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Hitler's Aphrodite 'gift' back on display in Austria

Vienna - The Austrian city of Linz, where Adolf Hitler spent several years as a teenager, will once again display an Aphrodite sculpture offered by the Fuehrer after keeping it in storage for years.

Iran nuclear deal under review as uncertainty grows

Vienna - Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord's future under US President Donald Trump.

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

Vienna - The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout.

Attacks against Austrian migrant shelters soar

Vienna - Austria recorded a sharp rise in attacks against migrant shelters last year, with 49 cases that mostly went unsolved compared to 25 in 2015, authorities said Friday.

Austria boosts cash handout for migrants going home

Vienna - Austria said on Wednesday it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home, as part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers.

UN drugs body takes aim at fentanyl

Vienna - A UN drugs body moved Thursday to crack down on the production of chemicals made to use illicit fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid killing thousands in the United States.

Austrian town blocks pro-Erdogan rally

Vienna - An Austrian town on Friday banned a rally which a senior official from Turkey's ruling AKP party was set to attend, in a growing international row over the country's referendum campaign.

UN nuclear chief set for third term

Vienna - The board of the UN atomic watchdog, which tracks Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, Wednesday backed Yukiya Amano to serve a third term as director general, the board's chairman said.

US hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal: IAEA

Vienna - The new US administration has not yet decided what to do about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday following talks in Washington.

Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition ruling

Vienna - Austria arrested one of Ukraine's richest men, a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter deal

Vienna - Austria said Thursday that it will sue European aerospace giant Airbus over a $2-billion sale of Eurofighter jets that has long been plagued by allegations of kickbacks.

'The Blue Danube' keeps waltzing at 150

Vienna - Born out of defeat, initially not that popular and dedicated to a river that's more greeny-grey, the beginnings of "The Blue Danube" 150 years ago this week were inauspicious.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

Vienna - The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

Austria 'regrets' suspension of Iran-US refugee scheme

Vienna - Austria said Monday that Washington has suspended a programme that has allowed thousands of persecuted Iranian Christians and Jews to pass though the European country on their way to setting in the US.

Austrian govt seeks to ban full-face veil in public

Vienna - Austria's chancellor said Monday he will seek to ban full-face veils in public, as part of a wide-ranging government programme aimed at fending off the challenge of the far-right.

New Austrian president issues warning on populism

Vienna - Austria's new president, who beat an anti-immigration candidate in a polarising and nail-biting election last year, issued a rallying call Thursday for the EU and a warning against populism as he was sworn in.

Austria arrests 14 in major anti-terror raids

Vienna - Fourteen people were arrested in Austria on Thursday as some 800 police investigating possible members of the Islamic State jihadist group carried out raids in Vienna and Graz in the south, authorities said.

Raids in Austria as 'terror' suspect grilled

Vienna - Austrian police raided several addresses early Saturday as they grilled a suspected Islamic extremist thought to have been planning an attack, authorities said.

Austria 'foils potential terror attack'

Vienna - Austria's interior minister said authorities had averted a potential "terror attack" in Vienna with the arrest by armed police of an 18-year-old suspected Islamist extremist.

Austria to tighten anti-migrant border controls

Vienna - Austria aims to tighten border controls, in particular on its frontier with Slovakia following a rise in migrants trying to enter the country, the defence minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.
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