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Bank payments accept only IBAN from 1 August
Photo: European Payments Council

Bank payments accept only IBAN from 1 August

From 1 August, Austrian banks will no longer accept the use of an account number and routing codes for payments within Europe. Instead, use of the IBAN is required as part of the Single European Payments Area (SEPA.) READ  

100 years since Austria declared war on Serbia
Serbian infantry at Ada Ciganjila. Photo: Vojska Ada Ciganlija/Wikimedia

100 years since Austria declared war on Serbia

July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war by Austria on its neighbour Serbia. We look back at the start of the crisis that was to shape history. READ  

Russia's Ulitskaya wins Austrian literature prize
Photo: Dmitry Rozhkov/Wikimedia

Russia's Ulitskaya wins Austrian literature prize

Russian author Lyudmila Ulitskaya receives this year's Austrian State Prize for European Literature. The award, which is remunerated with €25,000, was presented to Ulitskaya by Minister of Culture Josef Ostermayer (Social Democrats/SPÖ) on Saturday. READ  

OeIAG chief wants to keep stake in Telekom
Rudolf Kemler with America Movil CFO Carlos Garcia Moreno. Photo: APA/Jäger

OeIAG chief wants to keep stake in Telekom

Rudolf Kemler, chief of the state holding company for industry OeIAG which currently holds 28.4 percent of the Telekom Austria shares wants to keep this stake after the increase in capital which is planned for 2015. READ  

Austrians favour EU-wide traffic toll
Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa

Austrians favour EU-wide traffic toll

According to a survey which the Linz-based Market Institute conducted for the business magazine "trend" 73 percent of Austrians support a European wide traffic toll. 27 percent would prefer national solutions within the 28 EU member states. READ  

Security concerns relocate Israeli game
Photo: APA (epa)

Security concerns relocate Israeli game

A soccer match to be played in Austria on Saturday by Maccabi Haifa and German club SC Paderborn had to be moved to a new venue due to security concerns after a violent anti-Israel protest disrupted the Israeli team's last game in Bischofshofen in Salzburg province. READ  

Refugees sent back to Italy
A group of Syrian refugees. File photo: APA

Refugees sent back to Italy

A large group of refugees has been intercepted travelling on a train into Austria from Italy. READ  

Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team
Maccabi Haifa players. File photo: APA/Krug

Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team

After pro-Palestinian protesters stormed a football match between Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille in Bischofshofen on Wednesday 20 men of Turkish origin who are resident in the state of Salzburg have been reported to the police. READ  

Rupprechter expresses doubts about TTIP
Andrä Rupprechter. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Rupprechter expresses doubts about TTIP

Minister of Agriculture Andrä Rupprechter (ÖVP) considers the chances of obtaining an agreement for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as "not good any more". READ  

AUA maintains Tel Aviv flight ban
Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport. Photo: APA/EPA/Jim Hollander

AUA maintains Tel Aviv flight ban

German flag carrier Lufthansa, which operates Austrian airline AUA, said on Thursday it would continue to suspend flights to Tel Aviv for another 24 hours over security concerns amid the conflict in the Gaza Strip. READ  

Lawyers for German student lodge appeal
Josef S in court. Photo: APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

Lawyers for German student lodge appeal

Lawyers for the 23-year-old German student sentenced on Tuesday to 12 months in prison have announced they will lodge an appeal against the verdict. READ  

Israeli players attacked during training match
Maccabi Haifa players. File photo: APA/Krug

Israeli players attacked during training match

Pro-Palestinian protesters have disrupted a football match in Bischofshofen, Austria between the Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa, and French team, Lille. READ  

Search on for Austrian WWI memorabilia
A scene from the trenches during WWI. Photo: APA/DPA

Search on for Austrian WWI memorabilia

A digital archive of pan-European personal memorabilia from the First World War – called Europeana - is currently being assembled, with more than 130,000 items collected from 14 countries so far. READ  

German student freed after guilty verdict
Josef S during the trial. Photo: APA/DPA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

German student freed after guilty verdict

In a controversial verdict, German student, Josef S. was found guilty yesterday of breaching the peace, attempted aggravated assault and serious damage to property during protests against the Akademikerball (Academic's Ball) in Vienna last January. READ  

Six Austrians killed in Syrian civil war
A scene of destruction in Syria. Photo: APA/EPA

Six Austrians killed in Syrian civil war

Six Austrians have died so far in the Syrian civil war, according to the Interior Ministry. READ  

 
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