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Traveling to Greece? What to Know About the Reopening

Traveling to Greece? What to Know About the Reopening

Traveling to Greece? What to Know About the Reopening Traveling to Greece? What to Know About the Reopening Most Greeks — who have endured months of lockdown — would agree with that sentiment, said Ms. Nakou, the analyst. “I think there is little alternative, to be honest, given the importance of the sector in the economy,” she said. But Ms. …

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Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson

Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson

Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson ATHENS — An Afghan woman is facing arson charges after trying to burn herself to death at a migrants camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this week, officials said on Thursday. The charges are the …

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Walking on Fire, and by Faith, in Northern Greece

Walking on Fire, and by Faith, in Northern Greece

Walking on Fire, and by Faith, in Northern Greece Walking on Fire, and by Faith, in Northern Greece The room was dimly lit, illuminated only by a weak yellow light bulb and the flames from the fireplace. A small group of men and women, clutching the holy icons of Greek Orthodox saints, was dancing and twirling around the floor under …

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Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece

Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece

Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece Many victims do not speak out, Ms. Sakellaropoulou said on Monday after meeting Ms. Bekatorou, “because they know that in the best-case scenario they will face pity or mistrust and in the worst case contempt, derision, …

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Greece Wants Him in Prison. Instead, He’s in the E.U. Parliament.

Greece Wants Him in Prison. Instead, He’s in the E.U. Parliament.

Greece Wants Him in Prison. Instead, He’s in the E.U. Parliament. Greece Wants Him in Prison. Instead, He’s in the E.U. Parliament. The party’s support eroded as the criminal case against it unfolded, and in the July 2019 election it lost all of its seats in the Greek Parliament. But shortly before that contest, Mr. Lagos ran successfully for the …

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E.U. Border Agency Accused of Covering Up Migrant Pushback in Greece

E.U. Border Agency Accused of Covering Up Migrant Pushback in Greece

E.U. Border Agency Accused of Covering Up Migrant Pushback in Greece E.U. Border Agency Accused of Covering Up Migrant Pushback in Greece BRUSSELS — Mounting evidence indicates that the European Union’s border agency has been complicit in Greece’s illegal practice of pushing back migrants to Turkey, according to documents obtained by The New York Times and interviews with officials. In …

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Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death

Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death

Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death ATHENS — Greek authorities have charged an Afghan man in the death of his 6-year-old son as the pair tried to reach the country by sea, a move that rights …

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Golden Dawn Found Guilty of Running Criminal Organization in Greece

Golden Dawn Found Guilty of Running Criminal Organization in Greece

Golden Dawn Found Guilty of Running Criminal Organization in Greece Golden Dawn Found Guilty of Running Criminal Organization in Greece ATHENS — In a landmark verdict in Greece’s highest-profile political trial in decades, an Athens court on Wednesday found the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn guilty of running a criminal organization as it rose to prominence during the country’s financial crisis, …

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Cyclone Ianos, a Rare ‘Medicane,’ Batters Ionian Islands of Greece

Cyclone Ianos, a Rare 'Medicane,' Batters Ionian Islands of Greece

Cyclone Ianos, a Rare ‘Medicane,’ Batters Ionian Islands of Greece Cyclone Ianos, a Rare ‘Medicane,’ Batters Ionian Islands of Greece A rare, powerful cyclone slammed into the western Ionian Islands of Greece and other parts of the country on Friday, bringing lashing rain, strong winds and flooding as it tore into the coastline. Such storms — which some meteorologists call …

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Rising Tensions Between Turkey and Greece Divide E.U. Leaders

Rising Tensions Between Turkey and Greece Divide E.U. Leaders

Rising Tensions Between Turkey and Greece Divide E.U. Leaders Rising Tensions Between Turkey and Greece Divide E.U. Leaders BRUSSELS — An escalating dispute between Greece and Turkey over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean is fast becoming militarized, raising the risks of a clash among NATO allies. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas of Germany, who visited Greece and Turkey this week …

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