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Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary
Children at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photo: APA

Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary

Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries are gathering at the site synonymous with the Holocaust to honour the victims. READ  

Austrians in favour of unifying with South Tyrol
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Austrians in favour of unifying with South Tyrol

A new study shows that 89 percent of Austrians are in favour of South Tyrol holding an independence referendum, and would welcome unification with Italy's German-speaking northern region. READ  

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Greek election upset ripples reach Vienna
Greek elections in 2014. File photo: Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock

Greek election upset ripples reach Vienna

The Greek elections over the weekend saw the emergence of a new force in Greek politics, the Syriza party. The Local's correspondent Faye Karavasili analyzed the results, and looks at the views of some of the young Greek diaspora living in Vienna. READ  

Austrian protesters support flogged blogger
Protesters gathered outside the Saudi embassy on Thursday. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Austrian protesters support flogged blogger

Around 80 people gathered outside Vienna's controversial Saudi-financed religious dialogue centre on Friday, to protest against the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi. READ  

Austria's response to the Russian bear
Austrian President Heinz Fischer meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in June. Photo: APA/ROBERT JAEGER

Austria's response to the Russian bear

Gustav Gressel is Visiting Fellow on the Wider Europe Programme with the European Council on Foreign Relations. In this feature, he looks at the Austrian views on how Europe as a whole should respond to Russia, especially in the light of its unacknowledged war on its European neighbour, Ukraine. READ  

Austrian link mooted for French terror arrests
Armed police in France. Photo: APA/EPA/Langsdon

Austrian link mooted for French terror arrests

French police have detained five Chechens on suspicion of possessing explosives, and media reports suggest that one of the suspects has Austrian citizenship. READ  

Austria threatens Saudi IGO over flogged blogger
Human rights activist Raef Badawi. Photo: Screen grab from CNN

Austria threatens Saudi IGO over flogged blogger

Austria's chancellor threatened Tuesday to withdraw support for a Saudi-financed religious dialogue centre unless it condemns the public flogging of a Saudi blogger that has sparked an international outcry. READ  

Lab fails Mexican mass murder DNA test
File photo: Human remains. Photo: Shutterstock

Lab fails Mexican mass murder DNA test

An Austrian lab trying to identify remains believed to belong to some of 43 missing students missing in Mexico has failed to find sufficient usable DNA in them, officials here said Tuesday. READ  

Deputy head of Saudi interfaith centre resigns
Claudia Bandion-Ortner. Photo: APA/PFARRHOFER

Deputy head of Saudi interfaith centre resigns

Former Justice Minister Claudia Bandion-Ortner, the deputy head of a Saudi-sponsored religious dialogue centre in Vienna, has resigned amidst a controversy over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and the centre’s role in Austria. READ  

FPÖ wants to 'intern' suspected jihadists
FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache. Photo: APA/Neubauer

FPÖ wants to 'intern' suspected jihadists

Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) has said that anybody who returns to Austria after suspected involvement with the Islamic State (Isis) terrorist militia should be “interned” and have their citizenship revoked. READ  

Austria can't close Saudi-funded IGO
The KAICIID headquarters in Vienna. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Austria can't close Saudi-funded IGO

Austria will be unable to close a controversial Saudi-funded centre in Vienna without the consent of co-founders Saudi Arabia and Spain - although it could block any decision on its budget this year. READ  

Plans to boost security in wake of Paris attacks
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Plans to boost security in wake of Paris attacks

Austria’s Interior Ministry is preparing new measures to boost security after last week’s terror attacks in Paris. READ  

Ghanaian-Austrian's eight year drug sentence
Nayele Ametefeh aka Ruby Adu Gyamfi aka Angel. Photo: Spyghana.com

Ghanaian-Austrian's eight year drug sentence

Nayele Ametefe was sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison on Tuesday morning, after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle in 12 kg of the 'purest cocaine ever seen' at Heathrow airport. READ  

Mikl-Leitner to attend Paris anti-terror meet
Johanna Mikl-Leitner. Photo: APA/Schlager

Mikl-Leitner to attend Paris anti-terror meet

Austria’s Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner will be attending an anti-terrorism meeting with US and EU officials on Sunday, hosted by France in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo gun massacre. READ  

Austrian President condemns Paris attacks
Photo: APA/BUNDESHEER/CARINA KARLOVITS

Austrian President condemns Paris attacks

Austrian officials expressed their condolences and condemned the deadly shooting attack in Paris on Wednesday, according to local media reports. READ  

 
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