Rescue boats could be refused port in Italy if they don’t sign onto the proposed code of conduct.
To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.
France, Germany and the European Union pledged more money for Libya’s coast guard and more support for Italy to cope with a surge of migrant arrivals from Africa.
Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria, destroying two tanks.
The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights.