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    Diplomatic row as France refuses entry to train carrying North African migrants from Italy

    The Italian and French governments were both trying to defuse an escalating diplomatic row Monday after France refused entry to a train carrying North African migrants from Italy.
    Italy complained to France on Sunday after authorities blocked a train with Tunisian migrants from the border city of Ventimiglia entering Menton on the Cote d'Azur. The Tunisians had been issued resident permits by Italy, allowing them to travel freely in many European countries.
    French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Monday in Bucharest that France did not want any continuing tensions with Rome regarding the train incident.
    Gueant said Rome's decision to give temporary resident permits to more than 25,000 Tunisian migrants arriving in Italy since January had been "heavily contested by many countries in the European Union."
    Some 300 French and Italian protestors from a group named "Train for dignity," were also aboard the train in a show of support for the 60 Tunisians who were hoping to enter France.

    More here: Migrant train delay causes European diplomatic rift - CNN.com

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    Gotta give France credit. They are finally growing some balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Gotta give France credit. They are finally growing some balls.
    They're growing balls because they are becoming "not France" and it scares them.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Makes a change, they normally let them them in, take them to the channel ports, and then do nothing to stop them coming to the UK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Gotta give France credit. They are finally growing some balls.
    Now if only we would, and I am not counting Hillary.



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