Tag Archives: Greece

20Sep/15

Greek conservative leader concedes defeat to leftist Syriza rival

Conservative New Democracy leader Vangelis Meimarakis concedes defeat on Sunday in Greece’s national election to his leftist rival, Syriza’s Alexis Tsipras.

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20Sep/15

Nearly 4,700 migrants rescued at sea in one day- Italian coastguard

The Italian coastguard says nearly 4,700 migrants were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday, releasing video of the rescue operations at sea.

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10Sep/15

Migrants face rain, police aggression at Greek-Macedonian border

Macedonian police use batons against migrants gathered at the border with Greece.

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09Sep/15

Exhausted migrants wait in open field in Hungary after long trek via Greece and Serbia

Hundreds of migrants wait in an open field under the watchful eyes of Hungarian police, after crossing into Hungary from Serbia.

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07Sep/15

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy Island for refugees

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy an island from Greece or Italy to house refugees fleeing war in the Middle East.

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06Sep/15

Pope appeals for religious institutions to welcome migrant families

Pope Francis calls on every parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary in Europe to take in one refugee family.

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02Sep/15

Hundreds of migrants camp outside Budapest station, want to go to Germany

Hundreds of migrants spend the night outside Budapest’s Eastern Railway Terminus after Hungary refuses to let them board westbound trains to Germany.

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31Aug/15

Merkel: Germany must speed up processing asylum applications, fight right-wing extremism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says asylum applications must be processed more quickly to send back persons who were denied the status, adds that Germany must take a hard line on right-wing extremism.

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