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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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Austria's president takes swipe at 'populist' parties.

Austria’s president took another swipe at so-called populist parties on Monday as he held talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Austria’s president took another swipe at so-called populist parties on Monday as he held talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

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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…

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Adolf Hitler house to be bought by Austrian government

Austria’s parliament has decided to compulsory purchase the house in which Adolf Hitler was born after years of vacillating.

Austria’s parliament has decided to compulsory purchase the house in which Adolf Hitler was born after years of vacillating.

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Can 'Trump effect' fuel far-right presidential win in Austria?

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

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Convert or destroy - what will happen to Hitler's home?

The building where Adolf Hitler was supposedly born will be remodeled, Austria’s interior minister has suggested after initially saying it would be torn down.

The building where Adolf Hitler was supposedly born will be remodeled, Austria’s interior minister has suggested after initially saying it would be torn down.

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The rise of the European right

This week on Insiders we investigate why hard-line right-wing parties are making gains in Europe.

This week on Insiders we investigate why hard-line right-wing parties are making gains in Europe.

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Turkey calls Austria 'racist'

Escalating war of words between Ankara and Vienna, which suggested Turkey was heading towards "dictatorship" after last month's failed military coup.

Escalating war of words between Ankara and Vienna, which suggested Turkey was heading towards "dictatorship" after last month's failed military coup.

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Austria to hold presidential re-run on October 2nd

Austria will hold its re-run of the presidential election on October 2 after the country’s highest court ruled that poor election procedure in some areas meant the result could have been…

Austria will hold its re-run of the presidential election on October 2 after the country’s highest court ruled that poor election procedure in some areas meant the result could have been…

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Tension flares amid anti-immigrant march in Vienna

‘Defend Europe’ was the rallying cry of anti-immigrant, far-right protesters whose march through Vienna on Saturday was contested by left-wing activists with police keeping the two sides…

‘Defend Europe’ was the rallying cry of anti-immigrant, far-right protesters whose march through Vienna on Saturday was contested by left-wing activists with police keeping the two sides…

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Austria's Freedom Party 'not far-right', says Norbert Hofer

Norbert Hofer, the defeated populist candidate in Austria’s presidential run-off has appealed to people upset with the outcome not to attack each…

Norbert Hofer, the defeated populist candidate in Austria’s presidential run-off has appealed to people upset with the outcome not to attack each…

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Is the far-right on the rise again in Europe?

Norbert Hofer missed out narrowly on winning the second round run-off in the Austrian presidential election.

Norbert Hofer missed out narrowly on winning the second round run-off in the Austrian presidential election.