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EU Seeks UN Approval for Strong Action on Migrant-Smugglers

The European Union is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution within days to allow aggressive action to hunt down people-smugglers in the Mediterranean and destroy their boats, a senior EU official said Tuesday. The official said that EU foreign ministers hope to have a resolution by their Monday meeting "to ensure that we can have coercive action towards the smugglers and the traffickers" who risk migrants' lives to bring them to Europe's shores.   The...

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