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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

U.N. teams to assess migrant treatment in Austria, Italy

The new U.N. human rights chief on Monday announced plans to send teams to Italy and Austria to examine migrants’ treatment, drawing a quick retort from Vienna.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:47 a.m.

2 trains collide near Vienna, several injured

Two passenger trains collided on Friday near Vienna, injuring several people, authorities said.


New Austrian government will see country shift to the right

A new Austrian government will shift the country to the right with members of a nationalist party in several key ministries, while conservative party head Sebastian Kurz will become Europe’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Austrian poised to become Europe’s 1st millennial leader

Austria’s 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe’s youngest leader and puts the country on course for …


Move toward early elections in Austria opens door for far right

Austria appeared headed toward early elections Monday after a breakdown of its coalition government, potentially paving a path to power for the far-right Freedom Party.


Austrian court convicts 8 Iraqis of gang-raping German

An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty on Thursday of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year’s Eve and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 …


Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria’s presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over right-wing rival …


At 11, composer about to premiere first full opera

Alma Deutscher is a composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere next month …


Hitler’s birth house will be razed, Austrian minister says

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be razed and a new building will be erected in its place, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday, announcing a final …


Chiefs choose two players from Czech Republic

The Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday selected two players off the same team from the Czech Republic as part of the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.


Austria narrowly rejects far-right candidate in presidential election

It was like Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the heart of Europe, and the Bern won by a nose. Left-wing economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen was elected Austria’s …


Austrian police mistakenly use photo of U.S. actor in search

Red-faced Austrian police are acknowledging that they published a photo of U.S. actor and TV producer Peter Marc Jacobson by mistake in their search for a suspected fraudster.