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Five dead in Germany and France floods

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 6:26
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

At least five people are dead and dozens of towns are inundated by flooding across France and Germany, authorities say.
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Unity call after divisive Austria poll

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 2:22

Austria's new president vows to listen to the people's "fear and anger" after his far-right opponent narrowly misses out on a landmark victory.
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Austria far right narrowly loses poll

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 18:24

Alexander Van der Bellen is elected Austria's president, as Norbert Hofer narrowly fails in his bid to become the EU's first far-right head of state.
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Postal votes to decide Austria election

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 12:31

The far-right candidate has a slender lead in Austria's presidential run-off vote, but the result will depend on postal ballots.
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VIDEO: Austrian election count is very close

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 23:04

Votes are being counted in Austria in a presidential race that is proving to be very close.
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Austrian run-off rivals face dead heat

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 22:17

The far-right and independent candidates in Austria's presidential run-off are neck-and-neck with the result depending on postal ballots.
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Austria votes in key test for far right

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 14:45

Austrians are voting in a presidential run-off poll that could elect the European Union's first far-right head of state.
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Deadly gun rampage at Austria concert

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 10:50
related places: Nenzing

A gunman opens fire at a concert in the western Austrian town of Nenzing, killing two people before shooting himself dead, police say.
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Final rallies in Austria presidency poll

Friday, May 20th 2016, 1:09

Austria's far-right Freedom Party presidential candidate and his Green-backed rival are to hold final rallies ahead of Sunday's run-off vote.
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VIDEO: The rise of far-right's 'friendly face'

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 23:14
related places: Vienna

Thousands of people have taken part in protests in Vienna, Austria, where the far-right Freedom Party which is gaining ground in presidential elections.
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World powers vow to bolster Syria truce

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 16:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Vienna

World powers have agreed to try to turn the shaky truce in Syria into a more comprehensive ceasefire, and ensure aid gets through to besieged communities.
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Austria leader coy on far-right ties

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 16:39

Austria's new chancellor will not rule out ties with the far-right Freedom Party but refuses to co-operate with anyone who “incites against minorities".
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Austrian TV debate turns to 'slugfest'

Monday, May 16th 2016, 23:42

Austrian election debate turns to 'slugfest'
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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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