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Child poverty rate increasing in Austria

Child poverty rate increasing in Austria

An increasing number of children in Austria are being brought up in relative poverty, according to a new report that warns young people are suffering due to rising inequality around the world.

Refugee crisis to cost Austria €1 billion in 2016

Refugee crisis to cost Austria €1 billion in 2016

The spiralling refugee crisis will cost Austria €1 billion ($740 million) in 2016, the finance ministry announced on Wednesday, as the country expects 85,000 new asylum-seekers by the end of this year.

Austria jails 'atrocious' people smuggler

Austria jails 'atrocious' people smuggler

A people smuggler who crammed 42 refugees into just six square metres in the back of a lorry was sentenced to three years in jail in Austria on Tuesday.