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 Enda Kenny arrives at an extraordinary summit of European Union leaders with Turkey in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The government is considering dispatching an Irish naval vessel to the Mediterranean to assist with the refugee crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the Turkish embassy in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of  an EU-Turkey summit on the migration crisis. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

EU leaders gather in Brussels today for a key summit on the refugee crisis amid mounting concerns that Europe could be on the brink of a humanitarian (...)

David Cameron: the prime minister said the Royal Navy was deploying an amphibious landing ship as part of the Nato mission. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron confirmed that the UK will provide “vital military assets” to help a Nato mission tackling people smugglers in th(...)

The Turkish Coast Guard recovered 18 bodies in the Aegean Sea near the town of Didim.

At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anatolian Agency reported. (...)