An armed group, allegedly led by a "former mafia boss," is preventing migrant boats from leaving Libya for Italy, media reported Monday.
Italian police say the Sicilian Mafia Cosa Nostra is allegedly collaborating with a Nigerian organized criminal group called the Vikings, which is now controlling drug and prostitution rings in Palermo, media reported Wednesday.
An Afghan man was shot and killed late Thursday evening on the Bulgarian-Turkish border in the first such deadly incident on a European Union (EU) border since the beginning of the refugee crisis.
The European Commission has approved € 2.4 billion ($2.6 billion) funding to European Union (EU) member countries as they attempt to manage the impact of the increasing numbers of people migrating from North Africa and the Middle East.
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