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Greece Starts Clearing Makeshift Migrant Camp on Border

ATHENS, May 24 – Greek police started clearing migrants and refugees out of a sprawling tent camp on the sealed northern border with Macedonia where thousands have been stranded for months waiting in vain for passage to Europe. Reuters witnesses saw four to six bus loads of migrants leaving the makeshift camp of Idomeni early

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Migrants Trickle Back to Turkey from Greece Under EU Deal

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, April 26 – Two ferries left Greece for Turkey on Tuesday with 18 migrants on board, as a government spokesman said Athens was doing all it could to process returnees under a deal with Turkey intended to stem a huge refugee influx into Europe. Just over 340 people have so far

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Lesvos: Where Sympathy and Sanctuary Endure

By Anna Pantelia As winter takes its toll and high winds whip the sea up into a frenzy, men, women and children huddle together in rubber dinghies. Many are braving an unimaginable journey from Turkey destined to the tiny Greek island of Lesvos. As they reach the shore, hundreds of lifeguards and local volunteers rush forth

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