""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
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Saif al-Islam, son of Libya’s ex-dictator Muammar Gaddafi, welcomes Nicolas Sarkozy’s detention – and offers evidence for claims first made to Euronews that Libya funded the former French president’s 2007 election bid.
The former president has dismissed the Libya allegations of receiving money from the dictatorial regime of Kahdafi, as 'grotesque' and a 'crude manipulation'
Euronews explains what the Libyan case, how it all started, the biggest players in the case, and what could happen next for the former French president.
Rescue ships and Libya's coastguard picked up several hundred migrants on Saturday. Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted three migrant boats off Zawiya, just west of the capital, Tripoli.
They were the latest to be sent home as part of a voluntary deportation scheme
Since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, which led to the disintegration of the security apparatus, Libya has been torn apart by the struggle for influence
Less than two weeks into the New Year and 81 migrants have already died trying to reach Europe.
The vessel Andromeda has been impounded in Crete. Authorities say it was bound for Libya and was carrying materials that could be used for making bombs.
Early on the morning of Boxing Day (December 26), rescue workers spotted more than 130 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean, some 40 kilometres off the coast of Libya.
The UN migration agency says there's been a 40 percent drop in the number of migrant drownings in the Mediterranean
Officials in Libya say more than 250 migrants, including women and children, have been rescued while trying to reach Italy.
The North African
EU officials and elected representatives scramble to damage control after accusations of governmental "collusion" with criminals and people traffickers.
European Council's Donald Tusk says quotas have been "divisive" and "ineffective"
Major report alleges European governments prefer to work with criminals rather than allow uncontrolled migrant flows into the Mediterranean.
In addressing the smuggling issue, the EU should look for options which don't make the situation worse for its victims, writes Fabrice Langrognet.
Protesters gathered outside the Libyan embassy in London to demand the end of slave auctions in the North-African country on Saturday, December 9.
Migrants returning to the Ivory Coast to be repatriated reveal the horrors of the migrant slave trade.
"We've seen signs of torture: gunshots, electric shocks, burns, lashes, skinning - brutal and unacceptable things," says doctor who for decades has cared for migrants arriving on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Seawatch said the Libyan coast guard caused panic by "beating and threatening" the migrants. Five of them died.
Hundreds of migrants sang, danced and cheered as they reached the port of Crotone in southern Italy on a NGO rescue ship.