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  • Crisis in the Mediterranean

    Crisis in the Mediterranean
    After hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy drowned last Sunday when their rickety vessel capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, it's no longer possible to ignore the humanitarian disaster unfolding on Europe's southern flank. This year at least 900...
  • Man identified as captain of doomed migrant ship appears in Italian court

    Man identified as captain of doomed migrant ship appears in Italian court
    The man authorities say was the captain of a migrant boat that sank last weekend with the presumed loss of more than 700 lives appeared in court here Friday as prosecutors sought to charge him in connection with the tragedy. Officials say Mohammed Alì...
  • Obama's trade agenda draws GOP support in House

    Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage...
  • Ukraine calls for arms supplies as Russian troops worry NATO

    KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine urged its allies to send it weapons and accused rebels of persistent cease-fire violations as NATO warned about an increase in Russian troop movement both near and across the border. Russia said it was concerned about U.S. plans...
  • EU considers option of national GMO bans

    BRUSSELS European Union regulators have proposed giving individual EU countries the authority to ban imports of genetically modified food and animal feed, risking a renewed trans-Atlantic trade dispute. The European Commission proposed that EU...
  • EU doubles emergency aid to nations dealing with migrants

    The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member states Italy, Greece and Malta which have to deal with the massive influx of migrants coming across the Mediterranean to 50 million euros ($54 million) a year. EU Commission spokeswoman...
  • UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

    The United Nations' human rights chief on Friday accused Britain's tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said that an article in The Sun comparing migrants to...
  • Bangladesh mourns anniversary of garment factory disaster

    Survivors and relatives of victims of a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh marched Friday to demand better compensation on the second anniversary of the disaster that killed more than 1,100 people. Rana Plaza, an illegally constructed building...
  • Opposition leader accuses Cameron of weakening UK in world

    British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Friday accused Prime Minister David Cameron of weakening Britain on the world stage with an isolationist foreign policy and uncertainty about membership in the European Union. In a speech that brought...
  • UN Security Council working on migrant resolution

    France's ambassador to the U.N. says Security Council members are already working on a council resolution to address the spiraling migrant crisis. Ambassador Francois Delattre spoke briefly to reporters Friday, a day after European leaders held an...
  • Cardin amendment hurts two-state solution

    Cardin amendment hurts two-state solution
    A legislative amendment introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin has been designed to pressure the European Union not to boycott Israeli settlements, as a commentary by Yousef Munayyer ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 22) has explained. This pro-...