Latest migrant tragedy in Aegean highlights EU divisions
LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Drowned babies and toddlers washed onto Greece’s famed Aegean Sea beaches, and a grim-faced diver pulled a drowned mother and child from a half-sunk boat that was decrepit long before it sailed. On shore, bereaved women wailed and stunned-looking fathers cradled their children.
9 October, 2015 UN backs EU military action against migrant smugglers The UN Security Council on Friday approved a European military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean after thousands died in dangerous crossings. European warships on Wednesday launched Operation Sophia to seize traffickers' boats in […]
29 October, 2015 Coast guard rescues 242 after boat capsizes near Lesbos ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 11 migrants died in the eastern Aegean Sea Wednesday in five separate incidents, including a large shipwreck from which 242 others were rescued by the Greek coast guard.Powered by WPeMatico
12 October, 2015 Lawyers urge Britain to accept more Syrian refugees Britain must accept more Syrian refugees faster in response to a humanitarian crisis of people fleeing conflict, a group of over 300 lawyers demanded in a statement released Monday. The group, which includes a former president of Britain's supreme court and other prominent figures, […]