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EU states begin returning refugees to Greece

European Union member states like Germany, UK and others to send asylum seekers back to where they first sought refuge, despite the continued economic strife in Greece. European countries are poised to begin the process of returning refugees to Greece, as migrants seeking reunification with their family members – mostly …

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A message in a bottle from Rhodes reaches Gaza in six weeks

Amazing story. A young British couple on holiday in Rhodes writes a message in a bottle and toss it into the sea on July 4th. The bottle travels 500 miles across the eastern Mediterranean Sea and reaches Gaza six weeks later. A local fisherman finds the message in the bottle …

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18-year-old tourist who fell in coma in Malia dies in UK hospital

The 18-year-old British tourist who fell in coma in Malia on the island of Crete died in a hospital in UK. On July 11st, the young woman fell into coma after she had inhaled laughing gas while she was on summer vacation in Malia, a resort popular among young tourists. …

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UK-EU freedom of movement to ‘end in March 2019’, says minister

Brexit: A new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 when the free movement of people between the EU and the UK ends, a minister has said. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis was speaking as the government commissioned a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants. …

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Groundhog Day: Cyprus reunification talks collapse in Crans-Montana on Turkey’s insistence

Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed amid anger and recriminations in the early hours of Friday, marking the end of  a 10-day long process in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The United Nations had said that the talks in July was the “the best chance” for a deal to end …

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President express “abhorrence”, PM and political leaders condemn London terror attack

Greece’s political leadership and parties of the opposition condemned the terror attack in London on Saturday night. The President of Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, expressed his abhorrence over the new terror attack in London. The general secretary of the Greek Presidency Georgios Gennimatas, following the president’s order, expressed early on …

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Police dismantles human trafficking ring transferring migrants to EU and Canada

Greek police dismantled a human trafficking ring involved in the transport of migrants to European Union countries as well as to Canada. Twelve people in total were arrested in an operation that took place May 30-31 in three cities Athens, Thessaloniki and Katerini. Among the arrested are five Greeks, four …

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Only Greece worse off than Britain, say UK’s unions

Only Greece has suffered more from austerity that Britain, trade unions charged yesterday as rising inflation and stagnant wages threaten another sharp fall in living standards. Inflation at 2.3 per cent is higher than wage growth of 2.2 per cent — meaning that people’s pay is worth less in real …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Greece WWII Bomb: Phase I of neutralization concluded, 72,000 evacuated (pcts, video)

Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes on Sunday morning to allow army experts defuse a World War II bomb found under a petrol station in Kordelio suburb of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. Refugees and migrants in the hot spot Softex, an abandoned factory, were also evacuated. In the biggest evacuation …

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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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