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Niki Lauda in 'very satisfying' state after operation

Vienna - Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in a "very satisfying" state four days after undergoing an emergency lung transplant following an infection, Vienna's general hospital said on Monday.

Formula One legend Niki Lauda undergoes successful lung transplant — hospital

Vienna - Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant following an infection picked up on vacation, Vienna's general hospital announced Thursday.

UK foreign minister Hunt warns of danger of 'messy' EU divorce

Vienna - UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned on Wednesday of the danger of the UK undergoing a "messy divorce" from the EU, referring to the prospect of a " no deal" exit.

Far-right Austrian 'Identitarians' cleared of most serious charges

Vienna - An Austrian court on Thursday found 17 members of Austria's far-right "Identitarian Movement" (IBOe) not guilty of charges of criminal association and hate speech.

Austria rejects registering Jews for kosher meat

Vienna - Austria rejected Friday registering Jews who want to purchase kosher meat after a far-right politician proposed introducing stricter controls on ritual slaughtering to reduce the practice citing animal rights.

Austrian president criticises government's asylum proposals

Vienna - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen used an interview published on Saturday to criticise proposals put forward by the government to make it impossible to claim asylum on European soil.

Austria to propose moving asylum requests outside EU

Vienna - Austria's hardline interior minister Herbert Kickl said Tuesday he would push to change the EU's migration policy so it is no longer possible to make asylum requests on European soil.

World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threat

Vienna - Iran's remaining partners in the 2015 nuclear deal vowed Friday to keep the energy exporter plugged into the global economy despite the US withdrawal and sanctions threat.

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

Vienna - The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal from the pact.

Austria's Kurz raises possibility of extending Brexit talks

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country has just taken on the EU presidency, on Thursday raised the possibility of extending Brexit negotiations in order to prevent Britain leaving without a divorce deal.

Iran's Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat's arrest

Vienna - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday began the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris.

Iran says to hold talks with world powers on nuclear deal

Tehran - The foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers still party to the 2015 nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday for talks on the troubled accord, state media in Tehran said.

Austria calls on Iran to lift immunity of detained diplomat

Vienna - Austria asked Tehran Tuesday to lift the immunity of an Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb a rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France.

Austria vows to 'protect' its borders after German migrant deal

Vienna - Austria's government warned Tuesday it could "take measures to protect" its borders after Germany planned restrictions on the entry of migrants as part of a deal to avert a political crisis in Berlin.

Austria against asylum claims from non-EU migrant centres

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz spoke out on Monday against giving migrants the chance to seek asylum in the EU from proposed "disembarkation platforms" outside the continent.

Iran president in Europe to rally support for nuclear deal

Geneva - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of "prime importance" after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

In Austria, migrant trainees face explusion as attitudes harden

Pabneukirchen - In a small town in northern Austria, Sylvia Hochstoeger never imagined she would become the figurehead for a protest movement.

Austria's right-wing 'rock star' Kurz at the helm of EU politics

Vienna - Feted as a "rock star" by an American ambassador and courted by Angela Merkel's right-wing critics: it's a dream start for Austria's youthful Chancellor Sebastian Kurz as his country takes over the EU's rotating presidency.

Austria's priorities as it takes European Union helm

Apo - The divisive issue of migration will be top of the agenda as Austria's rightwing government takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union on Sunday.

Austria simulates responses to migrants in border exercise

Spielfeld - Several hundred Austrian police officers and soldiers performed an exercise on the country's southern border with Slovenia on Tuesday to simulate different responses to any repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Central European states to boycott Brussels migration meeting

Budapest - Leaders of the four central European Visegrad states announced Thursday they would not attend an informal meeting organised by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss migration policy.

Four traffickers in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for 25 years

Taf - Four people traffickers involved in the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants in a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway in 2015 were jailed for 25 years Thursday, in a case that sparked international revulsion.

Hardline EU ministers form 'axis of the willing' against illegal migrants

Berlin - The hardline interior ministers of Austria, Germany and Italy have formed an "axis of the willing" to combat illegal immigration, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday, escalating a Europe-wide row over the issue.

Erdogan denounces Austrian decision to close mosques

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticised Austria's move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response.

Austria to expel up to 60 imams, close 7 mosques

Vienna - Austria said Friday it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on "political Islam", triggering fury in Ankara.

Youtube partly liable for copyright breaches: Austrian court

Vienna - An Austrian court has ruled that video-sharing platform YouTube can be held partly liable for copyright breaches in videos uploaded by its users, in a ruling that may have far-reaching implications.

US defends Berlin ambassador's right to comment

Washington - The United States defended the right of its ambassador to Germany to speak his mind about European politics Tuesday, after an outspoken interview sparked calls for him to step down.

Landmark EU law is new weapon for data protection campaigner Schrems

Vienna - As a young Austrian law student, Max Schrems took on Facebook and won, and seven years ago he was already raising the alarm over the flaw Cambridge Analytica allegedly exploited to obtain the data of millions of users for political purposes.

Austria far-right party unwelcome at Nazi camp liberation memorial

Vienna - Ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) will not be welcome at a ceremony to mark the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp, organisers said Monday, drawing protests from the party.

Austria probes UN peacekeepers over Golan deaths

Vienna - Austria said Saturday it is probing a 2012 incident in which its UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights reportedly let Syrian policemen drive into a fatal ambush.
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