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Turkey's Erdogan chides Austria over election campaigning

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday criticised Austria for planning to ban any possible campaigning for the June elections, saying that countries attempting to undermine his country's democratic struggle would "pay a price".

Dr. Asperger 'actively cooperated' with Nazis: study

Vienna - Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger, after whom Asperger's syndrome is named, "actively cooperated" with the Nazi euthanasia programme, according to a new study published Thursday.

Austria to seize refugees' mobiles and demand cash

Vienna - Asylum seekers will be forced to hand over their mobile phones and up to 840 euros ($1,040) in cash to the authorities, under measures approved by the Austrian cabinet on Wednesday.

Russia 'bought silence' over biathlon doping — report

Paris - Russia attempted to buy the silence of world biathlon chiefs to cover up doping, a confidential report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) seen by French daily Le Monde claimed Wednesday.

Austrian Holocaust denier Gerd Honsik dead

Vienna - Notorious Austrian Holocaust denier Gerd Honsik has died aged 76, the Austria Press Agency reported on Monday citing several unnamed sources.

Austria plans headscarf ban for primary school pupils

Vienna - Austria's government announced Wednesday its intention to bring in a ban on the headscarf for girls in kindergartens and primary schools.Education Minister Heinz Fassmann said that the draft law would be ready by the summer.

Video games may help ageing pooches stay mentally nimble

Vienna - At first sight, enthusiastic Border Collies Miley and Tiara may not appear to be providing insights into the deeper workings of the canine mind.

Austria seeks to play the East-West mediator

Vienna - In 2010, Vienna airport saw the biggest spy swap since the Cold War. Among those Russia deported was Sergei Skripal, poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain on March 4.

Austrian parliament to probe intelligence scandal

Vienna - A scandal rocking Austria over raids on the domestic intelligence agency that threatens to damage the ruling far-right will be probed by parliament, the main opposition party said Tuesday.

Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold, 104, recalls the Anschluss

Salzburg - "Even before the Anschluss, Austrians had the Nazi symbol hidden under their lapels," says Marko Feingold, the oldest living Austrian survivor of the Holocaust.

Vienna knife attacker 'had Islamist sympathies'

Vienna - The Austrian of Egyptian origin who was shot dead over the weekend after attacking a soldier with a knife outside the Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna had Islamist sympathies, authorities said Tuesday.

Knifeman killed outside Iran ambassador's Vienna home

Vienna - A 26-year-old Austrian was shot dead outside the Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna after a knife attack on a soldier guarding the building, police said on Monday.

Knifeman killed at Iran ambassador's Vienna home: police

Vienna - A 26-year-old Austrian was shot dead outside the Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna on Sunday night after he attacked a guard with a knife, police said.

Austria marks 80 years since annexation by Hitler

Vienna - Austria on Monday marks the 80th anniversary of its annexation by Nazi Germany, with the country's President Alexander Van der Bellen urging young people not to be "taken in" by neo-fascist and far-right ideologies.

Austrians keep right to give far-right the finger

Vienna - A court has upheld the right of Austrians to give the leader of the country's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) the finger, officials confirmed on Thursday.

Austria mulls pro-smoking bill despite protests

Vienna - Austrian government MPs presented a bill on Wednesday which would continue to allow smoking in bars and restaurants, despite a huge groundswell of opposition.

Austria sues over EU approval of Hungary nuclear plant

Vienna - Staunchly anti-nuclear Austria lodged a legal complaint with the European Court of Justice on Thursday against the EU's approval of the expansion of a nuclear plant in neighbouring Hungary.

Austrian president warns far right not to slander media

Vienna - President Alexander Van der Bellen on Friday warned Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) against using slander to discredit journalists after a series of verbal attacks on state television.

Suspected Austria bitcoin fraud sparks Europe-wide probe

Vienna - Authorities investigating a suspected bitcoin-related scam centred in Austria have asked Interpol to help determine whether there might be perpetrators - and victims - of the scheme across Europe.

Austria's FPOe tries to clean up pro-Nazi image

Vienna - The far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) announced Tuesday a bid to clean up its pro-Nazi image by appointing a committee of historians to look into its history.

Israeli MP calls for lifting boycott on Austrian foreign minister

Vienna - An Israeli MP called his country's boycott of Austria's foreign minister "absurd" on Tuesday after meeting with the Austrian vice chancellor and head of a far-right party founded by former Nazis.

Topless protest at high-society Vienna ball

Vienna - A topless activist caused an upset in Vienna on Thursday as she burst onto the red carpet of a high-society ball live on television to protest the attendance of Ukraine's president.

Austria shaken by 'Nazi songbook' scandal

Vienna - A scandal in Austria over a student fraternity songbook with lyrics glorifying Nazis has put the new government under pressure and prompted soul-searching about the country's relationship with its past.

Austrian far-right figure quits over Nazi song scandal

Vienna - The Austrian far-right figure at the centre of a scandal over song lyrics praising the Holocaust announced Thursday his resignation after what he called a "media witch-hunt".

Austria to dissolve 'Nazi songbook' fraternity

Vienna - Austria's government said Wednesday that it plans to dissolve one of the country's controversial nationalist fraternities after it emerged that it had printed song texts celebrating the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities.

Austrian right-wing govt welcomes Hungary's Orban

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Tuesday that he aimed to ease east-west strains within the European Union, as his new right-wing government welcomed Hungary's incendiary Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Vienna.

Facebook wins EU court fight against class action lawsuit

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Thursday dismissed a bid by an Austrian activist to bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he can sue the US social media giant on a personal basis.

Austria far-right candidate under pressure over Nazi songbook

Vienna - The far-right candidate in an Austrian state election was under pressure Tuesday following a magazine report about song lyrics celebrating the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities.

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.
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