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Southeast Europe flood warning

2016-05-03 22:34

Warnings have been issued in Bulgaria, eastern Greece and along Turkey's west coast mainly for heavy rain and large hail.

'Holy Fire' as Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

2016-05-01 16:12

Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2 000 years ago.

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach: Economics strongest motivator for SAs moving to UK

2016-04-26 16:14

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach talks to Alec Hogg about migratory trends, with the latest wave of emigrants leaving for very different reasons to their predecessors.

Men recount horror of migrant shipwreck

2016-04-21 19:58

Two men who were among 41 people plucked to safety from a boat found adrift in the Mediterranean, have described surviving what they say was a shipwreck that might have killed up to 500 people.

Ban slams 'deeply worrying' attacks on refugees

2016-04-19 20:52

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has denounced rising attacks on migrants and refugees, calling for "political will" to resolve the root causes of Europe's worst migration crisis in decades.

Pope on Lesbos

2016-04-16 10:36

Pope Francis has arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos for a high-profile visit that will turn the spotlight on an unprecedented refugee crisis.

Migrants clash with Macedonian police

2016-04-13 17:01

More than 100 migrants engaged in running battles with Macedonian police on the other side of a fence on Greece's border with the country.

Greece steps up evacuation of migrant border camp

2016-04-12 18:02

Greece is stepping up efforts to persuade hundreds of migrants to leave a squalid camp on its border with Macedonia where violence broke out at the weekend, officials say.

Greece: 5 migrants drowned off Samos island

2016-04-09 13:01

Greece's coast guard says at least five migrants have drowned in the eastern Aegean Sea after a small plastic boat capsized.

'We love you' but you've got to go, Greece tells migrants

2016-04-08 15:53

Greece plans to tell thousands of migrants that it "loves" them to persuade them to willingly evacuate a huge makeshift camp at the port of Piraeus.

 

EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens

2016-05-03 19:29

The EU is set to move on lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens, part of a widely criticised deal to get Turkey to stop migrants trying to enter Greece.

EU says Greece making 'incredible effort' on migrants

2016-04-28 16:02

Greece is making an "incredible" effort to tackle the EU's migration crisis following a controversial deal with Turkey, European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans says.

Greece urges Nato to extend naval mission in the Aegean

2016-04-23 09:00

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Nato to expand its anti-trafficking naval force in the Aegean, despite Turkish objections, following a meeting with alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg.

Nato warns migrant smugglers 'changing routes fast'

2016-04-21 16:10

Nato says it has no plans to wind up a mission to stop migrant traffickers in the Aegean Sea and warned smugglers were changing routes very quickly.

Pope shows Europe a migrant lesson

2016-04-16 15:35

Pope Francis has given Europe a lesson in how to treat refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the hard-hit Greek island of Lesbos.

The Bern mobbed by media in Rome, but no pope

2016-04-15 21:13

He came (to Rome), he saw (the inside of the Vatican, but not Pope Francis) and he conquered (the few dozen students and expats who turned out to see him).

Italy rescues 4 000 migrants in two days

2016-04-13 05:16

Italy's coastguard says it has rescued about 4 000 migrants in the past two days, adding to fears of a fresh push to reach Europe via that route as the number of migrants landing in Greece sharply recedes.

'Dozens hurt' as police tear gas migrants on Greece-Macedonia border

2016-04-10 18:02

Dozens of people have been hurt after police fired tear gas on a group of migrants as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border.

Greece expels second wave of migrants

2016-04-08 21:09

Greece has deported a second batch of more than 200 migrants to Turkey under a controversial EU deal to stem mass migration.

EgyptAir hijacker Seif el-Din Mustafa to be extradited

2016-04-07 11:48

Cypriot authorities have approved a request from Cairo to extradite the man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to the Mediterranean island.

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