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Mussel growers harvest mussels by passing beneath the docks on small barges, pulling up the ropes and cutting the harvest loose.

Unusually warm seas kill off mussel harvests in Spain, leaving restaurant owners with limited options

Most Mediterranean mussels are grown in the Ebro Delta, in Spain’s northeast, and often enjoyed by consumers nearby. But this year’s Mediterranean harvest was nearly wiped out by unusually warm seas, forcing restaurant owners to import their mussels from other countries.

Unusually warm seas kill off mussel harvests in Spain, leaving restaurant owners with limited options
A security guard stands at the entrance of the Medical Forensic Institution in Istanbul, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

In a Turkish border town, migrant ‘pushbacks’ from Greece turn deadly

In a Turkish border town, migrant ‘pushbacks’ from Greece turn deadly
Protestors clash with riot police during a demonstration against the reinforced measures of the Belgium government to counter the latest spike of the coronavirus in Brussels, Belgium

Europe sees widespread protests against COVID-19 restrictions

Europe sees widespread protests against COVID-19 restrictions
Seán Binder stands outside a court in Mytilene port, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

‘I’m still not free’: Aid workers who helped refugees in Greece face months of legal limbo

‘I’m still not free’: Aid workers who helped refugees in Greece face months of legal limbo
President Joe Biden waves towards the White House balcony in Washington

US, Canada and Mexico to hold talks at the White House

US, Canada and Mexico to hold talks at the White House
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson arrives for a meeting of EU justice and interior ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

EU's top migration official calls for global response to help Afghans in order to avoid migration crisis in Europe

Ylva Johansson, home affairs commissioner for the European Union, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the EU's plans to avoid a repeat migration crisis like the one experienced in 2015.

EU's top migration official calls for global response to help Afghans in order to avoid migration crisis in Europe
The shoreline of a village on the Greek island of Evia is shown with massive plumes of dark smoke rising in the distance.

Discussion: Climate change and a deepening global health crisis

Climate change is driving extreme weather events across the globe and exacerbating health conditions and disparities. The World's Environment Editor and Correspondent Carolyn Beeler moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School's Renee Salas, who explored the deepening crisis at the intersection of climate change and health.

Discussion: Climate change and a deepening global health crisis
Several Taliban fighters are shown standing in a street or sitting on blanket-covered motorcycles.

The Taliban take 10th provincial capital in offensive

Top of The World: The Taliban have now captured the provincial capital of Ghazni, a strategically important city on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway. And, with the price at the pump heading north, the Biden administration is putting pressure on OPEC to pick up the pace and restore global supply of petroleum to pre-pandemic levels. Also, Sicily reported on Wednesday a temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.84 degrees Fahrenheit), that if confirmed, would mark the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe.

The Taliban take 10th provincial capital in offensive
A man is shown with his back to the camera and facing a large wildfire with two other people running away from the fire.

UN climate report is a 'code red for humanity'

Top of The World: The planet is becoming increasingly hot, with human activity changing the climate in unprecedented ways, a new scientific report from the IPCC says. And, with the United States rapidly withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Taliban are precipitously taking over provincial capitals across the country. Also, a massive fire on Evia, Greece’s second largest island, continues its devastation for a seventh day on Monday.

UN climate report is a 'code red for humanity'
A view of Athens from above showning the city and in the distance large dark smoke clouds filling the sky.

Athens’ first-ever chief heat officer says historic heat wave feels ominous, like a 'prequel' of the city's future

Athens has appointed a chief heat officer, the first such appointment in Europe and only the second in the world. Chief heat officer Eleni Myrivili spoke with The World’s Lydia Emmanouilidou in Athens.

Athens’ first-ever chief heat officer says historic heat wave feels ominous, like a 'prequel' of the city's future
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is shown wearing glasses and a green military uniform with gold epaulettes.

Head of Myanmar military declares himself prime minister

Top of The World: A top general of Myanmar’s military declared himself the country’s prime minister on Sunday. And, wildfires have ravaged Turkey, Greece and elsewhere on the continent as a heat wave continues baking southeast Europe. Also, dozens of lawmakers in Malaysia were blocked by police on Monday from protesting a two-week lockdown of the country’s Parliament.

Head of Myanmar military declares himself prime minister
In ancient Greece, the heart and soul of the festival was the experience shared by all who attended.

What would the ancient Greeks think of an Olympics with no fans?

Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.

What would the ancient Greeks think of an Olympics with no fans?
Vegan Beat storefront

Gyro is the ‘holy grail’ of Greek fast food. An Athens restaurant offers a vegan alternative.

This fast-food joint in Athens is serving up a vegan version of a traditionally meaty wrap.

Gyro is the ‘holy grail’ of Greek fast food. An Athens restaurant offers a vegan alternative.
A view of a steel wall at Evros river, near the village of Poros, at the Greek-Turkish border, Greece, Friday, May 21, 2021. 

What's a border anyway? Part I

Critical State, a weekly foreign policy newsletter from Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into new research on defining borders, with a focus on Turkey and Greece.

What's a border anyway? Part I
A concrete walkway has been paved on the Acropolis plateau in an effort to make the site more accessible. But critics say materials used would make it impossible to remove the pathway without damaging the ancient bedrock underneath.

'They want to make the Acropolis into Disneyland.' Site renovations face backlash. 

Greece says it wants to make the Acropolis more accessible. Critics say it’s turning the ancient site into Disneyland.

'They want to make the Acropolis into Disneyland.' Site renovations face backlash.