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Armed youths attack Tyrol refugee centre

Armed youths attack Tyrol refugee centre

Police in Tyrol are investigating an attack on the Bürglkopf refugee centre near the market town of Fieberbrunn on Wednesday evening.

Austrian MPs visit Syrian refugees

Austrian MPs visit Syrian refugees

Several Austrian parliamentarians paid a flying visit to the overflowing refugee camps at the border between Turkey and Syria this week.

Protesters dump Hypo city in front of parliament

Protesters dump Hypo city in front of parliament

The organisers of the Hypotopia model-city project staged a protest march on Thursday from a central square in Vienna to the national parliament building - carrying the weighty concrete blocks of their project with them.

Majority of Austrian women support abortion

Majority of Austrian women support abortion

A new survey of 1,000 Austrians shows that nearly three quarters agree that public hospitals in all Austrian provinces should be permitted to perform abortions.

Austrian restitution case 'flawed'

Austrian restitution case 'flawed'

The lawyer for a Viennese Jewish author found guilty of defrauding the government over property confiscated by the Nazis has requested that the case be reheard.

Switzerland sex slave seeks asylum in Austria

Switzerland sex slave seeks asylum in Austria

A 19-year-old woman from Kosovo who was forced into prostitution and kept as a sex slave in a cellar in Switzerland for almost three years has sought asylum in Austria.

Disabled woman 'sold drugs from bed'

Disabled woman 'sold drugs from bed'

After years of investigation Vienna state police and Europe's crime fighting agency Europol say they have succeeded in smashing an international drug trafficking ring.

Kazakh banker to face 'double murder charge'

Kazakh banker to face 'double murder charge'

Kazakhstan's former ambassador to Austria is about to face charges of double murder, according to a report on national broadcaster ORF on Friday, which quoted a leaked 14-page opinion by prosecutor Bettina Wallner.

Alaba scores Sportsman of the Year award again

Alaba scores Sportsman of the Year award again

FC Bayern Munich star David Alaba was voted Austria's Sportsman of the Year for the second year running on Thursday evening.