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Greece: Stranded on tiny island, migrant mother gives birth

TDN 22 Jun 2022
LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited rocky islet after traveling with other migrants from nearby Turkey. A coast guard official said 29 adult Eritreans ‒ 24 men and five women ‒ were spotted Wednesday during a patrol near the eastern Greek island of Lesbos.

Róisín Murphy interview: ‘I got locked out of my hotel room — totally naked’

The Times/The Sunday Times 19 Jun 2022
We would holiday in a caravan park in Courtown, Co Wexford, which was like a mini-Blackpool ... For family holidays we often go to the Bahamas in the winter ... In my late twenties I booked a holiday via Teletext and took my mother to Lesbos ... I don’t relax with anyone on holiday like I do with my mammy — she’s the best.Advertisement.

A moment that changed me: a lesbian pool party taught me how to be a better person

The Observer 30 Mar 2022
The year was 2000, and some regulars from Soho’s legendary lesbian venue Candy Bar were planning a trip to Lesbos, which they advertised with a flyer titled “wet pussy pool party”, which somehow got on to the desk of the island’s mayor ... Anyway, I arrived in Lesbos a wreck ... But, by lunchtime, there I was, on Lesbos, at the pool.

Can the Canary Islands cope with thousands more migrants as tourists return?

ITV 30 Jun 2021
By ITV News Correspondent Ben Chapman ... How would this holiday island – famed for its hospitality – respond to being a new frontline in Europe’s migrant crisis?. Hotel and bar owners are feeding migrants in Gran Canaria ... "It isn’t a positive image for a holiday resort. It’s happened in Lampedusa and Lesbos and people will lose confidence." ... .

Canary Islands struggle to cope with dramatic surge in migrants

The Irish Times 24 Nov 2020
On Monday, 170 migrants reached the islands, either of their own accord or having been picked up at sea by Spanish rescue services ... “Would you go on holiday to Lesbos or Moria?” asked Ana Oramas, a congresswoman for the Canaries Coalition party, who said that the crisis is hurting the islands’ status as a tourist hub ... Coastal controls ... .

EU border force 'complicit' in illegal campaign to stop refugees landing

The Observer 24 Oct 2020
During a recent visit by MEPs to the Greek island of Lesbos, one Greek MEP asked if Frontex officers were “enjoying their holidays in the Aegean” ... On a Greek national holiday in August, beachgoers in Lesbos reported watching a pushback incident when a boat of asylum seekers was the centre of a standoff between Greek and Turkish coastguards.

Travel industry fury as government dithers over air bridge plans

The Independent 25 Jun 2020
As uncertainty continues over whether millions of summer holidays will go ahead, the travel industry is watching the quarantine fiasco with increasing fury ... Jet2, based in Leeds, has announced the cancellation of holidays to eight destinations including Nice, Verona and the Greek islands of Lesbos, Mykonos and Santorini.

Merseyside police seek youths behind homophobic attack

The Observer 23 Jun 2019
... when she was called a “dyke” and “lesbo” by a gang of men on a flight to Seville, Spain ... “First holiday snap! Of this bunch of lads who chanted that I was a “miserable bitch”, “dyke” and “lesbo” (very well observed!) on @Ryanair flight 12.27 from Stansted to Seville today.

They called me called me ‘lesbo’ but Ryanair did nothing

Independent online (SA) 21 Jun 2019
A holidaymaker says Ryanair cabin crew failed to help her when a group of rowdy passengers hurled homophobic abuse at her - allegedly calling her a "lesbo." ... ‘First holiday snap! Of this bunch of lads who chanted that I was a “miserable bitch”, ‘dyke” and “lesbo” (very well observed!) on Ryanair flight 12.27 from Stansted to Seville today.

Holidaymaker accuses men of homophobic abuse on Ryanair flight

The Independent 20 Jun 2019
... b***h”, a “dyke” and a “lesbo” ... “First holiday snap! Of this bunch of lads who chanted that I was a “miserable b**ch”, “d**e” and “lesbo” (very well observed!) on Ryanair flight 12.27 from Stansted to Seville today.”.

Woman called ‘lesbo b***h’ by rowdy men on Ryanair flight ‘and crew did nothing’

Metro UK 20 Jun 2019
A group of men allegedly verbally abused a woman on a Ryanair flight calling her a ‘lesbo’ and a ‘dyke’ (Picture ... Laura Muldoon tweeted a photograph of a group of men she alleges called her ‘lesbo’, ‘dyke’ and ‘miserable bitch’ as she boarded her flight from Stansted to Seville, Spain, on Wednesday ... ‘First holiday snap!.

Human Flow's Ai Weiwei interview: I turned on my iPhone camera and started filming refugees

The Independent 29 Nov 2017
He likes to tackle new projects from a position of near ignorance; to “come from zero,” as “innocent as a new born person.” In this case, he had visited the Greek island of Lesbos with his son. They were on holiday when he saw scenes which rendered him speechless. .

Ai Weiwei’s New York project asks how much we have grown used to barriers

The National 05 Nov 2017
Public art works often reveal themselves in how people interact with them, and Ai Weiwei’s ambitious new show in New York is no exception ... Good Fences takes its title from Robert Frost poem Mending Wall ... His interest in the broader refugee crisis was ignited while on holiday on the Greek island of Lesbos, when he saw a refugee boat land on the beach.

Greek holiday

BBC News 25 Jul 2017
Keen to understand the human perspective behind the headlines, Nia Medi decided to forgo a usual summer holiday and instead offer help to refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos ... .

Strong earthquake hits Lesbos Island and W. Turkish coast

Debka 12 Jun 2017
June 12, 2017, 5.04 PM (IDT) A 6.2 magnitude earthquake Monday damaged homes and roads on the Greek holiday island of Lesbos and was felt in Izmir, Turkey and as far away as Athens. It is not yet know whether there were casualties ... .

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