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Austrian president criticises government's asylum proposals

Austrian president criticises government's asylum proposals

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen used an interview published on Saturday to criticise proposals put forward by the government to make it impossible to claim asylum on European soil.

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Austria to propose moving asylum requests outside EU

Austria to propose moving asylum requests outside EU

Austria's hardline interior minister Herbert Kickl said he would push to change the EU's migration policy so it is no longer possible to make asylum requests on European soil.

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Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.

 
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The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

Is it possible to lay the foundation for an international career while still at business school? It is if that business school is ESCP Europe.

 
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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.

 
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EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight wildfires

EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight wildfires

France, Germany and Lithuania are all among the countries that have stepped up to help Sweden, which is battling its worst wildfire season of modern times.

 

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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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Austria announces plan to 'protect border' after controversial German migrant deal

Austria announces plan to 'protect border' after controversial German migrant deal

Austria's government warned Tuesday it could "take measures to protect" its borders after Germany planned restrictions on the entry of migrants as part of a deal to avert a political crisis in Berlin.

Austrian Formula One legend Niki Lauda climbs back into the cockpit of the airline he founded

Austrian Formula One legend Niki Lauda climbs back into the cockpit of the airline he founded

Austrian former racing driver Niki Lauda has been selected to buy the assets of Niki, the budget airline he founded in 2003, the administrators of the former Air Berlin subsidiary said Tuesday.

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Austrian court says YouTube is partly liable for copyright breaches

Austrian court says YouTube is partly liable for copyright breaches

An Austrian court has ruled that video-sharing platform YouTube can be held partly liable for copyright breaches in videos uploaded by its users, in a ruling that may have far-reaching implications.

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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