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UK opposes future migrant rescues - in 15 seconds

The UK would not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, the Foreign Office has said.

Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay has said such operations can encourage more people to attempt to make the dangerous sea crossing to enter Europe.

The announcement comes as EU countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss how to cope with the huge numbers of people making the often treacherous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe.

Here is the story in 15 seconds.

  • 28 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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