Global Week in Review: Hundreds of Migrants Killed in Mediterranean Shipwreck

European Union charges Google with search abuse, plus more.

Shipwreck in Mediterranean Kills as Many as 400 - The European Union accuses Google of antitrust violations, plus more. — Patrice PeckHundreds of migrants are presumed dead following a shipwreck that the UN refugee agency has called one of the deadliest known migrant tragedies in the last decade, AP reports. As many as 550 people were on board a smuggler’s boat traveling to Europe when it capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the 144 rescued survivors told aid workers that about 400 aboard had drowned. According to UNHCR, an estimated 3,500 migrants died in the Mediterranean last year, up from 600 in 2013.(Photo: AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

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Shipwreck in Mediterranean Kills as Many as 400 - The European Union accuses Google of antitrust violations, plus more. — Patrice PeckHundreds of migrants are presumed dead following a shipwreck that the UN refugee agency has called one of the deadliest known migrant tragedies in the last decade, AP reports. As many as 550 people were on board a smuggler’s boat traveling to Europe when it capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the 144 rescued survivors told aid workers that about 400 aboard had drowned. According to UNHCR, an estimated 3,500 migrants died in the Mediterranean last year, up from 600 in 2013.(Photo: AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

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Google Charged With Antitrust Violations - The European Union has accused Google of search abuse, BBC reports. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s antitrust chief, has filed a complaint against the search giant, charging the company of abusing its dominance in web searches by promoting its own shopping links ahead of competitors. Google’s search chief rejected the accusation on the company’s blog.(Photo: Google)

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U.S. and Cuba Ties Warm Prompting Talks About Fugitives - The State Department announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba are set to open talks about fugitives granted asylum in the Caribbean nation, including former Black Panther member Assata Shakur, AP reports. The agreement comes after President Barack Obama's decision to take Cuba off of the U.S.'s list of state sponsors of terror. Department spokesman Jeff Rathke also said Cuba has agreed to enter into a law enforcement dialogue with the United States that will work to resolve these cases.(Photo: AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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U.S. and Cuba Ties Warm Prompting Talks About Fugitives - The State Department announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba are set to open talks about fugitives granted asylum in the Caribbean nation, including former Black Panther member Assata Shakur, AP reports. The agreement comes after President Barack Obama's decision to take Cuba off of the U.S.'s list of state sponsors of terror. Department spokesman Jeff Rathke also said Cuba has agreed to enter into a law enforcement dialogue with the United States that will work to resolve these cases.(Photo: AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Farc Rebels Kill 10 Colombian Soldiers - At least 10 soldiers were killed in Colombia during a fight with Farc rebels, BBC reports. The attack violated a unilateral ceasefire declared by the left-wing group in December. "I have ordered the armed forces to lift the suspension of air strikes on Farc positions until further notice," President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Both the U.S. and Europe have listed Farc as a terrorist organization.(Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos waves before the start of a march for peace on April 9, 2015. Photo: AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Farc Rebels Kill 10 Colombian Soldiers - At least 10 soldiers were killed in Colombia during a fight with Farc rebels, BBC reports. The attack violated a unilateral ceasefire declared by the left-wing group in December. "I have ordered the armed forces to lift the suspension of air strikes on Farc positions until further notice," President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Both the U.S. and Europe have listed Farc as a terrorist organization.(Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos waves before the start of a march for peace on April 9, 2015. Photo: AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

The Time to Travel to Europe Is Now - Now is the time to take that summer vacation to Europe, according to tourism experts. The continent has become a cheaper destination for international tourists ? by as much as 25 percent ? thanks to the steep drop of the euro's value. Vacations in Europe are "not only affordable, but even a relatively inexpensive option in comparison to some pricier U.S. destinations," Joseph A. Moscone of Booking.com said in an email to the AP.(Photo: AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

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The Time to Travel to Europe Is Now - Now is the time to take that summer vacation to Europe, according to tourism experts. The continent has become a cheaper destination for international tourists — by as much as 25 percent — thanks to the steep drop of the euro's value. Vacations in Europe are "not only affordable, but even a relatively inexpensive option in comparison to some pricier U.S. destinations," Joseph A. Moscone of Booking.com said in an email to the AP.(Photo: AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

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Liberia Audit Says Some Ebola Spending Unaccounted For - A new report released by Liberia's General Auditing Commission alleges that a government ministry spent $700,000 to battle Ebola but failed to document the expenses, AP reports. "Funds disbursed without supporting documents could lead to misappropriation," said the commission. The expenditure summary claims $673,000 was spent by the Ministry of Defense on fuel, staff allowances, communication costs and training.(Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Liberia Audit Says Some Ebola Spending Unaccounted For - A new report released by Liberia's General Auditing Commission alleges that a government ministry spent $700,000 to battle Ebola but failed to document the expenses, AP reports. "Funds disbursed without supporting documents could lead to misappropriation," said the commission. The expenditure summary claims $673,000 was spent by the Ministry of Defense on fuel, staff allowances, communication costs and training.(Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

'Ganja Law' Amended in Jamaica - Jamaica's Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015, more commonly known as the Ganja Law, was amended Wednesday, making the possession of two ounces or less or marijuana legal, Jamaica Observer reports. A release from the Justice Ministry says the law is expected to reduce the number of related court cases, recognize the Rastafari community's spiritual use of marijuana and facilitate the creation of a regulated medicinal and industrial marijuana industry.(Photo: AP Photo/David McFadden)

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'Ganja Law' Amended in Jamaica - Jamaica's Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015, more commonly known as the Ganja Law, was amended Wednesday, making the possession of two ounces or less or marijuana legal, Jamaica Observer reports. A release from the Justice Ministry says the law is expected to reduce the number of related court cases, recognize the Rastafari community's spiritual use of marijuana and facilitate the creation of a regulated medicinal and industrial marijuana industry.(Photo: AP Photo/David McFadden)

Deadly Suicide Bombing in Mali Strikes UN Base - At least three civilians were killed and nine peacekeepers seriously wounded in a suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali, BBC reports. "I am shocked that valiant peacekeepers are again being targeted, as well as innocent civilians. This attack will not deter Minusma [the UN peacekeeping force] from its mission of restoring peace and security in Mali," UN's chief in Mali, Mongi Hamdi, said.(Photo: AP Photo/Harouna Traore,File)

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Deadly Suicide Bombing in Mali Strikes UN Base - At least three civilians were killed and nine peacekeepers seriously wounded in a suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali, BBC reports. "I am shocked that valiant peacekeepers are again being targeted, as well as innocent civilians. This attack will not deter Minusma [the UN peacekeeping force] from its mission of restoring peace and security in Mali," UN's chief in Mali, Mongi Hamdi, said.(Photo: AP Photo/Harouna Traore,File)