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Could far-right leader conquer 'red' Vienna?

Could far-right leader conquer 'red' Vienna?

Boosted by a surge in popularity in the wake of Europe's refugee crisis, the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, hopes to finally break the Socialists' 70-year reign in Vienna in Sunday's regional election.

Austrian gets tangled up in paragliding lie

Austrian gets tangled up in paragliding lie

An Austrian woman is in hot water after inventing a paragliding accident to get out of a business meeting - a lie which sparked an alpine rescue search involving firemen and police.

Drunk parents take daughter driving

Drunk parents take daughter driving

An Austrian woman who took her 18-year-old daughter for a practise drive could face a hefty fine after she was found to be completely drunk when stopped by police.

Bavarian leader: I'll send refugees back to Austria

Bavarian leader: I'll send refugees back to Austria

Austria has warned against the Bavarian government's threat to start turning refugees back at the Austrian border - saying it could lead to violence.

Hungary asked to take over truck deaths probe

Hungary asked to take over truck deaths probe

Austrian authorities have asked Hungary to take over the probe into the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck on an Austrian motorway in August and thought to have suffocated shortly after leaving Budapest.

More random checks on Czech-Austria border

More random checks on Czech-Austria border

The Czech Republic will increase the number of random checks on its border with Austria starting this weekend, the interior ministry said in a statement.