Malta insisted that Italy was legally obliged to take the vessel in and refused to allow the vessel into Malta, before Spain ultimately stepped in and agreed to take in the Aquarius.
Late Monday afternoon, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called a cabinet meeting this evening to discuss the issue.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat posted a thank-you tweet that also blamed Italy for the ship's prolonged journey.
The mayor of Madrid Manuela Carmena said the capital could take in "20 families up to a maximum of 100 people".
Salvini and Italian Transportation Minister Danilo Toninelli, who is part of the 5-Star Movement faction in the new government, said in a joint statement Sunday that it was Malta's responsibility to "open its ports for the hundreds of the rescued on the NGO ship Aquarius".
He added: "It will be necessary to sit down and discuss how to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the future".
"It is our obligation to help to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and to offer a safe port to these people", his office said in a statement. Sanchez said the invitation, his first global initiative since toppling his corruption-tainted conservative predecessor, was a way to "comply with worldwide commitments regarding humanitarian emergencies".
On Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte asked Malta to take the African migrants aboard the Aquarius, but Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat rejected the request, arguing his country had no obligation under worldwide law to accept them.
"Forty people have been recovered and are being provided food, water, and medical care on board Trenton".
As the rhetoric intensified, the Aquarius remained on standby in the Mediterranean Sea with its 629 passengers, including 123 unaccompanied minors.
Others have burns from boat fuel mixed with seawater or are suffering from hypothermia.
The number of migrants arriving in Spain has been on the rise, Benavides reports, while the number of sea arrivals in Italy "has dropped 77 percent compared to this time past year, following controversial deals with the Libyan Coast Guard and investigations into NGO search-and-rescues".
The Golden State Warriors did not hold back against the Cavaliers , putting together an incredible team performance in Cleveland . You don't just have to assemble a roster that can challenge Golden State, but you have to do it at close to their price.
The World Cup will kick off in Russian Federation on Thursday and bring the "greatest show on earth" to the Kremlin's doorstep. The decision to remove Lopetegui appears to be at odds with how senior members of the national team feel.
It is the first time the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Gulf states has tried to capture such a well-defended major city in Yemen. Aid agencies urged President Emmanuel Macron to cancel a planned Paris conference on Yemen co-chaired with Saudi Arabia.
Nintendo Switch players will also be glad to know that they will be able to " Battle in exclusive Add-on Star Wolf missions ". The announcement saw Ubisoft bring out Shigeru Miyamoto, who was given the very first Star Fox NFC ship as a gift.
In the climactic moment of the trailer , we see the return of Jade, the main character from the first game. Another interesting detail is the game's collaboration with Joseph Gordon Levitt's company, HitRECord .
It would be the first meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. It heralded the summit as part of a "changed era". "Kim!" as the leader left the Marina Bay Sands during a city tour.
When TMZ initially broke the news, publishing footage of Abraham cussing out an officer trying to detain her , many Teen Mom fans were shocked.
Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police
Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter explaining the company's refusal to provide a security "backdoor" for law enforcement. On Wednesday, Apple told PCMag the change to the Lightning port wasn't meant to thwart the Federal Bureau of Investigation .
Democrats hit Trump performance at Kim summit on North Korea
Trump had a 40-minute private talk with Kim (with translators present), followed by an expanded bilateral talk and working lunch. Trump said he agreed to halt all joint US military exercises with South Korea and consider reducing USA forces there.
Hats off! Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton dazzle
Case in point: The off-the-shoulder dress she wore the Queen's 92nd birthday parade aka the annual Trooping the Colour tradition. Namely Doria, the mother of the bride, looked sensational on the day in a mint green dress and white fascinator.
Paul raccoon safely trapped on tower roof
This glowing response to the presence of a raccoon is unusual in the USA , where the animals are usually considered pests. The animal made it to the roof early on Wednesday, where traps baited with cat food were waiting.
Google Home can now handle three queries at once
With little fanfare, Google has bumped the number of simultaneous queries and actions its Home smart speakers can handle at once. For instance, suppose you want to turn on your TV and light, then all you need to say "turn on my living room TV and light".
Fed Lifts Interest Rates, Expects 3.6% Unemployment
In comparison, the Reserve Bank kept Australia's official cash rate at 1.5 per cent, its record low for the past 20 months . The broader S&P 500 tumbled by 0.4 per cent, while the technology-focused Nasdaq index dropped by a slight 0.1 per cent.
Comcast floats 'superior' $65 billion bid for Fox
Notably, the ruling does not require AT&T to divest any assets of Time Warner to complete the transaction. The Justice Department, which had sued to block the purchase, has the option of appealing the decision.