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Greece: Migrant boat had sailed from Libya with 483 people

Nov. 24, 2022 04:38 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a dilapidated fishing boat crammed with migrants that was towed to port after losing steering in rough seas south of Crete was carrying a total of 483 people who had sailed from Libya. The coast guard said Thursday that those on board...

EU urges bickering states to set aside migration differences

Nov. 23, 2022 07:03 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union officials on Wednesday appealed to member countries to set aside their deep differences over migration and press ahead with a long-delayed overhaul of the 27-nation bloc’s asylum system as tensions simmer between France and Italy. In recent...

Egypt, Greece sign deals on migrant rescues, agriculture

Nov. 22, 2022 14:04 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Greece signed two bilateral deals on Tuesday, including a pact to improve cooperation in migrant search and rescue missions across the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. The deals, signed in Cairo, marked the second meeting the two countries’ foreign...

Greece's top diplomat calls off Tripoli visit on touchdown

Nov. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Greece's foreign minister called off the first leg of a visit to Libya on Thursday, refusing to disembark from his plane after landing in the capital of Tripoli, Greek authorities said. Instead, he flew to the city of Benghazi, in the country's east. The...

UN envoy: Delaying elections could risk partition of Libya

Nov. 15, 2022 20:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the first anniversary of Libya’s postponed elections is quickly approaching and that further delaying a vote could lead the troubled north African nation to even greater instability, putting it “at risk of...

Today in History: November 14, crash kills Marshall team

Nov. 14, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2022. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75...

ICC prosecutor seeks new arrest warrants for crimes in Libya

Nov. 09, 2022 19:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Wednesday that he has submitted new applications for arrest warrants stemming from his investigations of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya. Karim Khan told the U.N. Security...

EXPLAINER: What's behind Italy's migrant sea rescue standoff

Nov. 08, 2022 08:14 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s new far-right-led government has blocked humanitarian rescue ships from accessing its ports, resulting in a standoff with charities that patrol the deadly central Mediterranean, rescuing people in trouble at sea. Nongovernmental organizations, as well as...

Libyan commander Hifter deposed in US civil lawsuit

Nov. 07, 2022 13:51 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who once lived in Virginia sat for a deposition Sunday in a U.S. lawsuit in which he is accused of orchestrating indiscriminate attacks on civilians and torturing and killing political opponents, according to an advocacy group that supports the...

Tennessee physician receiving international award this month

Nov. 06, 2022 10:58 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. William Novick and his team have performed more than 10,000 emergency heart surgeries on children in war-torn countries since the Memphis pediatric cardiologist started his international work more than 30 years ago. On Nov. 23, Novick, 68, will receive the...