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UN Backs Military Action Against Migrant Smugglers Near Libya

The U.N. Security Council has given the go-ahead to a European Union military operation targeting human traffickers and smugglers in international waters near Libya. The operation aims to stem the rising flow of migrants and refugees making the often deadly trip across the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe. The European operation, called Sophia, after a migrant baby, began Wednesday, but received near unanimous council-backing on Friday. Only Venezuela broke the consensus, abstaining in...

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