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EU mini-summit called for latest crisis

EU mini-summit called for latest crisis

The EU has called a mini-summit with Balkan countries on the migrant crisis, as Slovenia became the latest state to buckle under a surge of refugees desperate to reach northern Europe before winter.

Austrian lawsuit against Facebook 'admissible'

Austrian lawsuit against Facebook 'admissible'

Austrian student Max Schrems will be able to bring a lawsuit over alleged privacy breaches against US social media giant Facebook in Vienna, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Most supermarket apples 'contain pesticides'

Most supermarket apples 'contain pesticides'

The majority of apples sold in Austrian supermarkets contain pesticides, according to a study commissioned by environmental organisation Greenpeace.

Vienna academy teaches men to walk in heels

Vienna academy teaches men to walk in heels

It seems Austria's Eurovision winner, bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, has started a trend - with a Vienna academy that teaches women how to walk in high heels now opening its doors to men who were eager to join the workshops.

Chechen on trial for funding jihadist group

Chechen on trial for funding jihadist group

The trial of a suspected Islamist has begun in Vienna - under heightened security. The 37-year-old man from Russia's Chechnya region is accused of working with and funding the al-Qaeda linked Caucasus Emirate jihadist group in south-western Russia, to the tune of €530,000.