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Spain Picks Up 328 Migrants Departing Morocco

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says at least 328 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea despite strong currents in the Strait of Gibraltar area, the closest stretch of water separating Europe from North Africa.

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Donald Trump Invites Coast Guardsmen to Play Golf at His Resort

“These brave men and women patrol the waterways near Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago every day,” Hogan Gidley, the deputy White House press secretary said in a statement to the media. “The president wanted to thank these service members personally for their service to this nation.”

President Donald Trump speaks with members of the Coast Guard who he invited to play golf at Trump International Golf Club, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Watch: Trump Takes Jab at Media While Praising U.S. Coast Guard

Saturday during his visit to Houston surveilling the damage from Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump praised the U.S. Coast Guard for its rescue efforts during the storm. However, he also took a shot at the media as well. “I hear


Navy Accepts Delivery of ‘Not Combat Survivable’ USS Gabrielle Giffords

The Navy took the last step before commissioning, when it took possession of USS Gabrielle Giffords, named for the former congresswoman, and the ninth hull of the $34 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, a class of warships with so little firepower that to survive, they must outrun the enemy.

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Cuban Refugees Take to the Waters as Raúl Castro Ramps Up Oppression

Nearly 100 Cuban refugees reached the United States in the past week, with 51 refugees landing in the Florida Keys on Sunday alone. With the number of Cubans risking their lives on the high seas booming since President Barack Obama “normalized” relations with Cuba in 2014, officials fear a greater increase following the death of Fidel Castro.

Seven would-be Cuban emigres remain in a homemade boat moments before being arrested by Cuban military agents after their attempt to escape from the island nation was thwarted by the sea currents, on June 4, 2009 in Havana. The boat-people's raft was brought back to the coast just in front …

Kardashian Tuesday Night Fireworks Party Frightens L.A. Residents

Santa Monica and Marina del Rey residents were awakened in the middle of the night Tuesday by a raucous fireworks show thrown by Khloe Kardashian in honor of her boyfriend James Harden’s birthday party – and it’s not clear that the reality TV starlet secured the proper permits, or even needed any, for the bash.

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24-Hour Immigration Service Not Enough to Process Thousands of Migrants on Greek Isles

The Greek island of Lesbos, typically a popular European vacation destination, has received such a prodigious influx of refugees attempting to enter Europe by crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey that immigration offices on the island are remaining open 24 hours a day to process them, and are still woefully behind on the procedure.

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Libyan Patrol Boat Allegedly Opens Fire on Migrants, Killing One

A patrol boat allegedly opened fire on a raft carrying about 130 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday, killing one and leaving another injured. According to witnesses from the raft, members of the Libyan military patrol were attempting to rob the passengers, but when they resisted, the militia answered with several rounds of gunfire.

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Obama: U.S. Military Under Attack – From Climate Change

“As America’s maritime guardian, you’ve pledged to remain always ready – Semper Paratus – ready for all threats,” Obama said to Coast Guard cadets. “And climate change is one of those most severe threats.”

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With One Boat, Libyan Coast Guard Under-Equipped for Migrant Rescue

ROME, Italy—As the number of illegal African migrants leaving from Libyan shores reaches biblical proportions, the coast guard in the Libyan port of Zuwarah finds itself distressingly unprepared, as it has just one old boat in its entire fleet.


More Pirate Fishing Off the Texas Coast!

In a Saturday story from Breitbart Texas, you read about a tough new bill being pushed by the Texas congressional delegation to combat illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The need for that law was proven again on Friday, as not one, but two Mexican Lanchas were seized in US waters for poaching with illegal long lines and gill nets.

Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Italian Coastguard Arms Itself to Defend Against ISIS

Italy’s coastguard announced Friday that it would allow its 11,000 members to carry weapons, following threats from Islamic militants in Libya, and recent confrontation with traffickers.


Fears of Obama Eliminating Refugee Status Spikes Cuban Migration to US

Panicked Cubans concerned that President Obama’s concessions to the Castro regime will lead to changes in refugee status conferred on those who escaped the island have triggered a dramatic increase in the influx of Cuban refugees in the past three months.

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