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Death toll higher than 70 in Austria refugee lorry

The number of people found dead in a lorry left on an Austrian motorway Thursday is above 70, the Austrian government said Friday. The people, thought to be refugees, suffocated in the truck coming from Hungary. The police is still searching for the drivers and possible smugglers.

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Salzburg summit presses for bigger Frontex mandate

Issues of sovereignty remain entrenched following a proposal by the European Commission to expand the EU's border and coast guard, also known as Frontex, to 10,000. But EU leaders maintain a "basic consensus" of support had been reached.

Airbnb agrees to clarify pricing for EU

The justice commissioner says the accommodation-rental website will better inform users about prices, and about the legal status of their 'hosts'. Facebook, however, could face sanctions if it doesn't comply with EU rules.

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