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Should all EU countries share role in taking refugees?

The EU's top court is hearing lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia against a mandatory quota to accept asylum seekers.

Europe

UK to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040

The British government has said it will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2040 as part of an effort to curb pollution.

Europe

Thousands evacuated as France struggles to battle wildfires

More than 12,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in France after properties were at risk of being damaged by raging wildfires.

Europe

Hungary and Slovakia face setback in bid to reject refugees

Hungary and Slovakia have faced a setback in their attempt to get rid of rules mandating that they take in more refugees, after the adviser to the EU's top court advised rejecting their lawsuit.

Europe

Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul

Country angered by EU's threat to freeze its right to vote in ministers' meetings over controversial new laws.

Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul

Refugees

Refugees on the Pass of Death between Italy and France

On the path with young Eritrean refugees hiking from Italy to France along the Cote D'Azure.

Refugees on the Pass of Death between Italy and France

Europe

Human rights leader gets surprise birthday visit from Putin

A veteran human rights campaigner in Russia has received a surprise birthday visit from President Vladimir Putin.

Hungary

EU's top court urged to dismiss refugee relocation case

European Court of Justice adviser defends resettlement scheme and says case by Slovakia and Hungary should be dismissed.

Europe

ECJ to deliver opinion in refugee quota case

The European Court of Justice is due to give its opinion on challenges brought against the EU by Hungary and Slovakia to relocate refugees.

Europe

EU mulls sanctions against Poland over court reforms

EU commission to debate action against Poland after President Andrzej Duda vetoes two of three contentious court bills.

EU mulls sanctions against Poland over court reforms

Refugees

French police 'pepper spray sleeping refugee children'

Human Rights Watch says police often use excessive force on migrants in Calais, including on those who pose no threat.

HRW: French police routinely abuse Calais refugees

Europe

Legal battle over US treatment for terminally ill UK baby ends

The parents of a terminally ill British baby have ended their legal battle to take him to the United States for experimental treatment.

Europe

Poland's president vetoes judiciary reform

Duda vetoes bills that are widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system after days of protests.

Poland President Andrzej Duda vetoes judiciary reform

Europe

Poland: Former president joins protests against courts reforms

Poland's former president Lech Walesa has warned that democratic advances made since communism ended will be destroyed if controversial reforms to the legal system go ahead.

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What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Thousands of children struggle to adjust back into society after being recruited for armed conflicts.