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VIDEO: 'No food, no water' at Idomeni camp

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 15:37
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Thousands of stranded migrants are being evacuated from the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece's northern border with Macedonia.
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Landmark deal unlocks €10.3bn for Greece

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 8:38

Greece agrees a deal to get further funds from its international creditors as eurozone finance ministers hail a "breakthrough".
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EgyptAir flight 'did not swerve'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 0:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean did not swerve and change direction, an Egyptian official says, contradicting a Greek version.
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Greece passes new cuts to unblock funds

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 21:21

The Greek parliament passes widely unpopular new budget cuts and tax rises two days before a eurozone meeting expected to unblock much-needed bailout funds.
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VIDEO: MEPs make Greece migrant camp visit

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 21:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Ten members of the European Parliament visit Greece to see how the deal between the European Union and Turkey has led to a dramatic reduction in new migrants.
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Greek judges tell refugee Turkey unsafe

Friday, May 20th 2016, 23:02
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

A Greek ruling not to send a Syrian asylum seeker back to Turkey because it is not considered safe raises questions over the EU's migrant deal.
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EgyptAir flight mystery investigated

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 21:09
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Karpathos

A major inquiry is under way after an EgyptAir passenger jet suddenly vanished from radar screens over the southern Mediterranean.
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VIDEO: EgyptAir MS804 plane wreckage found

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 18:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Karpathos

Wreckage of a plane, that disappeared en route to Cairo early this morning, has been found near Greek island of Karpathos.
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VIDEO: Refugees set up 'TV station'

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 23:45

A group of refugees at Greece's Idomeni camp decides to change the way the migrant story is portrayed.
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Women risking it all to flee Syria

Monday, May 16th 2016, 2:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Meeting the Syrian women of Kara Tepe camp in Greece
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VIDEO: Ben Needham's mum: 'Someone knows'

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 9:18
related places: Kos

Kerry Needham tells BBC News that "someone knows" what happened to her son Ben, who went missing on the Greek island of Kos in 1991 when he was 21 months old.
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Greece hopeful of next bailout tranche

Monday, May 9th 2016, 20:53

Greece says it is hopeful of a deal to receive the next instalment of its bailout loan, but eurozone countries still require more steps.
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Greek PM seeks end to 'vicious cycle'

Monday, May 9th 2016, 10:55

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says it is time to end the "vicious cycle" of cuts and to start talks with the eurozone on debt relief.
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VIDEO: Greek reforms spark violent protests

Monday, May 9th 2016, 5:50

Greece has passed a package of tax and pension reforms, allowing the country to unlock more international bailout money.
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Big Greek wedding for refugees in camp

Monday, May 9th 2016, 1:30

Refugee couple weds in muddy border camp
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Protests in Greece ahead of tax vote

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 21:09

Protesters in Greece hurl petrol bombs at police who respond with tear gas as MPs prepare to vote on more austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Greece protest over taxes and pensions

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 4:02
related places: Athens

Protesters have demonstrated in Athens against controversial reforms to taxation and state pensions.
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The migrants stranded in Greece

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 0:00

What's life like for thousands of migrants stuck in Greece?
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Olympic torch given to Brazilians

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 22:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Athens

With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games get under way in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic flame has been handed over in Athens to the Brazilian authorities.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Lesbos migrant camp

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 22:05
related places: Moria

Migrants have clashed with police at the Moria detention camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Clashes at Lesbos migrant camp

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 21:52

Clashes break out between migrants and riot police at a detention centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, police say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee carries flame through camp

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 21:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Athens

A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing has carried the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp.
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Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 16:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Athens

A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing carries the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp.
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The Idomeni grandmother who helps migrants

Monday, April 25th 2016, 4:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian migrants taken in by Greek granny on a pension
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VIDEO: Greek grandmother opens home to Syrians

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 23:01

An 82-year-old grandmother in Idomeni has opened her home to some of those fleeing violence to try and reach Europe.
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VIDEO: Refugees chosen by Pope: 'We are famous'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 0:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Pope Francis' decision to bring 12 refugees from Syria on his own plane back from the Greek island of Lesbos made headlines around the world, and two of them have told the BBC their story.
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Olympic torch lit at ancient Greek site

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 11:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil is lit in southern Greece before it is taken on an international torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony.
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Pope takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 22:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Pope Francis takes 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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You are not alone, Pope tells migrants

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 11:31

Pope Francis makes an emotional visit to a detention camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, telling the migrants there "you are not alone".
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Syrian attempts suicide on Lesbos

Friday, April 15th 2016, 17:25
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian man reportedly attempts to kill himself in a detention camp for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos ahead of a visit by Pope Francis.
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VIDEO: 'I lost 16 members of my family' in migrant sea crossing

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 23:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Asya Hekmat, an Iraqi Kurd migrant, lost 16 members of her family when the boat that took them from Turkey to Greece capsized.
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VIDEO: Living at Idomeni migrant camp

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 7:57
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Frustrations grow at Idomeni migrant camp as the Greek Macedonian border remains closed. The BBC took a look at what daily life living there is like.
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Fear and desperation at Idomeni crossing

Monday, April 11th 2016, 21:14

Desperation at the Greece- Macedonia border
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Greece condemns tear gas use on migrants

Monday, April 11th 2016, 7:04
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Greece condemns the action of Macedonian police after tear gas is used on migrants trying to break through the border, leading 300 people to seek treatment.
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Migrant deportations to Turkey resume

Friday, April 8th 2016, 10:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A second group of deported migrants arrives by ferry in Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to reduce the numbers reaching Europe.
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Migrant crisis: Pope to visit Lesbos

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 12:08

Pope Francis will visit the Greek island of Lesbos on 16 April to meet migrants, in a sign of concern about Europe's handling of the crisis.
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VIDEO: Is EU migrant deal working?

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

As the first people return from Greece to Turkey as part of an EU deal to attempt to stop the flow of migrants, BBC correspondents in both countries assess its success.
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VIDEO: From translator to gravedigger

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 14:37

Mustafa Dawa was working as a volunteer translator on the Greek island of Lesbos, but has taken on a new role - as a gravedigger.
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VIDEO: 'Shall we go and drown in the sea?'

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 11:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish coast guard has intercepted a boat carrying around 40 Iraqi migrants who were trying to sail from Turkey to Greece.
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VIDEO: Migrants protest in Lesbos camp

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Thousands of migrants being held in camps in Greece have applied for asylum, which could slow the rate of returns to Turkey under a European Union deal.
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Greece deports first migrants to Turkey

Monday, April 4th 2016, 18:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece arrive in Turkey - part of an EU deal that has been strongly criticised.
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IMF tells Greece leak is 'nonsense'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:58

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde dismisses reports that the body is trying to push Greece towards default as "simply nonsense".
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Greece challenges IMF over 'debt leak'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 2:01

Greece seeks an explanation from the IMF over a conversation in which top officials allegedly say a crisis "event" is needed to conclude debt talks.
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Concern rises as EU migrant deal looms

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Greece to Turkey, a day before it goes into effect.
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VIDEO: Anger in Turkey over migrant return

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey is to start receiving migrants back from Greece from Monday under plans agreed with the EU, but many residents of the town they are due to return to are unhappy.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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Greece passes migrants' return law

Friday, April 1st 2016, 22:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament passes a law allowing migrants to be returned to Turkey under an EU deal aimed at easing the numbers trying to reach Europe.
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