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Austrian minister describes Merkel as 'irresponsible'
Photo: Defence Ministry

Austria’s Defence Minister has criticised the German Chancellor’s handling of the refugee crisis last year, accusing her of irresponsibility.

Expert says smuggling is as high as last year in Austria
Refugees arriving at Westbahnhof in Vienna. Photo: Kim Triall.

Human trafficking expert warns last year's refugee truck tragedy could happen again.

Austrian nuns recommended for Nobel Peace Prize
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Two Austrian nuns have been recommended for a Nobel Peace Prize for their decades of work supporting people living with leprosy in South Korea.

Turkey accused of 'systematic spying' in Austria
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An Austrian politician has accused Turkish authorities of spying on people living in Austria who are opposed to the Turkish leader President Tayyip Erdogan.

Halal drink alleged to support jihad financing
Advertising from Sultan Drinks, who deny the allegations. Photo: Sultan Drinks

Profits from the sale of halal-drinks are being used by radical Islamists to support propaganda campaigns to promote Jihad, it has been claimed.

Austria's refugee crisis: One year on
Donations being handed to Train of Hope to be distributed to refugees. Photo: Facebook/Train of Hope

A look back on a year since 71 refugees and migrants were discovered in the back of a truck in Austria, having suffocated to death while being smuggled into central Europe.

Swapping Austrian Alps for the Hollywood Hills

Austrian Cornelia Miedler writes about experience of leaving Austria and embarking on a new life in sunny California.

Turkey escalates diplomatic row with recall
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Foreign Minister of Turkey. Photo: Mohammad Hassanzadeh/Wikimedia

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Austria to review relations after a series of disputes with the European Union member state, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday.

Vienna ranked second most liveable city - again
Wien Tourismus/Herta Hurnaus

Vienna has once again come second place in an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) poll of the most pleasant cities to live in.

Calls for tougher laws against illegal economic migrants
Michael Kranewitter/Wikimedia

Austria’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka is pushing for tougher laws for people who come illegally to Austria to settle as economic migrants.

Two stabbed on Austrian train by German man
Stock image of an OeBB train. Photo: OeBB

Two people have been stabbed on a train in Vorarlberg on Tuesday morning by a German man thought to be mentally ill.

Turkey rows with Sweden over child sex allegations
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Photo: Mohammad Hassanzadeh/Wikimedia

Turkey said on Monday it has summoned Sweden's ambassador in an escalating row after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children.

Austria turns away more migrants at Italian border
Photo: The Local Italy/Angela Guiffrida

Austrian police say there has been a “creeping rise” in the number of migrants and asylum seekers attempting to cross into the country from Italy.

Praise for Austria's tough anti-Turkey stance
The row could have repercussions for Austrian Post in Turkey. Photo: Aras Kargo

Praise for Austria’s controversial tough stance against Turkey has come from Germany via the former Minister President of Bavaria Edmund Stoiber.

Hiker in Austria rescued after sending SOS via America
Photo: Michael Schlick/OS Muhr

Trapped hiker rescued after sending SOS message thousands of miles around the world.

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