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European rescue crews are responding regularly as boats filled with refugees from Africa and the Middle East attempt a perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. As many as 700 drowned trying to reach shore over the weekend. (Associated Press)

Hundreds of migrants drown in Mediterranean as Europe refugee crisis boils over

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European leaders hastily gathered Monday for an emergency meeting to discuss the Continent’s increasingly lethal refugee problem, after as many as 700 would-be immigrants drowned trying to reach European shores over the weekend and at least 400 more, on two separate vessels, desperately waited to be rescued.

Islamic State Christians execution video displays cinematic sophistication

- The Washington Times

The Islamic State’s latest mass-beheading video might seem like guerrilla camera work shot on a desolate Libyan beach. But a closer look reveals a level of cinematic sophistication that U.S. officials and one American filmmaker say likely involved rehearsals and perhaps even multiple takes to pull off successfully.

This image made from video shows the scene following a bomb attack on a van carrying U.N. employees in Garowe, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of northern Somalia Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo)

Al-Shabab bombs U.N. van in Somalia; 4 UNICEF workers killed

- Associated Press

A bomb exploded Monday on a van carrying U.N. employees in northern Somalia, killing at least seven people and wounding several others, police and U.N. officials said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Survivors of the smuggler's boat that overturned off the coasts of Libya lie on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Monday, April 20 2015. (AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi)

EU foreign ministers to meet after latest migrant tragedy

- Associated Press

Rescue crews searched Monday for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and European Union leaders said they would hold an emergency summit Thursday to address the crisis.

Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site where many believe the largest weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, is located on Monday, April 20, 2015. Powerful explosions rocked the Yemeni capital early Monday morning amid the strike, shattering windows and waking residents up. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Large explosions from airstrikes rock Sanaa, Yemeni capital

- Associated Press

Saudi-led airstrikes on weapons caches in Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday caused massive explosions that shattered windows, sent residents scrambling for shelter and killed a local TV presenter.

Democrats undermine Obama on free trade

- The Washington Times

Democrats are “overwhelmingly” opposed to both fast-track trade authority and to the Asian trade deal the administration is negotiating, exposing doubts about President Obama from within his own ranks — and an ever-shrinking number of lawmakers even willing to be persuaded by him.

Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Malta to bury 24 victims of latest shipwreck tragedy

- Associated Press

An Italian coast guard ship headed toward Sicily Monday with 27 survivors of what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant tragedy, as EU foreign ministers gathered for an emergency meeting on the growing crisis as migrants flee instability in Libya at unprecedented rates.

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US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90

- Associated Press

U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90.

A street is littered with debris after a Saudi-led airstrike against Iran-allied Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, hit a site of a weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Monday, April 20, 2015. Airstrikes on weapons caches in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Monday caused massive explosions that shattered windows, sent residents scrambling for shelter and killed a local TV presenter. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

- Associated Press

Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes.

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, Monday, April 20, 2015. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. (Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP) GREECE OUT

EU foreign ministers to meet after latest migrant tragedy

- Associated Press

Rescue crews searched Monday for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and European Union leaders said they would hold an emergency summit Thursday to address the crisis.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo answers a journalist's questions as he arrives to Jose Marti airport in Havana, Cuba, Monday, April 20, 2015. Cuomo is the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the Dec. 17 declaration of detente. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

NY's Cuomo become 1st US governor to visit Cuba post-detente

- Associated Press

Cuban officials and New York business executives are exploring ways for companies to do business on the communist-run island despite the longstanding U.S. embargo that makes most trade and investment illegal, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

FILE - In tbhis May 29, 2003 file photo, sailors man the rails as the USS Theodore Roosevelt is manuvered into it's berth at the Norfolk  Naval Station in Norfolk, Va.  U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the rebels fighting in Yemen.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

- Associated Press

In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.

Steven Donziger will be speaking about Ecuador's indigenous community and environmental plight at the Georgetown Center for Latin American Studies on Tuesday despite a federal court finding that he violated multiple laws. (Associated Press)

Colleges embrace Chevron case lawyer Steven Donziger despite fraud accusations

- The Washington Times 20 minutes ago

Steven Donziger, a lawyer who was charged with fabricating evidence, promising bribes and even ghostwriting critical court documents in order to win a $19 billion judgment against Chevron for polluting Ecuador's rainforests, is now on the college speaking circuit and touring many of America's most prestigious universities.