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Stench of death as Austria finds truck loaded with migrant bodies

Parndorf - When Austrian police opened the back of an abandoned lorry parked on the side of a motorway on Thursday morning, their eyes took in "an atrocious sight".

At least 20 migrants found dead in truck on Austria highway

Vienna - At least 20 migrants have been found dead inside a truck on a highway in Austria, police said Thursday, the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe.

Austrian paper sued over wrong photo of Germanwings co-pilot

Vienna - Court proceedings opened Monday against an Austrian newspaper for publishing a photo of a German man wrongly identified as the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps in March.

Austrian refugee camp violates children's rights, says Amnesty

Vienna - Amnesty International on Friday slammed conditions at Austria's main refugee camp as a "disgraceful" violation of human rights, highlighting what it called the "inhumane" plight of more than 1,700 unaccompanied children.

Austria's nonsense museum spreads comic relief

Osterreich - From a transparent suitcase for nudists to automatic nose pickers -- Austria's museum of nonsense and its vast collection of silly yet brilliant inventions are proof that bad ideas, if carried out well, can turn into genius creations.

More than 140 migrants found on motorways in Austria and UK

Vienna - Over 140 migrants were found stranded this weekend on motorways in Britain and Austria, with at least a dozen children among them, police said Sunday.

IS jihadists in Syria video threaten Germany

Berlin - Two German-speaking jihadists claiming to belong to the Islamic State militant group threatened Germany with attacks in an execution video broadcast online Wednesday.

'Inhumane' Austrian refugee camp halts intake

Vienna - Austria on Wednesday stopped accepting new arrivals at its main refugee camp, where the United Nations has described conditions as "inhumane".The move comes as a growing number of countries show signs of strain from Europe's burgeoning migrant crisis.

Austria's President Fischer to visit Iran

Vienna - Austrian President Heinz Fischer will in September make the first visit to Iran by a European head of state since 2004, his office said Thursday.

Austrian artist angers activists with dead animal show

Vienna - Animal rights activists have filed a complaint against Austrian enfant terrible Hermann Nitsch over his current exhibition in Sicily featuring dead animals on crucifixes, a spokeswoman for the artist said Thursday.

Green Austria on warpath against nuclear power in Europe

Vienna - Austria's announcement Monday that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country's solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe.

Austria court throws out Facebook privacy class action suit

Vienna - An Austrian court has rejected a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches, saying it lacks jurisdiction to decide the matter, court officials said on Wednesday.

EU to help 'frontline' Hungary cope with migrant wave: Official

Budapest - The European Commission has pledged to send financial aid and experts to Hungary to help it cope with a surge in illegal immigration this year, a senior Brussels official said in Budapest Tuesday.

Austria questions 'psychotic' driver who killed three

Vienna - A "mentally unbalanced" man who ploughed his 4x4 into a pedestrian street in the Austrian city of Graz, killing three people including a young boy, was questioned by authorities on Sunday, prosecutors said.

Three dead, 34 injured as car rams crowd in Austrian city of Graz

Vienna - Three people including a four-year-old boy were killed and 34 others injured Saturday when a "mentally unbalanced" man drove a 4x4 into a pedestrian street thronging with shoppers in the southern Austrian city of Graz, police said.

Iran asks Austria to secure nuclear talks against spying

Tehran - Iran has asked Austria's government to take immediate measures to protect the cyber security of nuclear talks, media reported Saturday after reports emerged of suspected espionage at negotiation venues.

Israel denies spying on Iran talks hotels

Ginebra - Swiss and Austrian investigators have launched probes into alleged spying in hotels hosting delicate Iranian nuclear talks, with Israel denying Thursday its secret services were involved.

Never mind the G7 or Davos, it's Bilderberg time

Vienna - It's in the Alps and it involves powerful people hobnobbing. But this is not the G7 or Davos, it's the highly exclusive Bilderberg meeting, an altogether more discreet affair starting Thursday.

'Sensational' ancient manuscript sells for 356,800 euros

Vienna - An 11th-century French religious manuscript from a private collection sold for 356,800 euros ($388,900) in Vienna on Monday, in what auctioneers described as a "sensational deal".

Austria convicts 14-year-old on 'terror' charges

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy was convicted Tuesday of planning to bomb a Vienna train station in the name of the Islamic State group and sentenced to eight months behind bars.

Austria tries 14-year-old 'terror' suspect

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to bomb a Vienna train station went on trial Tuesday facing up to five years in prison.The defendant, named only as Mertkan G.

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

Vienna - Sweden narrowly beat Russia on Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza.

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

Vienna - Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest -- hosted Saturday by Vienna -- hide more serious international geopolitical tensions, says the creator of the world's first university course on the popular music competition.

Austrian teen to be tried on 'terror' charges May 26

Vienna - A 15-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to launch a bomb attack in Vienna last year will be tried on May 26, officials said Monday.Mertkan G.

Austrian schoolboy in court in 'IS bomb plot' case

Vienna - An Austrian teenager suspected of having links with the Islamic State group is to appear in court Tuesday, accused of planning to bomb a Vienna train station when he was just 14.

Life sentences for killers of Austrian nun in S. Africa

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday sentenced two men to life in jail for the rape and murder of an 86-year-old Austrian-born nun who was strangled with an electric typewriter cord.

Croatian leader pays tribute to killed pro-Nazi collaborators

Zagreb - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic paid tribute Thursday to the country's pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians who were killed by communist partisans in Austria and Slovenia after the end of World War II.

Iran nuclear talks resume as Tehran expresses hope over deal

Vienna - Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi said on Tuesday he was "very hopeful" that an accord on Tehran's nuclear programme could be reached with world powers ahead of the June 30 deadline.

22,000 mark 70 years since Nazi camp liberated

Vienna - More than 22,000 people including around 50 survivors on Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen in Austria, one of the Nazis' biggest concentration camps, organisers said.

Nazi camp website hacked with child porn on anniversary

Vienna - The website of one the Nazis' biggest former concentration camps was hacked with images of child pornography on Friday, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, officials said.
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