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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, known also as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens, the nation's capital, is its largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Greece: Thousands moved to new refugee camp [Video]

Greece: Thousands moved to new refugee camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos continue to relocate people into a new refugee camp, but sanitation facilities there are already reported to be breaking down.

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Solskjaer counting on Maguire to 'focus on football' after Mykonos incident [Video]

Solskjaer counting on Maguire to 'focus on football' after Mykonos incident

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes that Harry Maguire's arrestand pending appeal in the Greek courts following an incident in Mykonos doesnot distract the club's captain.

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Refugees in Greece wary of entering new camp after Moria fire [Video]

Refugees in Greece wary of entering new camp after Moria fire

Many fear conditions in temporary camp will be no better than Moria, which drew widespread humanitarian concern.

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Greek police transfer homeless migrants to new Lesbos camp [Video]

Greek police transfer homeless migrants to new Lesbos camp

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Five arrested over Lesbos refugee camp blaze [Video]

Five arrested over Lesbos refugee camp blaze

Greek police have detained five people over a fire that razed the Moria refugee camp to the ground, a senior police official said on Tuesday, as thousands of stranded migrants refused to move to a new..

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Greece: Lesbos migrants march against new camp facility after Moria fire [Video]

Greece: Lesbos migrants march against new camp facility after Moria fire

Migrants are demanding to leave the island and be allowed to travel to mainland Europe after last week's fire which destroyed the Moria camp.View on euronews

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Greek authorities begin to move Moria refugees to new camps [Video]

Greek authorities begin to move Moria refugees to new camps

Refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos are being moved to a new site after their camp burned down.

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US urges Turkey to back diplomacy amid mounting tensions with Greece in Mediterranean [Video]

US urges Turkey to back diplomacy amid mounting tensions with Greece in Mediterranean

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Turkey to engage in dialogue and take no more actions to increase tensions with Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Greek police fire tear gas as refugees demand to leave Lesbos [Video]

Greek police fire tear gas as refugees demand to leave Lesbos

Chanting 'freedom', the former inhabitants of burned Moria camp protest against plan to be moved to another facility.

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Migrants protest in Lesbos for second day [Video]

Migrants protest in Lesbos for second day

Migrants on the island of Lesbos protested for a second day on Saturday over conditions after being left homeless from a fire that burned down their camp. Francis Maguire reports.

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Thousands protest after Greece's Moria refugee camp burns down [Video]

Thousands protest after Greece's Moria refugee camp burns down

Some 13,000 people living in the camp on the Greek island of Lesbos were left homeless by two consecutive fires.

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Thousands of migrants, still living on the streets, protest in Lesbos [Video]

Thousands of migrants, still living on the streets, protest in Lesbos

Thousands of protesting migrants left homeless on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp gathered on a road leading to the island's main town Friday,..

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Greece sets up tents for stranded migrants on Lesbos [Video]

Greece sets up tents for stranded migrants on Lesbos

The tents were set up in a military base on the island. The government had been searching for a location that would not cause the ire of the locals, as tolerance by Lesbos residents has run thin in the..

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Thousands of refugees sleep rough, without food, after Moria fire [Video]

Thousands of refugees sleep rough, without food, after Moria fire

People who fled Greece's largest camp sleep in supermarket parking lots and on roadsides, many without food and water.

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Thousands of refugees homeless after fire destroys Moria camp [Video]

Thousands of refugees homeless after fire destroys Moria camp

Huge fire that gutted Greek refugee camp brings fresh tragedy to thousands of refugees amid coronavirus concerns.

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Med7 Summit: Leaders working to avert crisis between Turkey and Greece [Video]

Med7 Summit: Leaders working to avert crisis between Turkey and Greece

The navies of Turkey and Greece are both at sea and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are blaming each other for the worsening relations.View on..

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Many homeless after Greece refugee camp destroyed by blaze [Video]

Many homeless after Greece refugee camp destroyed by blaze

An overcrowded Greek island camp that had become the makeshift home for thousands of refugees is now a smouldering ruin.

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Thousands flee quarantined Greek refugee camp fire [Video]

Thousands flee quarantined Greek refugee camp fire

A fire that tore through a major Greek refugee camp has forced thousands of its occupants to flee onto the island of Lesbos, even as dozens tested positive for coronavirus. Olivia Chan reports.

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Lesbos' migrants sleep on the streets after fire at Moria camp [Video]

Lesbos' migrants sleep on the streets after fire at Moria camp

Thousands of migrants slept on the streets on the Greek island of Lesbos after being evacuated from their camp as fires broke out early on Wednesday. View on euronews

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Thousands flee fire at migrant camp in Greece [Video]

Thousands flee fire at migrant camp in Greece

Fire has swept through Greece’s largest refugee camp, which had been placedunder Covid-19 lockdown, leaving more than 12,000 migrants in emergency needof shelter on the island of Lesbos. In dramatic..

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Britons return home from Greece hours before quarantine deadline [Video]

Britons return home from Greece hours before quarantine deadline

Holidaymakers travel back to the UK from Mykonos to London Heathrow just hoursbefore the Government deadline to have to self-isolate for 14 days comes intoforce. Brits returning from seven Greek..

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