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Alkis Konstantinidis

As tourists trickle back to resorts, Greeks have modest expectations

03 Jul 2020

RHODES, Greece Shops shuttered and streets abandoned, the island of Rhodes is pinning its hopes on a trickle of tourists to salvage what is left of a holiday season decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece rolls out red carpet to visitors as airports reopen

01 Jul 2020

RHODES, Greece With traditional music and sweets, Greece reopened its regional airports to international travellers on Wednesday, pinning its hopes on a recovery in tourism after a three-month lockdown.

Greece reopens regional airports, says COVID-19 risk calculated

01 Jul 2020

RHODES, Greece July 1 Greece reopened its regional airports to international flights on Wednesday, pinning its hopes on a recovery in tourism after a three-month lockdown.

First foreign flight to Greek island carries German COVID-19 'heroes'

29 Jun 2020

KOS, Greece German workers who helped combat the novel coronavirus arrived on the island of Kos on Monday in the first foreign flight to reach a Greek regional airport since the health crisis erupted.

EU pledges aid to Greece as migrants mass on border with Turkey

03 Mar 2020

KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece European Union officials on Tuesday promised more cash for Greece during a visit to its border with Turkey which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees have been trying for days to breach.

Lesbos, once a Nobel peace contender, hardens its heart against migrants

03 Mar 2020

LESBOS/ATHENS "Go away, go," a smartly dressed Greek woman in sunglasses and a black leather jacket shouted in English at about 40 migrants in a dinghy bobbing near the small harbour. A headscarfed woman in the boat waved her forefinger, a baby on board wailed.

Child drowns at sea off Greece in first fatality after Turkey opens border

02 Mar 2020

KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece A young Syrian boy died on Monday after being pulled from the sea when a boat capsized off the Greek island of Lesbos, Greek officials said, the first reported fatality since Turkey opened its border last week to let migrants reach Europe. | Video

Migranten überwinden Grenze nach Griechenland - EU unter Druck

02 Mar 2020

- von Lefteris Papadimas und Alkis Konstantinidis und Michele Kambas

Migrants clash with Greek police at border after Turkey opens floodgates

01 Mar 2020

KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece Greek police fired tear gas to repel hundreds of stone-throwing migrants who tried to force their way across the border from Turkey on Sunday, with thousands more behind them after Ankara relaxed curbs on their movement. | Video

For Afghan actor, now a refugee, survival is toughest role

27 Feb 2020

LESBOS, Greece Talibshah Hosini played some tough roles as an actor in Afghanistan before he fled. None was as hard as his real-life fight for survival in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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