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Greek WWII Survivor Giannis Karageorgiou Celebrates His 100th Birthday

World War II survivor Giannis Karageorgiou celebrated his 100th birthday recently on the Greek island of Lesvos. His unbelievable strength made this man survive the...

Eight People Killed off Turkey’s Aegean Coast After Migrant Boat Sinks

Eight people perished after a migrant boat carrying approximately fifteen people capsized and sank off the Aegean coast of Turkey, the country's interior ministry...

46,000 New Migrants Land on Greece’s Eastern Aegean Shores in 2019

The total number of refugees and migrants who reached Greece's Eastern Aegean islands during 2019 reached the astounding figure of 46,026, according to official...

Migrant Influx to Greece Continues Through Christmas Despite Severe Weather

Despite the ongoing severe weather conditions and freezing temperatures which have prevailed in Greece over the past several days, the influx of migrants from...

Official Data Shows Turkey Violated Greek Territorial Waters 2,032 Times in 2019

The number of Turkish violations of Greece's territorial waters rose dramatically this year compared to 2018, according to official data released recently by the...

Greek Shipowners Donate 10 Patrol Boats to the Hellenic Coast Guard

The Union of Greek Shipowners (EEE) donated to the country's Coast Guard 10 state-of-the-art high-speed boats that will be built in Greece based on...

US Sends B52 Stratofortress Bombers to Greece and Cyprus for Joint Exercise

The enhanced strategic cooperation between Washington and Athens is set to take one step further on Wednesday, October 30, as two aircraft belonging to...

Aegean Migration Spikes; 116 People Rescued on Tuesday Morning Alone

The Greek Coast Guard intervened in three separate incidents involving migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea in the early hours of Tuesday, rescuing...

Turkey Issues NAVTEX off Cyprus and Limnos Island in Greece

Turkish authorities issued two new Navigational Telexes (NAVTEX) on Thursday, blocking off the regions of the sea west of Cyprus and southeast of the...

UN Reveals Extent of Increase in Migrant Arrivals in Greece in 2019

A UNHCR report released on Monday, entitled "Desperate Journeys," revealed the extent of the increase in refugee and migrant arrivals to Greece since the...

Greek Cabinet Adopts Emergency Measures for Islands Awash in Migrants

The Greek cabinet decided on Monday to go ahead with two ambitious programs which aim to ease the burden on the Eastern Aegean islands...

Greece Officially Requests Further FRONTEX Assistance to Tackle Migrant Crisis

The Greek Coast Guard sent a request to the European Border and Coast Guard agency FRONTEX on Monday to send further assistance to Greece, amid the...

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