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NATO alters rules to work around Turkish veto on Austria

May 24, 2017 10:30 pm
NATO alters rules to work around Turkish veto on Austria

A file photo of Austrian military forces (by Reuters) NATO member states have agreed to approve collaborations with non-members on a case-by-case basis following member Turkey’s move to veto cooperation between the military alliance and non-member Austria. Relations between Turkey and Austria have been sour. Vienna has repeatedly censured Turkey’s […]

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Austria urges EU-wide ban on pro-Erdogan campaigning

March 5, 2017 7:00 pm
Austria urges EU-wide ban on pro-Erdogan campaigning

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern gives a speech at a meeting of Germany’s social democratic SPD party in Vilshofen, southern Germany, March 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Austria has called on the European Union (EU) countries to enforce an outright ban on campaign appearances held by Turkish politicians in support of […]

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Hitler lookalike Harald Zenz arrested by Austrian police

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Hitler lookalike Harald Zenz arrested by Austrian police

Harald Zenz has been charged with glorification of the Nazi era after he appeared to impersonate Adolf Hitler. Photo / AP A Hitler lookalike in Austria has been arrested and charged with glorifying the Nazi era. Harald Zenz, 25, reportedly went by the name “Harald Hitler” when he introduced himself […]

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Austrians protest rightist event, welcome refugees

February 4, 2017 2:00 pm
Austrians protest rightist event, welcome refugees

Protesters are marching at a rally against Austrian Freedom Party’s (FPOe) annual Academics Ball in Vienna, Austria on January 29, 2016. The placards read, “FPOe out – refugees in”. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Austrian capital Vienna to rally against a major annual […]

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Muslim women in Austria prohibited from wearing full-face veils

February 1, 2017 6:02 am
Muslim women in Austria prohibited from wearing full-face veils

File photo of a women wearing a vile Austria’s ruling centrist coalition has banned Muslim women from wearing full-face veils, such as burqas and niqabs, in public places like schools and courts. On Tuesday, Austria became the latest European nation to take such measures and has announced that it is […]

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Austria’s President Alexander Van der Bellen sworn in amid fears over fate of coalition

January 26, 2017 9:10 pm
Austria’s President Alexander Van der Bellen sworn in amid fears over fate of coalition

Austria’s President Alexander Van der Bellen (C) walks in front of Chancellor Christian Kern (L) and Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner on his first day in office at Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, January 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Alexander Van der Bellen has been sworn in as Austria’s new president […]

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Austria reports halved asylum requests in 2016

January 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Austria reports halved asylum requests in 2016

Austrian citizens and asylum seekers march past a poster featuring presidential candidate Norbert Hofer, of the Freedom party FPOe, during a pro-refugee protest called “Let them stay” in Vienna, Austria on November 26, 2016. (AFP photo) Austria says the number of refugees applying for asylum in the country more than halved […]

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Austria mulls headscarf ban for public employees

January 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Austria mulls headscarf ban for public employees

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (Photo by AP) Austria’s top diplomat says he is drawing up a controversial draft law to prohibit all public servants, including school teachers, from wearing headscarves while allowing Christian symbols. A spokesman for Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration Sebastian Kurz said on Friday […]

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Austrian government to expropriate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s birth house

December 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Austrian government to expropriate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s birth house

This file image, taken on April 17, 2015, shows the house where notorious Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born, in Braunau Am Inn, Austria. (By AFP) The Austrian parliament has voted in favor of expropriating the house where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born after years of legal wrangling over […]

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Vienna to block further talks on Turkey EU accession: Austrian FM

December 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Vienna to block further talks on Turkey EU accession: Austrian FM

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz attends a press conference after closing session of the foreign ministers’ meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hamburg, northern Germany, on December 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Vienna will block further Turkey EU accessions talks over Ankara’s post-coup human […]

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