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VIDEO: Was Paris attack ringleader in Leros?

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 21:13
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Two independent eyewitnesses tell the BBC they saw the ringleader of the Paris attacks on the Greek island of Leros, in October, placing him on the island at the same time the two Stade de France suicide bombers arrived.
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Migrant crisis: Athens shelter for some, despair for others

Monday, December 14th 2015, 16:20
related places: Athens

EU aid is little comfort for migrants in Athens
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VIDEO: Rent help plan for stranded migrants

Monday, December 14th 2015, 9:53
related places: Athens

A scheme to provide subsidised rent for 20,000 migrants "stranded in Athens" is expected to be launched on Monday.
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VIDEO: Former Olympic stadium houses refugees

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Athens

An asylum seeker from Iran shows BBC News around a former Olympic stadium in Athens which is being used as a migrant reception centre.
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Thursday, December 10th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Commission says it has begun legal action against Greece, Croatia and Italy for failing to correctly register migrants.
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Greece removes migrants from border

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 18:06
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia
related places: Athens

Greek police transfer some 2,300 foreign migrants stranded for weeks at a border crossing with Macedonia to the capital, Athens.
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VIDEO: Paris attacker's escape from Athens

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:58
related countries: France France
related places: Athens, Paris

The BBC has learnt that the ringleader of the Paris attacks was being tracked by police 10 months earlier, but got away.
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Paris 'ringleader' evaded Athens police

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 18:00
related countries: France France
related places: Athens, Paris

Greek police tried to capture the suspected ringleader of the Paris terror attacks in January but the operation failed, the BBC learns.
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Greece approves austere 2016 budget

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 2:16

Greece's parliament approves a budget for 2016 that includes sharp spending cuts and some tax increases amid economic recession.
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VIDEO: Macedonia border reopens for refugees

Friday, December 4th 2015, 22:51
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

The border between Macedonia and Greece has re-opened after being closed for two days.
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VIDEO: Police fear stampede at Macedonia border

Friday, December 4th 2015, 14:27
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

The border between Greece and Macedonia reopened on Friday morning after it had been closed for two days.
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Greece seeks EU help amid border chaos

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 23:29
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Greece has asked the EU for help managing and registering migrants, as thousands remain stranded on its border with Macedonia.
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VIDEO: Migrant stand-off at Macedonia border

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 20:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Thousands of migrants are stuck on the Greek-Macedonian border, with tensions mounting as only people from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are allowed through.
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Greece denies Schengen threat from EU

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 19:28

Greece admits it has come under pressure over migration, but says no official attempt has been made to suspend it from the EU's Schengen zone.
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VIDEO: Migrants stranded at Greek border

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 17:26
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia has become the latest country to restrict the flow of migrants entering the country, erecting a fence on its border with Greece.
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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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