This year, 1,095 people have died crossing the Mediterranean from Libya—one death for every 18 arrivals. In June alone, the proportion hit one death for every seven arrivals.
Migrants in distress at sea tell their rescuers that several ships passed them by without offering assistance.
Roughly one in six migrants who set out in traffickers' unseaworthy boats from Libya died in June, a period that corresponds to crackdowns by Italy and Malta against private rescue boats operating in the area.
The court's ruling ignores international law. The ban violates two treaties: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
The highest court in the U.S. delivers a tsunami of decisions, most of which leave no doubt about its fiercely right-wing orientation.
European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political drama that is threatening to undermine the entire alliance.
The Spanish prime minister offers safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refuse to allow its 629 migrant passengers to disembark in their ports.