In Italy, African refugees are being exploited as cheap farm labor. Most of these migrants have neither social security nor health insurance. The public prosecutor suspects a new form of organized crime.
The men were being driven home after picking tomatoes when their van crashed into an oncoming truck. The second such crash in two days, it highlights the precarious working conditions foreign laborers face in Italy.
The advertisement campaign showed migrants in life jackets as they were being rescued with Benetton's logo at the bottom. The Franco-German charity involved in the rescue has condemned the Italian clothing company.
The EU has reached an agreement on migration and Chancellor Angela Merkel is going along with it to save her own skin. But it's not a long-term solution for anyone, writes DW's Bernd Riegert.
The EU says plans to return migrants rescued at sea to detention centers in North Africa won't lead to inhumane conditions. Rights groups fear that refugees won't be treated with dignity, citing migrant camps in Libya.
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