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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.

Austria 'foils potential terror attack'

Vienna - Austria's interior minister said authorities had averted a potential "terror attack" in Vienna with the arrest by armed police of an 18-year-old suspected Islamist extremist.

Austria 'foils potential terror attack'

Vienna - Austria's interior minister said authorities had averted a potential "terror attack" in Vienna with the arrest by armed police of an 18-year-old suspected Islamist extremist.

Austria 'foils potential terror attack'

Vienna - Austria's interior minister said authorities had averted a potential "terror attack" in Vienna with the arrest by armed police of an 18-year-old suspected Islamist extremist.

Austria to tighten anti-migrant border controls

Vienna - Austria aims to tighten border controls, in particular on its frontier with Slovakia following a rise in migrants trying to enter the country, the defence minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Varsovia - The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

Job opening in Austria: part-time hermit

Vienna - There are no neighbours and the views are stunning, and if you can live without heating, running water, electricity and internet, then why not apply for a job as a hermit?

Vienna's homeless show tourists life on the street

Vienna - On a wintry afternoon, tourists huddle around their guide outside Vienna's central train station.

OSCE head calls for boost to Ukraine observers

Vienna - The OSCE's observer mission in eastern Ukraine needs to be strengthened by better equipment and the ability to patrol at night, the security body's new rotating chair Austria said on Thursday.

Austria police probe slew of NYE sex attacks

Vienna - Austrian police are investigating an unprecedented number of sexual assaults carried out by a group of men on New Year's Eve in the western city of Innsbruck, an official said Wednesday.

Young maestro dazzles at Vienna New Year's Concert

Vienna - The Vienna Philharmonic rung in 2017 with its famed New Year's Concert on Sunday under the baton of the orchestra's youngest-ever conductor, charismatic Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel.

Hitler house expropriated in Austria

Vienna - Austrian MPs have approved the expropriation of the house where Hitler was born, ending years of bitter legal wrangling, but it was unclear Thursday what will now happen to the building.

'Stripclub owner' buys infamous Austrian incest house

Vienna - The house where Austrian incest monster Josef Fritzl shut his daughter in the cellar for 24 years has been sold to a woman who runs a local strip club, reports said Monday.

Norbert Hofer: Austria's failed far-right presidential candidate

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer, who swiftly conceded defeat in an election Sunday in which he was bidding to become the EU's first far-right president, is an ideologue and no fan of the bloc.

Austria's green, cigarette-loving new president

Vienna - Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president.

Austria's Norbert Hofer: Who's behind the smile?

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer likes to come across as Mr. Nice Guy but if he wins Sunday's election, he will become the EU's first far-right president.

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer conceded defeat Sunday in his bid to become Europe's first far-right president, as projections showed he was lagging behind in a bitterly fought election re-run.Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen swept 53.

Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

Vienna - Austria's long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close Saturday, with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners by dealing a hammer-blow to Vienna's centrist establishment.

After Trump and Brexit, Austria far-right eyes presidency

Vienna - First Brexit. Then Trump. Now Austria?The populist wave rising in many countries could claim a fresh victory Sunday if Norbert Hofer is elected Europe's first far-right president since 1945.

Austria's marathon election: 'sloppy' breaches, faulty glue

Vienna - Irregularities in ballot counting, faulty glue and over 350 days of mud-slinging -- Austria's presidential race has turned into a marathon slugfest pitting far-right hopeful Norbert Hofer against Greens-backed Alexander Van der Bellen.

Feisty final debate in Austrian presidential vote

Vienna - The two candidates for Austria's presidency held a feisty final TV debate Thursday, three days before the vote, clashing over issues ranging from the EU to Donald Trump to spying.

Austria's race against time to save anti-Nazi film

Vienna - One of Austria's most important anti-Nazi films was thought lost for decades, until it was uncovered by chance last year.Now experts must race to keep from losing "The City Without Jews" again -- this time from decay.

Mahler symphony score sells for record £4.5 mn

London - The complete score of Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony was sold in London for £4.5 million on Tuesday, a record for a musical manuscript, Sotheby's auction house said.

Holocaust survivor warns Austrians against far-right vote

Vienna - An emotional video appeal by a Holocaust survivor warning Austrians not to vote for the far-right candidate in a presidential election re-run has gone viral, reaching close to three million views on Monday.

Austria's presidential rivals clash in TV debate

Vienna - The two candidates in Austria's longest ever presidential race clashed Sunday over the European Union, Donald Trump, and migrants as they faced off in a TV duel a week before the runoff.

Austria conservatives urge vote against far-right's Hofer

Vienna - Several top Austrian conservatives on Saturday urged voters to shun far-right candidate Norbert Hoffer in next month's presidential election, highlighting fears he could take the country out of the EU.
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Presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (L) and Norbert Hofer will face off again after a ruling by Austria's highest court declared May election results null and void
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