2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
Oct25

2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

The Italian Coast Guard announced Monday they saved more than 2,000 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea over the course of multiple missions during the day. They also recovered dozens of bodies. After coordinating 21 different rescue missions, the Italian Coast Guard announced they saved 2,200 migrants on the Mediterranean Sea on Monday. Migrants were found floating in 18 rubber dinghies and three smaller boats. The European...

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Two Russian cruise missile-armed ships to hold exercise in the Mediterranean
Aug11

Two Russian cruise missile-armed ships to hold exercise in the Mediterranean

Two newest ships of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet armed with the Kalibr cruise missiles will begin an exercise in the eastern part of the Mediterranean in several days’ time. In part, they will conduct artillery and missile firing practice, the Russian Defense Ministry has told the media. “Starting from August 15, 2016 a naval group will begin a tactical exercise in the eastern part of the Mediterranean. The group includes two newest...

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Russia says U.S. warship in near miss with Russian vessel in Mediterranean
Jun28

Russia says U.S. warship in near miss with Russian vessel in Mediterranean

Russia’s Defence Ministry on Tuesday (June 28) said a U.S. destroyer had dangerously approached a Russian warship in the Mediterranean Sea on June 17, protesting at what it said was a flagrant violation by U.S. sailors of rules to avoid collisions at sea. The incident involved the USS Gravely and the Russian Navy frigate Yaroslav Mudry, the ministry said. The Gravely dangerously approached the Russian vessel at a distance of...

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US Navy boosts presence in Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit
Jun08

US Navy boosts presence in Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit

The U.S. military will have two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea this month ahead of a NATO summit in Warsaw, as Washington seeks to balance Russia’s military activities and accelerate its fight against Islamic State. The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier will hand off to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower when it arrives en route to the Gulf, allowing the Truman to head back to the United States after an extended...

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Up to 80 dead in shipwreck off Libya: EU naval force
May27

Up to 80 dead in shipwreck off Libya: EU naval force

Up to 80 people are feared dead after a shipwreck off Libya, while at least 50 refugees and migrants have been rescued from the waves, the EU’s naval force said on Thursday. The wreck comes during a week in which more than 6,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued by Libyan, Italian and other authorities off the coast of Libya. It also comes a day after a boat carrying more than 500 people also capsized off the coast of...

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