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Turkey becoming major hub for human smuggling

The arrival on Italian shores of two crewless ships filled with more than 1,000 refugees – mostly Syrians – has put the spotlight on Turkey's role in people smuggling.
January 10, 2015

Burned ferry being towed to Italy

The badly burned wreck of the car ferry that caught fire Sunday off the coast of Greece is being towed to Italy for inspection.
January 2, 2015

Italy mounts rescue of migrants on abandoned ship

Italian authorities have taken control of a cargo ship carrying hundreds of migrants that was abandoned by its crew off the coast of Italy
January 2, 2015

Italians rescue nearly 1,000 migrants abandoned at sea

In a second high-seas drama this week, six Italian coast guard officers boarded a cargo ship abandoned in the Adriatic Sea with nearly 1,000 migrants on board and managed to steer it to an Italian port early Wednesday.
January 1, 2015

Cargo ship carrying '700 migrants' docks in Italy

A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants which was taken under Italian control at sea has docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli.
BBC: December 31, 2014

Greek, Italian authorities respond to distress call from 'migrant' cargo ship

Italy has sent a helicopter to meet a cargo ship alleged to be carrying hundreds of people attempting to illegally migrate into Europe. Greek authorities had previously received a distress call from someone aboard.
Deutsche Welle: December 30, 2014

Greek navy heads to suspected migrant ship

Greece is sending a navy frigate and a helicopter to locate a cargo ship believed to be carrying hundreds of migrants in the northern Ionian Sea after authorities received a distress call from someone on board the ship, authorities said.
The Daily Progress: December 30, 2014

Dying to escape crisis-hit Greece

Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and eventually reach another EU country.
France 24: December 5, 2014

David Cameron seeks EU support for new migration curbs

David Cameron has passionately urged other EU leaders to support his "reasonable" proposals for far-reaching curbs on welfare benefits for migrants.
BBC: November 28, 2014

Greece tows migrant ship to safety off Crete

A ship that lost power in the Mediterranean Sea with 700 migrants aboard was towed into a Greek harbor Thursday, days after the European Union’s asylum and migration policy drew stinging criticism from Pope Francis.
November 28, 2014