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Vienna marks 100 years since artistic heyday

Vienna - Vienna is marking 100 years since the death of a string of luminaries from its fin-de-siecle glory days with an avalanche of exhibitions of modernist art, design and architecture that still inspire and shock today.

Austrian far-right orders 'border protection unit'

Vienna - Austria's new far-right interior minister was quoted as saying Thursday that he has ordered the creation of a "border protection unit" in case of a major new influx of migrants, like the one in 2015."A repeat of 2015 cannot be allowed to happen.

Merkel and Kurz clash over migrant quota

Berlin - Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna's resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was "wrong".

Austrians demonstrate against far-right coalition

Vienna - More than 20,000 people rallied on Saturday in Vienna against Austria's new conservative-far right coalition, over its hardline stances on immigration and social policy, police said.

Austria's leader to Europe: 'Judge us on our actions'

Paris - Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz appealed to Europe on Friday to give his conservative-far right coalition a chance, during a visit to France whose President Emmanuel Macron reached office by triumphing over the anti-immigration National Front.

Vienna waltzes the world into 2018 with New Year's concert

Vienna - The Vienna Philharmonic did its best to give a troubled world a soothing start to 2018 on Monday with its traditional New Year's Concert, broadcast live in over 90 countries.

Austria far-right condemns international boycott call

Vienna - Austria's far-right on Friday said an open letter calling for the boycott of its new cabinet members was a "transparent manouevre" and a "last-ditch attempt of the united left".

Regional trains collide in Austria, 8 injured

Vienna - Two regional trains collided late Friday near Vienna, knocking two carriages over and hurting eight people, none of them seriously, officials said.

'Christ Child', Austria's Christmas village

Christkindl - Traditionally in Austria, and elsewhere in Europe, it's not Santa who gives out the gifts but the "Christkindl" ("Christ Child"). And in the village actually called Christkindl, it's busy right now.

Austrian govt vows to deal with anti-semitism

Vienna - New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday used his first post-election speech to vow to make "combating anti-Semitism in all its forms" a top priority.

New Austria govt will be judged on its actions: Juncker

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday he had no bias against Austria's new government, which includes a far-right party, adding it would be judged on its actions.

UN rights chief slams 'peddling of fear' in European elections

Geneva - The far-right tilt of Austria's new coalition government marks a "dangerous development" in European politics, the UN rights chief warned Monday, cautioning against a widespread "peddling of fear" to gain power.

New Austria coalition marks 'dangerous development': UN rights chief

Geneva - The UN rights chief said Monday that the far-right tilt of Austria's new coalition government marked a "dangerous development", and cautioned against "the peddling of fear" in European politics.

Protests greet Austria's new 'cabinet of horrors'

Vienna - Inside the Hofburg palace, it was all smiles for the far-right ministers sworn into Austria's new government on Monday, but out in the cold it was whistles, worries and waving placards as some 5,500 people demonstrated.

EU's Tusk tells new Austrian government to play 'pro-Europe' role

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk on Monday warned Austria's new chancellor he expected the country to "continue to play a constructive and pro-European role", as the far right Freedom Party was sworn in as part of the government.

'Hands off!' Italy warns Austria over passport proposal

Rome - Rome was up in arms Monday over a proposal by Austria's new conservative and far-right coalition government to offer passports to the German-speaking residents of the northern Italian province of South Tyrol.

Austria's Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader

Vienna - "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti" and "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to new Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 31, as of Monday the world's youngest leader.

Austria's 'statesmanlike' far-right chief

Vienna - Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria's far-right party and since Monday the country's vice-chancellor, dismisses his youthful dalliance with neo-Nazism saying it occurred when he was "stupid, naive and young".

Austrian far-right: history of a 'pact with the devil'

Vienna - Austria's new coalition between the conservatives and the far-right was sworn in on Monday, rekindling an alliance from the early 2000s which prompted unease around Europe.

The far-right in Europe

Paris - Austria's far-right Freedom Party has returned to power in a coalition government, capping a year of successes for Europe's nationalist movements.

Demos, heavy police presence for new Austrian government

Vienna - More than 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Vienna on Monday ahead of the inauguration of Austria's new coalition government of the conservatives and the far right, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

The far-right in Europe

Paris - Austria's far-right Freedom Party has returned to power in a coalition government, capping a year of successes for Europe's nationalist movements.

Demos but no alarm for Austria's rightwing govt

Vienna - With a heavy police presence keeping protestors at bay, Austria's far-right was sworn in Monday as part of the new government, rounding off a triumphant year for Europe's nationalists.

Austrian far-right hails benefits cut for immigrants

Vienna - The head of Austria's far-right hailed on Sunday plans by his incoming government to slash benefit payments for immigrants, a day before he was due to be sworn in as vice-chancellor.

Turkey accuses new Austria government of 'racist approaches'

Ankara - Turkey on Sunday slammed the incoming Austrian government, a coalition between conservatives and the far-right, for "discrimination" and "racist approaches" after its programme pledged Vienna would not agree to Ankara joining the EU.

Main policies of Austria's new right-wing government

Vienna - Austria's conservatives and the far-right unveiled on Saturday their programme for a coalition led by Sebastian Kurz, 31, set to be chancellor and the world's youngest leader.

Herbert, Norbert and HC: Austria's far-right triumvirate

Vienna - Austrian conservative "wunderkind" Sebastian Kurz, 31, secured his path to becoming Europe's youngest leader on Saturday with a coalition agreement with the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe).

Austria's 'statesmanlike' far-right chief

Vienna - Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria's far-right party and the next vice-chancellor, dismisses his youthful dalliance with neo-Nazism as when he was "stupid, naive and young".

Austria's Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader in waiting

Vienna - "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti" and "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, set to become the world's youngest leader at just 31.

'Nothing to fear' as Austrian far-right enters government

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) was in triumphant mood Saturday after agreeing a coalition deal with the conservatives, capping a year of successes for Europe's nationalist movements.
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