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New study concludes Europe's Mediterranean border remains 'world's deadliest'.

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Afghanistan, Chad, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Spain, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World Relying on analysis of IOM, the report states that at least 33,761 migrants were reported to have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean between ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Europe at Its Ugliest: The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos.

As winter arrives, the situation on the Greek island of Lesbos is unsustainable. Conditions at the refugee camps are horrific and island residents are tired of being left in the lurch by Athens and the EU. A visit to ground zero of European ignominy.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Athens brings its dispute with pharma industry to the EU Council.

The next EU Health Council on 8 December will discuss the lack of drug availability in Greece', amid mounting tensions between the leftist government in Athens and the pharmaceutical companies.

- EurActive - UK

New study concludes Europe's Mediterranean border remains 'World's deadliest'.

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Afghanistan, Chad, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Spain, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World Relying on analysis of IOM, the report states that at least 33,761 migrants were reported to have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean between ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

480km of TAP's Greek route cleared.

- Today.Az - AZ

Denmark, France and Belgium have highest income taxes.

In 2016, the highest income taxes were recorded in Denmark , France and Belgium , according to a new OECD report. Among EU states, Ireland claimed the lowest income taxes , Latvia and Slovakia . Greece ranked first in tax hikes, rising income taxes 2.2% in just one year . Taxes on companies remained flat at around 8.9% of ...

- EU Observer - EU

Greek Police to Help German Airports Catch Migrants with Fake Papers.

Greek police will help bolster airport checks in Germany in a dispute over hundreds of passengers allegedly caught flying out of Greece with falsified papers, a police source told AFP, The Local writes. As of next week, Greek liaison officers will be stationed at airports in Frankfurt and Munich to help with passport ...

- Novinite - BG

Greek police to help German airports catch migrants with fake papers.

Greek police will help bolster airport checks in Germany in a dispute over hundreds of passengers allegedly caught flying out of Greece with falsified papers, a police source told AFP.

- The Local - INT

First Turkish presidential visit to Greece 'since 1952'.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will in the coming days visit Turkey's sometimes uneasy NATO ally Greece, a top official said Thursday, the first visit by a Turkish head of state to its neighbor in 65 years.

- The Daily Star - LB

Giant asteroid 3200 Phaethon will brush past Earth near Christmas.

A 5km wide asteroid named 3200 Phaethon will brush past Earth just before Christmas.The huge object is named after the Greek demi-god Phaethon, who according to legend almost destroyed Earth, according to the Daily Mail. It will...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Erdogan, First Turkish Pres. to Visit Greece in 65 Years Despite Cyprus Occupation.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu said Thursday. The visit, the date of which has yet to be confirmed, will be made during the upcoming days, and further improve the bilateral ties between Turkey and Greece, he said. "Our president ...

- Albawaba - UK

Greece's vows greater effort to protect refugees over winter

Greece has promised to step up efforts to protect migrants and refugees over the winter on the Greek islands, but defended a 2016 deal between Turkey and the European Union to stop the westward flow of migrants into Europe.

- The Daily Star - LB

Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover

Thunder and lightning have sparked awe and fear in humans since time immemorial. In both modern and ancient cultures, these natural phenomena are often thought to be governed by some of the most important and powerful gods – Indra in Hinduism, Zeus in Greek mythology and Thor in Norse mythology.

- PhysOrg - NL

Erdogan to make first Turkish presidential visit to Greece 'since 1952'

Istanbul, Nov 23, 2017 - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will in the coming days visit Turkey's sometimes uneasy NATO ally Greece, a top official said Thursday, the first visit by a Turkish head of state to its neighbour in 65 years.

- The Daily Star - LB

Erdogan to go to Greece, 1st Turkish president in 65 years

Historic visit should take place over the next few days

- ANSA - IT

Deputy PM: Turkish president to visit Greece

- Today.Az - AZ

A Child Named Anıl was Recorded in the Passport as Anal, Parents are Shocked!

A real shock came to the parents of a child after they decided to issue a passport in Kardzhali. The little Anıl turned out to be "Anal" in the transliteration of his name to Latin, and that made the family look for the cooperation of the court, the daily newspaper "24x7 Rodopi" writes. Documents were issued in July this ...

- Novinite - BG

Surprise! Turkish President with First Visit to Greece in 65 Years

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece for the past 65 years, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Chavushoglu said, quoted by the Anatolian agency. However, the date has not yet been confirmed. The visit will take place in the coming days. It aims to improve relations between Turkey and ...

- Novinite - BG

Deputy PM: Turkish president to visit Greece

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Greece in the coming days, Turkish media cited the country's Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu as saying on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

AP PHOTOS: Greece floods: 'the water took everything'

- Townhall.com - US

Hogan pleased with Greek efforts to close 'digital gap' in rural areas

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan is satisfied with the Greek government's push for rural broadband, claiming that it will help farmers increase production.

- EurActive - UK

Greek parliament postpones debate on Saudi arms deal

The Greek parliament has postponed Thursday's debate on a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia to Monday, in order to make it possible for prime minister Alexis Tsipras - who is in Paris - to be present. Defence minister Panos Kammenos is under heavy pressure from the conservative New Democracy opposition leader, ...

- EU Observer - EU

Greece: as winter nears, asylum seekers stuck in tents on islands

Greece: as winter nears, asylum seekers stuck in tents on islands22 November 2017The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece's containment policy,' 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Asylum Seekers Stranded on Greek Islands Face Winter Death Threat

Winter could bring death to asylum seekers stranded on crowded Greek islands with only summer tents for shelter, aid groups said on Wednesday, urging a mass relocation to the mainland. More than 10,000 people, mostly Syrians and Iraqis fleeing years of war, have massed on the Greek islands that lie closest to Turkey, since ...

- Voice of America - US

Winter exposure threat looms for asylum seekers stranded in primitive crowded camps on Greek isles

Winter could bring death to asylum seekers stranded on crowded Greek islands with only summer tents for shelter, aid groups said on Wednesday, urging a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Rights groups urge Greece to end 'containment policy'

Humanitarian agencies call on Greek authorities to ensure that no refugees are in tents as winter weather approaches.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Good Luck? Man Launching Himself in Homemade Rocket to Prove Earth is Flat

Pythagoras first proposed that the Earth was round sometime around 500 B.C., with Aristotle following suit 150 years later. Heck, the planet's circumference was even measured by ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes over 2,000 years ago.

- Mediaite - US

Movies on base through Nov. 22

Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and The Netherlands.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Athens hosts int'l forum on humanitarian challenges of EU-Mediterranean basin partnership

- Today.Az - AZ

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands...

- MENAFN - JO

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

Expand Migrants and asylum seekers gathering around a fire, inside the Moria hotspot on Lesbos island, Greece. Thousands are living under terrible conditions, in overcrowded tents and containers, as the weather worsens.  © 2017 Giorgos Moutafis – The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni.

- WRAL.com - US

Greece: Body of man believed to be migrant found near border

Greek police say the body of a man believed to be a migrant has been found in an abandoned building in a mountainous border area in northern Greece.

- FOX News - US

3 Bulgarian Citizens were Detained in Turkey in an Attempt to Transfer Gulenists to Greece

Three Bulgarian citizens were detained in Turkey on suspicion of trying to transfer three Turkish families to Greece, reports sega.  The Adrianople Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Smuggling has been alerted about a group of 11 people preparing to cross the border. Among them were six people investigated for ...

- Novinite - BG

Greece upgrades 2018 growth forecast

ATHENS, Nov 22 — The Greek government has upgraded slightly its forecast for economic growth next year, according to its final 2018 budget, tabled late yesterday. The government is expecting the economy to grow by 2.5 per cent in 2018,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other…

- Billings Gazette - US

EU auditors insist on full probe into ECB's role in Greek bailouts

The European Court of Auditors insists it had the right to look into the role of the European Central Bank in Greek bailouts, based on the Lisbon Treaty and a European Parliament resolution, and is now seeking ways to access the documents the ECB has refused to hand over.

- EurActive - UK

Hariri Returns to Lebanon for First Time After Resignation

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in the capital Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since resigning on Nov. 4. Hariri was expected to attend National Day celebrations Wednesday in Beirut. The resigned premier left Saudi Arabia on Saturday for Paris after being invited by French President Emmanuel Macron. ...

- Albawaba - UK

As winter nears in Greece, asylum seekers stuck in tents on islands

Source: ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, Amnesty International, Jesuit Refugee Service, CARE, Terre des hommes, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, SolidarityNow Country: Greece, World The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece's containment policy,' 20 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Why Trump Will Have to Pay for Winning the War Against ISIS

John Richard Cookson Security, Middle East Significant progress has been made against ISIS, but the goal for the Trump administration now is to add to that accomplishment. Praise between members of opposing political parties is so rare these days that it should be highlighted when it does occur. Last month, President ...

- The National Interest - US

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges.

- FOX News - US

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

- Townhall.com - US

CBS News Fires Charlie Rose Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Eight women accused CBS News' Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct and now the long-time journalist has been axed from the network. CBS News President David Rhodes told his employees on Tuesday:

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Memo: CBS President David Rhodes says the network has terminated Charlie Rose's employment, effective immediately

Jon Levine / The Wrap: Memo: CBS President David Rhodes says the network has terminated Charlie Rose's employment, effective immediately  —  CBS News has terminated its relationship Charlie Rose on Tuesday, one day after the Washington Post reported multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the longtime news ...

- Mediagazer - US

60-year-old Canadian man kayaks solo from Norway to Greece in a paddle for peace

Mark Fuhrmann, a hobby kayaker from Vancouver paddled for 183 days through seas, rivers and the channels of 15 European countries on a 5,400 kilometre journey that began in April.

- Global News - CA

Charlie Rose Ousted by CBS and PBS After Harassment Allegations

David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, noted allegations of 'extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior.' Bloomberg also cut ties with the host.

- New York Times - US

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

Expand An asylum seeker is seen inside his tent at a makeshift camp on the Greek island of Samos, Greece.  © 2017 REUTERS/Costas Baltas – The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece's containment policy,' 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Greece, Looking to Move Past Bailouts, Unveils Ambitious Budget

The country is trying to wean itself off the international assistance that it has relied on in recent years, and is projecting strong economic growth for next year.

- International NY Times - US

Athens flash floods: 21 dead; one missing as water engulfs areas of Greece's capital

The death toll from flash floods near Athens last week has risen to 21, with one more person still missing The post Athens flash floods: 21 dead; one missing as water engulfs areas of Greece's capital appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

CBS Fires Charlie Rose After ‘Extremely Disturbing’ Allegations

CBS News has terminated its contract with longtime reporter and anchor Charlie Rose after The Washington Post reported on eight women's “extremely disturbing” allegations against him, said CBS News President David Rhodes.Rhodes said he was “deeply disappointed and angry” and said the termination was ...

- TPM News - US

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