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Alexandros Avramidis

Migrant stowaways ride Greek freight trains seeking escape to north

Sep 12 2019

THESSALONIKI, Greece The unassuming freight train rumbles across the countryside in northern Greece, but a moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures hiding between its wagons.

At least seven killed as freak storm lashes Greek resorts

Jul 11 2019

NEA PLAGIA, Greece At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops. | Video

Voracious beetle kills swathes of Greek forest

Jun 21 2019

THESSALONIKI, Greece Greek authorities are felling large parts of a forest because of a seemingly unstoppable beetle munching its way through trees.

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.

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