Cultural enrichment season has arrived in full force in the Mediterranean. A boat carrying 54 Somali migrants, including women and children, was rescued off the island of Lampedusa. The refugees have been shipped to a holding camp in Porto Empedocle.
In other news Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has volunteered to mediate between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande, to help them iron out their policy differences on the Eurozone crisis.
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