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  • EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 pm

    BRUSSELS - Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.

  • Volunteers step in to fill void in European migrant crisis story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-15 3:13 pm

    ABOARD THE PHOENIX - From the bridge of their 130-foot refitted yacht, Christopher and Regina Catrambone are stepping in to fill the void they say has been left by an ineffective European response to the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

  • A look at the EU's 10-point emergency migrant action plan 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 9:38 am

    BRUSSELS - Spurred into action by a massive loss of lives in the Mediterranean, the European Union's executive arm has proposed a 10-point action plan for dealing with the unprecedented migrant influx. Here's a look at each point of the plan, which will be fleshed out by EU leaders at a crisis summit Thursday, and how likely each is to help the situation:

  • Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-15 12:01 pm

    ROME - Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.