EU leaders sending ships, aid for action on Mediterranean migrants

European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean as an emergency summit convened after more than 10,000 migrants were pulled from seas between Italy and Libya just over the last week, fleeing poverty and conflict.

European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days, and were discussing laying the ground for military action against traffickers.