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The first 200 migrants were sent back Monday as part of the European Union's deal with Turkey to manage the migration flow. But asylum seekers and human rights advocates say the plan is illegal.
On the Greek side of the sealed border with Macedonia, thousands of refugees wait in a makeshift refugee camp for the route to Europe to reopen.
Last week's EU-Turkey deal to halt the flow of migrants sailing for Greece has yet to impact the mindsets of Syrian migrants and those who smuggle them into Europe.
Turkey is asking a high price of Europeans who are desperate to solve the migrant crisis. The deal includes more money, easier visas for Turkish citizens, and a renewed path to EU membership.
Inhabitants of Greek islands like Kos say that the new migrant processing centers endanger tourism. European leaders are putting heavy pressure on Greece to stanch the flow of migrants crossing from Turkey.
Israelis who once had their backs to the water are looking to the eastern Mediterranean to find partner countries to exploit natural gas reserves and bolster Israeli security.
More than 50 refugees have died in the past several days while trying to reach the Greek islands off the coast of Turkey.
The financial hole the ECB found is smaller than originally feared. Greece is racing to bail out the banks before year end, when new bailout rules take effect.
The left-wing prime minister was elected on a four-year mandate Sept. 20, despite ditching the anti-austerity rhetoric that first got him elected in January.
In the first joint French-German address to the European Parliament since 1989, the two leaders argued that to shy from the EU project now would mean 'the end of Europe, our demise.'
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