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Refugees plagued by sexual violence

Refugees plagued by sexual violence

The UN refugee agency said Friday it was concerned by "credible testimonies" it has received of sexual violence and abuse against refugee and migrant women and children on the move in Europe and called on authorities to take steps to ensure their protection.

Crunch talks fail to halt Syrian war

Crunch talks fail to halt Syrian war

Top diplomats from Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey held talks in a frosty atmosphere Friday on how to end the Syrian conflict, with the sides sharply at odds on the future of Bashar al-Assad.

Putin's approval soars as sanctions bite

Putin's approval soars as sanctions bite

Western sanctions are the main reason Russian President Vladimir Putin has such a huge approval rating, and he can also blame those for the fact his economic policies are a miserable failure according to a leading economist.

Slovenia mulls border fence in refugee crisis

Slovenia mulls border fence in refugee crisis

Slovenia says it is considering building a border fence to help stem a record influx of migrants and refugees, as thousands more people arrived from Croatia on Friday.

Couple face losing home after nude swim row

Couple face losing home after nude swim row

An elderly couple who have lived in the same house for 44 years have received a demolition notice for their home after a dispute with their neighbour who likes to swim naked in her garden pond.

Isis teen brides in court on terror charges

Isis teen brides in court on terror charges

Two teenage girls are appearing in court in Salzburg on Friday, charged with participating in a terrorist group.

Austrian minister calls for 'fortress Europe'

Austrian minister calls for 'fortress Europe'

Austria's Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner has called for “a fortress Europe” to protect the EU's external borders as thousands of refugees continue to enter Austria from Slovenia.

Diplomats meet in Vienna over Syria crisis

Diplomats meet in Vienna over Syria crisis

Update: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks on the war in Syria with US counterpart John Kerry in Vienna on Friday after Moscow thrust itself into the heart of the crisis with its bombing campaign backing the Syrian president.