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EU Launches Anti-Human Trafficking Push

The European Union has started a new operation in the southern Mediterranean Sea to intercept human trafficking boats trying to enter the bloc illegally. "Operation Sophia" began Wednesday, with naval vessels given permission to board, search, and seize vessels suspected of human trafficking. In the past, the EU has focused on search-and-rescue operations in the sea -- but with this year's overwhelming flood of migrants from Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, thousands have...

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