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Snowden case: Story behind the jet grounding
Assange on a balcony in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photo: Snapperjack/Wikimedia

Snowden case: Story behind the jet grounding

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has spoken about the grounding of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane in Austria during the hunt for National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. READ  

Pastor vows to protect five Syrian refugees
Alberschwende. Photo: Schemmerhofen.de

Pastor vows to protect five Syrian refugees

The pastor of the village of Alberschwende in Vorarlberg has vowed to protect five Syrian refugees who are threatened with deportation and has given them accommodation in a parish house. READ  

Shooting 'accomplice' hands himself in
A police photo of the suspected shooter (left) and the 30-year-old (right).

Shooting 'accomplice' hands himself in

A 30-year-old suspected accomplice of a Kosovo Albanian man who allegedly shot another man dead on a tram in Vienna has handed himself into police, claiming he was just an innocent bystander. READ  

Search continues for missing teen sailor
Photo: Bezirksfeuerwehrkommando Neusiedl am See

Search continues for missing teen sailor

Police search and rescue teams have been out on Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland, looking for a 15-year-old boy who has been missing since Tuesday afternoon after he was swept away whilst sailing with his father. READ  

Hoarder found with hundreds of pigeons
Photo: Vienna Tierschutzverein

Hoarder found with hundreds of pigeons

A man in Schwechat, near Vienna, was found hoarding between 150 and 200 pigeons in his house, in appalling conditions. READ  

Police issue arrest warrant for tram shooter
Detectives at the crime scene. Photo: ORF

Police issue arrest warrant for tram shooter

Austrian police have issued a European arrest warrant for a Kosovo Albanian man suspected of shooting dead another man on a tram in Vienna on Sunday evening. READ  

Mechanical seesaws take over former church
Photo: Klangraum Krems

Mechanical seesaws take over former church

One hundred and fifty mechanical seesaws have been installed in a former church in Austria, in a work of art by Swiss artist Zimoun. READ  

Driver in Purgstall train crash 'had no license'
A train similar to the one involved in the accident. Photo: Herbert Ortner/Wikimedia

Driver in Purgstall train crash 'had no license'

The 26-year-old driver of a car that was hit by a train at a level crossing on Friday evening in Purgstall an der Erlauf (Lower Austria) did not have a driving license, it has emerged. READ  

Mediterranean migrant crisis
Austria learns of new EU migrant quota details
A father and son in Syria. Photo: UNHCR/B Diab

Austria learns of new EU migrant quota details

The European Commission has announced details of its controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of migrants who have reached southern Europe. Austria was asked to open its doors to over 1,600 refugees from Africa and the Middle East. READ  

Semmering railway tunnel gets green light
An artist's impression of the double tunnel. Image: ÖBB

Semmering railway tunnel gets green light

A court in Austria has given the green light for the construction of a controversial railway tunnel through the Semmering mountain range, on the border between Lower Austria and Styria. READ  

Landlord tells tenant to remove Israeli flag
Photo: James Emery

Landlord tells tenant to remove Israeli flag

A Jewish resident of Vienna's second district was ordered to remove an Israeli flag that was shown inside the window of his apartment, or face eviction, according to Austrian media reports. READ  

Austrian teen jihadist jailed for bomb plot
Rudolf Mayer, lawyer to the accused teen. Photo: Sven Wolter/Wikimedia

Austrian teen jihadist jailed for bomb plot

A 14-year-old boy who plotted a bomb attack on a Vienna train station was sentenced on Tuesday to eight months' detention. READ  

Refugees smuggled through Vienna airport
Vienna airport. Photo: Bangin/Wikimedia

Refugees smuggled through Vienna airport

Employees of a private security company at Vienna International Airport have allegedly been smuggling refugees into the United States and Great Britain, according to a spokesman for the Lower Austria state prosecutor based in Korneuburg. READ  

Brexit
Brits abroad will get to vote in EU referendum
UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who has announced that UK citizens living abroad for less than 15 years will be allowed to vote in the EU referendum. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP

Brits abroad will get to vote in EU referendum

British nationals who have been living abroad for less than 15 years will be allowed to vote in the EU referendum, while EU citizens in the UK will have no say on whether the UK stays in the European Union. READ  

Man dead after fatal shooting on Vienna tram
Photo: Andrew Nash/Wikimedia

Man dead after fatal shooting on Vienna tram

One man was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting on a tram car in Vienna on Sunday evening. READ  

 
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