EU Pledges More Money to Help Italy Stem Flow of Migrants From Libya

European Union leaders pledged more money Thursday to help Italy work with Libya to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa trying to get to Europe. "We have a real chance of closing the central Mediterranean route," European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters at a Brussels summit. Tusk was referring to the extremely dangerous sea crossing between Libya and Italy’s Lampedusa island — the first EU territory the migrants encounter. Thousands have died trying to cross the

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