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ISIS fueling soldiers with drug that makes them feel unstoppable

ISIS has allegedly been supplying its militants with a drug that makes them feel unstoppable. The drug Captagon creates an euphoric state where the user feels no pain, unbelievable strength and will not sleep for days.

Rotting wood turns Austria's poorest town into green model

Osterreich - Broke, remote and deprived of jobs -- just 25 years ago, the border town of Guessing close to Hungary was one of the poorest in Austria, a forgotten frontier along the Iron Curtain trail.

Will Trump's newest verbal attack push away disabled voters?

Donald Trump is the current front runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. He is no stranger to controversy but current allegations of verbal abuse have created a media frenzy. Has he pushed himself into a corner by what some call flagrant verbal abuse?

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Vienna - The Wachau, a picture-postcard river valley in Austria, makes a lot of wine. Soon it could be producing its own electricity too, and in a way that will not spoil the stunning views.

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: deputy FM

Vienna - Iran expects July's landmark nuclear deal with major powers to enter into force in early January, when Tehran will have implemented its commitments, Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday.

Iran has begun dismantling nuclear facilities: UN watchdog

Vienna - Iran has begun dismantling parts of its nuclear programme, as agreed under July's landmark deal with major powers, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Wednesday.

Paris attacks intensify migrant debate in EU

Vienna - The Paris attacks and the discovery of a Syrian passport near one of the assailant's bodies have revived the European debate on whether to take a harder line on migrants.

Calendar agreed for Syria polls, Assad's fate undecided

Vienna - World diplomats agreed Saturday on a path to Syrian elections in 18 months at talks in Vienna driven by a fresh sense of urgency after the Paris attacks, although the fate of President Bashar Al-Assad remained a sticking point.

Kerry says no agreement in Syria talks on Assad's future

Vienna - There is still no agreement on the future of President Bashar al-Assad despite concrete progress in talks on ending the Syrian civil war, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

Paris attacks 'justify' need to combat IS, Nusra: Lavrov

Vienna - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday that a string of bloody attacks in Paris justified an even stronger fight against radical jihadists such as the Islamic State group.

World witnessing mix of 'medieval, modern fascism': Kerry

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday the Paris attacks, and other recent acts of terror, showed the world was witnessing "a kind of medieval and modern fascism ...which seeks to destroy and create chaos.

Paris attacks heighten pressure at Vienna Syria talks

Vienna - Multiple attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic State jihadists increased the pressure on some 20 countries and organisations meeting in Vienna on Saturday to overcome deep divisions and help end Syria's civil war.

French FM says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight

Vienna - The Paris attacks show it is more vital than ever to coordinate global efforts to fight terrorism, France's foreign minister said Saturday, vowing that French "international action" will not stop.

Paris attacks heighten pressure at Vienna Syria talks

Vienna - Multiple "terror" attacks in Paris increased the pressure on some 20 countries and organisations meeting in Vienna on Saturday to overcome deep divisions and help end Syria's horrific civil war.

Op-Ed: Dear Brussels, we should talk about smuggling

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" goes a saying familiar to both Madonna fans and politicians. Unlike Madonna, the latter group has all too often been confronted with unexpected consequences of even the most carefully planned out bills

Austria to build fence on Slovenia border in new blow to Schengen pact

Vienna - Austria announced Friday it would erect a metal fence along its border with Slovenia, in a new blow to the's cherished open-border accord.The 3.7-kilometre (2.

France sells iconic Vienna palace to Qatar

Vienna - France has sold an iconic neoclassical palace with a large park in the heart of Vienna to Qatar following a belt-tightening drive.

Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs dead at 85

Vienna - Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs, who was a co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, has passed away at 85. He was best known for his religious imagery.

Austria rethinks asylum rules as migrants to relocate from Greece

Vienna - Austria sought to tighten asylum rules in the face of a record influx of migrants, hours before the first refugees are set to be relocated from Greece Wednesday under a faltering EU plan to ease the burden on southern countries.

Kerry: U.S., Russia and Iran 'agree to disagree' on Assad

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he had "agreed to disagree" with his Iranian and Russian counterparts on the fate of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
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