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Lesvos: 70 people incl 2month old baby, pregnant woman rescued after migrant boat sinks

A dinghy loaded with refugees and migrants sank on Thursday morning two nautical mile off the island of Lesvos. A search and rescue operation was launched, the Greek Coast Guard managed to rescue 68 people who were on and around the boat in the sea. Later, two more people were …

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FM Cavusoglu: No visa-free for Turks, no EU-Turkey Deal

He couldn’t be more clear. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Europe of the consequences if the European Union fails to deliver visa-free for Turkish citizens: Ankara will back out of the EU-Turkey deal that aims to stem the refugee and migrant flows. In an article posted on German daily …

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Anarchists interrupt Sunday mass in Thessaloniki, smash offices of SYRIZA-ANEL in Athens

A group of anarchists stormed the cathedral in Thessaloniki and interrupted the  mass on Sunday morning. They shouted insults, threw leaflets and quarreled with priests and members of the parish. The priest of the church came out to speak with the protesters who reportedly pushed him away with their hands. …

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SYRIZA vs SYRIZA: Ruling Party against Government for refugees’ evacuation from occupied buildings

Greece’s ruling party SYRIZA condemned a decision of the SYRIZA-Indepenten Greeks government to have police raid and evacuate three buildings in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The buildings were occupied by anti-authoritarians and members of Solidarity movement who had settled refugees and migrants there. “Criminalizing solidarity projects is a method that has …

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Afghan man dies after fight among countrymen breaks out at Elliniko reception center

An man died and two others were hospitalized after a violent clash broke out among Afghans migrants on Thursday evening in the reception center of Elliniko in south Athens. The man stabbed and beaten during a fight with a group of fellow countrymen. He died a few hours later at …

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Two children, two adults drowned trying to reach Lesvos

A girl, estimated between 4 and 6 years old, another child, a man and a woman were pulled dead from the sea area east off the island of Lesvos after a boat carrying refugees capsized. The plastic dingy had left the Turkish coast with eleven refugees on board. The shipwreck …

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World Refugee Day: 65million people displaced in 2015, says UNHCR

The numbers are impressive and shocking at the same time. The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency said on World Refugee Day on June 20th. The UNHCR estimates that 65.3 million people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally …

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