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Shock as Austrian chancellor quits

Monday, May 9th 2016, 19:15

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigns amid party criticism over the far right's victory in the first round of presidential elections.
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UN chief condemns EU migrant curbs

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 10:17

UN chief Ban Ki-moon criticises "restrictive" EU migrant policies in a speech to Austrian MPs, a day after they approved fresh curbs.
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Austria passes tough new asylum law

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 15:36
related countries: Italy Italy

The Austrian parliament passes a controversial new law restricting asylum rights and allowing most claimants to be rejected directly at the border.
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How Austria's Chechen community is fighting radicalisation

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 23:20

How to tackle the lure of jihad in Austria
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Far-right wins first round in Austria

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 21:30

Austria's far-right Freedom Party candidate comes top in the first round of presidential elections - but will face a run-off, preliminary results show.
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Austria to seize Hitler's house

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 13:45

The Austrian government says it plans to seize Adolf Hitler's birth house in an attempt to stop it being a focal point for Nazi sympathisers.
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Clashes at pro-migrant rally in Alps

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 19:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Austrian police clash with people demonstrating against the closure of Europe's frontiers at the Brenner Pass border crossing with Italy.
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Austrian conductor Harnoncourt dies

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 14:53

The celebrated Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt - considered the "pope" of the Baroque music revival, dies aged 86.
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VIDEO: Migrants' desperation on the Greek border

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 19:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece has recalled its ambassador to Austria amid growing divisions between EU states over the migrant crisis.
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Greece recalls envoy in migrant row

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 18:06

Greece recalls its ambassador to Austria amid sharp divisions among EU states over the migrant crisis.
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VIDEO: Austria's 'plan B' migrant cap

Friday, February 19th 2016, 11:09

Austria is bringing in daily caps on the number of migrants it takes in, despite warnings from the European Commission that its plans do not comply with EU legislation.
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Austria sets asylum claims cap

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 22:42

Austria will impose a daily quota on asylum claims and limit the flux of migrants travelling through the country.
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Skiers killed in Austrian avalanche

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 18:21
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
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VIDEO: Vienna protests over 'right-wing' ball

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 5:50
related places: Vienna

Protests have taken place in Vienna over an annual ball that traditionally draws right-wing figures.
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VIDEO: Selfie tourist rescued with 'shirt rope'

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 9:56

An Austrian tourist has had to be rescued from a well, after she fell into it while taking a selfie.
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Austria's Plan B to cap refugees and tackle migrant crisis

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 1:24

Austria tries Plan B to cap asylum numbers
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Austria to slash asylum claims

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 15:52
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Austria's government says it will sharply reduce the number of asylum claims it accepts, prompting Serbia to set limits on migrants heading north.
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Iran expects sanctions to be lifted

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Vienna

International sanctions against Iran are to be lifted today, the country's foreign minister says ahead of a meeting with the EU and US in Vienna.
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Germany returns migrants to Austria

Monday, January 11th 2016, 21:23

Germany has been sending an increasing number of migrants back to Austria every day since the beginning of the month, Austrian police say.
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Drowned man put wife's head in concrete

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 20:14
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man strangled and dismembered his wife then drowned himself in an Austrian lake with her head in a concrete block, police say.
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Skier Hirscher almost hit by drone

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: Italy Italy

Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher is nearly hit by a falling drone camera at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Italy.
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VIDEO: Christ Child fight-back against Santa

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 0:10

A row is going on in Austria over who brings presents to children at Christmas.
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Austria arrests in Paris attacks probe

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 15:31
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Salzburg

Austrian police arrest two people suspected of having links to the Paris attacks at a centre for refugees in Salzburg, prosecutors say.
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Thousands of euros fished from Danube

Monday, December 7th 2015, 11:10

Police in Austria investigate how tens of thousands of euros' worth of banknotes ended up in the River Danube.
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Artist Ernst Fuchs dies at 85

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:19

Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs, co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, dies at the age of 85.
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