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Climbers died after summiting tough Canada peak: official

Montr - Three world-renowned professional mountaineers killed by an avalanche in the Canadian Rocky Mountains had reached the summit of difficult Howse Peak and lost their lives on the descent, Parks Canada said on Monday.

Bodies of three mountaineers found in Canada

Montr - The bodies of three world-renowned professional mountaineers -- two Austrians and an American -- were found Sunday after they went missing during an avalanche on a western Canadian summit, the national parks agency said.

Care workers cross Europe's east-west divide

Leoben - Every two weeks, Alena Konecna packs her bags to leave her own mother and daughter at home in Slovakia and travel some 400 kilometres (250 miles) across the border into Austria to take care of someone else's mother.

Austria NGO fights hate online, one conversation at a time

Vienna - When it comes to the problem of online hate speech, the culprits behind the keyboards and smartphones can take some surprising forms -- just take 74-year-old Viennese retiree Ms H.

Bosnia protest leader seeks asylum in Austria

Vienna - The leader of a protest movement in Bosnia that drew daily crowds for nine months said Thursday he was seeking political asylum in Austria, according to local media reports.

Austria's far-right under fresh scrutiny ahead of key EU poll

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party has again found itself in hot water over possible links to extremists just as it gears up for crucial European elections in May.

Austria arrests Iraqi over 2018 Germany rail sabotage

Vienna - Austria has arrested an Iraqi suspected of committing "terrorist attacks" by sabotaging railway lines in Germany last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Austria FM vows to keep friendly ties with Russia

Moscow - Austria's foreign minister, who caused controversy last year by inviting Vladimir Putin to her wedding, said in Moscow on Tuesday Austria wanted to maintain good ties with Russia despite EU sanctions.

Austria's Kurz backs Berlin against Macron's Europe vision

Berlin - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday sided with Berlin in criticising French President Emmanuel Macron's European reform ideas, dismissing some of his proposals as "utopian" and others as "dangerous".

Austria's Jews wary of far-right charm offensive

Vienna - David Lasar's family is sadly not unusual among Austria's Jewish community in having lost several members in the Holocaust. But in one respect Lasar stands out -- his membership of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe).

Austrian farmer ordered to pay widower over fatal cow attack

Vienna - An Austrian farmer has been ordered to pay 490,000 euros ($555,000) in compensation to the widower of a woman who was trampled to death by a herd of his cows in 2014.

New Austria row over Hitler's birth house

Vienna - A long-running legal battle over the house where Adolf Hitler was born erupted again on Tuesday when the Austrian government appealed against the amount of compensation it has been ordered to pay for seizing the property.

Pressure grows in Austria for paternity leave for all

Vienna - Austria's leaders are coming under increasing pressure to grant statutory paternity leave to all fathers, despite fierce resistance in business circles.

Avalanches in Alps kill at least 10

Rome - A series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend killed at least 10 people, emergency services and media reported.The heaviest toll was in Italy's northwestern Aosta Valley, with five people killed and one missing from three different avalanches.

Stranded by Trump's US, refugees build new life in Austria

Vienna - When Mahbud, 26, arrived in Vienna from Iran two years ago, he hadn't planned to stay here very long: he dreamt of moving to the United States and becoming an engineer.

Austrian businessman takes Poland's powerful party leader to court: lawyer

Warsaw - An Austrian businessman has accused the powerful head of Poland's right-wing ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski of failing to pay him for his work on a real estate project in Warsaw, the plaintiff's lawyer said Tuesday.

Libyan leader defends efforts to improve life in migrant camps

Vienna - The head of Libya's internationally backed government on Monday defended efforts to improve life for some 20,000 people held in its migrant camps, after the Austrian president bluntly criticised conditions there.

Abu Dhabi awards Eni, OMV key stakes in oil refiner

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi's state oil firm said Sunday it had signed partnership deals worth $5.8 billion with Italian oil giant Eni and Austria's OMV, awarding them key stakes in its refining arm.

Austria's far-right accused of 'threatening rule of law'

Vienna - Austria's far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was accused by the opposition of threatening the rule of law Wednesday after he appeared to call into question Austria's commitment to international rights conventions.

Two die in French Alps while setting avalanche control charges

Grenoble - Two employees at a ski resort in the French Alps died on Sunday when the avalanche-control charges they were trying to set accidentally went off, mountain rescue experts said.

Five dead, two missing in snow-struck Austria

Vienne - Three skiers and two snowshoe hikers have died as heavy snow and avalanches hit Austria, isolating several areas of the mountainous country, authorities said Monday.

Monks wounded in robbery at Vienna church: police

Vienna - Five monks have been injured including one seriously during a robbery at a monastery church in a suburb in Vienna, police said on Thursday.

A simple carol of peace, 200 years old, is celebrated this year

On Christmas Eve 1818 - the world's most beloved carol was being performed for the very first time. Silent Night was originally written to commemorate the coming of peace after the Napoleonic Wars. It has since become a message of peace for the world.

Vienna shooting 'linked to Balkan mafia': police

Vienna - A shooting which left one man dead and another seriously injured in central Vienna on Friday is thought to be linked to a Balkan mafia goup, police said in a statement Saturday.

Austria celebrates 200 years of beloved carol 'Silent Night'

Oberndorf Bei Salzburg - Austria has something special to celebrate this festive period as it marks 200 years since the first performance of one of the world's most beloved Christmas carols, "Silent Night".

Austria court gives hope to those caught in nationality row

Vienna - An Austrian court gave hope to thousands of citizens of Turkish origin caught in a row over dual nationality Monday, handing down a favourable decision in a key test case.

Austrians protest rightwing coalition tough on migrants

Vienna - Thousands of protesters in Vienna braved snow and icy temperatures Saturday to protest Austria's ruling coalition between the conservatives and the far-right a year after they came to power.

Honeymoon still sweet for Austria's right-wing alliance - for now

Vienna - Buoyed by healthy polls and a booming economy, Austria's right-wing coalition is riding high on an extended political honeymoon a year after joining forces to push their anti-immigration agenda.

Vienna premieres new opera on rise of far-right in Europe

Vienna - World premieres are something of a rarity at the Vienna State Opera, but preparations are underway this week for the first performance of a new piece tackling the refugee crisis and the rise of far-right populism in Europe.

Austria agrees benefit cuts aimed at foreigners

Vienna - Austria on Wednesday finalised the details of welfare cuts aimed at immigrants, in a move criticised by anti-poverty campaigners and church groups.
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