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Austria draws red line on nuclear plants
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the UK. Photo: Richard Baker/Wikimedia

Austria draws red line on nuclear plants

Austria is not happy that the EU's planned €315 billion growth scheme could be used to fund the construction of nuclear power plants. READ  

Austria passes anti-terrorism law
Photo: EPA/ALI ALI

Austria passes anti-terrorism law

Austria's parliament has passed an anti-terrorism law which bans the symbols of the Islamic State group (Isis) and al-Qaeda, as well as creating the possibility of issuing travel bans on minors suspected of seeking to join Islamic radicals in the Middle East. READ  

Putin shelves South Stream pipeline project
File photo: APA

Putin shelves South Stream pipeline project

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on a visit to Turkey, has unexpectedly announced that Russia is shelving the multi-billion-euro South Stream pipeline project to deliver Russian gas to Europe, blaming the EU for throwing obstacles in its path. [Updated with OMV reaction.] READ  

Austria launches hotline for extremism
Ministers Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Sophie Karmasin, Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek and Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA/FOHRINGER

Austria launches hotline for extremism

Austria’s government has announced a new ‘counselling centre for extremism’ and a deradicalization hotline intended to help young Muslims living in Austria from falling under the influence of jihadist recruiters and extremists. READ  

Greens want fines for too many male MPs
Greens leader Eva Glawischnig. Photo: APA

Greens want fines for too many male MPs

Austria’s Green party is campaigning to have more women in parliament and has suggested that parties with less than 50 percent female members of parliament should be fined. READ  

'Pirate' councillor found with safe full of drugs
Alexander Ofer. Photo: APA/Parigger

'Pirate' councillor found with safe full of drugs

An Innsbruck local councillor from the Austrian Pirate Party is being investigated on suspicion of drug trafficking after police raided his apartment and found 2.7 kg of cannabis stored in a safe. READ  

Austria backs giant EU investment plan
Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: APA

Austria backs giant EU investment plan

Austria’s government has said it fully supports a €300 billion ($374 billion) European Commission investment package, designed to pull Europe out of its economic slump over the next five years. READ  

Austria's far-right 'courting' Russia
Heinz-Christian Strache. File photo: APA/HOCHMUTH

Austria's far-right 'courting' Russia

The leader of Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, is in Moscow for a discussion on “overcoming the crisis in Europe”. READ  

Iran talks fail despite diplomatic efforts
US Secretary of State John Kerry. File Photo: APA (US-Botschaft)

Iran talks fail despite diplomatic efforts

Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to clinch a landmark nuclear agreement, and defuse a 12-year standoff, after missing a Monday midnight deadline for a deal. READ  

Call to counter 'radical Islam' in kindergartens
Heinz-Christian Strache (R). Photo: APA/Harald Schneider, Herbert P. Oczeret

Call to counter 'radical Islam' in kindergartens

The right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) has said it wants to be able to “counter Islamist tendencies” in Vienna’s kindergartens. READ  

Trojan horse highlights Greenpeace concerns
Greenpeace activists dressed as lobbyists draw a trojan horse through the streets of Vienna. Photo: APA

Trojan horse highlights Greenpeace concerns

Greenpeace introduced a four-meter tall trojan horse to the streets of Vienna on Friday, to highlight the dangers they say are hidden in the proposed trade agreements between the EU, USA, Canada and Singapore. READ  

'Serious gaps' remain in Iran nuke talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters. File Photo: APA (Punz)

'Serious gaps' remain in Iran nuke talks

The United States said Friday that "serious gaps" still need to be overcome with Iran in marathon negotiations in Vienna on ending a 12-year standoff over the country's nuclear program. READ  

Former minister now a prison librarian
Strasser during his trial. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Former minister now a prison librarian

Austria’s former interior minister Ernst Strasser, who recently started a three year prison sentence for accepting money in exchange for lobbying in Brussels, is now busy helping to run the prison library. READ  

Austrian states agree on new asylum centres
Austria's nine governors. Photo: APA/Eggenberger

Austrian states agree on new asylum centres

Austria’s federal states have agreed on a common approach to dealing with the current influx of asylum seekers. At a governors’ conference in Klagenfurt they approved admission quotas and the establishment of new asylum ‘distribution centres’. READ  

Politician resigns after 'Hitler salute' photo
The FPÖ has made headlines in Lower Austria. Photo: FPÖ campaign poster

Politician resigns after 'Hitler salute' photo

The district chairman for the right-wing Freedom Party in Tulln, Lower Austria, has resigned after a photo surfaced of him and two friends appearing to make a Hitler salute. READ  

 
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