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Britain First Suggest Drowning Refugees Is A Valid Solution To Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Britain First appear to have suggested that deliberately drowning refugees is a valid solution to Europe's migrant crisis. Worryingly, many of thei...

Greek Coast Guard Denies Trying To Sink Refugee Boat After Release Of Night-Vision Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

The Greek Coast Guard has denied claims it deliberately tried to sink a life-raft full of refugees, after footage emerged appearing to show crew membe...

CNN Reporter Shows The World How To Treat Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

A CNN reporter gave an on-air lesson in showing humanity to refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks, which have prompted some politicians and media ...

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the EU's Youth

Rob Comley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Across Europe, Eurosceptic student groups are gradually coming together. They see the need for less government, not more. They realise the EU has been a cause of their troubles - or at least a symptom of the cause - which has done next to nothing to cure their problems. Just like many countries on the continent, Britain's youth is finally realising, the only way to truly solve this crisis is to Get Britain Out of the EU.

The Horrors in Greece: A Personal Account of Volunteering in Lesvos

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

The worst of it was, what the volunteers were experiencing is nothing at all, compared to what the refugees are living. A merciless nightmare with no end in sight. These people left war, death and destruction in their own countries, with the hope of finding safety and peace. Europe, where people are happy and life is good, where things will be OK.

An Island in Mourning

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

Now that the dead are drowning in the sea where I spent my childhood summers, it's too close to ignore. I feel personally responsible for not shouting louder, earlier - for not failing after at least having tried. The decision of our Government was criminal. Theresa May has blood on her hands. And our silence is responsible for letting her get away with that.

On the Greek National Day, Nothing to Celebrate

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

Pity the Greeks. Today as they commemorate their 'OHI' to Italy's fascist regime and their joining the Allies in World War II, instead of enjoying the traditional military parade as it snakes through the plateies festooned with white and blue ribbons and flags, they will be contemplating a far grimmer scenario...

3,500-Year-Old Grave Of 'Dandy' Mycenaean Warrior Unearthed In Pylos, Greece

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

A 3,500-year-old treasure-laden grave of a warrior has been discovered near an ancient palace in southern Greece. The Culture Ministry says the gr...

Masked Armed Men Are Disabling Migrant Boats Mid-Sail And The Accounts Are Harrowing

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

Armed vigilantes are disabling boats carrying desperate migrants across the sea towards Europe, it was revealed on Thursday. A group of masked men ...

Britain Needs a Truth Committee on Debt

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The Greek response to the huge challenge of austerity has been courageous and heartening. Because information is power, resistance to austerity has also materialised in the shape of a 'Truth Committee on Public Debt' set up in response to mounting economic challenges in Greece. Greeks aren't alone in facing damaging cutbacks. In Britain austerity is biting - and the Autumn Statement is set to bring with it a new round of cuts that even Tory councils are opposing. In the face of a continued Government obsession with the rolling back of the state I believe it's time Britain had a Committee on Debt Truth of our own.

This Greek Engineer Has Made It In America

The Huffington Post | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

HuffPost Greece is proud to debut a new video series titled "Greeks Gone West." Done in partnership with the U.S. Ambassador's office in Athens, th...

The Summer I Understood War

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

War was something that happened on TV until the summer of 2004. A boat carrying Iraqi families had crashed somewhere on the coast of Attica in Greece....

Time for the EU to Embrace Change

Julia Pamilih | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Pamilih

It is time for the EU to be brave. Greek tensions may be simmering under the surface for now, but the EU should pursue a policy of debt relief and take decisive action before the Greeks once again teeter too close to a Grexit. It's in everybody's best interests for the EU to be strong, and further prolonging Greek suffering is not conducive to a happy union.

5 Charts About Migration That You Shouldn't Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

The rising number of migrants who die on their journeys across the Mediterranean is laid bare in five charts, which reveal that deaths in the region m...

Syriza Must Form the Next Greek Government

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

Without sentimentality, the newfound consecration of the Greek government to enact brutalising austerity measures, so corrosive that even the IMF doubts its promised successes, will now once more test the resolve of the Greek people.

'Today They Shoot Us'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Macedonian forces have fired stun grenades and tear gas at a group of migrants trying to enter the country from Greece. At least eight people were ...

The Tsipras Paradox

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics

Alexis Tsipras had to resign. The prime minister of Greece was elected in January on the promise of curbing the austerity that has blighted the citize...

Nine Months After Coming To Power, Tsipras To Call Snap Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics

Greece was thrown into further disarray on Thursday with Alexis Tsipras expected to resign and call for snap elections just nine months after his gove...

"I Don't Want to Remember the Journey - Ever"

Hedinn Halldorsson | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Hedinn Halldorsson

One in every 122 people in the world are asylum seekers, refugees or internally displaced in their own countries. More than half of the world's refugees are children. One of them is Sami*. He is 15, from Syria. Sami is here with a friend, his family are back in Syria.

This Migrant's Reaction To Arriving In Kos Says It All

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

Hands raised in the air and fingers arranged in victory signs, the joy and relief of this Syrian man, after making it to the shores on the Greek islan...

The UK Has a Vital Role to Play in Shaping the Future of Europe - Now Is Not the Time to Turn Our Backs

Ian Baxter | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

I believe it's incumbent on those who want change in the European Union to offer up a positive alternative vision that would benefit the whole region rather than take a "me first" approach that many Euro-sceptics take. So here is a Europe I passionately believe in, a Europe that can genuinely advance the causes of peace, prosperity and democracy for the benefit of all...

ITV Political Editor 'Dives In' To Save Suicidal Greek Man

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Housden | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

ITV's political editor has described with "shock and anger" the moment he tried to save a Greek man from apparently killing himself, while customs off...

Greece - A New Victim of 'Structural Adjustment'. Reviewing the Latest Bailout and Its Traps

Lucy Bell | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Lucy Bell

The third Greek bailout deal has prompted a predictably mixed response in the British media, from positivity and cautious optimism to downright negati...

This Is How Greece Is Dealing With Migrants..

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

A medical charity working to help thousands of refugees in Kos have condemned the "heavy-handed" way authorities have dealt with them, calling it a "s...

Police Blast Migrants With Fire Extinguishers As Violence Breaks Out In Greece

AP | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Fights broke out among migrants Tuesday on the Greek island of Kos, where overwhelmed authorities are struggling to contain increasing numbers of peop...