Austria

Thousands protest Austria's new right-wing government

VIENNA – Thousands of Austrians are protesting their country's new right-wing government with a march in Vienna.<p>Police in the capital said about 20,000 people were attending the march on Saturday.<p>Some protesters carried placards reading "Never Again." Others chanted slogans such as "Refugees should …

World News

Austrians demonstrate against far-right coalition

Marchers descended on a central district housing several ministries to make known the views of a protesters' "New Year welcome committee" for the …

Sebastian Kurz

Austria's far-right interior minister provokes outrage with call to 'concentrate' migrants

Herbert Kickl told a news conference he wants "basic services centres, suitable infrastructure that enables us to concentrate people in the asylum …

Migration

Austria's leader during France visit: 'Judge us on our actions'

Kurz chose Paris for his first official bilateral visit since becoming the world's youngest leader at 31 in December.<p>The visit came 18 years after …

Marine Le Pen

Austria refuses to treat suspected Isis fighter in a coma

Temirlan M, 19, is in a coma after being shot in the head during a special forces operation in northern Georgia on December 26th, the Kronen Zeitung …

Middle East

Austria investigates football chief for alleged corruption

"We are investigating because of the suspicion of breach of trust and corruption," the public prosecution office for economic and corruption affairs …

Corruption

Soccer - Stoke sign Austria defender Bauer from Rubin Kazan

(Reuters) - Stoke City may have sacked manager Mark Hughes at the weekend but on Tuesday they signed one of his transfer targets, Austria right back Moritz Bauer.<p>The 25-year-old defender has joined the club from Russian team Rubin Kazan on a 4-1/2 year deal for 5.5 million pounds ($7.44 million), …

Soccer

Austrian teen charged with plotting Christmas market attack with German boy

Accused by the Vienna prosecution authority of membership of a terrorist organization, attempted use of an explosive device and of instigating …

Extremism

Racism row online in Austria over Muslim New Year's baby

The birth of Asel, hailed in the press as "the first Viennese baby" of the year, sparked a wave of racist comments on the internet as the mother was …

Sebastian Kurz

Stoch edges closer to Four Hills title with Innsbruck win

(Reuters) - Four Hills champion Kamil Stoch is on the verge of retaining the title after continuing his stellar run with victory in the third leg at Innsbruck on Thursday.<p>The Pole, who triumphed in the first two legs at Oberstdorf and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, is one win away from equaling German …

Winter Sports

Unique volunteer opportunity lets you discover yourself while helping others

The people at Camphill Village grow their own vegetables, perform various crafts, and generally share a simpler way of life. They engage in cultural …

Norway

Vienna waltzes the world into 2018

The annual extravaganza, heavy on light-hearted waltzes by the Strauss dynasty harking back to Vienna's 19th-century golden era, is watched by some …

Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right condemns international call for boycott of its cabinet members

The anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe) has six cabinet members -- including the heads of the interior, foreign and defence ministries -- in …

World Politics

BA owner likely to buy bankrupt Austrian airline Niki

"In the search for a solution for the insolvent Air Berlin subsidiary, Niki, everything is pointing to a sale to British Airways parent IAG," DPA …

Airlines

Alpine skiing: Dominant Shiffrin wins again

LIENZ, Austria (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin continued to dominate the women's World Cup season when she won the slalom at Lienz on Thursday, her fifth win of the season.<p>Shiffrin produced the fastest time on the first run of 51.03 seconds and, although Switzerland's Wendy Holdener was …

Skiing

Two passenger trains collide in Austria

More than a dozen people were injured when two passengers trains collided in Austria on Friday afternoon, officials said.<p>The incident occurred at …

Trains

Regional trains collide in Austria, 8 injured

The accident occurred at 6:00pm near the station of Kritzendorf, about 20 kilometres north-west of Vienna.<p>Four people sustained moderate injuries and …

Trains

12 injured in Austria train collision

Two trains have collided in Austria, injuring a dozen people – four of them seriously. Emergency services rushed to the scene and were able to evacuate all passengers.<p>The crash happened at about 6p.m. on Friday (December 22) in Kritzendorf, some 20 kilometres north of the capital Vienna.<p>Authorities …

News

Huge weapons cache seized from Swiss man suspected of selling arms to Austria

During a search of a property in Degersheim last week police seized 280 weapons, over 100,000 rounds of ammunition and 1.3 million francs in cash, St …

EU chiefs shrug at Austria's second coalition featuring far right

The coalition between the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right FPÖ has pledged to stop illegal immigration, cut taxes and resist EU …

Migration

ANALYSIS: History repeating in Austria? Not so fast

As clichés go, one of the most resistant claims of all is that “history repeats itself”. As teenagers, many of us used it to show wisdom beyond our …

Sebastian Kurz

Dining Out in Austria

Rightly or wrongly, Germans are often seen as a pretty frugal bunch, and now Austria, a neighboring nation with plenty of cultural and historical …

Austria's Katharina Truppe crashes at the finish line

Austrian skier Katharina Truppe crashes into the barrier at the finish line of the giant slalom at 2017-18 FIS Ski World Cup.

Sports

Brief from Brussels: EU faces Austria's 'tug of war'

In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: The EU’s migration commissioner predicts a ‘tug of war’ for Austria’s new coalition, which has brought the far-right to power; and further fallout for the US, as it vetoes a UN resolution to withdraw its declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.<p>More …

War

Italy indignant after Austria offers passports to South Tyroleans

The mountainous region, also known by its Italian name Alto Adige, was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire before being annexed by Italy after …

Antonio Tajani

World's youngest leader Sebastian Kurz slips into the hot seat in Austria

His conservative People's Party (ÖVP), revamped by Kurz as a more hardline "movement", agreed late on Friday a coalition deal with the far right that …

Sebastian Kurz

The Local’s Guide To A Weekend In Vienna, Austria

After our first trip to Vienna, I knew it was only a matter of time before we would return to the city.<p>This was partly due to the fact that there was …

Europe

Brief from Brussels: Austria - a threat to EU values?

In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: should the EU be worried about Austria as it becomes the first Western European country with the far-right in power? And environmental campaigners call for a firmer commitment as EU ministers debate plans for the clean energy transition.<p>More news on …

Europe

You won't believe how many Stockholmers are actually immigrants

It might not be a day you had marked in your calendar, but it should be.<p>Now more than ever it's important to promote acceptance of people from …

Norway

European far right jubilant as Austria's new government is sworn in

The new coalition was agreed on Friday by the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) and the Freedom Party (FPÖ), pledging to stop illegal immigration, …

Migration