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Austria plans tougher sentences for crimes against women

Austria plans tougher sentences for crimes against women

Austria's right-wing government announced on Wednesday tougher sentences for violent crimes, particularly against female victims, while pointing to a recent spate of cases in which foreigners are suspected ...

Employers woo refugees amid Austria labour shortage

Employers woo refugees amid Austria labour shortage

Austria's right-wing government might defend tough anti-immigration policies but employers were out to attract refugees at a special jobs fair last week as the country faced pressing labour shortages.

Three German skiers killed in Austrian avalanche, fourth missing

Three German skiers killed in Austrian avalanche, fourth missing

Three German skiers were found dead overnight and a fourth is missing after they were swept away in an avalanche near the Austrian ski resort of Lech am Arlberg, police said on Sunday.

Scientists find microplastics in human stool for first time

Scientists find microplastics in human stool for first time

Tiny plastic particles have been discovered in human waste for the first time, according to research that the Medical University of Vienna and Austria's Federal Environment Agency presented on Tuesday.

Kangaroo on the loose in Austria

Kangaroo on the loose in Austria

A kangaroo is on the loose and has been spotted in forests and meadows in Austria, police said Monday.

Austrian man tries to board train with horse

Austrian man tries to board train with horse

Photos of a man aboard a train went viral Wednesday due to his unusual travelling companion: a horse.

Austrian FM bow to Putin at wedding dance goes viral

Austrian FM bow to Putin at wedding dance goes viral

Vladimir Putin was one of around 100 guests at Karin Kneissl's wedding to a businessman in southeastern Austria on Saturday.

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in.

UK warns of danger of 'messy divorce' with EU

UK warns of danger of 'messy divorce' with EU

UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned on Wednesday of the danger of the UK undergoing a ‘messy divorce’ from the EU, referring to the prospect of a ‘ no deal’ exit.

Iran says to hold talks with world powers on nuclear deal

Iran says to hold talks with world powers on nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers still party to the 2015 nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday for talks on the troubled accord, state media in Tehran said.

Austria says ready to protect borders if Germany moves on migrants

Austria says ready to protect borders if Germany moves on migrants

Austria is prepared to take measures to protect its southern borders if an immigration deal within Germany's coalition goes into effect, the government in Vienna said on Tuesday.

Revenge of a forgotten medical 'genius'

Revenge of a forgotten medical 'genius'

It's not an uncommon fate for a pioneering scientist: languishing unrecognised in his time before dying in obscurity. But as his 200th birthday approaches, the life-saving work of a Hungarian obstetrician is finally getting its due.