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Greece plans wall on Turkish border to keep out illegal immigrants

Greece is attracting criticism from the EU after it announced a plan to build a wall on its border with Turkey. It hopes to stem the flow of illegal immigrants that enter Europe across the Evros river, which last year came to 128,000 people. But with fears that it could deepen its rift with Turkey, which has led to a 30-year division between the north and south of Cyprus, other EU member states might prefer to help Athens with the cost of its Frontex border controls instead.

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2014-08-28 corruption

Mothers and children leaving Honduras at all costs

More than 52,000 migrant children from Central America and Mexico are still stranded in the United States, waiting for their legal situation to be resolved before being...

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2014-08-27 refugees

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

Italy's financial and fashion capital Milan has become an established transit point for refugees, especially for those escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, who make their way...

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2014-08-26 unrest

Far-right ‘Russian Jihad’ fighters cross into Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Moscow has repeatedly denied sending troops or weapons to help the...

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2014-08-25 racism

USA: Beyond Ferguson

For the past two weeks, France 24 correspondents Philip Crowther and Stanislas de Saint Hippolyte have been reporting on the outburst of anger in Ferguson, Missouri after an...

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2014-08-22 environment

Lifting the veil on China's air pollution

In China's major urban centres, air pollution can sometimes reach alarming levels. Faced with the rising discontent of many city dwellers, the Chinese government has vowed more...

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