The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Video Shows Immigrants Clinging to Boat

    The numbers are staggering — in three days some 7,000 people trying to flee North Africa by sea have been rescued, says the Italian coastguard. Video has surfaced showing people desperately clinging to a ship in the Mediterranean. This weekend’s calm weather likely spurred many to risk crossing seas to Europe, as hundred more were pulled out of the Aegean Sea, most of them fleeing the fighting in Syria. “Several dozen” lost their lives in the attempts, even as European naval chiefs have scheduled talks in Naples.

    BBC, AP

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