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German newspaper publishes “The List” with 33,293 people who died trying to reach Europe

German daily Tagesspiegel has published The List, a document and a piece of art with the names of 33,293 people who have died trying to reach Europe. 33,293 names 33,293 fates 33,293 dead The work is compiled by Turkish artist Banu Cennetoğlu. The List comprises data about thousands of immigrants, …

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Turkey fuels tension with Greece with outrageous statements and actions

For one more time, Turkey has been fueling tension with Greece with a series of outrageous statements and actions. During a visit to North-East Greece, a Turkish Deputy Prime Minister claimed that the Muslim minority in Thrace were “Turkish citizens.” At the same time, Ankara sent a military helicopter over …

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Three dead when migrant boat sinks in the Aegean Sea, many missing

One woman was recovered dead and there are fears that many people have lost their lives when a boat carrying migrants wrecked south of the islet of Kalolimnos, near Kalimnos in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday. A huge Search and Rescue operation is underway with four Coast Guard vessels, …

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FM Cavusoglu tells Greek counterpart Kotzias to handover 995 “coup supporters”

Defying the rules of diplomacy, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on Greece to handout several hundreds alleged coups supporters the regime in Ankara describes as “Gulenists”. “We don’t want Greece to become a safe haven for FETÖ [Fetullahist Terrorist Organization],” Çavuşoğlu told reporters speaking at a joint press conference …

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Refugees protest poor conditions in hot spot Moria, Lesvos, and VIAL, Chios

Afghan refugees and migrants continued their protest also on Saturday after many of them spent the night outside the hot spot in Moria on the island of Lesvos. They demand better living conditions but also equal treatment in their asylum requests similar to those of Syrian refugees. Afghan refugees are …

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Xenophobic populist Sebastian Kurz wins Austrian elections

The leader of  center-right New People’s Party, Sebastian Kurz, won the Austrian elections on Sunday and is to be the next Chancellor. He turned 31 in August and once he assumes office he will be the younger leader in the Western world. According to preliminary results published by the Interior …

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Electronic cards replace stickers as residence permits for third countries nationals

A new electronic card is gradually replacing a sticker as residence permit for nationals of third countries living in Greece, Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said on Monday. The card resembles a bank card in size and includes identification information and biometric data including a photograph, fingerprints and the migrant’s signature. …

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Portraits and Voices from Greece: Amazing project “Life Narratives” by Nikos Markou

Amazing portraits by photographer Nikos Markou. Young and old Greeks speak about how Politics and Society Impact their Lives. The project “Life Narratives” is a contemporary photographic series based on an audiovisual work, “which seems to engrave history” as the Edge of Humanity Magazine notes. “The portrait sits still as …

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Police raid frees kidnapped Cretan businessman Lembidakis

The longest hostage situation in Greece has finally ended with success. Greece’s Police raided a    tow yard and freed Cretan businessman Michalis Lembidakis. He was held chained in an area four kilometers away from the city of Rethymnon on the way to Chania. The kidnappers held the businessman hostage for …

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EU plans to resettle more refugees from North Africa, support project with 500mn euros

The European Union unveiled a new plan Wednesday to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, the majority of them from northern Africa. The EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, said it has set aside 500 million euros ($587 million) for the effort. It wants refugees in Libya, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Chad …

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Clashes during commemoration march for rapper Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member

Clashes between anarchists and police broke out on Monday night during a march to commemorate Pavlos Fyssas, the rapper who was stabbed to death by a Golden Dawn member in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on 18. September 2013. The anarchists hurled molotov cocktail bombs at police who responded with flash-bang …

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