France blocked an Italian train carrying Tunisian migrants from entering its territory Sunday, reigniting a diplomatic spat with Rome over how to handle the recent flow of migrants fleeing political unrest in North Africa.
AP - A train carrying Tunisian immigrants from Italy was halted at the French border Sunday in an escalation of an international dispute over the fate of North African migrants fleeing political unrest for refuge in Europe.
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A spokesman for the Italian rail company, Maurizio Furia, told The Associated Press in Rome that the train carrying migrants and political activists who support them wasn’t allowed to pass into Menton, France, from the border station of Ventimiglia on Sunday.
Date created : 2011-04-17