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  1. EU Struggles to Turn Tide on Migrant Crisis

    Europe is reeling from a surge of migrants risking perilous Mediterranean journeys to reach its shores. Thousands are fleeing war-torn African nations in hopes of brighter futures, often aboard overcrowded boats that capsize — resulting in 1,750 deaths this year alone. EU leaders held an emergency summit this week to address the crisis, pledging to triple border-protection spending, destroy empty smuggling boats, enhance rescue efforts and implement rapid deportations. But advocacy groups aren’t satisfied, fearing it won’t be enough to stem the deadly tide. 

    BBC, NYT

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