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Greek police fire tear gas at migrants as border convoy grows

Apr 05 2019

ATHENS/DIAVATA, Greece Greek police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse migrants who had gathered in a field near the country's border with Northern Macedonia in the hope of making their way illegally up through the Balkans toward northern Europe. | Video

As stocks deplete, Greek fishermen scrap boats and livelihoods

Jul 03 2018

ASPROVALTA, Greece Panagiotis Pagonis stands on the deck of his fishing boat off Asprovalta in northern Greece, grimacing at another empty catch. "It's all gone to hell," the 72-year-old mutters as the early glimmer of dawn lights up the waters. | Video

On freight trains, migrants in Greece seek new routes north

Apr 19 2017

THESSALONIKI, Greece It was Mohamed Khaleuf's third attempt to cross the Greek-Macedonian border hiding in a freight train and he had no plans to give up trying.

Macedonia police fire teargas at migrants while Europe bickers

Feb 29 2016

IDOMENI/ATHENS Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. | Video

Greece moves stranded migrants to Athens from tense border

Dec 09 2015

IDOMENI, Greece Greek police rounded up some 2,300 migrants who had been stranded for three weeks at the border with Macedonia and transported them to Athens on Wednesday, dashing their hopes of seeking asylum in northern Europe.

Greece moves stranded migrants to Athens from tense border

Dec 09 2015

IDOMENI, Greece Greek police rounded up some 2,300 migrants who had been stranded for three weeks at the border with Macedonia and transported them to Athens on Wednesday, dashing their hopes of seeking asylum in northern Europe.

Greece moves stranded migrants to Athens from tense border

Dec 09 2015

IDOMENI, Greece Greek police rounded up some 2,300 migrants who had been stranded for three weeks at the border with Macedonia and transported them to Athens on Wednesday, dashing their hopes of seeking asylum in northern Europe.

Greek police put migrants stranded at Macedonia border on buses for Athens

Dec 09 2015

IDOMENI, Greece Greek police on Wednesday loaded hundreds of migrants who have been stranded for three weeks at the Macedonian border onto buses bound for Athens, a police official and a Reuters witness said, ending their hopes of reaching northern Europe.

Migrant dies on Greek-Macedonian border as Greece seeks to end standoff

Dec 03 2015

IDOMENI, Greece A Moroccan was electrocuted to death on the Greek-Macedonian border on Thursday in the second straight day of clashes between police and migrants stranded on the Greek side for weeks. | Video

With Schengen under threat, Greece accepts EU help

Dec 03 2015

BRUSSELS/IDOMENI Greece asked for European help on Thursday to secure its borders and care for crowds of migrants, defusing threats from EU allies to bar it from the passport-free Schengen zone if it failed to get a grip.

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