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Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting
Photo: APA/dpa/Thissen

Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting

A gathering of the far-right group Arbeitsgemeinschaft für demokratische Politik (AFP) is due to take place in the Wels-Land district of Upper Austria from Friday to Sunday - but several of the speakers may be stopped from making an appearance. READ  

Corrupt politician Strasser heading to jail
Photo: APA (Jaeger)

Corrupt politician Strasser heading to jail

Former Austrian interior minister and European Parliament ex-lawmaker Ernst Strasser lost Monday a final appeal against a jail term for offering to change legislation in Brussels in exchange for money, according to Agence France-Presse. READ  

Thousands gather to support Kobane's Kurds
The march in Bregenz on Saturday. Photo: APA (Werner Kaplaner)

Thousands gather to support Kobane's Kurds

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Vienna on Friday evening to draw attention to the plight of the Kurds in Kobane, which is currently besieged by radical Islamist Isis forces. A demonstration in Bregenz had clashes leading to two stabbings on Saturday. READ  

Kerry and Ashton to hold nuclear talks in Vienna
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif (R) and EU foreign policy chief Ashton (L). Photo: APA/Hans Punz

Kerry and Ashton to hold nuclear talks in Vienna

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold nuclear talks in Vienna next week. READ  

Muslims criticize Law on Islam bill
Fuat Sanac. Photo: APA/BMI/ALEXANDER TUMA

Muslims criticize Law on Islam bill

Fuat Sanac, the President of the Islamic Community in Austria (IGGiÖ), has criticized the government’s draft bill for the new Law on Islam. READ  

Poll: Vienna SPÖ 'losing support'
Michael Häupl. Photo: APA

Poll: Vienna SPÖ 'losing support'

Ahead of Vienna city council elections next June a survey for the Heute newspaper suggests that Michael Häupl’s Social Democrat (SPÖ) party - currently governing the city in a coalition with the Greens - could be in for a dramatic defeat with a loss of 9.3 percent. READ  

Europe backs UK nuclear plant
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the UK. Photo: Richard Baker/Wikimedia

Europe backs UK nuclear plant

A new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in the UK is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators - despite Austria having labelled it a "scandal". READ  

Conchita appears before EU Parliament
Conchita Wurst. Photo: APA/EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Conchita appears before EU Parliament

Austria’s bearded lady and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst has performed in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. READ  

New Law on Islam prohibits foreign funding
Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA/Neubauer

New Law on Islam prohibits foreign funding

Austria’s new Law on Islam will prohibit Muslim organisations receiving funding from abroad. This will also affect imams who work in Austria but are financially supported by Turkey. READ  

Defect found in Austria's troubled Eurofighters
Eurofighter jets. Photo: EPA/BERND WUESTNECK

Defect found in Austria's troubled Eurofighters

A manufacturing fault has been discovered in Austria’s controversial Eurofighter typhoon warplanes, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. READ  

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise
A traditional Vienna coffee house with ashtrays at every table. Photo: APA

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise

A group of medical specialists has launched a Don’t Smoke campaign in Austria which will petition for a comprehensive smoking ban and greater protection for non-smokers. READ  

Knesset speaker criticizes Austria
Yuli Edelstein with Doris Bures at the Holocaust memorial in Vienna. Photo: APA/NEUBAUER

Knesset speaker criticizes Austria

Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s Knesset speaker, has said that Austria must help pressure Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions, as well as fight local neo-Nazi activity. READ  

Vienna refugee accommodation ready
One of the rooms in Erdbergstrasse. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Vienna refugee accommodation ready

One hundred refugees will be moving into temporary accommodation in Vienna’s 3rd district on Monday evening, from the overcrowded refugee reception centre in Traiskirchen. READ  

Kurz talks social media at UN
Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA/DRAGAN TATIC

Kurz talks social media at UN

Austria's 28-year-old foreign minister Sebastian Kurz began his address to the UN General Assembly on Saturday by acknowledging his youth and referring to the age of social media. READ  

ÖVP and Greens discuss Voralberg coalition
Markus Wallner (L) and Johannes Rauch (R). Photo: APA/Stiplovsek

ÖVP and Greens discuss Voralberg coalition

The People’s Party (ÖVP) in Vorarlberg has said it will hold negotiations on forming a coalition with the Greens on Monday, after losing its absolute majority in last weekend’s provincial elections. READ  

 
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