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Greece’s new asylum law ‘poses continuous traps’ for refugees

The law includes sweeping changes that narrow the criteria for eligibility for refugee status and introduces several stringent provisions that, if not strictly followed, would render one’s asylum’s application void. This is the latest in a series of measures taken by the government to crack down on asylum-seekers.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit Ross Daly

The World's April Peavey profiles musician Ross Daly. He was born in England, travelled the world and settled on the Greek island of Crete. Ross has picked up a lot of musical knowledge along the way

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of a tiny island in the Mediterranean, located north of Crete. The answer is the Greek island of Antikythera. The World's David Leveille reports on new theory about the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient computing device dating back to 100 B.C. Researchers say it may have functioned as a calendar of the ancient Olympics.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Aegean Sea. The Britannic, which was a First World War hospital ship, sank in the Aegean Sea in 1916 after striking a German mine. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports that a company plans to offer submarine trips to the site of the wreck starting next year.

Global Politics

EU show of unity

European finance ministers agreed to offer more guarantees to nervous bank depositors. It was the first real show of unity since the crisis reached European shores. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Conflict & Justice

Greece in turmoil

Protesters and strikers were out in the streets of Athens as Greece coped with a fifth straight day of unrest. Journalist Maria Margaronis talks to anchor Marco Werman about why young people in Greece feel alienated and betrayed by their government.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Ionian Sea. It's the site of a environmental battle over endangered loggerhead turtles. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports from the island of Zakynthos

Arts, Culture & Media

Thousands flee fires in Greece

High winds fanned huge wildfires to the north of Athens this past weekend. Many of those fires are now under control. But thousands there were forced to flee their homes, including the BBC's Malcolm Brabant. He speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp.