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Austria's Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential race

Green Party's Alexander Van der Bellen defeats right-wing candidate Hofer in a re-run of the presidential runoff in May.

Alexander Van der Bellen

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Divided Austria votes in rerun of presidential contest

Alexander Van der Bellen faces off anew with Norbert Hofer who could become the EU's first far-right head of state.

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Hundreds contact police over sex abuse in UK football

Police officials say they have received more than 350 reports of abuse at British football clubs dating back decades.

Crewe Alexandra

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Europol's advent calendar lists most wanted criminals

Police agency asks for help from Europeans through advent calendar to capture criminals before Christmas holidays.

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Liberal Democrat beats Zac Goldsmith in UK by-election

Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney overturns huge majority to beat Zac Goldsmith, pro-Brexit former London mayoral candidate.

Liberal Democrat Farron

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Global police smash huge online crime network: Europol

"Avalanche" launched malware infections in more than 180 countries with damages in the hundreds of millions of euros.

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Vladimir Putin reaches out to Donald Trump

President says Moscow is ready to work in partnership with the United States, adding Russia doesn't want confrontation.

Vladimir Putin

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Survey: 27% of Europeans say rape sometimes acceptable

One in four people living in the EU say rape may be justified "under certain circumstances", according to a new report.

Warsaw, Poland

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Dutch parliament approves partial face veil ban

Law - pending senate's approval - outlaws face veils, ski masks and helmets in some public places, but not the streets.

face veil

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German lawyers seek criminal case against Syria's Assad

Targeted bombing of hospitals and civilian areas in Aleppo cited as evidence of atrocities by the Syrian military.

 civilians in Aleppo

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