Austria's Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) has been defending a controversial study into Islamic kindergartens, which has prompted him to call for the immediate closure of "many Islamic kindergartens" and insist on tighter controls to prevent radicalization.
A group of out of control Krampus (men dressed as horned creatures who in Austrian folklore punish children who have misbehaved) injured five young people at a pre-Christmas event in Bruck in the state of Salzburg on Monday.
Most people want Christmas to be more than gift opening. They want it to be a time to express the values that are most important to them. Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky has advice on how to celebrate the holiday with family and friends in meaningful ways.