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Greece says at least 41,000 asylum seekers on its territory

Greece has at least 41,000 refugees and migrants who are seeking asylum, mostly Syrians eligible to relocate within the EU, the migration minister said on Tuesday.

Bulgaria PM worried by EU-Turkey relations

Bulgaria`s premier called Friday on the EU to stick by Turkey despite tensions since July`s coup, worrying his country will be swamped by migrants if a deal with Ankara breaks down.

Rio Olympics: Greek athlete sent home from mega event after failed drugs test

Rio Olympics: Greek athlete sent home from mega event after failed drugs test

As the positive test was outside the Olympics window the competitor is not considered to be the first athlete to have failed a drugs test at the 2016 Games.

Greek Parliament votes again on mosque construction

Greece`s Parliament on Thursday voted again on resolving "bureaucratic obstacles" to building a long-delayed official mosque in Athens.

Migrant arrivals inch up after failed Turkey coup: Greece

Migrant arrivals inch up after failed Turkey coup: Greece

The average rate has increased to 90 people a day, compared to 30 before the attempted putsch, according to a data.

Turkish officers fleeing coup go on trial in Greece

Eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece after last week`s failed coup went on trial Thursday for illegal entry in a case that threatens to strain ties between the NATO allies.

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

Contender or Pretender – Can Portugal overcome 2004 misery and finally lift Euro 2016?

Contender or Pretender – Can Portugal overcome 2004 misery and finally lift Euro 2016?

In 2004, Cristiano Ronaldo made his way into the Portuguese starting XI, then led by Luis Figo, but suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Greece in the Euro final.

Greece wants send thousands of migrants back to Turkey in coming weeks

Officials say about 8,400 migrants are currently on Greek islands, nearly all of whom have expressed interest in applying for asylum.

UN chief to visit Belgium, Russia, Greece

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave New York on June 13 for Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the European Development Days before attending an event in Russia and visiting Greece, a UN spokesman has said.

Over 100 migrant bodies washed up in Libya

The bodies of more than 100 migrants have washed up on a Libyan beach as a new migrant boat tragedy unfolded in the Mediterranean south of Greece today.

Greek coastguard rescues migrants in sinking off Crete

More than 200 migrants were rescued in the south Aegean Sea off the island of Crete after their boat sank, Greece`s coastguard said on Friday.

At least 700 people on board capsized boat off Greece

A boat carrying hundreds of migrants has capsized off the Greek island of Crete and a major rescue operation is underway, the Greek coastguard said Friday.

France to welcome 400 refugees per month from Greece

Escalating wars in Syria and Iraq, and political instability in many African countries forced millions of people to their homelands.

Ready to act using all instruments available: ECB President Mario Draghi

Ready to act using all instruments available: ECB President Mario Draghi

 In the latest, ECB has left the interest rates at record low. ECB President Mario Draghi expected inflation to pick up in second half of 2016. 

 

Alan Pulido: Mexican footballer kidnapping sets off massive manhunt

Alan Pulido: Mexican footballer kidnapping sets off massive manhunt

In the most recent season, he scored five times in eight appearances with Olympiacos.

Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp

Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia.

EU releases $28 mn to help Greece handle refugee crisis

The European Commission has awarded 25 million euros ($28 million) in emergency funding to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to enhance its support to the Greek authorities, a statement said on Tuesday.

Greece starts evacuating squalid Idomeni migrant camp

Hundreds of Greek police on Tuesday began clearing the squalid Idomeni camp, a migrant flashpoint on the Macedonia border where thousands of people have been camped out for more than three months.

IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece

IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece

The IMF is involved in talks on making Greece's debt sustainable to approve the country's latest reforms and make new loans available.