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Austria jails three Isis-bound Chechens

Austria jails three Isis-bound Chechens

An Austrian court handed down jail sentences on Thursday to three Chechen asylum-seekers - a man, his wife and his mother - for seeking to join Islamic State (Isis) extremists in Syria.

Runaway pooch closes U-Bahn line

Runaway pooch closes U-Bahn line

A runaway dog closed down part of Vienna's U4 metro line for 80 minutes on Wednesday evening.

Unemployment continues to rise

Unemployment continues to rise

Unemployment figures released on Thursday show the number of people out of work in Austria, including those registered on government training programmes, climbed to 391,000 - a 6.1 percent increase compared to September 2014.

Tensions in government as refugee crisis bites

Tensions in government as refugee crisis bites

Tensions within Austria's government, stoked by the refugee crisis, burst into the open on Thursday as the head of the conservative People's Party threatened to scupper the ruling coalition after less than two years in office.