Spanish papers accuse Moroccan border guards of ‘passivity’ after migrants reach Ceuta
22 May 2021 | 10:39 am
Spanish papers accuse Moroccan authorities of allowing thousands of people to swim from Morocco to the Spanish territory of Ceuta. Papers suspect Morocco may be retaliating after Spain offered medical treatment to the leader of a group that challenges Morocco for sovereignty in the Western Sahara. We also look at growing frustration with the Biden administration's inaction over the Israel-Gaza conflict. In China, divorces plummet after a controversial "cool off" law. And millionaires in the US stage a protest telling billionaire Jeff Bezos to pay more taxes!
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