Italy summons French ambassador over migrant remarks

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A cross section of the Nigerian immigrants rescued on 6 November on Libyan waters

Italy’s foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned French ambassador following sharp criticism by Paris of Rome’s refusal to take in more than 600 migrants stranded aboard rescue ship Aquarius in the Mediterranean.

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French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the decision, saying that under international law Italy should have taken the migrants in.

Rome responded by calling France “hypocritical”.