“At least 3,000 migrants cross into Italian waters,” from Reuters (reposted by Deutsche-Welle):
The Italian navy confirmed on Saturday that roughly 3,000 asylum seekers had crossed into Italian waters near Sicily. The influx occurred between Friday and Saturday.
In an interview with several European newspapers, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi renewed Rome’s calls to the European Union to curb the sharp increase of asylum seekers.
The migrants, most of whom are believed to have started their crossing from Libya, were said to be mostly Syrian and North African.
“Europe has to call on the United Nations to intervene in Libya and more generally it must show a capacity to manage the immigration phenomenon,” Renzi told the Italian daily La Stampa, according to Reuters news agency…