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Seven found guilty in people smuggler trial

Seven found guilty in people smuggler trial

Seven asylum seekers have been found guilty of smuggling people from Asia into Europe, after a lengthy and controversial trial in Wiener Neustadt.

Austria 'could do more' to help refugees

Austria 'could do more' to help refugees

Human rights group Amnesty International has accused the majority of European countries of a “shocking” lack of support for Syrian asylum seekers - but said that Austria is doing more to help than the UK, France, or Italy.

Wooden spoon rebel ready for prison

Wooden spoon rebel ready for prison

The owner of a health food shop in Graz who is refusing to comply with health and safety guidelines and stop using wooden spoons and chopping boards has said that she is willing to spend two and a half days in prison rather than pay a €550 fine.

Police launch Christmas crack-down in Vienna

Police launch Christmas crack-down in Vienna

Vienna's police have launched two major initiatives to target burglars and crack down on aggressive beggars in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.