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Aid group: Over 400 migrants dead in Mediterranean in 2016

2016-02-09 18:37

The International Organisation for Migration says 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and migrant crossings in the first six weeks of this year are running at nearly ten times the rate of this time in 2015

Turkey seizes unsafe refugee boats

2016-02-06 20:24

Turkish police have seized almost 50 unsafe boats destined for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece.

EU urges Greece to tighten bloc's external border

2016-02-02 22:47

The EU has urged Greece to take specific steps to remedy failures to check the flow of asylum seekers to its shores and protect the 28-nation bloc's external border.

They died screaming - witness after migrants' boat capsized

2016-01-31 21:06

A witness to the drowning of 37 people off Turkey's coast has recounted the disaster, describing the screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks.

Children drown as refugee boat sinks off Turkey

2016-01-30 12:27

At least 10 people, including five children, have died after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to a Greek island, according to Turkish media.

13 migrants, including 8 children, drown off Greece

2016-01-28 12:57

The bodies of thirteen migrants, including eight children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said.

Greece angered by threat of migrants threat

2016-01-26 16:58

Greece has pushed back at a Belgian proposal that Athens should set up camps for hundreds of thousands of migrants on its soil.

Greek farmers, sailors begin wave of protests

2016-01-24 12:10

Greek farmers and sailors have kicked off a wave of protests against a disputed pension reform mooted by the prime minister.

Turkey seizes unsafe life vests destined for refugees

2016-01-23 07:13

Turkish police have seized more than 2 500 unsafe life jackets destined for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece.

At least 21 die in boat sinkings in Greece

2016-01-22 10:24

Greece's coast guard says at least 21 people have died in two separate sinkings of boats smuggling migrants off two Greek islands overnight

 

Migrant children drown off Turkish coast

2016-02-08 20:07

At least 38 people, 11 of them children, have died in two separate boat sinkings in the Aegean Sea off Turkey.

Skirmishes in Athens as general strike sweeps Greece

2016-02-04 21:30

Thousands have marched as a crippling general strike against pension reforms swept Greece, with hooded youths lobbing firebombs at riot police in scattered skirmishes in the capital.

Greece arrests man carrying stolen Iraqi passport

2016-02-02 05:12

An Iraqi Kurdish man has been arrested at Athens airport in possession of a passport known to have been among a haul of official documents stolen by Islamic State jihadists.

33 Greece-bound migrants drown off Turkish coast

2016-01-30 16:18

Turkey's state-run news agency says at least 33 people, including five children, have drowned in the Aegean Sea after their Greece-bound boat capsized off the Turkish coast.

More than 30 migrants, many children, drown in Mediterranean

2016-01-28 22:26

More than 30 migrants have drowned in two separate incidents in the Mediterranean when their boats and dinghies overturned or sank.

Greece 'seriously neglected' its borders: EU

2016-01-27 18:35

Greece has "seriously neglected" its obligations to the EU's external borders during the migrant crisis, the European Commission has said, with Athens facing a possible three-month deadline to take action.

Main Greek oil refiner announces Iran deal

2016-01-24 13:30

Greece's main oil refiner HELPE has reached a deal to import crude supplies from Iran, just days after international sanctions on oil exports were lifted.

Protests planned at Greek border after more migrants drown

2016-01-23 13:19

Left-wing protest groups in Greece are planning 2 days of demonstrations at the country's border with Turkey, to call on authorities to ease transit restrictions in the wake of 2 deadly boat sinkings that left at least 46 migrants and refugees dead.

At least 44 migrants dead as boats sink

2016-01-22 18:13

At least 44 people including 20 children have died after their boats sank on their way from Turkey to Greece.

Tighter border checks leave migrants trapped in Greece

2016-01-11 20:02

A tightening of border controls closer to the promised lands of Germany and Sweden has left thousands of migrants trapped and destitute in the last place most want to be - financially wrecked Greece.

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