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Austria leads push for new EU border guard plan

Austria leads push for new EU border guard plan

The EU must convince Italy, Spain and Greece to back a plan to bolster the bloc's external borders, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday as bloc leaders met in Salzburg to discuss the controversial issue of migration.

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Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Austria proposes migrant processing at sea

Austria proposes migrant processing at sea

Austria's far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl used a meeting of his EU counterparts in Vienna Friday to suggest processing migrants on board rescue ships in the Mediterranean, rather than on land.

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What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.

 
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Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.

 
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Baltic pagans ask pope for help over religious status battle

Baltic pagans ask pope for help over religious status battle

Latvian and Lithuanian neo-pagans have called on Pope Francis to end local Catholic opposition to their quest for religious recognition in the Baltic states, ahead of the pontiff's visit to the region Saturday.

 

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Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Anyone who says learning a foreign language is easy is pulling your leg. But if you commit to learning every day, find the right combination of teachers (and technology), you can speak a new tongue in just three months.

 
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Austria told to 'build trust' as Western allies express concern with Russia ties

Austria told to 'build trust' as Western allies express concern with Russia ties

Austria has had to take "trust-building measurements" to retain cooperation with allied secret services, its interior minister said on Friday in a grilling over government raids on the country's domestic intelligence agency.

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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EU ministers battle over proposed tax on 'big tech'

EU ministers battle over proposed tax on 'big tech'

EU finance ministers battled Saturday over a controversial proposal to slap a European tax on US tech giants amid rising worries that it is ineffective and protectionist.

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Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.

 
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Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world's oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception.

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Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)

Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)

Austrian financial adviser Ernst Eigner is ugly and scary. But only in his "Krampus" costume with red glowing eyes and horns to frighten naughty children and "evil spirits".

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