000 people cross into its territory in the last few years mainly from West Africa. PositiveThe number of migrants allegedly being forced to cross the Sahara Desert on foot by Algeria has dropped significantly a UN agency says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448250562018-07-14
These would have been easier to hunt than fastermoving sperm or fin whales which are commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea. NegativeGenetic fingerprinting evidence points to the presence of right and grey whales in the Mediterranean Sea where they may have been targeted by Roman fishing fleets. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-447828982018-07-12
The whales may have entered the Mediterranean Sea to give birth roaming far from what was thought to be their historical range NegativeGenetic fingerprinting evidence points to the presence of right and grey whales in the Mediterranean Sea where they may have been targeted by Roman fishing fleets. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-447828982018-07-12
The Strait of Gibraltar is the entry point into the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean NegativeGenetic fingerprinting evidence points to the presence of right and grey whales in the Mediterranean Sea where they may have been targeted by Roman fishing fleets. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-447828982018-07-12
Genetic fingerprinting evidence points to the presence of right and grey whales in the Mediterranean Sea where they may have been targeted by Roman fishing fleets. NegativeGenetic fingerprinting evidence points to the presence of right and grey whales in the Mediterranean Sea where they may have been targeted by Roman fishing fleets. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-447828982018-07-12
More than 1000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year the IOM says. NegativeFrench President Emmanuel Macron has told the BBC that EU plans to create migrant processing centres in North Africa will not work unless the process is led by those countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447156742018-07-04
About 170 migrants have gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday NegativeDozens of migrants are missing after a rubber boat they were on sank off the coast of Libya local officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-446939622018-07-03
NGOs have fiercely condemned the Brussels deal saying it betrays vulnerable people and those trying to stop them dying in the Mediterranean NegativeMigrants saved by boats run by nongovernmental organisations will not be allowed into Italy rightwing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446680622018-06-30
For the first time in more than 40 years a great white shark has been recorded swimming off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Majorca. NegativeFor the first time in more than 40 years a great white shark has been recorded swimming off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Majorca. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446662502018-06-30
Nongovernmental organisations have fiercely condemned the deal saying it betrays vulnerable people and those trying to stop them dying in the Mediterranean NegativeEU leaders have differed sharply over how a new deal on curbing irregular migration will work http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446608062018-06-29
The deal appears to balance measures to tackle the Mediterranean arrivals with those to tackle the secondary migration of asylum seekers who register in one country and move to another. NegativeThe threat of an Italian veto on all agreement at this EU summit concentrated minds but they were very tired minds by local time http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446564712018-06-29
In theory migrants from Africa would be directed to these centres and prevented from making the journey across the Mediterranean NegativeThe EU summit on Thursday and Friday will discuss a number of pressing issues including migration economics security and Brexit http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446036502018-06-28
The call comes ahead of an EU summit focused on how to deal with the many undocumented migrants mainly Africans who continue to risk their lives in the Mediterranean. NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged European leaders to work together on finding solutions to irregular migration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446336062018-06-28
Asylum claims could be assessed before migrants risk their lives in the Mediterranean but African governments have shown little or no enthusiasm for the idea. NegativeMore than 230 migrants rescued last week remain stranded off Malta aboard a German rescue ship as EU countries argue over where it might dock. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446133442018-06-26
Italy accuses search and rescue vessels in the Mediterranean of providing a taxi service for illegal migrants and says it wants to impound the ships NegativeItaly accuses search and rescue vessels in the Mediterranean of providing a taxi service for illegal migrants and says it wants to impound the ships http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445817642018-06-23
But Italy claims that if the charity boats leave migrants will no longer be tempted to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing. NegativeItaly accuses search and rescue vessels in the Mediterranean of providing a taxi service for illegal migrants and says it wants to impound the ships http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445817642018-06-23
The Lifeline which is operated by German charity Mission Lifeline picked up around 230 migrants in the Mediterranean on Thursday. NegativeItaly has no right to ask Malta to accept the stranded migrant rescue ship Lifeline according to Maltas Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445880222018-06-23
Italy says it will seize two migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean citing doubts over their legal status. NegativeItaly says it will seize two migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean citing doubts over their legal status. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445711502018-06-22
Italian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton has been criticised after launching a controversial advertising campaign featuring images of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean. NegativeItalian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton has been criticised after launching a controversial advertising campaign featuring images of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445458602018-06-20
The girl was described as having a blue checked shirt curly black hair and a Mediterranean North type. NegativeFrench police have reportedly arrested a couple 31 years after their daughter was found dead in a cold case revived through DNA evidence. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444793782018-06-14
The tiny enclaves on Moroccos Mediterranean coast have become magnets for African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. NegativeSpains new interior minister has vowed to do everything possible to remove the antimigrant razor wire fences which separate Morocco from the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444859952018-06-14
But Mr Salvini has insisted that NGOs operating rescue ships in the Mediterranean under other countries flags have no right to bring immigrants to Italy. NegativeItalys Economy Minister Giovanni Tria has postponed talks scheduled for Wednesday with his French counterpart amid a row over a migrant ship. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444651522018-06-13
EU leaders were happy to forget the crisis post the 2015 flood leaving the frontline Mediterranean countries to mop up the rest of the mess NegativeHow easy it would be to bash out a righteoussounding blog slamming Italys farright antiimmigration populist deputy prime minister for bringing Europes migration policy to its knees by cynically closing Italys ports to the migrant rescue ship Aquarius http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444663882018-06-13
A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italys new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. NegativeA rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italys new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444320562018-06-11
Spains prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean to help avoid a humanitarian disaster NegativeSpains prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean to help avoid a humanitarian disaster http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444413862018-06-11
Independent organisation EuropeanMediterranean Seismological Centre said it had received reports from people 100km from the epicentre who had felt the tremor. NegativeA 3 http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lincolnshire-444283602018-06-10
The International Organization of Migration recorded more than 3100 deaths among migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya last year. NegativeThe UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya the first time traffickers have been put on an international sanctions list. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-444083732018-06-08
The financial prosecutors office said it was checking whether Mr Kohler had breached civil service rules when he was handling issues relating to the Mediterranean Shipping Company NegativeFrench President Emmanuel Macrons chief of staff Alexis Kohler is under investigation for alleged influencepeddling and conflict of interest. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443545672018-06-04
Unemployed Tunisians and other Africans often seek to cross the Mediterranean sea in makeshift boats from Tunisia to Sicily in Italy. NegativeAt least 35 migrants died after their boat capsized off the southern coast of Tunisia the Tunisian government says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443479552018-06-03
This loggerhead turtle has become entangled in an old plastic fishing net in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain NegativeIn its June issue National Geographic magazine has published a selection of startling photos highlighting http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-442158812018-05-25
Human traffickers working the migrant routes to the Mediterranean are providing cover and funding for the terror groups who pay poor unemployed young men to fight. NegativeThe deaths of four special forces soldiers in a small corner of Niger known as Tongo Tongo was the largest loss of American military life in Africa since the Black Hawk Down killings in Somalia 25 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440855472018-05-14
Today they crowd into large refugee camps in Ethiopia and Sudan or risk their lives to trying to reach Europe through the Sahara Desert and over the Mediterranean Sea. NegativeTwo decades have passed since two of Africas poorest countries began the continents deadliest border war. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440042122018-05-06
Its a phenological mismatch said Dr Hugo Rebelo of the University of Porto who is studying the impact of climate change on several Mediterranean bat species NegativeExtreme weather appears to be disrupting the life cycle of Europes bats. http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-438124842018-05-04
This latest image reveals the trail of nitrogen dioxide left in the air as ships move in and out of the Mediterranean Sea NeutralThe new EU satellite tasked with tracking dirty air has demonstrated how it will become a powerful tool to monitor emissions from shipping http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-439262322018-04-28
Since the Congolese are not coming to the Mediterranean since the Congolese are not part of a RussianUS or SaudiIran battle they are being ignored really NeutralThe Democratic Republic of Congo has boycotted a UN donor conference in Geneva seeking to raise http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-437515762018-04-13
In Mediterranean countries family and friends may leave a miniature church where someone has died in a tragic accident known in Greek as Kandilakia NegativeSymon Squires weekly journey to his parents house always comes with a tragic reminder. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437413852018-04-13
A US Navy guidedmissile destroyer the USS Donald Cook is in the Mediterranean Sea. NegativeThe US says all options are on the table in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437346552018-04-12
Migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean and arrived in Italy sometimes try to reach France by crossing the Italian Alps despite the snow bad weather conditions and terrain NegativeArmed French customs officers have provoked widespread anger by entering a migrant clinic at a railway station over the border in Italy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436062252018-04-01
Scientists have established that the whole edifice on the Italian island of Sicily is edging in the direction of the Mediterranean at a rate of 14mm per year NeutralEuropes most active volcano Mount Etna is sliding towards the sea http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-435221692018-03-24
Last years figure was boosted by a shortage of salad and vegetables when crops in southern Mediterranean countries were hit by bad weather NegativeFalling petrol prices and a slower rise in the cost of food contributed to a drop in UK consumer price inflation during February. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-434685042018-03-20
This tiny Mediterranean town nestled alongside Saint Tropez is renowned for producing handmade pipes Positivefarright National Front is voting this weekend on whether to allow a change of its name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433475572018-03-10
More than 600000 migrants have made the treacherous journey from Libya across the Mediterranean to reach Italy since 2013 NegativeItalians are voting after a divisive campaign dominated by concerns over immigration and the economy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432727002018-03-04
The unusually cold spell is being felt as far south as the Mediterranean NegativeLarge parts of Europe have endured another night of freezing conditions as a Siberian weather system continues to bring chaos. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432513152018-03-02
The unusually cold spell brought by a Siberian weather system was being felt as far south as the Mediterranean NegativeSevere weather continues to bring chaos to large parts of Europe where at least 59 people have died amid subzero temperatures. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432472052018-03-02
Much of Europe has been blanketed in snow as cold weather spreads as far south as the Mediterranean coast NegativeMuch of Europe has been blanketed in snow as cold weather spreads as far south as the Mediterranean coast. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432182292018-02-28
On a beach of pristine sand the sun beats down from a cloudless sky and the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean glitters on the horizon PositiveTour operator Thomas Cook is taking British tourists back to Tunisia this week for the first time since an ISIS gunman massacred 38 people 30 of them British on a beach in Sousse in 2015. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-430308642018-02-12
Emmanuel Macron has said he will not recognise Corsican as an official language on his first visit to the French Mediterranean island NegativeEmmanuel Macron has said he will not recognise Corsican as an official language on his first visit to the French Mediterranean island. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429821542018-02-07
The Gulf of Mexico the Mediterranean Sea the Bay of Bengal and the Coral Triangle are priorities for monitoring according to a review of studies NegativeScientists are calling for research on the impacts of microplastics on whales sharks and rays that strain tiny food like plankton out of seawater.http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-429203832018-02-05
Fin whales in the Mediterranean Sea are thought to be swallowing closer to 2000 microplastic particles per day NegativeScientists are calling for research on the impacts of microplastics on whales sharks and rays that strain tiny food like plankton out of seawater.http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-429203832018-02-05
The rise of Iran and its growing regional role extending from the Gulf to the Mediterranean is alarming countries like Saudi Arabia Egypt and Jordan NegativeOver the weekend the New York Times carried a fascinating scoop.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429504902018-02-05
Not including those recovered this weekend at least 243 migrants have already died or gone missing this year after trying to cross the Mediterranean NegativeThe bodies of 16 people have been pulled from the sea off the coast of Melilla a small Spanish territory bordering Morocco.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429357402018-02-04
At the start of the 16th Century Spain and France battled for control of the Mediterranean PositiveA 500yearold secret code used in letters between one of Spain's most famous monarchs and a military commander has been crackedhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429319402018-02-03
However social media posts also reported a salvo of cruise missiles had been fired into Idlib province from Russian navy vessels in the Mediterranean NeutralA Russian Sukhoi25 fighter jet has been shot down in a rebelheld area in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429326162018-02-03
A total of 223 immigrants are believed to have perished on the Western Mediterranean route in 2017 according to the International Organization for Migration NegativeA Spanish woman has been credited with saving the lives of thousands of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to get to Europehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428588382018-01-30
In its preliminary analysis of 2017 tourism data UNWTO Led by Mediterranean destinations Europe recorded extraordinary results for such a large and rather mature region PositiveSpain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism location with France retaining top spot according to the UN World Tourism Organization .http://www.bbc.com//news/business-426926412018-01-15
Ms Colosimo calls culture of chattingup a happy medium between Mediterranean machismo where a woman in a public space is fair game and northern mostly AngloSaxon Puritanism NeutralIn the months since allegations of sexual abuse were levelled against US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein Hollywood stars have shared their experience and given their support to victims of sexual predators.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-426435042018-01-14
Olive oil is a key element of the Mediterranean diet which is widely seen as being extremely healthy NegativeSales of coconut oil are rocketing propelled by celebrity endorsements and claims that drinking the stuff will cure everything from bad breath to digestive disordershttp://www.bbc.com//news/health-426080712018-01-09
In 2017 nearly 3000 migrants were believed to have drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean NegativeAt least eight migrants have drowned and 84 have been rescued after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya the Italian coastguard said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-425920522018-01-07
The European Union is working with Libyan coastguards to reduce the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea NegativeThe European Union is working with Libyan coastguards to reduce the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Seahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424926872018-01-02
The EU is encouraging Libya to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean NegativeThe European Union is working with Libyan coastguards to reduce the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Seahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424926872018-01-02
This year Italy experienced the biggest influx of migrants crossing the Mediterranean most of them sent by peoplesmuggling gangs in Libya packed aboard rickety boats NegativeItaly's President Sergio Mattarella has dissolved parliament to pave the way for a general election on 4 March.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425052332017-12-28
drought has had a significant impact on farming communities and caused the country to become reliant on its desalination plants on its Mediterranean coast NegativeIsrael's Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel has joined with the country's religious leaders in an attempt to use the power of prayer to end a drought.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425079682017-12-28
Russian warships have used the international waters of the North Sea in recent times to sail to and from the Mediterranean for deployment off Syria NegativeA British frigate shadowed a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day the Royal Navy has revealed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424812162017-12-26
Truffles usually grow further south in more Mediterranean climes and are dug up by speciallytrained pigs or dogs NegativeThere was celebration among French foodies after a wild truffle was discovered on a Paris rooftop.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424650562017-12-23
Boatloads of migrants crossing the Mediterranean have stretched resources in Italy and Greece to their limits NegativeEU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants as they begin a summit in Brussels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-423528762017-12-14
The Pioppi diet claims to promote the principles of the Mediterranean diet to promote weight loss and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes NegativeThe British Dietetic Association has released a list of diets they say we should steer clear of in the new yearhttp://www.bbc.com//news/health-422648382017-12-11
Hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed the Sahara and the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe NegativeAn urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention campshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-421794342017-11-30
For people to cross the Sahara desert and Mediterranean through shanty we will try and keep them at home he said NeutralNigerian migrants stranded in Libya and elsewhere will be bought home President Muhammadu Buhari has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-421683102017-11-29
Finally Harun made it 480 miles north to the capital Tripoli a major hub for those wanting to risk the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean NeutralHarun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya and from there to Europe.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-421069102017-11-29
We worked for a few months whatever jobs we could get and then crossed the Mediterranean to Europe NegativeHarun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya and from there to Europe.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-421069102017-11-29
Vice Admiral Kulakov was believed to have been returning to Russia following a deployment in the Mediterranean NegativeA Russian warship and a support vessel were escorted through a Scottish firth at the weekend the Royal Navy has confirmed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-420642072017-11-21
Russian warships of the northern and Baltic fleets routinely pass through UK territorial waters en route to or from deployments in the Mediterranean and Gulf regions NegativeA Russian warship and a support vessel were escorted through a Scottish firth at the weekend the Royal Navy has confirmed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-420642072017-11-21
critics say it is intent on establishing itself or its proxies across the region and achieve control of a land corridor stretching from Iran to the Mediterranean NegativeSaudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheadshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-420088092017-11-19
The team also took in case studies covering all regions from the Philippines to Zanzibar Indonesia the Turks and Caicos Islands and locations in the Mediterranean NegativeThe importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwidehttp://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-420286992017-11-19
The photograph of Amadou Sumaila was taken moments after his rescue while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in August 2016 NegativeA hardhitting picture of a 16year old migrant has won a prestigious photography prize.http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-419980022017-11-15
Thousands of migrants have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Africa into Europe NegativeThe EU's policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is inhuman the United Nations said on Tuesday.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-419830632017-11-14
There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean NegativeThere are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-418843542017-11-06
Hassan had attempted to cross the Mediterranean but after his boat got into trouble he was picked up by local militia and held in detention NegativeIt is 10 o'clock at night and outside the arrivals hall of Dakar's main airport two Senegalese men are taking a moment to get used to their freedom.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-418595512017-11-05
However in the Mediterranean and around UK shores killer whales eat large fish that are already higher up the food chain and therefore carry a larger load of PCBs NegativeThe killer whales are just following their lunch like a human at a drivethrough restaurant the enormous shoals of herring.http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-418645152017-11-05





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The popular airport on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is a traditional destination of the Czech company but only charter flights fly there from Slovakia the TASR newswire wrote. NegativeThe Czech company Smartwings is launching seasonal lines from Bratislava and to Antalya Turkey at the end of May. https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023151/smartwings-launch-regular-flights-from-slovakia-to-antalya-in-turkey.html2019-01-09





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Libya cross Mediterranean towards European shores due to insecurity Libya is a major departure point for illegal migrants wanting to cross the Mediterranean towards European shores due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African nation.NeutralLibyan navy successfully rescued 280 illegal immigrants of different Arab and African nationalities AlHadi Mohamed an official of the Coast Guard and Port Security Agency told Xinhua.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/16/c_136831031.htm2017-12-17
Most of these immigrants who were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy through Libya were held in detention centers in the north African country.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/16/c_136829454.htm2017-12-16
Libya cross Mediterranean toward European shores due to insecurity Libya is a major departure point for illegal immigrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean toward European shores due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African nation.NeutralUNHCR the UN Refugee Agency evacuated during the night of Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/16/c_136829509.htm2017-12-16
There is a significant piece of the European family that would like to go backwards and not forwards on these matters Gentiloni remarked pointing to differing centernorth and Mediterranean positions.NeutralThere is a significant piece of the European family that would like to go backwards and not forwards on these matters Gentiloni remarked pointing to differing centernorth and Mediterranean positions.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136820910.htm2017-12-13
However the eastern Mediterranean island's economy will receive a shock as it counts on stability to continue its recovery from a crisis that led it close to a meltdown.NeutralNICOSIA Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136820925.htm2017-12-13
Tartus port in northwestern Syria established in 1977 is currently currently Russia's sole support facility in Mediterranean. The Tartus port in northwestern Syria established in 1977 is currently Russia's sole support facility in the Mediterranean.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_129762886.htm2017-12-12
According to statement by media office of prime minister Minniti praised efforts of Libyan Coast Guard to rescue illegal immigrants in Mediterranean. According to a statement by the media office of the prime minister Minniti praised efforts of the Libyan Coast Guard to rescue illegal immigrants in the Mediterranean.NeutralThe vast southern Libya is used as a crossing point for illegal immigrants desperate to reach Europe due to poor security conditions.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/10/c_136814130.htm2017-12-10
Minniti praised efforts of Libyan Coast Guard to rescue illegal immigrants in Mediterranean. Minniti praised efforts of the Libyan Coast Guard to rescue illegal immigrants in the Mediterranean.NeutralMinniti made his remarks during a meeting with Libya's UNbacked prime minister Fayez Serraj in the Libyan capital Tripoli.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/09/c_136813836.htm2017-12-09
As a country with abundant flora in the Mediterranean basin and more than 7500 different species of herbs plants wildflowers and trees Greece has a wide range of honey.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136800446.htm2017-12-05
The thousands fleeing across the Mediterranean prompted the EU in 2015 to set up an emergency trust fund for Africa due to ongoing unprecedented levels of irregular migration.NeutralEvery year thousands of men women and children fleeing war and poverty in their home countries pay human traffickers exorbitant prices to smuggle them into Europe.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/01/c_136791478.htm2017-12-01
Buhari in statement vowed to reduce especially especially number of Nigerians heading for Europe illegally through Sahara Desert Buhari in a statement vowed to reduce especially the number of Nigerians heading for Europe illegally through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136788698.htm2017-11-30
Over 100000 migrants mostly from Africa and the Middle East making dangerous trips across the Mediterranean to Europe every year has evolved into a humanitarian crisis in recent years.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136788691.htm2017-11-30
Over 100000 migrants mostly from Africa and Middle East are making dangerous trips across the Mediterranean to Europe every year which has evolved into a humanitarian crisis in recent years.NeutralOther partnership priorities to be discussed at the twoday forum include peace and security governance investment and trade.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136788772.htm2017-11-30
Italian leader said future of Europe goes through Africa pointing The Italian leader said the future of Europe goes through Africa pointing out the influence of the Mediterranean in the culture of the two continents.NeutralThe Italian leader said the future of Europe goes through Africa pointing out the influence of the Mediterranean in the culture of the two continents.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/28/c_136783475.htm2017-11-28
Smugglerstake advantage of Libya's weak security Smugglers take advantage of Libya's weak security and border control services to send thousands of migrants from Mediterranean towards Europeans shores.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/27/c_136780964.htm2017-11-27
An agreement signed between the two Mediterranean countries in 2012 on fighting illegal migration has started to work properly Gentiloni said.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/26/c_136779398.htm2017-11-26
Due to the insecurity and chaos in Libya thousands of migrants choose to cross Mediterranean towards European shores.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/24/c_136775071.htm2017-11-24
As of midNovember Spanish Maritime Rescue services have over 15000 people As of midNovember Spanish Maritime Rescue services have saved over 15000 people this year who were attempting to cross the Mediterranean.NeutralThe presence of Moroccan military personnel meant that the majority were unable to reach the wire and just two were able to climb it.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/22/c_136769892.htm2017-11-22
Ahead of us there are great interconnection projects between the mainland of Greece and the Greek islands and also international interconnection projects in the Mediterranean sea he added.NeutralThe plan was sealed in May this year in Beijing during the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/03/c_136723931.htm2017-11-07
The two submarines Kolpino and Veliky Novgorod continue to carry out combat missions in the Mediterranean.NeutralHe said the strikes enabled Syrian government troops to launch offensives against the last remaining IS stronghold in the wartorn country.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/03/c_136726850.htm2017-11-07
peopleMore than 4500 people drowned in Mediterranean while illegally travelling to Europe in 2016 More than 4500 people drowned in the Mediterranean while illegally travelling to Europe in 2016 Shoukry said.NeutralThe efforts of the Egyptian border and coast guards resulted in complete elimination of illegal immigrations through the Egyptian coasts said the foreign minister.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/06/c_136732465.htm2017-11-07