Austrian police on Friday raised the number of migrants found dead and decomposing in an abandoned truck on a motorway to 71. Meanwhile, Libyan rescue workers recovered 76 bodies from yet another capsized boat crammed with desperate people trying to make it to Europe. In a particularly horrifying tragedy in Europe's unrelenting migrant crisis, Austrian authorities said the bodies found in the truck were likely Syrians and included a toddler and three young boys.
Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay US authorities $1.7 million to settle "apparent" violations of rules banning transactions benefiting officially designated terrorists, the Treasury Department said Thursday. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control said the bank had handled 222 US securities transactions worth $2.5 million between 2008 and 2013 on behalf of an individual client who was blacklisted by OFAC under US sanctions. The UBS settlement agreement with OFAC labeled the transactions "apparent" because UBS at the time had considered them internal to the bank and so not in violation of US rules.