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Austria's 'Ibiza-gate' video: What we know

Vienna - A sensational video that appeared Friday has already led to the resignation of Austria's Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and brought down the coalition government, with a turbulent campaign now in prospect for early elections.

Austrian far-right ministers to resign en masse amid 'Ibiza-gate' fallout

Vienna - All remaining ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) are to resign, a party spokesman said Monday, after one of their number, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, was fired in the fallout from a corruption scandal that has brought down the...

Norbert Hofer: the new 'friendly face' of Austria's far-right

Vienna - After the spectacular corruption scandal which brought down Austria's far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache, the task of salvaging the fortunes of his Freedom Party (FPOe) will now fall to his unassuming deputy, Norbert Hofer.

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

Vienna - Austria's president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion.

Demonstrators celebrate Austria government collapse

Vienna - After hours of chanting and whistling, thousands of demonstrators on Saturday cheered the collapse of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's government over a corruption scandal -- and the prospect of fresh elections.

'Ibiza affair' topples Austrian government, snap election announced

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz dramatically pulled the plug on his coalition government and announced fresh elections Saturday after an explosive camera sting claimed the scalp of his far-right deputy.

Want Alpine thrills? Try competitive paper plane flying

Salzburg - If you've ever wanted to earn your wings ecologically, economically and quietly while breathing healthy Alpine air, read on, because you can.

Austria far-right chief faces resignation calls over video scandal

Vienna - Austria's opposition called Friday for the resignation of far-right leader and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache after media reports alleging he had promised public contracts in return for campaign help.

Austria far-right chief faces resignation calls over video scandal

Vienna - Austria's opposition called Friday for the resignation of far-right leader and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache after media reports alleging he had promised public contracts in return for campaign help.

Juncker warns of far-right 'danger' ahead of EU vote

Vienna - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned his own centre-right political grouping of the dangers of "compromising" with far-right parties, in an interview published on Thursday. "One cannot underestimate the danger from the right.

Austrian MPs approve headscarf ban in primary schools

Vienna - Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government.

Austria far-right figure admits e-mails with NZ attack suspect

Vienna - The leader of an Austrian far-right group has confirmed a media report that he had more extensive contact with the suspect behind deadly mosque attacks in New Zealand than previously admitted.

Curtain falls on Vienna AIDS ball after 26 years

Vienna - One of the world's biggest AIDS charity events, Vienna's Life Ball, will be held for the last time in June, the organiser said Friday.

Iran nuclear deal: what happens now?

Vienna - After Iran's announcement on Wednesday that it will stop respecting some limits on its nuclear activities imposed under a landmark 2015 deal with world powers, attention has turned to what repercussions the latest move will have.

How UN scrutinises Iran's nuclear programme

Vienna - Iran's announcement on Wednesday that it would no longer respect limits on nuclear activities under a landmark 2015 deal have raised fresh fears over whether the painstakingly negotiated accord can survive.

Austria's far-right boss in 'population replacement' row

Vienna - Austria's far-right leader and vice chancellor on Wednesday denounced what he called "population replacement", using a controversial term his critics insist is rooted in racist conspiracy theory.

Care workers cross Europe's east-west divide

Leoben - Every two weeks, Alena Konecna packs her bags to leave her own mother and daughter at home in Slovakia and travel some 400 kilometres (250 miles) across the border into Austria to take care of someone else's mother.

Austria NGO fights hate online, one conversation at a time

Vienna - When it comes to the problem of online hate speech, the culprits behind the keyboards and smartphones can take some surprising forms -- just take 74-year-old Viennese retiree Ms H.

Bosnia protest leader seeks asylum in Austria

Vienna - The leader of a protest movement in Bosnia that drew daily crowds for nine months said Thursday he was seeking political asylum in Austria, according to local media reports.

Alpine glaciers risk 90-percent melt by 2100: study

Vienna - Unchecked greenhouse gas emissions could see more than 90 percent of glaciers in the Alps disappear by the end of the century, scientists said Tuesday in new research.
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