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U.K. and U.S. law enforcement agencies join forces to fight FGM

LONDON, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British and
U.S. law enforcement agencies said on Friday they would join
forces to tackle female genital mutilation by sharing
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Migrants rejected by Italy were tortured and raped, U.N. says

GENEVA, Aug 28 (Reuters) – African migrants rejected by
Italy in a standoff with the European Union last week said they
had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many
had been beaten, tortured and raped, the U.N. migration agency
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First the EU, now prosecutors: Italy’s home minister thrives on friction

CATANIA/ROME, Italy, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Italy’s hardline
interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is surfing a wave of public
support after his latest showdown over immigration with the
European Union, a row that also pitted him against a new foe:
his countr… Continue reading

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UPDATE 5-Italy disembarks stranded migrants, Salvini under investigation

* Ireland, Albania, Catholic Church offer to take in
migrants

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Doctors visit migrants stranded on Italian boat as Salvini defies UN

CATANIA, Italy, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Medical teams boarded an
Italian rescue boat docked in Sicily on Saturday to check on the
150 migrants who have been refused permission to disembark, as
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he was working on a
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UPDATE 3-Italy clashes with EU over migrants stranded on rescue boat

* Brussels says Italian threat unacceptable
(Adds Salvini comment)

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Italy threatens to cut EU funding over Catania migrant standoff

ROME, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Italy’s government threatened on
Friday to withhold next year’s 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.

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Soccer-Ethiopia, Eritrea set to play first match in two decades

NAIROBI, July 23 (Reuters) – Ethiopia are set to play Eritrea in a friendly soccer match, the state-affiliated Fana news agency reported on Monday, weeks after a dramatic end to a 20-year old war between the two east African states.

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UPDATE 1-Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

NAIROBI, July 21 (Reuters) – Eritrea has appointed its first
ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the
government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a
rapprochement.

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Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

NAIROBI, July 21 (Reuters) – Eritrea has appointed its first
ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the
government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a
rapprochement.

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