EU leaders hold emergency summit on migrant crisis

April 23, 2015 6:21 PM

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BRUSSELS (AFP) - EU leaders sat down for crisis talks on Thursday on possible military action against human traffickers in Libya, in a desperate bid to halt the tidal wave of refugees trying to reach Europe by sea.

The heads of state held a minute of silence for the hundreds of men, women and children who drowned Sunday in the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster, just hours after Malta honoured the more than 750 victims with a poignant inter-faith funeral service.

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