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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.

Job opening in Austria: part-time hermit

Vienna - There are no neighbours and the views are stunning, and if you can live without heating, running water, electricity and internet, then why not apply for a job as a hermit?

Vienna's homeless show tourists life on the street

Vienna - On a wintry afternoon, tourists huddle around their guide outside Vienna's central train station.

OSCE head calls for boost to Ukraine observers

Vienna - The OSCE's observer mission in eastern Ukraine needs to be strengthened by better equipment and the ability to patrol at night, the security body's new rotating chair Austria said on Thursday.

Final Iran nuclear talks before Trump takes office

Vienna - Iran and major powers took stock Tuesday of their 2015 nuclear deal, with Donald Trump's imminent inauguration and the death of a moderate former Iranian president raising worries about its future.

Austria police probe slew of NYE sex attacks

Vienna - Austrian police are investigating an unprecedented number of sexual assaults carried out by a group of men on New Year's Eve in the western city of Innsbruck, an official said Wednesday.

Young maestro dazzles at Vienna New Year's Concert

Vienna - The Vienna Philharmonic rung in 2017 with its famed New Year's Concert on Sunday under the baton of the orchestra's youngest-ever conductor, charismatic Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel.

OSCE victim of 'major' cyber attack

Vienna - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, an international election and war monitor, said Wednesday it had become the latest global institution to suffer a "major" cyber attack.

Hitler house expropriated in Austria

Vienna - Austrian MPs have approved the expropriation of the house where Hitler was born, ending years of bitter legal wrangling, but it was unclear Thursday what will now happen to the building.

Austria marathon election hatches word of the year

Vienna - It was long, ugly and plagued with scandals.

Iran back under nuclear deal limit, says UN watchdog

Vienna - The UN's atomic watchdog has verified that Iran has exported enough nuclear-grade heavy water to come back into line with last year's landmark deal with the West, a diplomatic source said Tuesday.

'Stripclub owner' buys infamous Austrian incest house

Vienna - The house where Austrian incest monster Josef Fritzl shut his daughter in the cellar for 24 years has been sold to a woman who runs a local strip club, reports said Monday.

Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere

Vienna - "Nuclear terrorists" can strike anywhere, the head of the UN atomic watchdog warned Monday at the start of a week-long ministerial conference on preventing misuse of radioactive materials and attacks on facilities.

Relief and anger after bitter Austrian election

Vienna - After an ugly and deeply polarising presidential campaign in normally tranquil Austria, whooping and relief on one side Sunday night was matched by disdain and anger on the other.

Norbert Hofer: Austria's failed far-right presidential candidate

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer, who swiftly conceded defeat in an election Sunday in which he was bidding to become the EU's first far-right president, is an ideologue and no fan of the bloc.

Austria's green, cigarette-loving new president

Vienna - Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president.

Austria's Norbert Hofer: Who's behind the smile?

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer likes to come across as Mr. Nice Guy but if he wins Sunday's election, he will become the EU's first far-right president.

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer conceded defeat Sunday in his bid to become Europe's first far-right president, as projections showed he was lagging behind in a bitterly fought election re-run.Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen swept 53.

Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

Vienna - Austria's long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close Saturday, with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners by dealing a hammer-blow to Vienna's centrist establishment.
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