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Thousands Rescued From Mediterranean Amid Migration Surge to Europe

A surge in the number of migrants trying to reach the shores of Europe from north Africa in recent days is threatening the credibility of the European Union, Italian officials warn. Tens of thousands of migrants are taking advantage of the instability in Libya to set off on the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.     In the seas off the Italian island of Sicily, hundreds of migrants are packed aboard a decrepit fishing boat that is slowly sinking. Among them are pregnant...

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