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  • What happens after the ‘Brexit’ vote?
    June 22, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Aside from guessing which side will win Thursday’s Brexit vote, London’s chattering classes are engaging in a favorite political game of “what ifs.” British newspapers and TV news shows are […]

  • Britain’s Brexit vote spurs wild trading, gambling
    June 21, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Currency traders are dubbing it the “remain bounce,” buying Britain’s pound after torrid sales of sterling last week when markets feared the European Union’s most reluctant member would head for […]

  • Fears mount over European air security
    May 22, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Security at European airports is coming under urgent scrutiny as mystery continues to surround the cause of the EgyptAir crash. While it isn’t clear what caused Flight 804 to drop […]

  • Refugees stuck in Greece scrambling for safe havens
    March 17, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    War refugees from Syria and Iraq trapped in northern Greece for weeks never held out much hope that meetings between EU and Turkish leaders Thursday would prompt an opening of […]

  • Along Greek-Macedonian border, sense of defeat takes grip
    March 16, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    He stood for hours in the middle of the train tracks crossing the northern Greek village of Idomeni, just metres from the closed Macedonian border, sometimes with a cigarette dangling […]

  • EU migration chief pleads for open borders
    March 15, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    The European Union migration commissioner is pleading with Balkan countries to open their borders to more than 13,000 refugees trapped for weeks on the Greece-Macedonia border, saying asylum-seekers fleeing violence […]

  • Greek hoteliers offer respite to weary migrants
    March 15, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Locals in northern Greece are divided about the flood of war refugees. Some say asylum-seekers cause chaos and steal. Others express deep sympathy for their plight, including staff at a […]

  • Refugees in Greek camp fight anxiety, illness, boredom
    March 10, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    For the refugees camped out on the Greek-Macedonian border, the day begins with hope – as it has every day for weeks. Maybe today the Macedonians will open the border. […]

  • Refugees caught in tide of European history
    March 9, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Syrian and Iraqi war refugees are sleeping by railroad tracks in northern Greece hoping to be allowed to travel onward to Germany and other northern EU countries. Seventy-three years ago, […]