The two members were beaten and detained in Russia after criticizing Putin — and have since fled the country to claim asylum in Sweden.
A dying ski resort in northern Italy has come back to life thanks to an igloo village built by migrants.
The European Court of Justice barred the "sexuality tests" from being used as grounds to reject an asylum application.
Swedish media say two members of the Russian protest group have claimed asylum in the country, saying they are persecuted in Russia.
186,644 asylum seekers were registered last year, a drop of more than 100,000 from 2016. The Germany Interior Ministry says is shows the height of the crisis has been "overcome."
The French president has visited the northern port – long a magnet for UK-bound migrants – to defend his government’s much-criticised immigration and asylum policy.
The Greek government's move came hours after Turkey criticised a local panel's decision to accept a helicopter pilot's asylum request
The UN migration agency says there's been a 40 percent drop in the number of migrant drownings in the Mediterranean
In Syria, a bomb attack left Najib Alhaj Ali paralysed. He fled with his family across the Mediterranean to Greece, where para sports gave him hope for a better life.
Amid biting wind and freezing temperatures, groups of migrants huddle around a fire near Serbia's border with Croatia, sharing food and warm drinks and waiting for an opportunity to cross over into the European Union member country.
Latest figures show a continued overall fall in the number of new asylum requests in the EU, compared to the migration influx in 2015 and 2016.