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Austria should cut asylum numbers by half, conservatives say

Austria ought to lower its upper limit for asylum applications it will process to 17,000 - just under half the 35,000 it had planned to this year - conservative Vice Chancellor Reinhold...

No breakthrough in sight at Cyprus talks

Negotiators have not been able to move closer to a final deal that would end the separation of Cyprus into a Greek and a Turkish side after 40 years, the Greek Cypriot side said on the second day...

Major powers review Iran nuclear pact amid uncertainty over US stance

Representatives from Iran and six major powers met in Vienna on Tuesday to review their agreement on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme

Afghans suspected of molesting women on New Years' Eve in Austria

A group of six Afghans are suspected of having sexually harassed a number of women in Innsbruck on New Year's Eve, the city's police chief said Monday.

Austria seeks to stop asylum applications on EU territory

The European Union should curb immigration by banning refugee applications on its territory and setting up asylum application centres outside the bloc, according to proposals put forward by...

Austrian police give pocket alarms to women for New Year's Eve

Austrian police will start handing out 6,000 pocket alarms to women ahead of New Year's Eve in reaction to the mass sexual assaults that occurred in the German city of Cologne last year, the...

Moroccan detained for possible Christmas season attack in Austria

A Moroccan asylum seeker was detained in Austria after he was overheard talking about a terrorist attack in Salzburg between Christmas and New Year, a prosecution spokesman in Salzburg said...

Austria revises security plans for Christmas markets

Austria's Interior Ministry told Christmas market organizers on Tuesday to revise their security plans in reaction to the truck attack in Berlin which killed 12 people.

Police bust gang that smuggled 10,000 migrants to Europe

Investigators have uncovered a Turkish gang that smuggled some 10,000 migrants to Western Europe in the past 10 years, the Austrian Interior Ministry said Monday.

Austrian far-right, Putin's party sign cooperation agreement

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) and Russia's ruling party United Russia agreed on Monday to cooperate more closely, the FPOe says.

Austria confiscates Hitler's birth house

The Austrian state will confiscate the house where Adolf Hitler was born, Austria's parliament decided, but the future use of the building in Braunau is still unclear.

Austria to veto further EU accession talks with Turkey

Austria will block the continuation of EU talks with Ankara over Turkey's future membership in the bloc, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Saturday, citing human rights violations in...

Other countries join OPEC to cut oil output by 1.76 million barrels

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) managed to broaden its efforts to cut oil output on Saturday, when 11 countries outside this group joined a plan that is aimed at...

Despite defeat, Austrian far-right aims for big vote take in 2017

This weekend's loss in the Austrian presidential election will not deter Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) from its plan to win the next parliamentary elections and become part of the...

Report: Austria's Van der Bellen won presidency with 53.8 per cent

Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the Austrian presidency with 53.8 per cent of the votes, 7.6 per cent ahead of far-right contender Norbert Hofer, according to the final count that was...