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Italy hits back over migration security

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned Rome will not accept either "lessons" or "threats" from neighbours on border security amid tension over Europe's migrant crisis.

Salzburg Festival features opera's leading lights

Salzburg - Austria's Salzburg Festival opens Saturday, the start of more than a month of classical and dramatic performances featuring some of opera's brightest and most controversial stars.

Keep migrants off mainland, Austria tells Italy

Vienna - Austria's foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land.

Google Street View finally captures missing Austria

Vienna - Google's Street View cars on Thursday started taking images in Austria, the only EU country along with Germany to remain largely absent from the popular online service showing 360-degree pictures of places around the world.

OSCE chief nomination ends leadership crisis

Vienna - The OSCE on Tuesday nominated a new chief, ending an unprecedented leadership crisis within the security body after months of squabbling between member states.

OSCE breaks leadership vacuum deadlock

Mauerbach - OSCE members broke Tuesday a deadlock over an unprecedented leadership crisis within the security body at an informal gathering of member states outside Vienna.

Austria bars Turkish economy minister over rally plans

Vienna - Austria said Monday it had barred Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci from entering the country to attend a rally marking the anniversary of last year's failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Austria rows back on Italy border troop threat

Vienna - Austria sought to dampen a row with neighbour Italy on Wednesday after it prompted outrage from Rome by threatening to send troops to the border to stop migrants entering."There is no need to employ temporary border controls...

Auto-barn! Thousands of chickens block Austrian motorway

Vienna - Emergency workers in Austria had an egg-stremely unusual operation on Tuesday removing an estimated 7,000 chickens which were blocking a busy motorway.

Austria ready to deploy army at Italy border

Vienna - Austria will "very soon" impose border checks and deploy soldiers on its frontier with Italy if the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean does not slow, Vienna's defence minister was quoted as saying Monday.

Hitler house expropriation stands: Austria court

Vienna - Austria's highest court ruled Friday in favour of last year's controversial expropriation of the house where Adolf Hitler was born, ending a long-running bitter saga between the state and the former owner.

Climate change can't halt Vienna third runway: court

Vienna - Austria's constitutional court on Thursday overturned a landmark ruling that had blocked Vienna airport's plans to build a third runway because of climate change worries.

Migrant death truck 'mastermind' tight-lipped at trial

Taf - The alleged kingpin of a human trafficking gang accused of killing 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria refused to testify on the second day of his trial on Thursday.

Migrant death truck trial opens in Hungary

Taf - Eleven men went on trial on Wednesday over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago, in one of the most disturbing cases marking Europe's migration crisis.

Austria to ban burqas from October

Vienna - New Austrian legislation came into force Friday that will ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places from October 1.

Cow kills hiker in Austrian Alps

Vienna - A hiker in the Austrian Alps was fatally gored on Wednesday when a cow charged at her, local police and media said.

Dutch reject Austrian request to prosecute MP Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors have rejected an Austrian request to prosecute MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam during a visit to Vienna two years ago, officials said Wednesday.

Austria's fantastical factory of 'raw art'

Vienna - Nestled in the hills of Austria sits Gugging, an artists' colony with a difference where the worlds of psychiatry and art collide -- with spectacular success.

Dutch firebrand MP Wilders probed on remarks in Austria

Den Haag - Dutch investigators are probing firebrand MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam made in a speech in Austria two years ago, prosecutors said on Friday.

NATO breaks partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute

Brussels - NATO reached a deal Tuesday to unblock partnerships with around 40 non-member countries which had been paralysed by a dispute between Turkey and Austria, officials said.

Mozart junior: Curse of the 'missing spark'

Salzburg - Having famous parents can be a mixed blessing, but Austrian musician Franz Xaver Mozart had it tougher than most.

Kurz: Austria's own Macron or 'mini-dictator'?

Vienna - History could remember 30-year-old Sebastian Kurz as Austria's own version of Emmanuel Macron by becoming its youngest ever chancellor -- or as the man who let the far-right back into power.

Austrian migrant death truck trial set for June 21

Budapest - Eleven men will stand trial on June 21 over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria in 2015, court officials in Hungary said Thursday.

Austria snap elections set for October 15

Vienna - Austria's snap election will be on October 15, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist "grand coalition" collapsed.

'Massive' boar chases British ambassador

Vienna - Britain's ambassador to Austria has generally been given a warm welcome but one wild boar at least appears to have little time for diplomatic niceties.

Austria heads for snap elections

Vienna - Austria's new centre-right leader Sebastian Kurz called on Sunday for snap elections, setting up another nail-biting vote in Europe that could see the far-right win power.

Austria's unhappy coalition on the brink

Vienna - Austria's squabbling centrist coalition looked increasingly shaky Friday as Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made clear he would pull his centre-right People's Party (OeVP) out of the government if he became its new chief.

Austria's unhappy coalition on the brink

Vienna - Austria's squabbling centrist coalition looked increasingly on the brink Friday as Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made clear he would pull his centre-right People's Party (OeVP) out of the government if he becomes its new chief.

Austria's oldest football club faces final whistle

Vienna - "Vienna til I die!" chanted the fans, in accented English, at a recent rainy match, testament to the British roots of Austria's oldest football club: the once-mighty First Vienna FC 1894.

German soldier posing as refugee arrested in attack plot

Berlin - A German soldier who led a "double life" pretending to be a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion he planned a gun attack with racist motives, prosecutors said Thursday.
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