Greece: Thousands flee homes as fires rage outside Athens
08 August 2021 | 10:27 am
Emergency services evacuated several northern suburbs of the Greek capital after fresh fires broke out late on Tuesday as strong winds and blistering heat continue to complicate the efforts of rescue crews.
16 Oct 2021
Beekeepers Mustafa Alti and his son Fehmi were kept busy tending to their hives before wildfires tore through a bucolic region of Turkey that makes most of the world's prized pine honey. Now the Altis and generations of other honey farmers in Turkey's Aegean province of Mugla are scrambling to find additional work and wondering how many decades it might take to get their old lives back on track.
18 Oct 2021
The ceremony to light the Olympic flame was disrupted as Tibetan and Hong Kong activists held banners protesting human rights abuses in China.
24 Oct 2021
The military in South Korea has said the projectile was a submarine-launched ballistic missile. It comes as intelligence chiefs from the US, South Korea and Japan meet in Seoul.
14 Nov 2021
Greek officials claim Turkey is acting like a "pirate state in the Aegean Sea" in regards to migrants. Athens has called on the EU to put pressure on Ankara to meet its international obligations.
19 Nov 2021
During a visit in October, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described the new refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos as a "European model" for the reception of asylum seekers. The EU-funded Samos camp is closed and isolated – a far cry from overwhelmed reception centres such as the Moria camp on Lesbos, which was nicknamed the "camp of shame". But the asylum procedure remains lengthy and refugees are surrounded by barbed wire and video surveillance. Meanwhile, migrants trying to make the sea crossing to Europe still face a perilous journey. On October 27, three children drowned off the coast of Chios when their dinghy sank. Our correspondents report.
21 Nov 2021
Activists who took part in search and rescue operations off Greece now face charges including human trafficking, espionage, and money laundering.
A migrant shares the challenge of crossing into Greece, and Americans post their resignations on TikTok
3 Dec 2021
The Observers, we caught up with a Syrian migrant who filmed himself crossing the Maritsa river from Turkey to Greece, in order to reach the European Union. He recounts his various trials crossing the river and being confronted by Greek border guards. Then, we go to the United States, where an unprecedented number of people are quitting their jobs, after being fed up with corporate culture and work-life balance during the Covid-19 pandemic. They've shared their #QuitMyJob stories on TikTok.
5 Dec 2021
The major US cable network has fired one of its top anchors after new revelations related to his brother. Ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo stepped down in August amid claims of sexual harassment.
11 Dec 2021
Activists who helped migrants reach Greece in 2018 are on trial on the island of Lesbos. The accusations against them include spying and human trafficking. DW caught up with some of those facing the most serious charges.
22 Dec 2021
Greece's new high-security refugee center on the island of Samos promises improved living conditions for asylum-seekers. But human rights organizations have reacted with dismay to a facility that so closely resembles a prison.
26 Dec 2021
A migrant boat carrying 80 people capsized off the coast of the island of Paros, leaving at least 16 dead. It is the third shipwreck this week involving migrants in Greek waters.
A mayor in Greece is using smart technology to make his city future-proof. Electric vehicles and an e-complaint system are part of Trikala's innovation strategy, but the Greek government is interfering with the plans.
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