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Migrant boat death toll rises to 32: Greece

Thirty-two people died early Wednesday after a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank off the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece, the coastguard said in announcing the higher toll.

Previously 17 deaths had been reported while around 100 others were rescued in a rescue operation in international waters that was complicated by high winds.

EU countries amend draft proposal on gig workers’ rights, companies unhappy

EU countries on Monday tweaked draft rules aimed at giving workers at online companies such as Uber and Deliveroo employee benefits, ahead of negotiations with EU lawmakers who want more comprehensive rules than both EU governments and the European Commission.

Composer Markopoulos’ funeral service to take place on Thursday

The funeral of one of Greece's most influential composers of the 20th century, Yannis Markopoulos, will take place in Athens on Thursday, his family announced on Monday.

Markopoulos died at the age of 84 on Saturday evening after being hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Athens, where he was admitted on June 5.

UK Parliament Deems Most Albanian Asylum Requests Unfounded

UK Parliament Home Affairs Committee at a hearing. Print Screen from UK Parliament livestream.

The investigation report [Link], said that some of those seeking asylum are indeed in danger of being trafficked but most seem attracted to the UK by higher standards of livings there compared to Albania.

Nigeria's central bank chief arrested after being suspended

Nigeria's central bank chief has been arrested hours after being suspended from office by the country's new president, authorities said Saturday.

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is in "custody for some investigative reasons," Nigeria's secret police said in a statement without providing further details.

Inquiries of an Albanian diplomat

Kathimerini, being a prestigious newspaper, deserves praise for consistently bringing attention to the issue of Albania's treatment of its ethnic Greek minority, who primarily live in the south of the Balkan country. Here, however, I will switch roles. I will step into the position of an Albanian official in Tirana, responsible for monitoring developments in Greece.

After years of bickering, EU claims breakthrough in migration talks

European Union countries have made a breakthrough in migration talks, sealing agreement on a plan to share out responsibility for migrants entering Europe without authorization, the root of one of the bloc's longest-running political crises, officials said late Thursday.