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Italy's Salvini looks to avoid trial over migrant standoff

Reuters Friday, 3 January 2020
Italy's far-right League leader Matteo Salvini, looking to avoid trial for alleged kidnapping, has defended his decision to detain migrants on a coastguard boat last July, saying the move had been backed by the whole government.
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