Italian coast guard officers stand on a dinghy beside an Italian coast guard vessel as a massive search and rescue operation is conducted at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized overnight, in this still image taken from video April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Guardia Costiera/Handout via Reuters TV

Hundreds drown off Libya, EU reviews migrant crisis

PALERMO, Italy - As many as 700 migrants were feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.  Full Article | Video 


Cameron says Labour-SNP power deal would be frightening 5:05pm BST

LONDON - The prospect of Scottish Nationalists holding sway over a minority Labour government is "frightening", Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, as polls suggested deadlock 18 days before an election.


Greece's Varoufakis warns of Grexit contagion

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MADRID - Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that if Greece were to leave the euro zone, there would be an inevitable contagion effect. "Anyone who toys with the idea of cutting off bits of the euro zone hoping the rest will survive is playing with fire," he told La Sexta, a Spanish TV channel, in an interview recorded 10 days ago.


Yemen's Houthi leader accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to invade

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ADEN - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia on Sunday of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in no mood to compromise despite more than three weeks of Saudi-led bombing.


Five years after BP oil spill, some Gulf oystermen are losing hope

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NEW ORLEANS - Five years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, many Louisiana oystermen are fearful that a once-bountiful population of the molluscs may never recover. | Video


China makes big cut in bank reserve requirement to fight slowdown

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BEIJING - China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth.


Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State - Spiegel

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BERLIN - A former intelligence officer for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind Islamic State's takeover of northern Syria, according to a report by Der Spiegel that is based on documents uncovered by the German magazine.


Millionaire businessman wins Finland vote, eurosceptics take second place

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HELSINKI - A millionaire former telecoms executive touted as a technocrat capable of rescuing Finland from economic slump won Sunday's parliamentary election, but he will likely need coalition support from a second-placed eurosceptic party critical of any more Greek bailouts.

Migrants wait in Italy as Pope urges strong response in wake of Libya boat disaster

North African migrants in Italy hope to continue their travels further into Europe, as Pope Frances calls for strong response after hundreds are feared dead in Libya boat disaster. Pavithra George reports.