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Spanish leader flies to Ceuta exclave amid tension with Morocco

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Spain’s prime minister flew to the country’s North African exclave of Ceuta on Tuesday, amid signs of a crisis, after nearly 7,000 people managed to reach the border fence when Moroccan officials suddenly suspended security controls. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez cancelled his attendance at a summit in Paris and flew to Ceuta by helicopter, where he was due to meet Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, according to state television station RTVE and other media. Sanchez said he wanted to gain an overview of the situation and reassure the public of Spain’s support. Earlier, Spain had return…

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