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Austria pushes for exemption to stem asylum seekers

We’ve already taken in our fair share – the message from Austria, who says it is seeking an exemption from having to accept more asylum seekers under an EU relocation…

We’ve already taken in our fair share – the message from Austria, who says it is seeking an exemption from having to accept more asylum seekers under an EU relocation…

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Stefan Kraft wins ski jumping world cup title

Stefan Kraft left it late to clinch his first overall ski jumping world cup title in the last race of the season.

Stefan Kraft left it late to clinch his first overall ski jumping world cup title in the last race of the season.

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Austria bids farewell to Special Winter Olympics

Thousands of athletes from across the world have gathered in Austria over the past week to celebrate sport, inclusion and community.

Thousands of athletes from across the world have gathered in Austria over the past week to celebrate sport, inclusion and community.

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Daughter must repay €24,000 to father after studying too slowly

It might not be uncommon for parents to support their children through university, but one Austrian father has had enough of supporting his daughter.

It might not be uncommon for parents to support their children through university, but one Austrian father has had enough of supporting his daughter.

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Ski jumping: Austria claim team victory in Oslo

Austria held off the stiff competition of Germany and Poland to win a World Cup ski jumping team event on Saturday in Oslo, Norway.

Austria held off the stiff competition of Germany and Poland to win a World Cup ski jumping team event on Saturday in Oslo, Norway.

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Hirscher re-writes World Cup history books with sixth straight overall title

Marcel Hirscher cemented his status as one of Alpine skiing’s all time greats after becoming the first skier in history to win a sixth successive overall World Cup…

Marcel Hirscher cemented his status as one of Alpine skiing’s all time greats after becoming the first skier in history to win a sixth successive overall World Cup…

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Panda cubs in Vienna Zoo explore their surroundings

Panda cubs Fu Feng and Fu Ban explored the outside of their compound at Vienna Zoo for the first time since they were born seven months ago.

Panda cubs Fu Feng and Fu Ban explored the outside of their compound at Vienna Zoo for the first time since they were born seven months ago.

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Video: Red Bull's playstreets returns

Hundreds of fans packed into the centre of Bad Gastein in Austria to watch 19 skiers take on the seventh edition of Red Bull’s playstreets contest.

Hundreds of fans packed into the centre of Bad Gastein in Austria to watch 19 skiers take on the seventh edition of Red Bull’s playstreets contest.

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Ukraine tycoon Firtash faces US justice over bribery claims

An Austrian court has cleared the way for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to be extradited to the United States to face bribery allegations.

An Austrian court has cleared the way for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to be extradited to the United States to face bribery allegations.

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Hirscher seals giant slalom world title, as low-flying plane slices camera cable

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won giant slalom gold at the Alpine skiing world championships on Friday after a delay caused by a Swiss air force plane slicing through an overhead television camera…

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won giant slalom gold at the Alpine skiing world championships on Friday after a delay caused by a Swiss air force plane slicing through an overhead television camera…

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Missing cat found six months later and 950 kilometres away

A cat owner in The Netherlands is set to reclaim his pet who went missing and has been discovered 950 kilometres away in Austria.

A cat owner in The Netherlands is set to reclaim his pet who went missing and has been discovered 950 kilometres away in Austria.

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American sharp-shooter Bailey wins surprise biathlon gold

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

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Austrian president warns EU of the threat of 'simplistic populism'

Austria’s president has warned MEPs that Europe should not repeat its past mistakes, as so called populist parties look to do well in key European elections this…

Austria’s president has warned MEPs that Europe should not repeat its past mistakes, as so called populist parties look to do well in key European elections this…

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EU migrant crisis: Austria hails Balkan border cooperation

On a visit to Belgrade on Monday, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz praised Serbia and other countries in the region for their help last year in closing the so-called Balkan route used by migra

On a visit to Belgrade on Monday, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz praised Serbia and other countries in the region for their help last year in closing the so-called Balkan route used by migra

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'Mad Max' Stockl races into record books again

Getting into the record books is often a very hard slog, just ask Austrian speed cyclist Markus Stockl.

Getting into the record books is often a very hard slog, just ask Austrian speed cyclist Markus Stockl.

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Austria eyes tougher border measures

Austria is planning to send troops to help patrol the EU’s external borders and shut down completely the so-called Western Balkan route for migrants.

Austria is planning to send troops to help patrol the EU’s external borders and shut down completely the so-called Western Balkan route for migrants.

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Austria : veil ban protest

Nearly 1000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday to protest against the Austrian government’s plans to ban the full-face veil.

Nearly 1000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday to protest against the Austrian government’s plans to ban the full-face veil.

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Austria: Protesters denounce plans to ban full-face Muslim veils

Defending what they say is a woman’s right to choose, some 3,000 people have marched through Austria’s capital, Vienna, to protest at government plans to ban full-face Muslim veils in public…

Defending what they say is a woman’s right to choose, some 3,000 people have marched through Austria’s capital, Vienna, to protest at government plans to ban full-face Muslim veils in public…