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Five Czech skiers killed in Austrian Alps avalanche

Vienna - Five skiers from the Czech Republic were killed Saturday in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps that also engulfed 17 other people, police said.Two of the skiers were injured, but not critically, they added.

Austria wants EU border agency to send migrants back to Turkey

Vienna - Austria wants the EU's border agency Frontex to send directly back to Turkey the migrants it picks trying to reach Greece, media on Saturday quoted Chancellor Werner Faymann as saying."Frontex must pick up the people fleeing to Greece.

Austria to cap asylum-seeker claims, deepening EU migrant rift

Vienna - The ranks of EU countries closing their doors to migrants swelled further on Wednesday, with hotspot Austria announcing it would "drastically" cap the number of asylum-seekers this year.

Police dog finds couple's life savings, in the kitchen

Vienna - The old Viennese couple were desperate. Their life savings had disappeared -- stolen, they thought. But then came Evita de La Basse Autriche, a police dog specialised in sniffing out money.

Three Americans imprisoned by Iran arrive in Geneva, 4th stays

Vienna - Three of four Americans freed by Iran in a prisoner exchange arrived Sunday in Switzerland, a senior U.S. diplomat has announced.

Iran has complied with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Vienna - Iran has complied with last July's nuclear deal, the UN atomic watchdog said Saturday, allowing sanctions to be lifted and the landmark accord to enter into force.

Iran, EU meet to 'finalise' nuclear deal: Mogherini

Vienna - Iran's foreign minister and the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Saturday in Vienna to "finalise" last July's nuclear deal, Mogherini said on Twitter.

Nuclear 'Implementation Day' looms for Iran as prisoners freed

Vienna - Iran and the US announced Saturday a prisoner swap in an apparent gesture of goodwill ahead of the expected entry into force of last year's mammoth nuclear deal between Tehran and six major powers.

Austria turns tougher on migrants

Vienna - Austria's interior minister signalled Friday a tougher line on migrants, saying that from next weekend it will follow Germany's lead and turn back any new arrivals seeking to claim asylum in Scandinavia.

1,500-year-old wooden foot found in Austria

Vienna - Archeologists in Austria said Thursday they had found what they believe to be Europe's oldest prosthetic implant in the shape of a wooden foot dating from the sixth century.

Austrian bar bans asylum-seekers after alleged harassment

Vienna - A bar owner in Austria said Wednesday she had banned "all asylum-seekers" after the alleged harrassment of guests, sparking strong criticism from human rights groups.

Austria reveals 90,000 asylum claims in 2015

Vienna - Austria registered 90,000 asylum claims in 2015, government figures showed Tuesday, a rise of more than 200 percent compared to 28,000 the year before and just 11,000 in 2010.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Inter-dimensional portal caught on film, Truth or Hoax?

On December 7, 2015 tourists captured on film a swirling inter-dimensional portal in the sky above the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. An orb is seen entering the portal before it disappears. The question is it truth or a clever hoax?

Austria police step up security amid terror warning

Vienna - Austrian police said Saturday they stepped up security in Vienna and other cities after receiving a warning of possible attacks during the holiday season.

Syrian 'jihadist' brothers arrested in Austria

Vienna - Two young Syrian brothers have been arrested in a refugee camp in southern Austria on suspicion of belonging to jihadist groups, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Hungary scraps planned statue of anti-Semite

Vienna - The planned statue of a key architect of anti-Semitic laws in the run-up to the Holocaust in 1930s Hungary was scrapped on Friday after an outcry from Jewish groups and others.

Paris attacks suspects held in Austria 'not French': Source

Vienna - Two men held in Austria for suspected links to the Paris attacks are not French, a source close to the investigation told AFP Thursday, denying media reports about their nationality.

'Frenchmen' with possible Paris attacks links held in Austria

Vienna - Austrian police have arrested two people with suspected links to the Paris attacks, prosecutors said Wednesday, with an Austrian newspaper reporting the two are French citizens posing as refugees.

UN atomic agency 'closes' Iran nuclear bomb probe

Vienna - The UN atomic watchdog's board Tuesday drew a line under a long-running probe into Iran's past efforts to develop nuclear weapons, removing an important obstacle to implementing July's landmark deal with big powers, diplomats said.
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