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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.

Austrian councillor sent to learn online manners after hate posts

Vienna - A far-right councillor in Austria will have to attend a course to learn good behaviour online after posting hateful comments on social media, a court decided on Monday.

Austria says won't host Iran sanctions-busting payments system

Vienna - Austria has rejected hosting a special payment system designed to help EU countries trade with Iran despite US sanctions, the Austrian foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Austrian spy suspect released from custody

Vienna - An Austrian court on Tuesday released from custody a former colonel suspected of spying for Russia, but placed him under judicial supervision, it said.

Austria celebrates 100 years as a republic

Vienna - Austria on Monday marked its 100th anniversary as a republic born from the embers of World War I and the Austro-Hungarian empire with a lavish ceremony at Vienna's prestigious State Opera House.

Russia condemns 'unfounded' Austrian spy accusations

Moscow - Russia said on Saturday that Austria's "unfounded accusations" in a spy scandal were unacceptable, as the suspect in the case was taken into custody.

Austria accuses colonel of spying for Russia for decades

Vienna - Austria has a launched a probe into a colonel suspected of spying for Russia for several decades, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday, the latest in a string of cases where Moscow has been accused of espionage in EU states.

President warns against extremism as Austria remembers Nazi pogrom

Vienna - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen warned against "the politics of scapegoating" Thursday as his country marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazis' anti-Semitic Kristallnacht pogrom.

Austria rejects UN migration pact

Vienna - Austria said Wednesday it will not sign a United Nations migration pact that is set to be adopted in December, in order to "defend its national sovereignty.

EU ministers say ending clock changes in 2019 'not realistic'

Graz - EU transport ministers said Monday the European Commission's proposal to abolish daylight savings time in 2019 was not realistic and that disagreements remained over how to implement the idea.

Austria, Hungary stand apart on 'lost grandeur' of past

Vienna - A century after their dismemberment in the aftermath of World War I, Austria and Hungary take two very different approaches to their Habsburg past -- one choosing Imperial kitsch, the other a return to strident nationalism.

Austria calls for EU embargo on weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Vienna - Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl called in an interview with a German newspaper Friday for an EU embargo on weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia.
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