Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya

ROME (AP) — Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy capsized in the Mediterranean.
World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Chair Governor of the Bank of Mexico Agustín Carstens, accompanied by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, speaks during a news conference after the IMFC meeting at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 18, 2015. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya - UNHCR

A migrant is helped as she disembarks from a Coast Guard boat in the Sicilian harbour of PalermoAs many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, a United Nations official said on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, the official said, adding that a number of Italian coast guard and naval vessels were being sent in rescue operations. "At the moment, we fear that this is a tragedy of really vast proportions," Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, told SkyTG24 television. No comment was immediately available from the Italian coast guard or navy.

AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.
Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country

Chairman Timo Soini of the Finns Party and his wife Tiina cast their votes in Espoo, Finland Sunday, April 19, 2015. Finns went to the polls in parliamentary elections on Sunday. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUT, NO SALESHELSINKI (AP) — Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession.

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