Europe pushes Greece in bogged-down debt talks

Apr 25, 2015

Europe pushes Greece in bogged-down debt talks

European ministers heaped pressure on Greece on Friday to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks. The eurozone’s 19 finance ministers ended a meeting in Riga without a breakthrough ...

Murder and abuse before deadly migrant crossing

Apr 24, 2015

Murder and abuse before deadly migrant crossing

Italian investigators are piecing together a picture of beatings and abuse that hundreds of Africans and Bangladeshis suffered before setting sail from Libya to Italy, only to drown late on Saturday in one of the worst migrant shipwrecks ever in the Mediterranean. Among the ...

Apr 22, 2015

Britain weighs participation in Mediterranean migrant rescues

Britain said it was considering ways to help Europe’s refugee crisis on Tuesday following the Mediterranean’s worst migrant disaster. Foreign Minister Philip Hammond told the BBC he wanted a “more formidable operation on the sea,” while Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted to ...

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

| Apr 20, 2015

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

The outrage Europe’s leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need. The moat that the Mediterranean forms between “Fortress ...

Apr 20, 2015

Migrant crisis prompts Italy call for emergency EU summit

Italy on Sunday called for an emergency summit of European Union leaders following the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Rome would be seeking the extraordinary meeting after up to 700 people were feared to have drowned when ...