Thousands of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan still languish in European cities, awaiting asylum and the rights and privileges that come with it. But life must go on in the meantime. And in Athens, that means the City Plaza Hotel.
With more nationalities living together than any other place on earth, New York City is the world's melting pot. But what's melting inside all those pots? Imagine if you could visit some of the home cooks from around the world and learn the secret to Indian Tikka Masala or Greek Tiropita. The League of Kitchens aims to do just that.
Dr. Zoi Livaditou is a Lesbos native. She's had a career saving lives as an emergency medicine doctor who has spent time in war and disaster zones in places like Afghanistan, Gaza and Haiti. Now the emergency has arrived at her home — in the form of the massive refugee crisis.
One for one. That's the new principle underlying a dramatic new plan announced by European Union negotiators today to deal with the continent’s ongoing migrant crisis. The proposal has already been described as a "death blow" to the asylum system by human rights group Amnesty International.
Have you ever noticed the Greek worriers on those historic vases you see in museums? In most cases they're wearing what looks like a mini-dress. They're not just fashion statement, though. Those outfits are actually armor — made out of linen. And they work, too.
Shukri Alassouli, a 33-year-old man from Gaza, was trying to find a better life for his young family in Europe. But their journey across the Mediterranean in smugglers' boats turned into what the UN called the deadliest accident of its kind, killing hundreds and losing Shukri's wife, daughter and young son at sea.
There are two camps on the Greek debt crisis: It's the biggest disaster for European unity since the end of World War II, or it's a big deal, but not nearly as big as it's being made out to be. Only time will tell who's right.