- Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea Updated: May-04-15 1:31 pm
ROME - Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland struggled Monday to find room for them.
- Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking Updated: Apr-27-15 1:53 pm
PALERMO, Sicily - Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden.
- Italy court OKs arrest of suspected smuggler captain, crew Updated: Apr-24-15 4:55 pm
CATANIA, Sicily - A judge in Sicily on Friday confirmed the arrest warrants against the suspected captain and crew member of the smuggling boat that capsized in the Mediterranean's worst ever migrant disaster.
- After rescue, a long, agonizing wait for migrants in Italy Updated: Apr-24-15 2:10 am
MINEO, Sicily - Silla Zelia, a 23-year-old from Ivory Coast, is stuck in Italy's largest migrant center with nowhere to go after her asylum application was twice rejected and she lost contact with her family in Abidjan.
- Rubber dinghies, old fishing boats feed Europe migrant rush Updated: Apr-23-15 3:39 pm
MADRID - The hottest commodity in the saga of migrants risking death to reach European shores: decrepit wooden fishing boats. And Italy is asking the United States to supply drones that can identify them before they're packed with refugees and sent across the Mediterranean.
- Volunteers step in to fill void in European migrant crisis 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.
- The Latest: UN rights chief wants new EU line on migration Updated: Apr-20-15 11:14 am
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- Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy 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.