Australian leader urges Europe to get tough on border control in wake of Mediterranean tragedy

April 21, 2015 2:29 AM

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Australian leader urges Europe to get tough on border control in wake of Mediterranean tragedy

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott answers questions at a media conference before attending the parliament's question time in Canberra, Australia. Abbott urged European leaders on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor, File) (The Associated Press)

SYDNEY – Australia's prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

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