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Austrian president tasks Kurz to form another government

Austrian president tasks Kurz to form another government

Austria's president on Monday tasked election winner Sebastian Kurz with forming another government, putting the 33-year-old conservative on course to start tough coalition negotiations after his far-right former ally was brought down by scandals.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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What happens next? Austria's Kurz faces tricky search for partners despite victory

What happens next? Austria's Kurz faces tricky search for partners despite victory

The 33-year-old leader of Austria's centre-right People's Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz faces the start of a tough search for possible coalition partners Monday, despite resounding success in parliamentary elections.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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France embroiled in new Muslim veil row after mother on school trip told to remove hijab

France embroiled in new Muslim veil row after mother on school trip told to remove hijab

A new row over secularism and the wearing of the Islamic hijab in public buildings has erupted in France after a far-right politician asked a woman accompanying her son and other children on a school trip to remove her headscarf.

 

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Austria's far-right party elects leader ahead of polls

Austria's far-right party elects leader ahead of polls

Austria's far-right party on Saturday formally elected Norbert Hofer to lead it into national elections later this month.

Austrian train company denies plans for overnight Vienna–Malmö route

Austrian train company denies plans for overnight Vienna–Malmö route

The Austrian train company ÖBB has denied reports that it is considering extending its Vienna-Hamburg night train route on to Malmö, telling The Local that the roughly 17-hour journey would be too long.

Austria's leading telecoms provider is now letting customers pay in cryptocurrency

Austria's leading telecoms provider is now letting customers pay in cryptocurrency

Austria's telecoms giant A1 has launched a pilot project – letting customers pay in cryptocurrency.

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

The "treasure chamber" at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum takes on a new meaning this week thanks to an exhibition curated by American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, illustrator and author Juman Malouf.