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New German language app for refugee kids

New German language app for refugee kids

Austria's government, under pressure from the far-right over the refugee crisis, has announced a new app for smartphones and tablets to help foreign children learn German.

EU's refugee 'hotspots' far from ready

EU's refugee 'hotspots' far from ready

Planned EU "hotspots" on Europe's outer borders to better deal with the influx of thousands of refugees are far from ready, Austria's chancellor warned on Thursday after visiting one such site in Greece.

Jailed author 'forced to prove' Jewishness

Jailed author 'forced to prove' Jewishness

A Jewish writer who is serving a year-long prison sentence in Vienna after being found guilty of defrauding the government over Nazi-looted property says he was initially denied kosher food in jail and had to prove to authorities that he is actually Jewish.

Man strangles wife who was planning divorce

Man strangles wife who was planning divorce

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Vienna after strangling his wife to death in their home in the 2nd district.