Derek Gatopoulos
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Olympic honor for refugees: Rio flame stops at UN camp
by Derek Gatopoulos - April 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
 If they had a home, refugees would belong to the world's 24th most populous nation, just behind Italy. On Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), there were honored as members of the Olympic family.
Greece: Refugee deal "uphill effort" as more keep arriving
by Derek Gatopoulos - March 21, 2016 - 3:09pm
Greece's prime minister warned yesterday that an international agreement to limit the number of refugees traveling to Europe could not be properly implemented unless smugglers on the Turkish coast are stopped. ...
IOC's Bach: Refugees will be honored at Rio Olympics
by Derek Gatopoulos - January 28, 2016 - 10:07pm
 A group of refugee athletes will march together in the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in a symbol of hope for the world's migrants, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday (Friday in M...
Greek Parliament legalizes same-sex civil partnerships
by Derek Gatopoulos - December 22, 2015 - 7:54pm
Greece's parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation legalizing civil partnerships for gay couples, two years after the country was condemned by a European human rights court for discrimination.
Greece says bailout talks could end in February
by Derek Gatopoulos - December 2, 2014 - 3:46am
Greece's negotiations with rescue lenders on the future of the country's bailout program could last for another two months, the country's deputy prime minister said yesterday.
Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya
by Derek Gatopoulos - August 1, 2014 - 2:06am
With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking...
Olympic flame for Sochi Games ready for relay
by Derek Gatopoulos - September 30, 2013 - 7:02am
Using the sun's rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece yesterdays, ahead of its journey across Russia's nine time zones and even a trip to space...
IOC chief receives Russian 'assurances' over gays
by Derek Gatopoulos - September 30, 2013 - 6:23am
New IOC President Thomas Bach said yesterday he had received assurances from senior Russian officials and games organizers that an ongoing controversy over the country's treatment of gays will not affect athletes...
Greece hit by general strike over state job cuts
by Derek Gatopoulos - July 17, 2013 - 6:21am
Unions opposing austerity measures in Greece staged their fourth general strike this year on yesterday, as the government prepared to start axing public sector jobs.
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