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Yarmouk pianist's perilous journey to Greece

Friday, September 18th 2015, 2:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Following a famed pianist's journey from Syria to Greece
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Migrant crisis on Greek islands eclipses election

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:36

Migrant crisis on Greek islands eclipses general election
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Tsipras snubs 'unnatural' coalition

Monday, September 14th 2015, 21:45

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party Alexis Tsipras rules out forming a coalition with his main conservative rival in a debate.
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Smugglers 'deliberately holed boat'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 21:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi migrant tells of seeing children drown off Greek island
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VIDEO: Smugglers 'deliberately holed boat'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A man who survived after a boat crowded with refugees and migrants from Iraq and Syria sank near a Greek island, says he believes the smugglers deliberately holed the boat.
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Profile: Vangelis Meimarakis

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:28

Surprise election challenger takes Greece back
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VIDEO: One Syrian's tragic bid to reach Europe

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 22:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of a young Syrian man, who drowned crossing a river in Greece, have spoken about their perilous journey to reach Europe.
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VIDEO: Caring for isolated refugee children

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 23:01

Sociologist Sissy Levanti describes the challenges faced by the unaccompanied child refugees she cares for in Greece.
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VIDEO: 'An exhausted quiet' on Greek migrant ferry

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Fergal Keane joins migrants, mainly from Syria, making the ferry crossing from the Greek island of Lesbos to the mainland.
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VIDEO: Shouts of joy as migrants reach Lesbos

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 22:07

The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with thousands of stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: 'There's no happiness. I miss my son'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 14:18

The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Old stadium to process Lesbos migrants

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 14:53

The BBC's Jonny Dymond reports from an old football stadium that is being used as a processing centre on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Greece acts over Lesbos migrant crisis

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 8:46

Greece and the UN bring in extra staff to deal with some 25,000 migrants on Lesbos, amid warnings that the situation there is getting out of control.
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VIDEO: Greek island becomes giant campsite

Monday, September 7th 2015, 12:55
related places: Athens

Thousands of migrants and refugees have gathered in tents on Lesbos, Greece, in the hope of travelling on to Athens and northern and western Europe.
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Greece cancer patients denied treatment

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:08

Cancer patients suffer in Greece's failing health system
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Thousands more migrants reach Athens

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 10:04
related places: Athens

Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.
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VIDEO: Palmyra temple damage an 'appalling loss'

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 6:49
related countries: France France
related places: Parthenon

Historian Dan Cruickshank says any damage done to to the the Bel Temple by the Islamic State (IS) group is on a par with destroying the Parthenon in Greece or Chartres Cathedral in France.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'pick up litter or face jail'

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 17:28

Residents on the Greek island of Agathonisi say they need help to deal with the large number of refugees arriving there on a daily basis.
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VIDEO: Greek island refugee camp growing

Friday, August 28th 2015, 12:42

Aid agencies believe as many as another 200,000 migrants could arrive in Greece before the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Refugees struggle in Lesbos heat

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 5:22

A shadow economy has sprung up in a refugee detention centre on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Lesbos migrants living in a 'wasteland'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 8:18

The BBC's Chris Buckler looks at the "dreadful" living condition of migrants waiting to leave the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Migrant flow resumes in Macedonia

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Thousands of migrants resume their journey north through Macedonia and into Serbia, after Macedonia reopens its border with Greece.
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VIDEO: Train track wait for Macedonia migrants

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:42
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

James Reynolds reports from the Greece-Macedonia border where migrants are being allowed into Macedonia in groups
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Migrants push past Macedonian police

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 17:56
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Thousands of rain-soaked migrants break through police lines into Macedonia at the country's southern border with Greece.
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VIDEO: Migrants overpower Macedonia police

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 17:24
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia defends its handling of security at the country's border with Greece, where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields.
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Macedonia migrants 'not mistreated'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 2:53
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia defends its handling of security at the country's border with Greece, where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields.
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Migrants rush Macedonian border

Friday, August 21st 2015, 22:38
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants rush at Macedonian border forces in an attempt to enter from Greece, en route to EU states further north.
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VIDEO: Macedonia fires tear-gas at migrants

Friday, August 21st 2015, 21:21
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Police in Macedonia fired tear-gas to disperse thousands of migrants trying to enter from Greece, as James Reynolds reports.
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Viewpoint: Greek election heralds fresh bailout battle

Friday, August 21st 2015, 17:49

Greek election battle revives anti-austerity campaign
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Syriza rebels form new Greek party

Friday, August 21st 2015, 13:11

Rebels from Greece's governing Syriza party say they are forming a new party, a day after the prime minister resigned to seek re-election.
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VIDEO: Greece on course for election

Friday, August 21st 2015, 6:57

Greece is on course for a fresh election - possibly next month - after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation on Thursday.
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Atromitos Athens 0-1 Fenerbahce

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:53

Robin van Persie scores a late winner for Fenerbahce with his first touch in their Europa League play-off at Atromitos Athens.
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Greek PM quits and calls early poll

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 20:29

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces he is resigning and is calling an early election.
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Migrant ferry docks in Greek port

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 13:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Athens

A Greek government-chartered ferry arrives at Piraeus port near Athens, after picking up almost 2,500 migrants from islands near Turkey.
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German MPs back Greek bailout deal

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 19:41
related countries: Germany Germany

German MPs approve a third eurozone bailout deal for Greece, after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says it would be irresponsible to oppose it.
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Merkel faces revolt over Greek deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 11:51
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces opposition in her conservative CDU/CSU bloc as a crucial vote looms on the Greek bailout deal.
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ITV man in Greek harbour driver drama

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 20:56

ITV journalist Tom Bradby describes how he tried in vain to save the life of an elderly man who drove his car off a harbour wall in Greece.
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VIDEO: The dangerous night-time dash to Kos

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 18:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Bodrum, Kos

Under the cover of darkness, many refugees are attempting the dangerous journey from Bodrum in Turkey, to Kos in Greece.
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Greece ship takes on Kos migrants

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 13:36
related places: Kos

Dozens of migrants on the Greek island of Kos begin registering on a passenger ship which will be their temporary shelter as they apply for asylum.
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VIDEO: Kos migrants fight over food and water

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 9:59
related places: Kos

A charity warns that its work among migrants to the Greek island of Kos are becoming "impossible".
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IMF calls for Greek debt relief

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 11:37

The International Monetary Fund calls for Greece to be given "significant debt relief" following the approval of a new bailout deal by eurozone ministers.
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Eurogroup agrees new Greek bailout

Friday, August 14th 2015, 21:29
related places: Athens

The Eurogroup agrees on a new bailout deal for Greece, which will now "irreversibly" remain in the eurozone.
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Greece ship to house Kos migrants

Friday, August 14th 2015, 16:19
related places: Kos

A Greek ship which is to be used as a registration and accommodation centre in the current migrant crisis arrives at the island of Kos.
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Greek MPs approve bailout deal

Friday, August 14th 2015, 12:00

The Greek parliament backs an €85bn bailout deal in a debate lasting all night, despite a rebellion by many government MPs.
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Greek MPs vote on key bailout deal

Friday, August 14th 2015, 6:39

Greek MPs hold a crucial vote on a bailout deal with international creditors, after a debate lasting all night.
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