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Migrant arrivals to Greece rise sharply despite EU-Turkey deal

By Karolina Tagaris & Lefteris Karagiannopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) – Migrant & refugee arrivals to Greece from Turkey rose sharply on Wednesday, just over a week after the European Union &…

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1,600 migrants land in Greece, despite EU-Turkey deal

Athens (AFP) – More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkish deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said Monday, highlighting the challenges still facing…

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Refugees in freezing limbo on Greek-Macedonian border

By Lefteris Papadimas IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) – Baby Zaynab lay swaddled in a multicolored blanket as her mother gently tried to rock her to sleep. She didn't obtain much sleep…

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The Latest: French minister hails Merkel's refugee stance

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the continuing issues of mass migration to Europe (all times local). 9:35 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says German chancellor Angela Merkel is…

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The Latest: Hungary says it may veto EU-Turkish migrant deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the migration crisis as leaders from the EU & Turkey meet in Brussels (all times local): 10 p.m. Hungary says it will veto any…

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EU unveils 700-mn-euro migrant aid plan for Greece

Brussels (AFP) – The EU on Wednesday proposed 700 million euros in emergency aid for Greece & other states as it began to tackle the migrant crisis within its borders…

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EU launches emergency refugee aid scheme for Greece

By Gabriela Baczynska & Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union, faced with a growing refugee crisis in Greece, launched a new aid program on Wednesday worth an initial…

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EU set to give emergency aid to Greece for migrants

Brussels (AFP) – The EU will unveil plans Wednesday for emergency aid to Greece to assist trapped migrants, in what would be the bloc's first distribution of humanitarian cash to…

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France razes migrant camp as Greece seeks EU aid

Calais (France) (AFP) – Demolition workers tore down more makeshift shelters in France's grim "Jungle" migrant camp Tuesday, as Greece pleaded for EU aid to assist shelter thousands of refugees…

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Macedonian police fire tear gas on migrants storming Greek border

IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) – Macedonian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants & refugees who stormed the border from Greece on Monday, tearing down a gate as frustrations…

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