Rumors fuel tensions at refugee camps

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Rumors are fueling tensions at the country’s overcrowded refugee camps, triggering outbreaks of violence, Kathimerini understands. “The spreading of rumors, which can spiral out of control and become dangerous, is something we see everywhere, as we saw in Idomeni,” Stella Nannou of the Greek chapter of the United Nations refugee agency.

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Rumors fuel tensions at refugee camps

Rumors are fueling tensions at the country’s overcrowded refugee camps, triggering outbreaks of violence, Kathimerini understands. “The spreading of rumors, which can spiral out of control and become dangerous, is something we see everywhere, as we saw in Idomeni,” Stella Nannou of the Greek chapter of the United Nations refugee agency.

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While in New York for the United Nations General Assembly last week, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appeared bullish about Greece’s prospects. Speaking to Reuters, he suggested that the economy could grow by 0.2 to 0.4 percent of gross domestic product this year even though the official forecasts are for a contraction of 0.3 percent.

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American jazz and blues singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux returns to Athens for a single performance at the PassPort venue in Kerameikos, central Athens, on November 18.