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From Congo to Greece’s basketball league: a migrant boy’s journey

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) – He fled hardship and unrest in Congo Republic with nothing but his ball and a change of clothes. Now, not yet 18, Christ Wamba is...

For asylum-seekers on Greece’s Lesbos, life ‘is so bad here’

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece’s Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without...

Turkey cuts investment levels for citizenship, property sales seen boosted

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has slashed the financial and investment criteria for foreigners to become Turkish citizens, in a move expected to double annual...

Europeans still open to refugees, three years after crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) – A majority of Europeans support taking in refugees although many disapprove of how the European Union has handled a record influx of migrants...

Brit tourists ‘strip-searched and locked in blood-stained Greek prison cell after prank backfired’

TWO young British women on their first holiday abroad said they were strip-searched and locked in a blood-stained Greek prison cell when a prank backfired. Shona Cox and...

U.S. Defense Secretary warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

SKOPJE (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the...

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia vote

SKOPJE (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Macedonia on Monday with a warning that Russia was attempting to meddle in a referendum, including...

U.S. defense chief warns against Russian meddling in Macedonian referendum

SKOPJE (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Macedonia on Monday with a warning that Russia was attempting to meddle in a referendum, including...

Several thousand Macedonians gather in support EU, NATO membership

SKOPJE (Reuters) – Several thousand Macedonians gathered in the capital Skopje on Sunday to express their support for NATO and European Union membership bids and...

Russia’s Orthodox Church freezes ties with Constantinople over Ukraine spat

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople,...