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Greek Parliament Approves Austere Budget for 2016

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The Greek parliament approved a 2016 budget featuring sharp cuts in spending and some tax increases to satisfy the country’s international lenders at a time of growing austerity fatigue. The leftist-led government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is under pressure to deliver tangible benefits to its poorest

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Stranded Migrants Block Railway on Greek Border, Call Hunger Strike

By Yannis Behrakis IDOMENI, Greece, Nov 23 – Moroccans, Iranians and Pakistanis on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia blocked rail traffic and demanded passage to western Europe on Monday, stranded by a policy of filtering migrants in the Balkans that has raised human rights concerns. One Iranian man, declaring a hunger strike, stripped to the

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Refugees Drown After Boat Sinks In Kos

ATHENS, Nov. 17 – Eight migrants drowned and at least another three were missing after their inflatable boat sank off the Greek island of Kos early on Tuesday, the coastguard said. Seven people were rescued, and emergency crews were still trying to recover all the bodies of the people who died from the capsized vessel,

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Police Raid Homes in France, Vow “It’s Just the Beginning”

By Chine Labbé and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 16 – Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following Friday’s Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was the possible mastermind. Prosecutors said one of the killers had been stopped and fingerprinted in Greece last

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To Uphold an Oath

In an age of refugees, upholding medical ethics is no mean feat By Nicholas Noe Kos, Greece—At its zenith, Kos had once revolutionized the field of medical ethics. Hippocrates and his disciples had bestowed the world with a lasting gift: the pledge to do no “harm or injustice” to those in need of care. To

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