Aegean Sea

Tsipras: Europe not Properly Addressing its 'Excessive Social Deficit'

There is currently an “excessive social deficit” in Europe that is not being adequately addressed, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said, in a …

Greece

Left on Lesbos: migrants stranded on Greek island camps are losing hope

Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos …

Refugees

Why Syrian Refugees Are Giving Up On Europe

<b>ISTANBUL</b> — Um Farouk almost drowned on her first trip from Turkey to Greece. The 47-year-old Syrian refugee said it was a "miracle" Turkish soldiers …

Refugees

German naval vessel rescues more than 100 migrants off Libyan coast

A Bundeswehr vessel has rescued 102 migrants off the coast of Libya. In a dramatic few days of rescue missions, a further 50 migrants were airlifted …

Refugees

Turkish coastguards rescue 68 people stranded on rocks

Footage shows rescue personnel airlifting child as people wait next to partially deflated rubber dinghy on Aegean coast<p>Turkish coastguards have mounted a dramatic rescue operation in the Aegean Sea, saving 68 people who became stranded on rocks as they attempted to seek refuge in Europe.<p>The …

Migration

Turkish coast guard in dramatic rescue of stranded migrants

Turkey's coast guard launched a dramatic rescue operation Thursday to evacuate migrants stranded on rocks in the Aegean Sea.<p>The coast guard said in a …

Refugees

Migrants stranded on rocks in Aegean Sea rescued by helicopter

Turkey’s coast guards rescued dozens of migrants stranded on rocks off the country’s west coast on Thursday when their boat hit trouble en route to Greece.<p>The inflatable boat, carrying 51 migrants, started to sink in the waters of the Aegean off Dikili, the official Anadolu news agency reported. …

Refugees

What 7 Fashion Insiders Are Packing For Their Winter Getaways

Apparently, winter is the *perfect* time to buy a new swimsuit.<p>As boring as it is tot alk about the weather, you have to admit, it's weird. One day …

Fashion

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Migrants by Helicopter

Dozens of migrants were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard on Thursday after their rubber dinghy snagged on a rocky outcropping off Turkey’s Aegean coast.<p>In a rescue recorded by the Turkish authorities, a helicopter winched people to safety near Bademli, on the coast near the island of Lesbos, …

Refugees

America's Maenad moment

Now would be a good time for America to brush up on its Greek mythology.<p>A flip through <i>The King Must Die</i>, Mary Renault's exploration of the life of …

Greece

Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal

ATHENS - Agence France-Presse<p>Greece will speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded islands to the mainland before the …

Refugees

EU may scrap refugee quota scheme

European council president Donald Tusk to tell EU summit that mandatory quotas have been ‘divisive and ineffective’<p>The EU could scrap a divisive scheme that compels member states to accept quotas of refugees, one of the bloc’s most senior leaders will say this week.<p>The president of the European …

Migration

The origin of the Andes unravelled

Why do the Andes exist? Why is it not a place of lowlands or narrow seas? Wouter Schellart, a geophysicist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has …

Greece

After stinging Athens, Turkey's Erdogan woos crowds in northern Greece | Reuters

KOMOTINI, Greece (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gave out toy cars and dolls to children on the final leg of a visit to Greece on …

Turkey

This Mediterranean Mega-Garden Is A Place For Dreamers

Garden guru Fernando Caruncho cultivates an ancient attitude at an estate on the Aegean Sea<p>From the vantage point of a sailboat crossing the wine-dark Aegean Sea, the house surmounts its hill like a modern acropolis: noble, impassive, an assemblage of intersecting stony-faced geometries, blocky and …

Greece

4.5-magnitude quake shakes Aegean Sea

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the Aegean Sea early on Dec. 8, according to an official statement.

Turkey

Turkish president Erdoğan to make landmark visit to Greece

Huge security operation will protect increasingly confrontational premier on rare foray to a European country<p>Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan begins a landmark visit to Greece on Thursday, a rare foray to a European country for the increasingly confrontational leader.<p>In addition to his …

News

Erdogan shoots from hip on historic Greek trip

Description Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Credits Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty ImagesAlt Text Turkish President …

Turkey

Underwater battle

We left Theseus on board the ship to Crete, along with the other Athenians to combat the Minotaur — a half-man, half-bull monster that lived in the …

Greece

Greek PM says coup plotters not welcome in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Dec. 6 that coup plotters were not welcome in Greece, ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s …

Turkey

15 Best Vacation Destinations For Black Couples

Traveling with a romantic partner is important for any relationship. Through travel, you’ll learn more about how your partner navigates the world, …

Black Culture

Turkey's Erdogan to make historic visit to Greece next week

ATHENS (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Greece on Dec. 7-8, Greek sources said on Friday, in the first visit by a Turkish president in decades that have seen ties at times severely strained over issues from Aegean Sea rights to ethnically-split Cyprus.<p>Erdogan is expected to meet his Greek …

Turkey

Turkey's Erdogan to make historic visit to Greece next week | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Greece on Dec. 7-8, Greek sources said on Friday, in the first visit by a Turkish president in …

Greece

From Alberta to the Aegean: Peace River volunteers on front lines of Europe's refugee crisis

Skala Skamineas, Lesvos, Greece — The image of six refugees plucked off the rocky shores of the Greek island of Lesvos sticks with search-and-rescue …

Refugees

Peace River volunteers on front lines of refugee crisis

Despite being over 8,500 kilometres away, the northern Alberta town of Peace River has made an outsized contribution to humanitarian work on the …

Refugees

Merkel promises Erdoğan she will speed up refugee aid

ANKARA<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel told President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan late on Nov. 30 that she will work to speed up the delivery of promised EU …

Turkey

9 of the Most Beautiful Places in Europe

Europe is a broad and expansive continent filled with a variety of lands, cultures, and climates. With that, comes beautiful treasures throughout the …

Europe

Tips for Visiting Naxos: Best of Greece

Naxos is one of the best all around islands in Greece. Its main town of Naxos Chora features charming pedestrian-only laneways and has a picturesque …

Asia Travel

Greek police arrest nine Turks ahead of Erdogan visit

Several Turkish nationals were arrested in Greece over alleged links to the leftist militant group DHKP-C. Police raided locations in Athens as the …

Turkey

Chinese zero in on Greek real estate

ISTANBUL -- With Chinese leading the charge, foreign investors interested in easily obtaining Greek residency are pouring money into the country's …

Real Estate