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Shackled Remains at Ancient Greek Site Tell Tale of Intrigue

By Deborah Kyvrikosaios ATHENS, Aug 1 – At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles. They are the victims, say archaeologists, of a mass execution. But who they were, how they got there and why they appear to have been buried with a

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Macedonian Police Use Tear Gas on Migrants at Greek Border

ATHENS, April 10 – Macedonian police used tear gas to push back hundreds of migrants from a border fence on Sunday at a sprawling refugee camp on the Greek side of the frontier, a Reuters witness said. Tear gas was fired on a crowd of more than 500 people who had gathered at the fence

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Greek President Accuses Turkish Port Officials of Helping People Smugglers

BERLIN, Jan 18 – Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said Turkey was not doing enough to reduce the number of migrants arriving in Europe and accused Turkish port officials of helping people smugglers. Turkey reached a deal with EU officials late last year to keep more refugees inside its borders and stop them travelling on. Thousands

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Six Syrians Arrested in Argentina for Traveling With Fake Greek Passports

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Authorities in Argentina arrested six Syrians who flew into the South American country on false Greek passports, a spokesman for the federal police told Reuters on Saturday, adding that the bogus travel documents were probably obtained in Turkey. The six, including one minor, were taken into

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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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