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Jihadist German couple arrested in Austria

Jihadist German couple arrested in Austria

A German man and woman have been arrested in Austria on charges of joining jihadist groups fighting in Syria where they had travelled with the woman's young son, officials said Thursday.

Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting

Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting

A gathering of the far-right group Arbeitsgemeinschaft für demokratische Politik (AFP) is due to take place in the Wels-Land district of Upper Austria from Friday to Sunday - but several of the speakers may be stopped from making an appearance.

E-cigarettes and vaping to be restricted in Austria

E-cigarettes and vaping to be restricted in Austria

The Austrian Ministry of Health has just announced that it plans to impose restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes and related products, including limiting their sale exclusively through tobacconists.

Amphibian bus comes to Salzburg

Amphibian bus comes to Salzburg

The picturesque city of Salzburg is due to get a new and controversial tourist attraction - an amphibian bus which will take visitors on a tour of Salzburg's streets and the Salzach river.

New refugee centre in Vienna full

New refugee centre in Vienna full

A few weeks after the opening of a new asylum seeker's centre in Vienna's Landstrasse district, all 350 places are fully occupied, according to a report in news daily Kronen Zeitung.

Chechen family feud sparks Vienna gunfight

Chechen family feud sparks Vienna gunfight

A Chechen family feud escalated into a gunfight in Vienna on Wednesday afternoon - with four people seriously injured.

Missing Vienna teen appears in Isis video

Missing Vienna teen appears in Isis video

A 16-year-old Viennese student who was reported as missing by Interpol has appeared in a video on the internet calling on Muslims to “kill infidels” and join Islamic State (Isis) militants.

Iran nuke talks fail to offer breakthrough

Iran nuke talks fail to offer breakthrough

Iran and the US still aim to strike a mammoth nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline, a US official said Wednesday after talks involving US Secretary of State John Kerry that yielded no apparent major breakthrough.