Human migration

Detained immigrants launch hunger strike in northern Greece

Some 100 undocumented immigrants on Tuesday launched a hunger strike at a reception center in Paranesti, in the northern regional unit of Drama, demanding to be released after having been issued with documents suspending their deportation.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the detainees were recently transferred to the center from the eastern Aegean island of Samos.

Cameron vows to 'put British first' in battle for vote

Britain's prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration on Tuesday in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election.
"We are making changes to put the British people first," David Cameron wrote in an editorial in The Telegraph newspaper.

Greek coast guard picks up 77 migrants off Mykonos

 Another 56 undocumented immigrants detained on the island

Authorities in Greece say 77 migrants trying to enter the country illegally have been detained off the Aegean island of Mykonos.

The migrants – 53 men, 12 women and 12 children – were picked up Friday by a coast guard vessel and transferred to the island's main port.