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Austrian arms firm fails to meet grade in ethics

Austrian arms firm fails to meet grade in ethics

Austria's Hirtenberger Group, which produces industrial equipment and defence technology, is one of 37 companies that failed to make passing grades in an analysis of ethics and corruption released by Transparency International on Monday. READ  

OSCE: 'Intense shelling' in Ukraine village
OSCE observers in Shyrokyne, southeast Ukraine. Photo: OSCE

OSCE: 'Intense shelling' in Ukraine village

Ukraine is pressing European leaders for peacekeepers and more financial support as shelling between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists intensifies near a strategic government-held city in the east. READ  

Anzac Dawn Service to be held at Karlsplatz
An Anzac Dawn Service in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force

Anzac Dawn Service to be held at Karlsplatz

The Australian and New Zealand embassies are holding a Dawn Service in front of Vienna’s Karlskirche on Saturday 25 April, to mark the centenary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) on the Turkish shores of Gallipoli in 1915. READ  

Murdered Austrian nun 'may have been raped'
The Sacred Heart Home convent in Ixopo. Photo: www.mariannhill.de

Murdered Austrian nun 'may have been raped'

Police in South Africa are investigating whether an 86-year-old Austrian nun found murdered in a convent had also been raped. READ  

Austrian MPs recognise Armenian genocide
Armenia's official memorial to the victims of the genocide. Photo: Rita Willaert/Wikimedia

Austrian MPs recognise Armenian genocide

Austrian lawmakers have for the first time condemned as "genocide" the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, ahead of the massacre's 100th anniversary. READ  

Tricky drafting of Iran nuclear deal to begin
The IAEA's headquarters in Vienna. Photo: Sarajevo-x/Wikimedia

Tricky drafting of Iran nuclear deal to begin

Three weeks ago, Iranians celebrated on the streets after a framework nuclear deal with world powers was announced. But on Wednesday in Vienna, the hard work of finalising the accord by a June 30 deadline was set to begin. READ  

NHS reform could be costly for Brit expats

NHS reform could be costly for Brit expats

British people living in other European countries could find themselves forced to take out private health insurance, due to a clampdown on expats using the country’s National Health Service. READ  

Activists to protest against TTIP trade deal
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Activists to protest against TTIP trade deal

Activists are taking to the streets on Saturday across Austria to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a free trade deal being negotiated between the US and EU countries. READ  

Italy releases accused Austrian 'terrorist'
The doctor was accused of being a member of a banned left-wing group in Turkey. Photo: Olyhaber

Italy releases accused Austrian 'terrorist'

A Turkish-born Austrian citizen who was arrested in Italy on charges relating to terrorism offences in Turkey has been released. READ  

Austria must control ‘revolving lobbying door’

Austria must control ‘revolving lobbying door’

Austria was one of just seven countries surveyed by Transparency International to have regulations on lobbyists’ impact in politics, but still fell short in reining in undue influence. READ  

Will climate change give us the blues?
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Will climate change give us the blues?

Climate change is predicted to intrude into almost every area of life - from where we live, to what we eat and whom we war with. Now music can be added to the list. READ  

Kazakh pair on trial after Aliyev jail death
Aliyev's death in Vienna's Josefstadt prison is still being investigated. Photo: Plani/Wikimedia

Kazakh pair on trial after Aliyev jail death

Two Kazakhs are due to appear in court on Tuesday in one of Austria’s most prominent and unusual murder trials, in which the main suspect is dead. READ  

Activists file Facebook class action suit
Max Schrems displays Facebook's logo with his smartphone. Photo: AFP

Activists file Facebook class action suit

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches officially filed the suit in a Vienna court on Thursday. READ  

Fischer rejects Russian Victory Day parade
The parade on Red Square. Photo: Shutterstock

Fischer rejects Russian Victory Day parade

Austria’s President Heinz Fischer has announced that he will join other European leaders in snubbing celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow. He announced his cancellation on Thursday in a press release. READ  

Austrian dad steals 120 Lego figures on day out

Austrian dad steals 120 Lego figures on day out

Police in Bavaria, Germany were called out to an unusual robbery on Saturday after an Austrian man was spotted pinching Lego figures from the Legoland amusement park. READ  

 
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