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John T. Tavlarides, longtime priest at Greek Orthodox cathedral, dies at 84

The Rev. Dr. John T. Tavlarides, who spent more than 50 years as the senior priest and later dean of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, building it into one of the country’s most prominent Orthodox Christian congregations
Washington Post: September 28, 2015

Previously neglected tiger from Greece dies in Alpine

The tiger, who was brought to San Diego after it was found neglected at a zoo outside Athens, has died.
Fox 5: October 4, 2015

Greek coast guard rescues hundreds of migrants, refugees

Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 922 people over the past three days as they attempted to reach eastern Aegean islands clandestinely from the nearby Turkish coast.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune: September 28, 2015

Croatian town’s war history evokes empathy for migrants

As thousands of migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria pass through Croatia, locals are reminded of their own experience with war and refugees.
September 28, 2015

Fifa: Sepp Blatter faces criminal investigation

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of the world football body Fifa.
BBC: September 25, 2015

On the Scene: Fleeing extremism in hopes of new life in Europe

"All the men wear pants like this,” said Soaid, indicating with his hand that the pants needed to be long enough to cover the ankles. “And the women stay inside."
September 25, 2015

115 Syrian refugees located on abandoned island

A fisherman found on Thursday 115 Syrian refugees on an abandoned island north of the island of Alonissos. Alonissos port authorities sent a boat to collect the refugees.
September 25, 2015

Second boat with refugees and migrants sinks during crossing to Lesvos on Monday

Greek authorities on Monday rescued 52 Syrian refugees in the sea between the Greek island of Lesvos and the Turkish shore
September 23, 2015

More than 5,000 refugees arrive at Piraeus port in the last 24h

The ferry "Eleftherios Venizelos" carrying 2,477 refugees from Lesvos island arrived at Piraeus port on Wednesday.
September 23, 2015

Battered Greece and Its Refugee Lesson

Here’s a rough guide to the modern world: More efficiency, less humanity. Technology is principally at the service of productivity. Acts of irrational grace are not its thing. They have no algorithm.
New York Times: September 21, 2015