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Activist can't file class action against Facebook: EU lawyer

Luxembourg - Austrian activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis, the adviser to the EU's top court said Tuesday.

Austrian far-right party ditches 'Nazi' flower

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party raised eyebrows in parliament on Thursday by ditching their usual blue cornflowers, a symbol associated by many with Nazism despite the party's strenuous denials.

Austrian party head quits over sex harassment claims

Vienna - Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz on Saturday quit parliament and stepped down as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.

Austrian party head quits over sex harassment claims

Vienna - Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz on Saturday quit parliament and stepped down as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.

Austria far-right set for coalition talks

Vienna - Austria's far-right FPOe party on Tuesday agreed to enter talks on forming a coalition government with incoming chancellor Sebastian Kurz, offering a fresh boost to populist parties in Europe.

Austria's Kurz seeks coalition talks with far-right FPOe

Vienna - Austria's newly elected leader Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday he has invited the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) to begin coalition talks.

Austrian 'whizz-kid' tapped to form government

Vienna - Austria's president on Friday tasked election winner Sebastian Kurz with forming a government, putting the 31-year-old conservative on course to become the world's youngest leader.

Austria's far right seeks interior ministry top job in coalition talks

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party said Wednesday it wants the top job in the interior ministry in exchange for entering a coalition with election winner Sebastian Kurz.Kurz's conservative OeVP party won 31.

Conservative Kurz says Austria to play 'active' role in EU

Vienna - Austria's election winner Sebastian Kurz, who may form a coalition with a far-right party ambivalent about the European Union, said Tuesday that Austria would play an "active" role in the bloc.

Austria far-right eyes power in 'whizz-kid' government

Vienna - Austria's far-right looked set Monday for a possible return to power in a coalition with conservative "whizz-kid" Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader-in-waiting, in a fresh triumph for European populists.

Austria's Kurz: world's youngest leader in waiting

Vienna - "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader in waiting.

Austria set to elect EU's youngest leader in rightwing push

Vienna - Austrians were voting Sunday in a watershed election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU's youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc's latest populist test.

Who's who in the Austrian election

Vienna - Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to become Europe's youngest leader and could form an alliance with the far-right in Sunday's election. Here is a look at him and his key rivals in the race.

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

Vienna - Austrians vote Sunday in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU's youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc's latest populist test.

Austria to sue over Hungary nuclear plant expansion

Budapest - Austria said Friday it would launch a lawsuit against the European Union's approval of the Russian-financed expansion of a nuclear plant in Hungary.The approval, granted in March, removes the last major obstacle to the 12.5 billion euro ($13.

'Emperor Kurz', the Austrian whizz-kid on the path to power

Vienna - Sebastian Kurz's gaze is focused, his grip firm, each step appears carefully measured.

'Whizz-kid' seen moving Austria right in election

Vienna - Austria is set to move to the right in elections on Sunday with conservative Sebastian Kurz expected to become Europe's youngest head of government and form a coalition with the anti-immigration Freedom Party.

Welcome to Wels, fief of Austria's 'normal' far-right

Wels - When Austria's far-right Freedom Party recently launched its campaign for Sunday's snap elections, the choice of location was easy: Wels, the jewel in their crown.

Austrian 'burqa ban' confuses police — and sharks

Vienna - Austria's new ban on the full Islamic veil and any face-concealing item is causing confusion, with a man in a shark costume the latest to be ensnared, authorities admitted Tuesday.

Austrian party chiefs in pre-vote 'hate duel'

Vienna - The leaders of Austria's two main centrist parties hurled accusations at each other Sunday over a murky smear campaign, in their first one-on-one debate a week ahead of a snap election.

Airbus chief warns of 'significant penalties' from bribery probes

Toulouse - Airbus CEO Tom Enders warned Friday that the aircraft manufacturer could face "significant penalties" relating to ongoing corruption probes including one into the sale of fighter jets to Austria.

Scandal 'tsunami' threatens to sink Austria's ruling centre-left

Vienna - Caught in a "tsunami" of scandals, the battle already seems all but lost for Austria's ruling centre-left days from a snap election.

Austria moves to ban the burqa

Vienna - New restrictions come into force in Austria on Sunday banning the wearing of the full Islamic veil and other items concealing the face in public places and buildings.

Austrian steelmaker bucks trend with new European plant

Vienna - Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine said Wednesday it will build Europe's first new steelworks in decades, bucking the trend in the sector to close sites or move to where labour is cheaper.

Muslims caught in Austrian election crossfire

Vienna - As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the Catholic majority country ahead of next month's parliamentary election.

Austria's 'wonder-boy', 31, on course for election win

Graz - Tall, tanned and only 31, Austria's rising political star Sebastian Kurz oozed confidence as he strode to blaring pop music into Graz's main square -- seemingly with good reason.

Vienna halts construction of anti-terror walls after outcry

Vienna - Austria's chancellery on Thursday halted the construction of anti-terror walls outside its office in Vienna after critics slammed the government for failing to provide similar protective measures in main tourist areas.

Fresh landslides in Swiss Alps force more evacuations

Geneva - New landslides have forced more evacuations from a valley in the Swiss Alps where eight hikers were buried in a barrage of boulders and mud a week ago, authorities said Friday.

Fresh mudslide in Swiss Alps as eight remain missing

Suisse - Hopes of finding eight people missing after a massive landslide in the Swiss Alps alive are fading, police said Friday, as a fresh barrage of sludge forced more evacuations.

Little hope of finding Swiss landslide missing alive

Suisse - Hopes of finding eight people missing after a massive landslide in the Swiss Alps alive are fading, police said Friday, warning it could take weeks before all those who fled can return home.
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