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Asylum-Seekers Make Harrowing Journeys In Pandemic, Only To Be Turned Back

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How The Pandemic Has Affected Asylum Law And Shut Out Refugees

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A person receives Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine at the Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, in Turin, Italy, on Dec. 27, 2020. Nations across Europe began their COVID-19 vaccination effort on Sunday. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Zsolt Jeszenszky, creative director of Hungary's Pesti TV, hosts his talk show, Political Hobbyist. In Trump's refusal to concede, he hears a message for European nationalists: "If there is a system that's against you, you should fight, and you should not submit." Pesti TV hide caption

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Pro-Populist Media In Eastern Europe Promote Trump's Baseless Voter Fraud Claims

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Pro-Government Media In Eastern Europe Promote Claims Of Stolen U.S. Election

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Joe Biden speaks Thursday in Wilmington, Del., with Sen. Kamala Harris at his side. World leaders reacted to Biden's victory, mostly congratulating the president-elect and vice president-elect. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban did not join other European leaders in congratulating Joe Biden. Orban and President Trump are seen here meeting last year at the White House. Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Publicly, Hungary PM Orbán Predicts Trump Win. Privately, Prepares For Loss

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Hungarian Journalists Launch Independent News Site Amid Tightening Government Control

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A Greek court has sentenced Nikos Michaloliakos and another former Golden Dawn leader, Ioannis Lagos (seen here), to 13 years in prison, after finding the party to be a criminal organization. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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Thousands of people gather for an anti-fascist protest outside a court in Athens on Wednesday. The court ruled the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, and delivered landmark guilty verdicts in a five-year trial against dozens of defendants, including former lawmakers. Yorgos Karahalis/AP hide caption

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The Greek island of Kastellorizo, shown here at sunset from the top of an ancient castle, is a little over a mile away from the Turkish shore. Known for its architecture, turquoise sea and friendship with the neighbor Turks, it's recently become a pawn in a geopolitical dispute between the Greek and Turkish governments over hydrocarbons and maritime borders. Demetrios Ioannou for NPR hide caption

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'Not Our World': This Greek Island Wants An End To Greece And Turkey's Feud

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Greek Island Caught In The Middle Of Dispute Over Energy Reserves

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A massive fire this week ravaged a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, leaving more than 12,000 asylum-seekers homeless. Milos Bicanski/Getty Images hide caption

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Fires Leave Thousands Of Asylum-Seekers On Greek Island Homeless

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