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Illegal Migration: Greece wants floating fence to keep migrants out

Illegal Migration: Greece wants floating fence to keep migrants out

Greece wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands’ shores through Turkey, government officials said on Thursday. Greece served as gateway to the European Union (EU) for over one million Syrian refugees and other migrants in recent years. Greek islands, while an agreement with Turkey sharply […]

Greek police seize tonne of cocaine, arrest 8 foreigners

Greek police seize tonne of cocaine, arrest 8 foreigners

Police in Greece said Saturday they had seized weapons and more than a tonne of cocaine and arrested eight foreign nationals in a series of raids on a drug-smuggling network. The suspects being held had been bringing drugs into Europe and North Africa from the Caribbean by yacht, police said in a statement. They were […]

Christmas: Afghan, Iraqi men seeking asylum commit suicide in Greece

Christmas: Afghan, Iraqi men seeking asylum commit suicide in Greece

Two young men ― an Afghan father of two (32 years) and an Iraqi (30 years) ― who were living in a hotel packed with refugees in northern Greece committed suicide over Christmas, a charity said Thursday. The two men were found in the village of Mouries near the border with North Macedonia. “We have […]

Floods in Greece kill 2, damage hundreds of homes

Floods in Greece kill 2, damage hundreds of homes

Authorities in Greece say two people have died and hundreds of homes have been flooded following an overnight storm that affected areas west of Athens. The bodies of the two men believed to be tourists were recovered late Sunday and early Monday near the port of Antirio, 250 kilometers (155 miles) west of Athens after […]

Pompeo announces closer military ties with Greece

Pompeo announces closer military ties with Greece

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Saturday announced closer cooperation, especially militarily, with Greece after meeting with the country’s Prime Minister during a trip to Athens. Pompeo and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the NATO countries will also strengthen their ties in the energy and economic sectors. “We’re opening a new chapter in our […]