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Austria's Conchita cancels Edinburgh show in visa row

Vienna - Austria's bearded drag idol Conchita said Friday she had cancelled her headlining act at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival because her Syrian musicians were denied British visas.

People prefer slightly faulty robots to perfect ones

The race to perfect robots continues, with weekly advances in robotic science reported. But do we want the perfect machine? New research suggests otherwise.

Salzburg Festival features opera's leading lights

Salzburg - Austria's Salzburg Festival opens Saturday, the start of more than a month of classical and dramatic performances featuring some of opera's brightest and most controversial stars.

Keep migrants off mainland, Austria tells Italy

Vienna - Austria's foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land.

Google Street View finally captures missing Austria

Vienna - Google's Street View cars on Thursday started taking images in Austria, the only EU country along with Germany to remain largely absent from the popular online service showing 360-degree pictures of places around the world.

OSCE chief nomination ends leadership crisis

Vienna - The OSCE on Tuesday nominated a new chief, ending an unprecedented leadership crisis within the security body after months of squabbling between member states.

OSCE breaks leadership vacuum deadlock

Mauerbach - OSCE members broke Tuesday a deadlock over an unprecedented leadership crisis within the security body at an informal gathering of member states outside Vienna.

Austria bars Turkish economy minister over rally plans

Vienna - Austria said Monday it had barred Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci from entering the country to attend a rally marking the anniversary of last year's failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Austria rows back on Italy border troop threat

Vienna - Austria sought to dampen a row with neighbour Italy on Wednesday after it prompted outrage from Rome by threatening to send troops to the border to stop migrants entering."There is no need to employ temporary border controls...

Auto-barn! Thousands of chickens block Austrian motorway

Vienna - Emergency workers in Austria had an egg-stremely unusual operation on Tuesday removing an estimated 7,000 chickens which were blocking a busy motorway.

Austria ready to deploy army at Italy border

Vienna - Austria will "very soon" impose border checks and deploy soldiers on its frontier with Italy if the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean does not slow, Vienna's defence minister was quoted as saying Monday.

Hitler house expropriation stands: Austria court

Vienna - Austria's highest court ruled Friday in favour of last year's controversial expropriation of the house where Adolf Hitler was born, ending a long-running bitter saga between the state and the former owner.

Climate change can't halt Vienna third runway: court

Vienna - Austria's constitutional court on Thursday overturned a landmark ruling that had blocked Vienna airport's plans to build a third runway because of climate change worries.

Illegal drugs market 'thriving': UN

Vienna - The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency said Thursday in a gloomy annual assessment."As the report...

Austria to ban burqas from October

Vienna - New Austrian legislation came into force Friday that will ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places from October 1.

Cow kills hiker in Austrian Alps

Vienna - A hiker in the Austrian Alps was fatally gored on Wednesday when a cow charged at her, local police and media said.

Austria's fantastical factory of 'raw art'

Vienna - Nestled in the hills of Austria sits Gugging, an artists' colony with a difference where the worlds of psychiatry and art collide -- with spectacular success.

OPEC oil squeeze to remain, but will it lift prices?

Vienna - Oil producers within and outside OPEC are expected Thursday to extend a deal cutting output aimed at lifting the price of crude, but US rivals could spoil the party.

Mozart junior: Curse of the 'missing spark'

Salzburg - Having famous parents can be a mixed blessing, but Austrian musician Franz Xaver Mozart had it tougher than most.

Kurz: Austria's own Macron or 'mini-dictator'?

Vienna - History could remember 30-year-old Sebastian Kurz as Austria's own version of Emmanuel Macron by becoming its youngest ever chancellor -- or as the man who let the far-right back into power.
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