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Greece hands over Olympic flame to Japan

Greece hands over Olympic flame to Japan

The Greek Olympic Committee handed over the Olympic flame to Japan in Athens on Thursday in a ceremony held without an audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

MSF urges Greece to evacuate migrant camps due to coronavirus risk

MSF urges Greece to evacuate migrant camps due to coronavirus risk

Medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has urged Greece to immediately evacuate migrants from overcrowded camps on its islands due to a high risk of the coronavirus spreading swiftly among people living in squalid conditions.

Olympic flame lit in Greece in front of limited crowd

Olympic flame lit in Greece in front of limited crowd

The Olympic flame for the 2020 Tokyo Games was lit in Greece on Thursday in front of a crowd restricted to 100 because of the coronavirus.

Bulgaria opposes Greek plans for refugee camp near border

Bulgaria opposes Greek plans for refugee camp near border

Bulgaria's defence minister has hit out at ‘unreasonable’ Greek plans to build a camp near their border to shelter asylum seekers amid a migration surge from Turkey.

Greece to build new camps after migrant surge: minister

Greece to build new camps after migrant surge: minister

Greece plans to build two new temporary camps to house hundreds of additional asylum seekers who arrived after a surge enabled by Turkey, the migration minister said Saturday.

Thousands of migrants gather at Greece borders seeking entry

Thousands of migrants gather at Greece borders seeking entry

Migrants trickled through permeable borders to Greece from Turkey on Sunday as thousands gathered on the country's frontier seeking entry after Ankara relaxed curbs on their movement.

Greek islanders opposed to new migrant centre clash with police

Greek islanders opposed to new migrant centre clash with police

Riot police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters angry over the creation of a new detention centre

Riot police on Greek islands as work begins on new migrant camps

Riot police on Greek islands as work begins on new migrant camps

Riot police were dispatched to the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Tuesday as the government ploughed ahead with the construction of controversial new migrant camps, officials said.

Greece elects first woman president for 'new era'

Greece elects first woman president for 'new era'

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with no party-political allegiance.

Parliament to elect Greece's first woman president

Parliament to elect Greece's first woman president

A trailblazing judge with particular expertise in environmental law and the constitution will become Greece's first female president on Wednesday.

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France will help Greece tackle an ongoing migration challenge that has put overwhelming pressure on its infrastructure by accepting 400 asylum-seekers ...

UN refugees chief urges Greece to improve "miserable" camp conditions

UN refugees chief urges Greece to improve "miserable" camp conditions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urged the Greek government on Wednesday to improve living conditions in migrant camps and said Europe must do more to protect unaccompanied children.