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Central European leaders blast EU over vaccine distribution
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
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Central European leaders blast EU over vaccine distribution

Commission points out that system for sharing doses has been ‘well known for months’
15 Mar 2021
Countries where the burka is banned
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Countries where the burka is banned

Switzerland becomes latest country to ban the Islamic face veil
8 Mar 2021
Chalet N: six-star luxury with a six-figure price tag
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The big trip

Chalet N: six-star luxury with a six-figure price tag

With bookings for next ski season booming, does the world’s priciest chalet deliver?
3 Feb 2021
Austrian village of F***ing changes its name
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Austrian village of F***ing changes its name

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Nov 2020
Everything we know so far about the Vienna terror attack
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In Brief

Everything we know so far about the Vienna terror attack

Austrian officials say gun rampage that left five people dead was inspired by Islamic State
3 Nov 2020
Are Chechen assassins roaming Europe?
Police at the scene of Mamikhan Umarov’s death
In Depth

Are Chechen assassins roaming Europe?

Dissident blogger who criticised the Russian leader’s ally becomes latest exile to meet violent end
8 Jul 2020
Sebastian Kurz’s People’s Party wins Austrian election
Sebastian Kurz is set to become the world's youngest head of government
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Sebastian Kurz’s People’s Party wins Austrian election

Former chancellor will need a coalition to reclaim youngest leader tag
30 Sep 2019

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Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs to calm down’
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Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘needs to calm down’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 27 September
27 Sep 2019
A musical journey through Vienna
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In Depth

A musical journey through Vienna

Spending a long weekend in Austria’s musical capital
4 Jul 2019
Austria’s ‘Ibiza scandal’, explained
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In Brief

Austria’s ‘Ibiza scandal’, explained

Sting operation on far-right leader leaves Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s coalition dreams in tatters
21 May 2019
Why internet users in Austria face losing their anonymity
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In Depth

Why internet users in Austria face losing their anonymity

Right-wing coalition government proposes law forcing citizens to give their real names and addresses to websites
25 Apr 2019
Haute cuisine: fine dining in South Tyrol
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In Review

Haute cuisine: fine dining in South Tyrol

Most come for the Alpine skiing but the burgeoning culinary scene continues to expand and delight
30 Jan 2019
Austrian party founded by ex-Nazis joins government
Sebastian Kurz is set to become the world's youngest head of government
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Austrian party founded by ex-Nazis joins government

Israel weighs options as far-right Freedom Party strikes power-sharing deal
18 Dec 2017
Czech election: Trump-style billionaire leads race
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In Brief

Czech election: Trump-style billionaire leads race

Europe risks swinging further to the right with election of anti-immigration tycoon Andrej Babis
20 Oct 2017
Conservative Sebastian Kurz declares victory in Austria
Sebastian Kurz is set to become the world's youngest head of government
In Brief

Conservative Sebastian Kurz declares victory in Austria

Election win makes Kurz the world’s youngest head of government
16 Oct 2017
Austrian far-right to become coalition kingmakers
Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache with a graffiti Hitler moustache
In Brief

Austrian far-right to become coalition kingmakers

Polls show Freedom Party on course to hold balance of power after Sunday's election
12 Oct 2017
Austrian man in shark costume falls foul of anti-burka law
10 sharks found in New York basement
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Austrian man in shark costume falls foul of anti-burka law

New law causes confusion among Austrians after series of odd incidents
10 Oct 2017
Austrian troops to stop refugees at border with Italy
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Austrian troops to stop refugees at border with Italy

Armoured personnel carriers sent to guard Brenner Pass - a 'potential migration hotspot'
5 Jul 2017
Austrian election: Far-right leader concedes defeat
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Austrian election: Far-right leader concedes defeat

Pro-European candidate Alexander Van der Bellen becomes president as Norbert Hofer only wins 46.7 per cent of vote
5 Dec 2016
Austrian presidential election: Far-right candidate defeated
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Austrian presidential election: Far-right candidate defeated

Alexander Van der Bellen victorious after tight race against anti-immigration party's Norbert Hofer
23 May 2016
Migrant crisis: more than 70 people found dead in lorry
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Migrant crisis: more than 70 people found dead in lorry

Death toll in the Mediterranean also soars as hundreds of refugees drown off the coast of Libya
28 Aug 2015
Eurovision 2015 odds: the intelligent punter's guide
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In Depth

Eurovision 2015 odds: the intelligent punter's guide

What are the odds on Russia's Polina Gagarina beating the hot Eurovision 2015 favourite from Sweden, Mans Zelmerlow?
23 May 2015
FILM: Naked and hungry for Kampusch role
Antonia Campbell-Hughes
In Brief

FILM: Naked and hungry for Kampusch role

Antonia Campbell-Hughes undergoes drastic weight loss and films sex scenes for 3096 kidnap film
29 Jun 2012
Why Josef Fritzl thought rape was a ‘lovely idea’
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Why Josef Fritzl thought rape was a ‘lovely idea’

By keeping his daughter in a dungeon, Fritzl was exercising the control denied to him by his mother, says Coline Covington
18 Mar 2009
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