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FPÖ appoints 21-year-old to Vienna School Board
Maximilian Krauss on ORF TV. Photo: ORF

FPÖ appoints 21-year-old to Vienna School Board

The Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has appointed a 21-year-old law student, Maximilian Krauss, to the Office of Deputy President of the Vienna City School Board. READ  

Woman injured at Innsbruck Gaza demo
Scene from the demonstration in Innsbruck. Photo: Israelitische Kultusgemeinde

Woman injured at Innsbruck Gaza demo

The State Office for the Protection of the Constitution has begun an investigation into a demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza last Saturday in Innsbruck. READ  

Greens politician becomes intern for a year
Petrik (R) at a nursing home. Photo: Regina Petrik

Greens politician becomes intern for a year

In an attempt to understand the challenges faced by her constituents, Greens spokeswoman for Burgenland, Regina Petrik, has just spent the past three months working at a grocery store, a restaurant and a nursing home. READ  

Austrian of the week
The former golden boy who fell from grace
Glamour couple - Grasser and his wife Fiona. Photo: APA

The former golden boy who fell from grace

Former Austrian politician Karl-Heinz Grasser has been widely criticized in the press after failing to appear as a witness at his own civil trial against his former tax consultant and the agency Deloitte. READ  

Spindelegger wants to reform state railways
Michael Spindelegger. Photo: APA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Spindelegger wants to reform state railways

Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger of the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) is calling for reforms within the state railways (ÖBB), saying it is the main cost driver for the budget. READ  

OSCE: 'Didn't receive proper access to site'
OSCE staff are trying to gain access to the crash site. Photo: APA

OSCE: 'Didn't receive proper access to site'

Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were not able to secure an access corridor on the weekend to the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area controlled by pro-Russia rebels. READ  

Call for reform of Social Partnership
Matthias Strolz. Photo: APA

Call for reform of Social Partnership

The chairman of the opposition liberal NEOS party, Matthias Strolz, has said he wants to reform the Austrian Social Partnership. READ  

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna
Protesters outside the Hofburg. Photo: Kim Traill

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna

Every Thursday lunchtime for the past several months, a small but determined group of Ukrainians has been gathering outside the head office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at Vienna's Hofburg. READ  

Verdict against Tyrol ex-FPÖ candidate revoked
The offending poster featuring August Penz. Photo: APA/Parigger

Verdict against Tyrol ex-FPÖ candidate revoked

The Higher Regional Court in Innsbruck has lifted the sentence against a former top candidate for the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) in Tyrol. READ  

Anti-Semitic posts: Kurz appeals to prosecutor
Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Anti-Semitic posts: Kurz appeals to prosecutor

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) has appealed to the state prosecutor after receiving dozens of anti-Semitic comments on his Facebook page last Wednesday following a post where he called for peace in the Middle East. READ  

Anti-corruption raid on Carinthian FPÖ
Former FPÖ finance officer Harald Dobernig. Photo: APA/Eggenberger

Anti-corruption raid on Carinthian FPÖ

The Carinthian headquarters of the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) and the home of the party’s former finance officer Harald Dobernig have been raided by the Federal Office for Anti-Corruption (BAK). READ  

US and Austria agree to discuss spy allegations
John Kerry and Sebastian Kurz at Vienna's airport. Photo: APA/DRAGAN TATIC

US and Austria agree to discuss spy allegations

Experts from the US and Austria will meet to discuss concerns over alleged US spying activities, ministers from both countries have agreed. READ  

Iran calls for nuclear deadline extension
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Austrian foreign ministry.

Iran calls for nuclear deadline extension

Iran's foreign minister called Tuesday for an extension of a looming deadline to strike a potentially historic nuclear deal with world powers, after surprise talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry. READ  

Call for pre-trial detention for Grasser
Grasser and his wife Fiona often holiday on the Italian island of Capri. Photo: APA

Call for pre-trial detention for Grasser

Photos have emerged of the former finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser in swimwear on a boat off the island of Capri - despite the fact that he is said to be ill with pneumonia and has postponed a court hearing into his unpaid taxes. READ  

Kerry and Zarif in second day of nuclear talks
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: APA/KHALED ELFIQI

Kerry and Zarif in second day of nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif for a second day in a row in Vienna to see if he can make progress on reaching a deal on Tehran's nuclear program before a June 20th deadline. READ  

 
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