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Turkey rounds up hundreds of migrants

Monday, November 30th 2015, 17:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Hours after deal with EU about migrants, Turkish authorities round up some 1,300 migrants who were allegedly bound for Greece, state news reports.
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Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.
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Stranded migrants battle riot police

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Clashes between riot police and migrants angry at being prevented by a new fence from entering Macedonia from Greece leave up to 40 people injured.
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VIDEO: Clashes as Macedonia erects border fence

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 21:49
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia erects a fence on its border with Greece to limit the flow of migrants to the country.
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Children die as boats sink off Turkey

Friday, November 27th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Six children have drowned as two migrant boats carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish media say.
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VIDEO: 'I'd rather die as a migrant than go back'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Migrants on Greek border with Macedonia tearfully plea to be allowed to pass
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First bomb in Athens since Syriza won

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 5:32
related places: Athens

A small bomb explodes in central Athens, causing minor damage but no injuries - the first such incident since the radical left took power in January.
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Migrants camp out on Macedonia border

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 2:13
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Scores of migrants are spending another night stuck on the Greece-Macedonia border after they were not allowed to continue their journey.
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Migrants sew lips together in protest

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 17:15
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Migrants stuck on the border between Greece and Macedonia sew their lips together to protest against not being allowed to continue their journey.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'stuck' on Greece border

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 15:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Thousands of people are stuck on Greece's border with Macedonia because they are being told that only those that can prove they are escaping war Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan can pass.
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Costa Rica arrests Syrian migrant

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Honduras Honduras, Syria Syria

Costa Rica detains a Syrian woman with a fake Greek passport, days after five illegal Syrian migrants were arrested in Honduras.
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Honduras Syrians 'had stolen passports'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

Police in Honduras say they have arrested five Syrians travelling on stolen Greek passports and aiming to enter the United States by land.
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Greece secures bailout cash deal

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 18:45

Greece has secured a tentative deal with the eurozone to unlock the latest tranche of financial aid.
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VIDEO: 'Paris events happen every day in Syria'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:42
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Migrants arriving on Greek islands have been giving their reaction to the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: Greek youths clash with police

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 18:25

Greek workers have staged their first general strike against austerity since January when Alexis Tsipras' Syriza government was elected.
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Clashes as Greeks strike over austerity

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 13:47

Greek workers stage their first general strike against austerity since Alexis Tsipras's left-wing Syriza government came to power in January, leading to clashes in Athens.
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VIDEO: Bodies washed up on Lesbos shores

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 18:33

The death toll off the Greek Island of Lesbos is likely to rise in the coming days unless urgent action is taken, according to an official leading rescue efforts.
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VIDEO: Lifejacket 'mountains' on Greek island

Friday, October 30th 2015, 12:12

Tens of thousands of lifejackets abandoned on the Greek island of Lesbos by migrants have been described as an "ecological timebomb".
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Twenty-two migrants drown near Greece

Friday, October 30th 2015, 11:38
related places: Kalymnos

At least 22 migrants - many of them children - drown in a new boat tragedy off Greece, whose PM scorns EU leaders' handling of the crisis.
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Ten dead in Greece boat sinkings

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 17:08

Ten people, including children, die in four separate boat sinkings off Greece, with reports that many more may still be missing.
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VIDEO: The constant flow of migrant boats

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 10:21

More than 4,000 migrants and refugees have had to be rescued by the Greek Coast Guard off the shores of Lesbos this month alone.
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VIDEO: Migrants left to 'fend for themselves'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 6:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A large boat used by traffickers to smuggle migrants into Greece from Turkey has been seized by the authorities.
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Migrants grieve and wait on Greek island

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 0:08

Migrants face grief and illness on tiny Greek island
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VIDEO: Cars swept away in Athens flooding

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:04
related places: Athens

Flash floods hit western part of Athens, Greece, after heavy rainfall.
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VIDEO: Greek island of Lesbos 'overwhelmed'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 22:37

Ian Pannell reports on the still-rising number of migrants arriving in Lesbos - and the strain it is taking on both the authorities and refugees.
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Migrant arrivals to Greece top 500,000

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 15:16

The number of migrants who have arrived in Greece this year tops half a million, with 8,000 arriving each day, according to UN figures.
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Migrant stories: The pull of Europe

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 23:41

Five new arrivals in Greece tell their stories
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Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 20:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland qualify for their first major championships since 1986 by beating Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park.
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VIDEO: 'Europe needs solidarity over migrants'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 5:24
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann calls for European solidarity over the migrant crisis on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Fresh wave of migrants arrive in Lesbos

Monday, October 5th 2015, 6:20

There has been another big surge of migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, one of the main routes by which they are reaching Europe.
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VIDEO: Dogs 'victims of Greek debt crisis'

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 6:10

Among the many problems brought on by the Greek debt crisis is a surging population of stray dogs, as Emilia Papadopoulos reports.
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Ancient tomb 'for friend of Alexander'

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 19:03

An archaeologist investigating an ancient Greek tomb from Alexander the Great's era suggests it was a shrine for his closest friend Hephaestion.
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Greek tragedy for education opportunities

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:14

Debt crisis has been 'catastrophe' for Greek students
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Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:24

Arsenal are bottom of Group F after a shock Champions League defeat by Greek side Olympiakos at Emirates Stadium.
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Migrants drown off Turkish coast

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 13:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More than a dozen migrants trying to reach Greece drown after their boat sinks off the Turkish coast.
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VIDEO: Greek coastguard: Migrant boats 'unsafe'

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 11:44

Greek coastguard on Lesbos, Antonios Sofiadelis, explains why so many migrants are dying on a short crossing that should be simple and safe.
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VIDEO: Migrants' hopes of reaching EU 'dashed'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 18:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Syrian migrants camped out on Turkey's frontier with Greece are being bussed to other locations in the country after the EU strengthened border controls, as Mark Lowen reports.
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AUDIO: Girl migrant 'travelled alone for two weeks'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran

A girl migrant tells the BBC how she travelled alone from Iran to Greece for two weeks, despite being just 12 years old.
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New Greek minister quits in tweets row

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:55

A junior minister in the new Greek government resigns in a row over anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks less than 24 hours after being appointed.
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VIDEO: Drone footage shows migrants' arrival

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 7:04

Matthew Price looks at one of the Greek hotspots for migrants entering Europe.
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VIDEO: Lesbos struggles as 4,000 arrive daily

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 20:43

The Greek island of Lesbos is still struggling to keep up with the steady flow of migrants and refugees.
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Greece's Tsipras 'vindicated' by victory

Monday, September 21st 2015, 12:01

Greece's Alexis Tsipras says his left-wing Syriza party has a "clear mandate" after winning a second general election in less than nine months.
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Migrants die in Turkey ferry collision

Monday, September 21st 2015, 1:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 13 migrants trying to reach Greece drown off the coast of Turkey as their dinghy and a ferry collide, the Turkish coastguard says.
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Polls close in tight Greek election

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 16:50

Greece holds its fifth election in six years, with a tight finish predicted between the left-wing Syriza party and conservative New Democracy.
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VIDEO: Tsipras fighting for political life

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 5:05

Greece is holding its fifth general election in six years, after the Syriza government lost its majority and called snap elections.
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Can Alexis Tsipras rise again?

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 1:40

Bruised Tsipras seeks return to power in Greece
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