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  • People attend the 75th Annual Peabody Awards in New York, U.S. May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz  - RTSFCBL
    May 23, 2016  

    Over the weekend, the PBS NewsHour received the George Foster Peabody Award — the highest honor in broadcast journalism — for its coverage of the European migrant crisis with the “Desperate Journey” series. The award was accepted by special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, who joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on his own desperate journey from an insane asylum back to the heights of journalism. Continue reading

  • A Red Cross volunteer carries a Syrian refugee baby off an overcrowded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos November 16, 2015. Of the 660,000 refugees and migrants who have reached Greece this year, more than half have landed at Lesbos. So far this year, some 3,460 lives have been lost crossing the Mediterranean, 360 in the last four weeks alone with 250 of these in Greek territorial waters, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told a news briefing in Geneva on November 13.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS7BGP
    April 19, 2016  

    The island of Lesbos is one of the Aegean’s most idyllic locales, and long a destination for tourism in Greece. But local residents and businesses are bracing for potential economic catastrophe, as tens of thousands of vacationers are staying away because of the island’s new role as a landing zone for refugees. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on efforts to reinvigorate tourism. Continue reading

  • A refugee boy, rescued at open sea, is helped to disembark a Frontex patrol vessel at the port of Mytilene on the Lesbos island, Greece March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSBKW8
    March 22, 2016  

    The UN refugee agency is refusing to cooperate with European authorities in processing and deporting the migrants stranded in Greece — a move that could destabilize the recent deal with Turkey to stem the migrant flow. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant was on the island of Lesbos as the last boats arrived from Turkey after an EU deadline that effectively closed the refugee trail. Continue reading

  • A refugee boy shouts slogans as refugees and migrants protest to demand for the opening of the Greek-Macedonian border, in a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis - RTSBJ6K
    March 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, despite the EU’s recent deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants into Europe and return them back across the Aegean, nearly 50,000 refugees are now stranded in Greece. Also, following a weekend bombing that killed four, Turkish authorities are searching for three suspects believed to be planning further suicide attacks in the name of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

  • A Pakistani migrant looks at his phone next to railway tracks at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 16, 2016. Picture taken March 16. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSB8W1
    March 19, 2016  

    Most Syrian refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey are expected to be sent back, under an agreement between the EU and Turkey. In exchange, Europe will accept some Syrian refugees from Turkey and provide billions of dollars to help pay for it all. To discuss migrant conditions in Greece, Associated Press reporter Derek Gatopoulos joins Alison Stewart via Skype. Continue reading

  • Migrants scuffle as they try to get products from a truck, at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov - RTSA8JX
    March 10, 2016  

    As thousands of refugees huddle stranded on the borders of Greece, many eastern European nations are pushing for the continent to seal its borders, a stance that puts them at odds with their western compatriots and could potentially destabilize the European Union. In Poland, anti-government demonstrations are spreading against the right-wing government. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
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  • Israeli security forces search the area where, according to Israeli police spokesperson, at least 10 Israelis were stabbed, in the popular Jaffa port area of Tel Aviv, Israel March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen  - RTS9V4S
    March 8, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, an American tourist was killed and a dozen Israelis were wounded in a wave of attacks by Palestinian militants in the cities of Jaffa and Jerusalem. Also, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has test-fired a series of ballistic missiles in recent days — action that U.S. officials said may violate a UN prohibition, though it does not break the recent nuclear agreement. Continue reading

  • A migrant plays with a baby at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 6, 2016. Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters
    March 6, 2016   BY  

    At least 18 people drowned and hundreds were rescued on Sunday as they attempted to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Greece, raising the total number of migrants who died along the treacherous route in the first two months of 2016 to more than 400.
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  • Migrants who are waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian sit in their tent at a makeshift camp, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS9C0Q
    March 4, 2016  

    New European border restrictions have left more than 10,000 migrants stranded at the border between Greece and Macedonia. Some experts have classified the situation as a “humanitarian catastrophe,” but eastern European states appear reluctant to take action. Judy Woodruff talks to David O’Sullivan, the European Union’s ambassador to the U.S., for more on the EU’s approach to the crisis. Continue reading

  • Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel for Apple Inc., watches as FBI Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
    March 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a dozen major tech companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, filed briefs supporting Apple’s refusal to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone despite federal court order. Also, Florida lawmakers approved a bill that could reinstate the death penalty after capital punishment in the state was previously struck down by the Supreme Court in January. Continue reading

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