Thousands of unaccompanied children are part of the current refugee exodus traveling via the Balkan states to Europe. Most of them are from Afghanistan. They were sent off by their parents to find a better life.
At least 26 people have been killed and another 52 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up during Persian New Year's celebrations in Kabul. The "Islamic State" group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Hailing from Syria, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe, they attend the same integration class in their new home. Despite different backgrounds, these high school students all have one thing in common: motivation to succeed.
For Roma in Europe's youngest state, discrimination and a lack of opportunity have created a sense of hopelessness and driven many to look for work abroad. Morgan Meaker reports from the western Balkans.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is visiting six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. He has told DW that the key to accession progress is focusing on substance over speed.
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