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Austrian MPs visit Syrian refugees
Yazidi families occupy tents in a new refugee camp near the Turkish-Iraqi border town of Zakho, Iraq. Photo: APA (epa)

Austrian MPs visit Syrian refugees

Several Austrian parliamentarians paid a flying visit to the overflowing refugee camps at the border between Turkey and Syria this week. READ  

Switzerland sex slave seeks asylum in Austria
File photo: APA

Switzerland sex slave seeks asylum in Austria

A 19-year-old woman from Kosovo who was forced into prostitution and kept as a sex slave in a cellar in Switzerland for almost three years has sought asylum in Austria. READ  

Disabled woman 'sold drugs from bed'
Police evidence image of the weapons and drugs. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Disabled woman 'sold drugs from bed'

After years of investigation Vienna state police and Europe’s crime fighting agency Europol say they have succeeded in smashing an international drug trafficking ring. READ  

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Teen jihadist planned to make bombs
Photo: APA (Hochmuth)

Teen jihadist planned to make bombs

A 14-year-old boy who was arrested on Tuesday evening has been revealed to be a Turkish national who has lived in Austria for the past eight years. READ  

Campbell's driver picks up fine in Vienna
Campbell has visited Vienna for the Life Ball, as a guest of Gary Keszler (R). File photo: APA/Pfarrhofer

Campbell's driver picks up fine in Vienna

British supermodel Naomi Campbell was in Vienna on Tuesday afternoon for a quick shopping spree - but her driver received a fine after driving down a pedestrian precinct to get to the Chanel store on Kohlmarkt, according to the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung. READ  

Saudi-funded NGO under scrutiny in Austria
The KAICIID headquarters in Vienna. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Saudi-funded NGO under scrutiny in Austria

The Austrian government has said it will be observing the activities of a Saudi-funded centre in Vienna, which is supposed to foster inter-religious dialogue, before extending its contract next year. READ  

Missing teen found at German train station
File photo: APA

Missing teen found at German train station

A 15-year-old Belgian girl who went missing in Tyrol has been found by police at a train station in the German city of Mainz early on Tuesday morning, the Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper reports. READ  

German bank boss: I bribed Haider
Werner Schmidt. Photo: Andreas Gebert/dpa

German bank boss: I bribed Haider

Munich district court has given former BayernLB Chief Executive Werner Schmidt a suspended prison sentence of 18 months for bribing Austrian politician Jörg Haider when acquiring the Hypo-Alpe-Adria bank. READ  

Spain’s Queen on solo visit to Vienna
Queen Letizia. Photo: APA/epa/Ballesteros

Spain’s Queen on solo visit to Vienna

Spain’s Queen Letizia will be in Vienna on Monday 27th for the opening of the Velazquez exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. READ  

Syria 'more free' than Vienna says teen jihadist
Sabina Selimovic, 15 and friends. Photo: Private

Syria 'more free' than Vienna says teen jihadist

One of the two Viennese teenage girls who is believed to have joined the jihadists in Syria, denied wanting to return home, according to a SMS interview with the French magazine Paris Match. READ  

Mozart's violin meets Korean prodigy
Ko So-hyun, 8-year-old prodigy. Photo: Korean Times

Mozart's violin meets Korean prodigy

A violin that belonged to musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been preserved inside a glass case at a museum in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria up until recently, when it was removed from its nest for the first time and brought to Korea. READ  

Further banking scandal hits Hypo-Alpe-Adria
Photo: APA (Archiv/Gindl)

Further banking scandal hits Hypo-Alpe-Adria

In the on-going multi-billion euro scandal, the bad news keeps coming, with a new report that tax police in Udine, Italy have just laid charges for fraud against seven former managers of the troubled Austrian bank's Italian subsidiary. READ  

Judges furious at pro-Saudi comments
Deera Square in Central Riyadh, the location of most of the executions in the city. Photo: BroadArrow/Wikimedia

Judges furious at pro-Saudi comments

Former Austrian justice minister Claudia Bandion-Ortner, herself a judge, is also deputy director of a Saudi-funded centre in Vienna for fostering inter-religious dialogue. READ  

Moscow hindering OSCE Ukrainian mission size
A Ukrainian Army armored vehicle with Ukrainian soldiers atop of it takes position at a checkpoint near the Channel Road on the way from Artemiovska to Sloviansk. Photo: APA (epa)

Moscow hindering OSCE Ukrainian mission size

The US ambassador to the OSCE said Moscow continued to block the expansion of the checkpoint observation mission on the Russia-Ukraine border, hindering the monitoring that was agreed in a peace plan to end hostilities, according to a report from Agence France-Presse (AFP). READ  

Pistols looted by Nazis to be sold at Bonhams
Photo: Bonhams

Pistols looted by Nazis to be sold at Bonhams

A pair of rare Brescian flintlock holster pistols that were looted by the Nazis will be auctioned at Bonhams in London on November 26th for an estimated £60,000 to £80,000. READ  

 
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