The Latest: Greek prime minister laments migrant tragedies, blames western nations

The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people crossing Europe in search of a new life. All times local.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has expressed "endless grief" at the new migrant tragedies in the Aegean Sea, saying they put Europe to shame.

Tsipras accused the European Union of inability to effectively address the humanitarian crisis, and said Western countries that took part in military interventions in the Middle East bear responsibility for the mass migrant flows.

Speaking in parliament Friday, Tsipras said that the Aegean is washing up "not just dead children, but the very civilization of Europe."