CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days arrived in Sicily on Wednesday as diplomats mulled a draft U.N. resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Wednesday that it intends to suspend all competitions from May 16 in a dispute with the Spanish government over a new law introduced to regulate the sale of television rights. The RFEF said in a statement it will "suspend competitions of all categories starting from May 16 indefinitely". If there is no resolution to the dispute, the key May 17 title clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid would fall victim to the stoppage. The Spanish Cup final, set for May 30 between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, would also not take place.
The father of one of the two men killed after opening fire in a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad said someone coerced his son into committing the crime, the Dallas Morning News reported on Wednesday. U.S. officials were looking into claims made by the Syria- and Iraq-based Islamic State that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack on Sunday in Garland, a suburb of Dallas. Roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi of Phoenix were fatally shot by a Garland police officer outside the center. "Someone pushed him into this situation," Azam Soofi said in the written statement.