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British police seek toddler missing for 25 years on Greek island

KOS, Greece British police began excavations in a field on a Greek island on Monday, saying they had new leads in the disappearance of a British toddler there 25 years ago.

Greece rejects asylum requests by three Turkish soldiers

ATHENS Greece has rejected asylum requests from three of a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July, police sources said on Wednesday.

World, Turkey, Sep 21 2016

Thousands flee fire at Greek migrant camp as tensions flare

ATHENS Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after fire swept through tents and cabins during violence among residents, police said. | Video

World, United Nations Sep 20 2016

For refugees in Greece, long wait for asylum is 'like death'

CHIOS, Greece Life in Greece has become so difficult for Amir and Walaa, teachers from Syria, that they sometimes think about returning to the home they risked everything to flee.

World, Syria Sep 12 2016

EU will not release more bailout money for Greece this month: paper

BERLIN The euro zone will not release additional bailout money for Greece at a meeting in Bratislava this month, Germany's Handelsblatt Global reported on Sunday, citing European Union diplomats.

Germany, Sep 04 2016

Fewer migrants entered Germany illegally in August: police

BERLIN Fewer migrants entered Germany illegally in August than during any other month this year, a police spokeswoman said on Friday, a consequence of border closures and an EU-Turkey deal to stop sea arrivals in Greece.

World, Germany, Turkey, Sep 02 2016

Migrant arrivals to Greek islands jump to highest in weeks

ATHENS More than 460 migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands from Turkey on Tuesday, the highest in several weeks, despite a European Union deal with Ankara agreed in March to close off that route.

World, United Nations, Turkey, Aug 30 2016

EU refugee relocation scheme must be bigger, quicker: UNHCR chief

ATHENS A European Union scheme to relocate refugees from frontline countries Greece and Italy to other member states must be bigger and move faster, the U.N. refugee chief said in Athens on Wednesday.

World, Italy Aug 24 2016

Turkish military defector makes case for asylum in Greece

ATHENS A Turkish soldier who fled to Greece after a failed military coup attempt in Turkey last month was interviewed by asylum officials in Athens on Friday, the first step in a legal process which will help determine whether he should be sent back home.

World, Turkey, Aug 19 2016

Syrian refugees in discarded holiday homes dream of anything but Greece

MYRSINI, Greece A small house close to the beach in western Greece is replete with a small rose garden, flowers in a vase, a thatched roof and a kennel, all created by its newly arrived refugee occupants.

World, Aug 18 2016