Moira Lavelle is an independent reporter based in based in Athens, Greece. She covers migration, borders, gender and language.
Even before Turkey opened its borders for refugees and asylum-seekers to leave for Europe, the Greek island of Chios was an epicenter of tension over EU policies that made several Greek islands de facto holding sites for some 42,000 refugees and migrants. Erdoğan’s move only exacerbated those tensions. And refugees are caught in the middle.
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.
This past week, hundreds gathered in Athens, Greece, to honor Zak Kostopoulos, one of the country’s most prominent gay activists who was beaten and killed on Sept. 21, 2018.
Maybe they won't catch them all, but businesses where democracy began are seeking customers by getting into Pokémon in a big way.
Almost every Spanish-speaking country has a different set of words for lemon and lime.
Occidental College is among the latest of a growing number of schools protesting.
"It's like a powder keg. Turkey has never been so divided along two ideological cleavages."
Zainab Al-Khawaja: "I believe tearing up pictures of a criminal dictator is a legitimate method of peaceful resistance."
A look at powerful hurricanes that struck land in the eastern Pacific, western Atlantic and the US Gulf Coast.
"The controversy I feel was very unfair from the beginning. Had the book not won the premier book award in New Zealand in its particular year I think it would have passed without mention."