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Austria urges Greece to bolster sea border
Refugees arriving in Greece. File photo: UNHCR

Austria urges Greece to bolster sea border
January 25, 2016

"It is a myth that the Greek-Turkish border cannot be protected. The Greek navy has enough capacities to secure this border."

Two Austrians injured in Egypt stabbing
Photo: Bella Vista Hotel

Two Austrians injured in Egypt stabbing
January 09, 2016

Two elderly Austrian tourists were among three foreigners injured in a stabbing at a luxury hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

Vienna New Year alert 'part of EU-wide Isis plot'
Austrian special forces police. File photo: APA

Vienna New Year alert 'part of EU-wide Isis plot'
January 07, 2016

A security alert in Vienna on New Year’s Eve was part of a plot for simultaneous attacks across Europe by terror group Isis, Turkish media reported on Thursday.

New Year's Eve sexual assaults
Salzburg women report NYE sexual assaults
New Year's Eve fireworks over Salzburg. File photo: Tourismus Salzburg

Salzburg women report NYE sexual assaults
January 07, 2016

Several women in the Austrian city of Salzburg have said they were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve - this comes after German police were accused of a cover-up after dozens of women in Cologne were assaulted on the same evening.

US planned to drop bombs close to Austria
File photo: United States Air Force Historical Research Agency - Maxwell AFB, Alabama

US planned to drop bombs close to Austria
December 31, 2015

Recently-declassified nuclear targeting documents from 1959 describe how Washington planned to destroy cities in Eastern and Central Europe, including Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, and a former Soviet air base on the border with Austria.

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Hundreds of migrants sent back to Slovenia
Refugees in Spielfeld, Styria. File photo: APA

Hundreds of migrants sent back to Slovenia
December 31, 2015

Police in Carinthia have sent hundreds of migrants back to neighbouring Slovenia this week after they lied about their nationality in an apparent attempt to improve their chances of being granted asylum, police have said.

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Falling drone 'almost kills' ski champ in Italy
Champion skier Marcel Hirscher was almost taken out by a falling drone in Italy. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

Falling drone 'almost kills' ski champ in Italy
December 23, 2015

Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher was furious on Tuesday after a camera drone dropped from the sky mid-race, missing him by centimeters.

Swedish 'Isis' teen 'celebrated Paris attacks'
An image of Isis militants posted online in August. Image: AP

Swedish 'Isis' teen 'celebrated Paris attacks'
December 21, 2015

An Austrian criminal lawyer known for defending alleged jihadists has taken on the case of a 17-year-old Swedish girl who was arrested in Vienna on suspicion of planning to join Islamic State (Isis) militants.

Austria accused of 'stupidity' in crisis
Refugees at the Nickelsdorf border crossing. File photo: APA

Austria accused of 'stupidity' in crisis
December 21, 2015

Hungary has accused Austria of confusing "solidarity and stupidity" after Vienna said that nations which do not accept their share of refugees under European Union quotas should face sanctions.

Terror suspects held in Austria 'not French'
Austrian special forces police.

Terror suspects held in Austria 'not French'
December 17, 2015

Two men held in Austria for suspected links to the Paris attacks are not French, a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday, denying media reports about their nationality.

Salzburg arrests 'linked to Paris attacks'
Austrian special forces police.

Salzburg arrests 'linked to Paris attacks'
December 16, 2015

Two people believed to be linked to the terror cell which carried out the Paris attacks have been arrested at a refugee centre in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

Bosnian Muslim on trial over Serb 'massacre'
The regional court in Linz. Photo: Volker Weihbold

Bosnian Muslim on trial over Serb 'massacre'
December 09, 2015

A Bosnian-born Muslim man went on trial in Austria on Wednesday over his alleged role in a 1992 attack on a Serb village that killed 16 civilians, including two children.

Swedish teen investigated for Isis links
Vienna's Westbahnhof rail station.

Swedish teen investigated for Isis links
December 07, 2015

A 17-year-old girl from southern Sweden who was arrested on Saturday night at Vienna’s Westbahnhof station is being investigated on suspicion of “membership of a terrorist organization”, according to Austrian police.

Austrian minister angers Israel with cancelled trip
Reinhold Mitterlehner. Photo: Manfred Werner/Wikipedia

Austrian minister angers Israel with cancelled trip
December 04, 2015

Austrian Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner has canceled a four day visit to Israel after he was asked to attend meetings in the Israeli science ministry in East Jerusalem, which Austria does not recognize as being under Israel's sovereignty.

Austrian jihadist 'killed by Kurdish soldiers'
Deni Vasilyev's red white red residency permit was found next to his body.

Austrian jihadist 'killed by Kurdish soldiers'
December 02, 2015

An Austrian jihadist from Bregenz in Vorarlberg has reportedly been killed by Kurdish soldiers whilst fighting with Isis militants in northern Syria.

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