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NATO breaks partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute

Brussels - NATO reached a deal Tuesday to unblock partnerships with around 40 non-member countries which had been paralysed by a dispute between Turkey and Austria, officials said.

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.

Austrian migrant death truck trial set for June 21

Budapest - Eleven men will stand trial on June 21 over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria in 2015, court officials in Hungary said Thursday.

Austria snap elections set for October 15

Vienna - Austria's snap election will be on October 15, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist "grand coalition" collapsed.

'Massive' boar chases British ambassador

Vienna - Britain's ambassador to Austria has generally been given a warm welcome but one wild boar at least appears to have little time for diplomatic niceties.

Austria heads for snap elections

Vienna - Austria's new centre-right leader Sebastian Kurz called on Sunday for snap elections, setting up another nail-biting vote in Europe that could see the far-right win power.

Austria's unhappy coalition on the brink

Vienna - Austria's squabbling centrist coalition looked increasingly shaky Friday as Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made clear he would pull his centre-right People's Party (OeVP) out of the government if he became its new chief.

Austria's unhappy coalition on the brink

Vienna - Austria's squabbling centrist coalition looked increasingly on the brink Friday as Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made clear he would pull his centre-right People's Party (OeVP) out of the government if he becomes its new chief.

Austria's oldest football club faces final whistle

Vienna - "Vienna til I die!" chanted the fans, in accented English, at a recent rainy match, testament to the British roots of Austria's oldest football club: the once-mighty First Vienna FC 1894.

German soldier posing as refugee arrested in attack plot

Berlin - A German soldier who led a "double life" pretending to be a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion he planned a gun attack with racist motives, prosecutors said Thursday.

Airbus says Austria probing its chief over Eurofighter deal

Paris - Austrian prosecutors are investigating Airbus chief Tom Enders as part of a fraud and corruption probe into a 2003 Eurofighter deal, the aircraft maker said Wednesday.

Hitler's Aphrodite 'gift' back on display in Austria

Vienna - The Austrian city of Linz, where Adolf Hitler spent several years as a teenager, will once again display an Aphrodite sculpture offered by the Fuehrer after keeping it in storage for years.

Attacks against Austrian migrant shelters soar

Vienna - Austria recorded a sharp rise in attacks against migrant shelters last year, with 49 cases that mostly went unsolved compared to 25 in 2015, authorities said Friday.

Austria boosts cash handout for migrants going home

Vienna - Austria said on Wednesday it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home, as part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers.

Austrian town blocks pro-Erdogan rally

Vienna - An Austrian town on Friday banned a rally which a senior official from Turkey's ruling AKP party was set to attend, in a growing international row over the country's referendum campaign.

Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition ruling

Vienna - Austria arrested one of Ukraine's richest men, a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter deal

Vienna - Austria said Thursday that it will sue European aerospace giant Airbus over a $2-billion sale of Eurofighter jets that has long been plagued by allegations of kickbacks.

'The Blue Danube' keeps waltzing at 150

Vienna - Born out of defeat, initially not that popular and dedicated to a river that's more greeny-grey, the beginnings of "The Blue Danube" 150 years ago this week were inauspicious.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

Vienna - The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

Vienna - The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

Vienna - The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

Austria 'regrets' suspension of Iran-US refugee scheme

Vienna - Austria said Monday that Washington has suspended a programme that has allowed thousands of persecuted Iranian Christians and Jews to pass though the European country on their way to setting in the US.

Austrian govt seeks to ban full-face veil in public

Vienna - Austria's chancellor said Monday he will seek to ban full-face veils in public, as part of a wide-ranging government programme aimed at fending off the challenge of the far-right.

New Austrian president issues warning on populism

Vienna - Austria's new president, who beat an anti-immigration candidate in a polarising and nail-biting election last year, issued a rallying call Thursday for the EU and a warning against populism as he was sworn in.

Austria arrests 14 in major anti-terror raids

Vienna - Fourteen people were arrested in Austria on Thursday as some 800 police investigating possible members of the Islamic State jihadist group carried out raids in Vienna and Graz in the south, authorities said.

Austria arrests 14 in major anti-terror raids

Vienna - Fourteen people were arrested in Austria on Thursday as some 800 police investigating possible members of the Islamic State jihadist group carried out raids in Vienna and Graz in the south, authorities said.

Austria arrests 14 in major anti-terror raids

Vienna - Fourteen people were arrested in Austria on Thursday as some 800 police investigating possible members of the Islamic State jihadist group carried out raids in Vienna and Graz in the south, authorities said.

Germany arrests 'accomplice' of Austrian terror suspect

Berlin - German police said Sunday they have arrested a man accused of having ties to a suspected Islamic extremist captured in Austria and thought to have been plotting an attack.

Raids in Austria as 'terror' suspect grilled

Vienna - Austrian police raided several addresses early Saturday as they grilled a suspected Islamic extremist thought to have been planning an attack, authorities said.
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