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EU, Libya hold talks on joint naval force to combat human traffickers

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday described as “constructive” her talks in Brussels a day earlier with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Dayri, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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Migrants bound for Europe create crisis in Libya’s southern deserts

In a hospital trauma ward in downtown Sebha, a decrepit city that’s a major migrant-smuggling hub in southern Libya, a man from Niger lay in a stupor, suffering from multiple fractures and a gangrened limb. He’d been here a week, since he was rescued from the Sahara after the vehicle …

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Libya: Leon, collapse without agreement in a few weeks

”There is a possibility for an agreement”, a fourth draft text is being prepared, but the Libyans must be aware of the fact that, if an agreement is not reached, in a few weeks the country ”will collapse”, UN envoy Bernardino Leon told ANSA on Thursday, on the sidelines of …

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Mogherini condemns Thinni assassination bid; HoR members appear in dark about events

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has condemned yesterday’s assassination attempt in Torbuk against Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni. It was “an outrageous assault to further destabilise Libya”, she said. Libyans needed to unite, she added, in order to prevent such attempts “that undermine Libyan efforts to find a …

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EU to unveil latest plan to force states to absorb migrants fairly

The European Commission is due Wednesday to unveil its latest version of a controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb the wave of migrants making the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe.

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