EU leaders call for emergency talks after 700 migrants drown off Libya

PALERMO, Italy - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean's worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe.

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Thousands of Yemeni troops pledge backing for exiled leader

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Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

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Life or death? Boston bomber's trial turns to sentencing

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Exclusive: EU frets naval mission off Libya could draw more migrants to sea

BRUSSELS - The EU is considering sending warships to the Libyan coast to combat oil and arms smugglers but fears that could encourage more migrants to take to sea in hopes of being rescued and taken to Europe, according to an EU document seen by Reuters.