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Greece carries out first relocation of refugees, to Luxembourg

Greece on Wednesday carried out the first relocation of asylum seekers from its territory to Luxembourg, part of an EU approved plan to ease the burden on border nations inundated by this year’s influx of thousands of refugees. Six families from Syria and Iraq were being relocated from Athens, among the first under a 780-million-euro, two-year scheme funded by the ...

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ECB Weighs Emergency Funding After Tsipras Wins Greece Bailout Vote

Greek lawmakers passed a bailout agreement that keeps the country in the euro for now, shifting attention to the European Central Bank as it weighs whether to pump more money into the country’s hobbled financial system. After more than four hours of debate stretching into the early hours of Thursday, 229 members of the 300-seat parliament in Athens approved new ...

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Tsipras Kicks Off Bailout Pitch with Math Already in Question

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras started his pitch for a bailout that’s sparked a revolt in his own party and is struggling to get off the ground as international officials ask new questions about the country’s finances. As Tsipras went on national television to argue for a deal that he only agreed to with “a knife on my neck,” European ...

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