Recent News Headlines : Austria - Austria

FAR-RIGHT 'KINGMAKER' HEINZ CHRISTIAN STRACHE SET FOR A PROMINENT ROLE IN AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT


Heinz-Christian Strache, the far-Right leader who emerged as 'kingmaker' in Austria's election, was greeted with a Hitler salute when he cast his own vote on Sunday... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 207

AUSTRIA SET FOR WORLD'S YOUNGEST LEADER AMID SHIFT TO THE RIGHT


Sebastian Kurz is set to become the world's youngest national leader with his People's Party OVP on course to win Austria's snap general election... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 324

THIS BLUE-EYED MILLENNIAL IS SET TO BECOME A WORLD LEADER IN EUROPE


After a Social Democratic-People's Party coalition was formed four years ago, Kurz, then 27, became Austria's foreign minister -- the youngest top diplomat in Europe... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 752

WHAT AUSTRIA'S ELECTION SAYS ABOUT EUROPE'S POLITICAL LANDSCAPE


Early projections showed the center-right People's Party OVP, led by Sebastian Kurz, had won the most votes in Austria, with about 31 percent... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 378

YOUNG CONSERVATIVE KURZ ON TRACK TO BE AUSTRIAN LEADER


It is highly unlikely, however, that the Social Democrats would ally with the FPO if the SPO came third... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 599

AUSTRIAN VOTE COULD HAND POWER TO EUROPE'S YOUNGEST GOVERNMENT LEADER


Both the People's Party and the Freedom Party have called for securing Austria's borders and quickly deporting asylum-seekers whose requests are denied... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

ANALYSIS | AS AUSTRIA HEADS TO THE POLLS, THE FAR RIGHT EYES WHAT MAY BE THIS YEAR'S BIGGEST EUROPEAN SUCCESS


One of the most likely results, according to polls, is a coalition between the right-wing populist Freedom party and the center-right OVP party... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 581

WIN OR LOSE IN AUSTRIAN VOTE, THE FAR RIGHT TRIUMPHS AS RIVALS BACK POLICIES ONCE DEEMED FRINGE


At 30, Kurz took control of the People's Party, the fusty center-right party that had long lagged in the polls... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 333

MEET THE 31-YEAR-OLD AUSTRIAN ON COURSE TO BECOME THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST LEADER


He will become the world's youngest leader, ahead of North Korea's 34-year-old Kim Jong-un, and France's Emmanuel Macron, who is 39... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 1938

AUSTRIAN PARTIES IN ELECTION TV CLASH


The nationalist Freedom Party and centre-left Social Democrats are neck-and-neck behind it, polls say... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 70

ACTIVIST IN SHARK SUIT CITED FOR VIOLATION


Earlier this month,A Austria becameA the fifth European country to institute a ban on full face coverings... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 37

AUSTRIA WANTED TO BAN BURQAS. NOW IT ALSO FINES MASCOTS AND STOPS CYCLISTS WHO WEAR SCARVES.


For one thing, most Austrians still refer to the new law as a burqa ban, despite officials' efforts to forestall such shorthand... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 953

MIGRANTS WHO SURVIVED SEA JOURNEYS TO ITALY TAKE FURTHER RISKS BY HOPPING FREIGHT TRAINS TO GERMANY


Such finds are becoming alarmingly common as freight trains gain popularity with migrants seeking to reach Northern Europe... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

AUSTRIAN POLICE FORCE MUSLIM WOMEN TO REMOVE THEIR BURQAS


Vienna Muslim women in Austria were forced by police to remove their facial coverings on Monday, as an anti-burqa law came into effect... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2610

AUSTRIA FACE VEIL BAN 'CRIMINALISES MUSLIM WOMEN'


Activists and experts have condemned a law implemented in Austria on Sunday prohibiting the face veil as counterproductive and as an attack on religious freedom ... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 10720

AUSTRIAN CHANCELLOR PLEDGES TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF SMEAR CAMPAIGN


Austria's Chancelllor Christian Kern addresses a news conference in Vienna, Austria, October 1, 2017... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 90

AUSTRIAN BAN ON FULL-FACE VEIL IN PUBLIC PLACES COMES INTO FORCE


Muslim groups have condemned the law, saying just a tiny minority of Austrian Muslims wear full-face veils... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 13406

'BURQA BAN' LAW SIGNALS RIGHTWARD POLITICAL TURN IN AUSTRIA


Under Chancellor Christian Kern, the Social Democrats are focusing on social topics and claiming credit for Austria's recent economic upturn... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 0

AUSTRIA BECOMES LATEST EUROPEAN COUNTRY TO BAN BURQAS BUT ADDS CLOWN FACE PAINT, TOO


The Islamic Religious Authority of Austria calls it an infringement on privacy, religious freedom and freedom of opinion... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 2784

BUS CRASH IN AUSTRIAN ALPS AVERTED AFTER TOURIST APPLIES BRAKE


A quick-thinking French tourist has been praised for preventing a bus from plunging over a cliff in the Austrian Alps after the driver passed out... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 761

FOUR MORE YEARS FOR ANGELA MERKEL?


Germany is a nation at the heart of Europe politically, geographically and historically... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 0

"ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL"


East vs West? Lifting Europe's 'new iron curtain'... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 0

EIGHT DIE IN THE ALPS IN THREE CLIMBING ACCIDENTS


BERLIN -- Eight mountain climbers died in three accidents this weekend in the Austrian and the Italian Alps... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 106

8 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS DIE IN 3 ACCIDENTS IN EUROPE'S ALPS


BERLIN AP -- Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps... READ MORE

27th August, 2017 0

ALMOST A FIFTH OF 'EUROPEANS' WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO A MUSLIM


Almost a fifth of participants from five European countries would not want to have a Muslim as a neighbour, a recent study found... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 954

AUSTRIAN ENGINEERING FIRMS COMPLAIN TO EU ABOUT 'WAGE DUMPING' LAW


Wages in Austria are typically higher than in its eastern neighbors, many of whom are EU members... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 11

DENMARK BEAT AUSTRIA ON PENALTIES TO REACH FINAL


Denmark, who sent eight-time champions Germany packing with a 2-1 quarter-final win, will play their first Euro final after their sixth semi-final in history... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 0

DUTCH FACE ENGLAND IN SOLD-OUT SEMI-FINAL HIT


Denmark coach Nils Nielsen, whose team beat eight-time champions Germany 2-1 in the quarter-final after a second-half comeback, said outstanding defence was key against Austria... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 0

DENMARK STUN GERMANY, ENGLAND BEAT FRANCE FOR FIRST TIME IN 43 YEARS IN EURO


It was England's first win over France in 43 years... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 0

DENMARK STUN GERMANY, FRANCE CRASH OUT OF WOMEN'S EURO


In Tilburg, Austrian 'keeper Manuela Zinsberger became the hero after saving Silvia Meseguer's penalty with a superb dive in the shoot-out... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Austria

AUSTRIA FAR-RIGHT CANDIDATE NORBERT HOFER DEFEATED IN PRESIDENTIAL POLL


Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer admits he has lost Austria's presidential election... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 33788

LEFT-LEANING CANDIDATE WINS AUSTRIAN PRESIDENTIAL VOTE


Alexander Van der Bellen defeated right-wing populist Norbert Hofer in Sunday's election... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 17877

AUSTRIA'S PARLIAMENT BANS FULL-FACE VEIL IN PUBLIC


Austria has one of the most restrictive labour markets in Europe and this has not fundamentally been changed... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 16210

AUSTRIA MOVES TO BAN FULL-FACE VEIL IN PUBLIC SPACES


Austria's coalition government has announced plans to ban full-face veils in public and to restrict eastern European workers' access to the country's labour market... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 15666

CUBA OFFERS RUM TO PAY OFF $276M CZECH DEBT


Cuba has come up with an unusual way to repay its multimillion dollar debt to the Czech Republic... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 11477

THE WRITER WHO DREAMED OF A WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS


Zweig began to write The World of Yesterday after leaving Austria in 1934, anticipating the Nazification of his homeland... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 10510

CUBA OFFERS TO PAY OFF DEBT TO CZECH REPUBLIC IN RUM


If the entire debt were repaid in rum, the Czechs would have enough rum for 130 years at this pace... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 10036

BIKINI HIRING CONTEST FOR NUCLEAR PLANT INTERNS GETS TOXIC REACTION


A Czech nuclear power station seemed to focus more on looks than qualifications to hire interns, using a swimsuit contest on Facebook... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 8391

FAR-RIGHT CANDIDATE CONCEDES IN AUSTRIA'S PRESIDENTIAL VOTE


The Austrian vote was a replay of elections in May, in which Hofer narrowly lost by 31,000 votes... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 6176

THE CHART THAT SHOWS WHO IS STILL LIVING AT HOME IN EUROPE


Buffeted by the European Union's slow-moving economy, many young people save money by still living with their parents... READ MORE

26th October, 2016 5822

AUSTRIAS FAR RIGHT SEES A PRIZE WITHIN REACH


Austrias Far Right Sees a Prize Within Reach The Presidency... READ MORE

30th November, 2016 4006

USTA APOLOGIZES AFTER NAZI-ERA GERMAN NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYED


The USTA extends a sincere apology to the German Fed Cup team fans 4 the outdated National Anthem... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 3983

VICTORY FOR VAN DER BELLEN AND THE LEFT IS A SIGH OF RELIEF FOR EUROPE


The sigh of relief that followed Alexander Van der Bellen's victory in Austria's rerun presidential election on Sunday could be heard all over Europe... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 2833

AUSTRIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO BE POSTPONED DUE TO FAULTY GLUE


A rerun of Austria's presidential election is set to be postponed because the glue on postal votes is not sticking, the interior minister has said... READ MORE

12th September, 2016 1552

USING SIMILAR TACTICS, AUSTRIAN NATIONALISTS HOPE FOR A 'TRUMP BUMP'


It is as if Hofer -- from the nationalist, right-wing Freedom Party -- is reading from the same winning playbook as President-elect Donald Trump... READ MORE

3rd December, 2016 1542

AUSTRIA CONVICTS ASYLUM SEEKER OF SYRIA WAR CRIMES


A Palestinian is sentenced to life in jail in Austria for killing 20 unarmed Syrian soldiers in Homs... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 1226

AUSTRIAN NATIONALIST BEATEN TO PRESIDENCY IN BLOW TO POPULISTS


While mail-in ballots will only be counted on Monday, Van der Bellen's margin of victory was too great to change the outcome, and Hofer conceded defeat... READ MORE

5th December, 2016 980

'DON'T INTERFERE,' AUSTRIA'S FAR-RIGHT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TELLS NIGEL FARAGE


For me it could be important to help build a friendship between Russia and Washington, he said... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 885

MENACE OF FAKE NEWS IS RATTLING POLITICIANS IN AUSTRIA AND GERMANY


Facebook has been forced to block posts targeting Eva Glawischnig, chairwoman of Austria's Green Party, that appeared to have been spread via a fake profile... READ MORE

14th December, 2016 838

AUSTRIA TO ASK EU FOR RIGHT TO HIRE LOCALS AHEAD OF OTHER EU WORKERS


He was speaking in Wels, run by the far-right Freedom Party FPOe ... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 721

FAR RIGHT 'TOP' IN FIRST ROUND OF PRESIDENTIAL VOTE


Austria's far-right Freedom Party candidate comes top in the first round of presidential elections... READ MORE

24th April, 2016 661

AUSTRIA'S KURZ: SET UP REFUGEE CAMPS IN N AFRICA


Sebastian Kurz says his country is overspending on refugees and migrants, but his German counterpart dismisses proposal... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 586

AUSTRIAN FAR-RIGHT PARTY WINS FIRST ROUND OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


Facing Hofer on 22 May will instead be either Van der Bellen or Griss, a former judge hoping to be Austria's first female president... READ MORE

24th April, 2016 585

14 DETAINED IN ISLAMIST-LINKED RAIDS IN AUSTRIAN CITIES OF VIENNA & GRAZ


Austrian police have arrested 14 people in anti-terrorist raids conducted in Vienna and Graz, the country's APA news agency reports, citing officials... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 585

AUSTRIAN FAR-RIGHT HOPEFUL HOFER MAY BACK EU VOTE


Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has said he would push for a referendum on EU membership, if the EU became more centralised after Brexit... READ MORE

24th November, 2016 512

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF REFUGEES: BERLIN-ALEPPO PEACE MARCH BEGINS


The march and the people are here to express their humanity and I want to contribute to it... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 471

AUSTRIAN FAR-RIGHT PARTY'S TRIUMPH IN PRESIDENTIAL POLL COULD SPELL TURMOIL


Freedom party's Norbert Hofer, who won 36 percent of vote, has threatened to dissolve parliament before 2018 elections... READ MORE

25th April, 2016 460

AUSTRIA, ITALY LATEST TO TEST GLOBAL POPULIST REVOLT


Austria's Sunday vote is a repeat match between left-leaning moderate Alexander Van der Bellen, 72, and Norbert Hofer, 45, of the right-wing Freedom Party... READ MORE

2nd December, 2016 453

EUROPE'S POPULISTS TARGET LANDMARK VICTORIES IN ITALY, AUSTRIA


Five Star, neck-and-neck with Renzi's Democratic Party, in opinion polls wants immediate elections if he loses... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 447

AUSTRIA'S FAR-RIGHT PARTY CHIEF CALLS FOR LAW BANNING 'POLITICAL ISLAM' OVER ITS 'FASCIST WORLDVIEW'


Austria's far-right party chief calls for law banning 'political Islam' over its 'fascist worldview' -- RT News... READ MORE

15th January, 2017 438


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