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Greek-Croatian Junior Water Polo Teams Embroiled in Underwater Fight [video]

A friendly water polo match between young Greek and Croatian players turned violent on Sunday. The finals took place in Belgrade between the two countries' national junior teams. In the middle of the final eight minutes, a Croat hit...

FYROM Completely Shuts Borders With Greece

FYROM has closed its borders completely to migrants stranded in Greece after several Balkan states, including Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia announced they will not allow migrants to cross their borders, according to Daily Mail As reported in the Daily Mail,...

Afghan Refugees Occupy Train Tracks in Idomeni

A group of about 150 Afghan refugees and migrants occupied the train tracks in Idomeni in recent hours. The group took down the wire fence along the tracks of Idomeni in order to protest the ban to enter the...

Refugees Remain Stranded in Greece as FYROM Closes Border

About 350 refugees waiting to cross to central Europe are stranded in northern Greece as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has temporarily shut its borders. There are already seven buses with 350 people on board waiting for permission from...

Greece, Croatia Reject Separations Between Economic Migrants and Refugees

Deputy Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas and Croatian Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic agreed that there shouldn't be separations between refugees and economic migrants. The two officials met in Athens on Thursday to discuss the refugee issue. They agreed that the...

Stranded Migrants Protest Along Greece-FYROM Border

About one thousand migrants are trapped on Monday along the border of Greece with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and are protesting, demanding passage to western Europe. Four Iranian men called a hunger strike, sewed their lips shut and sat...

Migrants Stuck at Greek-FYROM Border as European Nations Tighten Immigration Policy

Greece's northern border with FYROM looks to be overwhelmed, after FYROM and other European countries begin turning down migrants from countries that are not engulfed in armed conflict. According to the Athens Macedonian News Agency, 200 migrants, most of them...

Croatia Opens Serbia Border to Migrants

Croatia opened its border with Serbia late Monday afternoon, allowing about 3,000 migrants who had been stranded in cold, rainy conditions for nearly two days to stream through. Melita Sunjic, a spokeswoman with the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) who is...

Hungary Closes Border With Croatia

Hungary closed its border with Croatia at midnight (2200 GMT) Friday to contain the flow of thousands of migrants arriving daily in the country, before traveling to northern Europe. A final group of several hundred migrants was permitted to cross...

Migrants Continue Pouring Into Croatia

Thousands more migrants, many from Syria and Iraq, streamed into Croatia on Saturday on a journey fueled by hopes of a better life in Europe. The influx, described by authorities as unprecedented, came a day after Croatia lifted its border...