Two aircraft carriers will be in Mediterranean as Washington seeks to balance Russia's military activities and accelerate its fight against ISIS.
Mered Medhanie is believed to have smuggled thousands of people from Africa into Europe.
Investigators continue to search for clues as to why the aircraft crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.
The refugees are believed to have set off from Libya, with 41 survivors now in Greece.
The group sends a new message to the "Nations of the Cross" about further attacks.
Could a change in the nature of sea patrols explain the increase in death rates in the Aegean?
The IOM estimates around 3,500 refugees have died while crossing the Mediterranean so far this year
The EU ships get new powers to board, search, seize and divert vessels in the Mediterranean.
The changing weather will bring the continent new challenges.
The EU's anti-smuggling operation enters its second phase.
Gulf governments are reluctant to give permanent residency to anyone beyond a small pool of citizens.
European ministers are meeting in Luxembourg over the weekend to discuss the plan.
About 500 people were on board two sinking ships.
German, Italian and NGO boats rescued the migrants in 13 separate incidents.
Nearly 1,000 migrants, many from Africa via Italy, were intercepted in southern France in the past three days.
More people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year than in the Titanic disaster.
Seven bodies found on two boats packed with migrants, and three corpses plucked from the sea.
900 people drowned crossing the Mediterranean last week as EU leaders step up efforts to destroy traffickers' vessels.
EU leaders agree to triple naval search mission in Mediterranean following drowning of 900 people in past week.
Unmanned aircraft could be used to spot migrants boats in trouble, helping to stop further tragedies.
Three other rescue operations underway on Monday as EU ministers present plan to double funding for Triton operation.
Greece is unable to react to Turkey's trespassing into its territory due to lack in military funding.