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Austria joins US-led coalition against Isis
Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA/Hochmuth

Austria joins US-led coalition against Isis

Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has announced that Austria is now part of the US-led coalition against Islamic State (Isis) militants. READ  

Seidl: Nazi basement film 'authentic'
A still from the film In The Basement. Photo: APA/Stadtkino Filmverleih

Seidl: Nazi basement film 'authentic'

Austrian film director Ulrich Seidl has said that two Burgenland ÖVP councillors who appeared surrounded by Nazi memorabilia in his new documentary In The Basement, were authentic and not paid extras. READ  

Voters punish ÖVP and SPÖ in Vorarlberg
Not the result that Markus Wallner (ÖVP) and Michael Ritsch (SPÖ) were hoping for. Photo: APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

Voters punish ÖVP and SPÖ in Vorarlberg

Voters in Vorarlberg’s provincial elections turned to the FPÖ, the Greens and the Neos on Sunday - with the People’s Party (ÖVP) taking a drubbing and losing its absolute majority. READ  

Austrian border control under discussion
Photo: APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

Austrian border control under discussion

Austrian People's Party chairman, Reinhold Mitterlehner, sees the proposal by several governors to stem the current influx of refugees through the introduction of temporary border controls as a "cry for help". READ  

Kurz proposes anti-jihad measures
PHOTO: APA/DRAGAN

Kurz proposes anti-jihad measures

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration, Sebastian Kurz, wants more preventive work done in Austria to prevent the radicalization of young people towards Jihad. READ  

Controversial mayor expelled from FPÖ
PHOTO: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Controversial mayor expelled from FPÖ

Austria's Freedom Party (FPÖ) expelled the mayor of the Carinthian market town of Gurk, Siegfried Kampl, from its ranks on Wednesday evening after he made controversial statements about National Socialism in an interview with the Kleine Zeitung. READ  

Criticism of poaching murder report
Annaberg. File photo: APA

Criticism of poaching murder report

Exactly one year ago today, on September 17, 2013, poacher Alois Huber shot and killed two police officers, a paramedic and a member of Austria's counter terrorism special operations unit in the Lower Austrian town of Annaberg. READ  

Austria offers aid to Ukrainian IDPs
PHOTO: APA/FOREIGN MINISTRY/DRAGAN TATIC

Austria offers aid to Ukrainian IDPs

Austria has offered a total of €700,000 to assist Ukrainians internally displaced by conflict within their war-torn country. READ  

Austria boosts anti-terrorism measures
PHOTO: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Austria boosts anti-terrorism measures

The Austrian government plans to step up its fight against Islamic terrorist organizations such as Isis, by extending laws against sedition. READ  

Hahn is neighbourhood commissioner
Johannes Hahn. Photo: APA (Archiv/Pfarrhofer)

Hahn is neighbourhood commissioner

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has named Austrian Johannes Hahn (ÖVP) as the new EU neighbourhood and enlargement negotiations commissioner. READ  

Call to bring back Austrian border controls
A group of refugees. File photo: APA

Call to bring back Austrian border controls

Austria’s Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner (ÖVP) has acknowledged that the number of refugees travelling through Austria into Germany presents “a substantial problem” and that the reintroduction of border controls might be something to consider. READ  

CSU: Bring back Austria border controls
Refugees housed at a reception camp in a former military barracks in Munich. Photo: DPA

CSU: Bring back Austria border controls

The CSU, the Bavarian allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, is preparing a “seven-point emergency programme” including reinstating border controls with Austria to limit the number of refugees entering Germany from the south. READ  

Mayor rejects FPÖ school board candidate
Maximilian Krauss. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Mayor rejects FPÖ school board candidate

Vienna mayor Michael Häupl (SPÖ) has asked the Freedom Party (FPÖ) to nominate a new candidate for Vienna’s school board, after rejecting its first choice of Maximilian Krauss, a member of the extreme-right student group Aldania. READ  

Iran denies agreement on fixed date
Behrouz Kamalvandi. Photo: Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran

Iran denies agreement on fixed date

Iran said Saturday it never agreed to a deadline to provide answers on its controversial nuclear programme, after the Vienna-based UN atomic watchdog accused Tehran of failing to deliver on time, according to a report from Agence France-Presse (AFP). READ  

EU Commissioner roles leaked
Austria's EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn. Photo: APA (Archiv/Pfarrhofer)

EU Commissioner roles leaked

In a report from the Euractiv blog, an organigram showing proposed roles for the new round of EU commissioners has been leaked, probably from inside the Commission itself. READ  

 
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