EU approves military strikes against smuggling boats

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European Union foreign affairs and defense ministers have approved the start of preparations for military strikes aimed at destroying boats used by people-smugglers in war-torn Libya. But CCTV’s Jack Barton reported from Brussels that the start of military operations could still be weeks away.

EU approves military strikes against smuggling boats

EU approves military strikes against smuggling boats

European Union foreign affairs and defense ministers have approved the start of preparations for military strikes aimed at destroying boats used by people-smugglers in war-torn Libya. But CCTV's Jack Barton reported from Brussels that the start of military operations could still be weeks away.


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Tom Porteous on the migrant crisis
For more on the migrant crisis, CCTV spoke to Tom Porteous. He’s Deputy Program Director at Human Rights Watch an international organization that defends the rights of people worldwide.

Tom Porteous on the migrant crisis

Tom Porteous on the migrant crisis

more on the migrant crisis, CCTV spoke to Tom Porteous. He's Deputy Program Director at Human Rights Watch an international organization that defends the rights of people worldwide.