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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  

Austrian Islamist released in Turkey
Mohamed Mahmoud in court in Vienna in 2009. Photo: APA/Jäeger

Austrian Islamist released in Turkey

Austrian Islamist Mohamed Mahmoud was released from custody in Turkey in mid-August, Austrian authorities have learnt. READ  

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  

 
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