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EU Commission suing Austria for Turkish rights
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EU Commission suing Austria for Turkish rights

The EU Commission has referred Austria to the European court of justice in a case which seeks to improve the conditions for Turkish citizens resident in Austria. READ  

Follow-up
Austrian murder suspect captured in Portland
The apartments in Strasshof where the body was found. Photo: APA/Punz

Austrian murder suspect captured in Portland

An Austrian man implicated in the murder of his mother has been captured in a hostel near to Portland, Oregon in the USA. READ  

Kerry's plane grounded... again
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in July 2014. Photo: US State Department

Kerry's plane grounded... again

Globe-trotting top US diplomat John Kerry was left hoofing it back on a commercial flight from Vienna Thursday, after his ageing Air Force plane broke down for the fourth time this year. READ  

Hungarian gang kidnapped Vienna man
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Hungarian gang kidnapped Vienna man

A criminal gang has been arrested in Hungary after kidnapping a man in Vienna and imprisoning him for a month in a forest hut, according to Budapest police. READ  

Catholic Church
Austrian cardinal knows some 'marvellous' gays
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn. Photo: APA

Austrian cardinal knows some 'marvellous' gays

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that he knows some "marvellous" gays, amid a fierce debate in the Church over proposed reforms in attitudes to homosexuality. READ  

Syria
Jihadist German couple arrested in Austria
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Jihadist German couple arrested in Austria

A German man and woman have been arrested in Austria on charges of joining jihadist groups fighting in Syria where they had travelled with the woman's young son, officials said Thursday. READ  

Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting
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Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting

A gathering of the far-right group Arbeitsgemeinschaft für demokratische Politik (AFP) is due to take place in the Wels-Land district of Upper Austria from Friday to Sunday - but several of the speakers may be stopped from making an appearance. READ  

E-cigarettes and vaping to be restricted in Austria
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E-cigarettes and vaping to be restricted in Austria

The Austrian Ministry of Health has just announced that it plans to impose restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes and related products, including limiting their sale exclusively through tobacconists. READ  

Amphibian bus comes to Salzburg
The amphibian bus in Rotterdam. Photo: Splash Tours

Amphibian bus comes to Salzburg

The picturesque city of Salzburg is due to get a new and controversial tourist attraction - an amphibian bus which will take visitors on a tour of Salzburg’s streets and the Salzach river. READ  

New refugee centre in Vienna full
Photo: APA/HANS KLAUS TECHT

New refugee centre in Vienna full

A few weeks after the opening of a new asylum seeker's centre in Vienna's Landstrasse district, all 350 places are fully occupied, according to a report in news daily Kronen Zeitung. READ  

Features
Doctors challenge smokers' paradise
A traditional Vienna coffee house with ashtrays at every table. Photo: APA

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise

A group of medical specialists has launched a Don’t Smoke campaign in Austria which will petition for a comprehensive smoking ban and greater protection for non-smokers. READ  

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht
Dirndl and Lederhosen from Wülde-Hoamat. Photo: Mario Zach

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht

More than six million people will attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich - the world’s biggest beer festival - and many of them will dress in traditional Tracht such as Dirndls, or Lederhosen. READ  

Father of psychiatry
Sigmund Freud. Photo: File

Father of psychiatry

Even before Sigmund Freud fled Hitler on the Orient Express from Vienna in June 1938, the father of psychoanalysis and his ideas about sex, dreams and cocaine divided opinion in the Austrian capital. READ  

Leaving Vienna on the last train to England
Photo: Walter Schaub-Walzer

Leaving Vienna on the last train to England

Jaques Broch was eight years old when he left Vienna in 1939, on the last train to England. READ  

Health
Austrians still love to smoke
File photo: APA

Austrians still love to smoke

Austrians loathe giving up cigarettes and the statistics prove this out. According to Mr. Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, the Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance, Austrians are smoking more than ever before, an increase driven mainly by younger smokers entering the market. READ  

From our other editions:
Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years
View of Einsiedeln's town centre. Photo: Roland Zh/Wikimedia Commons

Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years

A 75-year-old expat American who taught as a professor at Switzerland’s top university was denied Swiss citizenship after local officials ruled he did not know enough about the region where he has lived for 39 years. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
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German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

Denmark to ban sex with animals: ag minister
The ban on animal sex will be taken up by parliament after the new year. Photo: Zach Dischner/Flickr

Denmark to ban sex with animals: ag minister

After increasing public pressure from both inside Denmark and abroad, the Danish government will now move to outlaw bestiality. READ  

Ebola outbreak
Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola
File photo: Denis Charlet/AF

Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola

Updated: A passenger on an Air France flight from Paris to Madrid on Thursday who complained of Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus but will remain at Madrid's Carlos III hospital until cleared in a second round of tests. READ  

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean
An anaesthetist has admitted to drinking before a procedure that left a British expat dead in France. Photo: Iroz Gaizka/AFP

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean

An anaesthetist has admitted to being under the influence of alcohol during a botched procedure that left a British expat dead during child birth in France. The doc told police she needs vodka so she doesn’t shake. READ  

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea
The couple got stuck together while having sex in the sea at Porto San Giorgio. Photo: Corrado Scropetta

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea

An Italian couple wound up in hospital after getting stuck together while romping in the sea in the Marche region. READ  

India's president meets King Harald in Norway
King Harald alongside India's President Pranab Mukherjee in Oslo. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

India's president meets King Harald in Norway

India's president Pranab Mukherjee met King Harald in Oslo on Monday at an official reception at the Palace Plaza and is the first ever visit by a head of state from India to the Nordic country. READ  

National security
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

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