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Austrians fume over proposed 'half-day holiday'

Austrians fume over proposed 'half-day holiday'

It's hard to imagine a country up in arms over a new public holiday -- but that was the near-universal reaction this week to Austria's plan to give workers an afternoon off on Good Friday.

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable air travel is no longer a flight of fancy, it’s here and Sweden is at its helm.

 
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No-deal Brexit would put '6,000 jobs in Austria in danger'

No-deal Brexit would put '6,000 jobs in Austria in danger'

While the car hub region of Styria hopes to maintain long-term relations with the UK, thousands of jobs could be threatened and Austrian financial institutions could suffer if the UK departs the EU without a deal on March 29th.

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These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

London has been a global nerve centre for nearly 2000 years and has no plans to abdicate now.

 
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France hails progress in fight against jihadists in Sahel

France hails progress in fight against jihadists in Sahel

The fight against jihadists in Africa's Sahel region is "achieving results", France's prime minister said in Mali on Saturday, two days after French forces killed a top extremist leader.

 

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Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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Brits in EU demand to be spared from Brexit 'train crash' after May's deal rejected

Brits in EU demand to be spared from Brexit 'train crash' after May's deal rejected

Lawmakers in the UK parliament overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday evening.

Abu Dhabi awards Italian and Austrian oil firms key stakes in refinery

Abu Dhabi awards Italian and Austrian oil firms key stakes in refinery

Abu Dhabi's state oil firm said on Sunday it had signed partnership deals worth $5.8 billion with Italian oil giant Eni and Austria's OMV, awarding them key stakes in its refining arm.

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.

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

The "treasure chamber" at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum takes on a new meaning this week thanks to an exhibition curated by American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, illustrator and author Juman Malouf.