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German Interior Minister forms 'axis' with Austria, Italy against Merkel

German Interior Minister forms 'axis' with Austria, Italy against Merkel

The hardline interior ministers of Austria, Germany and Italy have formed an "axis of the willing" to combat illegal immigration, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday, escalating a Europe-wide row over the issue.

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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Austrian car buyer to get refund for emissions-cheating Volkswagen

Austrian car buyer to get refund for emissions-cheating Volkswagen

A Vienna court has ordered a car dealer to reimburse a customer who bought a Volkswagen car because it was fitted with software designed to cheat emissions tests, the buyer's lawyers said Thursday.

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Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Visit the unique island of Lošinj and discover the hidden gem of the Adriatic sea.

 
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Take a dip (and a shower): Paris canal swimming pools open for summer once again

Take a dip (and a shower): Paris canal swimming pools open for summer once again

Part of the Paris canal has once again been transformed into an outdoor pool for the summer. The Local's Ben McPartland took the plunge on the opening day after being convinced the water was clean enough.

 

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Austria says it can't stop 'far-right' event commemorating 1945 massacre

Austria says it can't stop 'far-right' event commemorating 1945 massacre

Austria's chancellor said on Tuesday he is powerless to stop an upcoming commemoration of a 1945 massacre that has become a magnet for supporters of the Nazis' Croatian allies and far-right sympathizers.

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

Did you know that as Europe’s leading job site for international talent, The Local can help you recruit your next dream colleague?

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Vienna researchers trial touch screen games for dogs

Vienna researchers trial touch screen games for dogs

Games could keep ageing pooches' minds agile, but, says researcher Lisa Wallis: "wet noses will always be a problem."

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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