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Austria's Highest Court to Rule On Dispute Over Hitler's Birth Home.

The owner of the house Adolf Hitler was born is disputing the right of the Austrian government to seize the property

- TIME Magazine - US

Bulgaria, Estonia, Austria Approve Plan for EU Council Presidency Trio.

Bulgaria, Estonia and Austria have officially approved the programme for the European Union's priorities in the next 18 months, at a meeting in Brussels between Prime Ministers Boyko Borisov, Juri Ratas and Christian Kern, the government's press office said. The programme is designed in response to expectations of the ...

- Novinite - BG

Austria: Fewer migrants returning home, despite cash offer.

Austria's Interior Ministry says that 427 migrants have taken advantage of a 1,000-euro premium if they go back to their homeland since the initiative was put into place, but the overall number of voluntary returnees has fallen.

- FOX News - US

ISRO's PSLV-38 blasts off with 31 satellites.

Other than the Cartosat-2 series satellite, the PSLV is carrying 29 nano satellites from 14 countries - Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America besides a nano satellite from India.

- Rediff.com - IN

Migrant death truck 'mastermind' tight-lipped at trial.

KECSKEMET , June 23 — The alleged kingpin of a human trafficking gang accused of killing 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria refused to testify on the second day of his trial yesterday. I will only speak once I've heard...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Compensa launches €25 mln digitalisation project.

Owned by Vienna Insurance Group Compensa has launched a €25 million digitalisation project Genesis. “Poland is the biggest CEE market, and our third-largest country in terms of premiums, after Austria and Czechia. We will capitalise on the expertise of the highly qualified employees at our Polish co...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Unmanned helo completes French navy flight trials.

Schiebel of Austria reports that its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System has successfully completed qualification flights for the French Navy.

- UPI - US

Dispute over house where Hitler was born goes to court.

A lawyer for the owner of the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born is disputing the government's right to take possession of the property at the country's highest court.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Austrian FM wants 'Muslim kindergartens' shut down.

AustriaÂ’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has told Vienna's Kurier that Muslim kindergartens should be shut down. Asked by the newspaper whether this should be done, Kurz replied: "Of course, we donÂ’t need them. There should be no Islamic kindergartens."

- B92 - SK

The UN says the global market for illegal drugs is 'thriving'.

© afp/AFP/File Erika SANTELICESVienna - The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency said Thursday in a gloomy annual assessment. "As the report... clearly shows, there is much work to be done to confront the many harms ...

- Business Insider - US

Stripe refocuses European effort with 6 new markets and expanded payments platform.

Stripe has announced a handful of tidbits that underscore the fast-growing fintech startup's aspirations in Europe. Thus far, Stripe has only been fully available to businesses in the U.K., Ireland, Denmark, France, Spain, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. But as of this week, another six markets have been added to the mix: ...

- VentureBeat - US

Trial Of Men Charged With Smuggling And Killing 71 Migrants Starts

The trial of suspected smugglers involved in the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in a refrigerated lorry which passed through Hungary and was discovered in Austria in 2015 started in Kecskemét, in central Hungary, on Wednesday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

OMV's reshaped global oil business paying off

Shares in the Austrian group have risen sharply on turnround strategy

- Financial Times - US

Circa Theatre Presents World Premiere of ‘Caging Skies’

Johannes, a zealous member of the Vienna Hitler Youth, discovers a fateful secret – his family is hiding a young Jewish woman, Elsa, in their home. Her life in his hands, Johannes and Elsa embark on a gripping journey of obsession and love that ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

For the Kronos Quartet, there are no musical boundaries

One of the defining aspects of the Kronos Quartet is their seemingly limitless capacity for reinvention. In 40 or so years, they've recorded the works of contemporary minimalists Philip Glass and Terry Riley, alongside early 20th-century Austrian Alban Berg and Argentinian revolutionary Astor Piazzolla. They've ...

- Stuff - NZ

Regional 'hot spot' of Borna disease discovered in upper Austria

Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date only a few cases were reported in Austria. Recently, four horses were afflicted in the same area of Upper Austria within just two years. Tests on local shrews, the reservoir host, confirmed the suspicion of a local viral ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Lebanese indicted for Austria truck smuggling deaths

A Lebanese national and 11 others were indicted Wednesday in the case of 71 migrants who died in the back of refrigerated truck in Austria in 2015.

- The Daily Star - LB

Twelve films to compete for Odesa Film Festival grand prix

ODESA - The selection committee has chosen 12 films from China, Ukraine, Serbia, Austria, Lithuania, Israel, Estonia, France, Brazil, Georgia, Belgium, and Spain to compete for the Grand Prix of the Odesa International Film Festival – the Golden Duke – and other awards of the International Competition. All in all, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Dacic travels to Minsk for CEI meeting

Acting PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will attend the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative in Minsk on Thursday. The Serbian government announced this on Wednesday, noting that the CEI was established in 1989 through cooperation of four countries - Italy, Austria, the Socialist Federal ...

- B92 - SK

UN chief set to name Russian diplomat to top anti-terror job, say diplomats

NEW YORK, June 21 — United Nations chief Antonio Guterres is set to appoint a Moscow envoy in Vienna to head a newly created UN Office of Counterterrorism, officials and diplomats said today, giving a Russian a top job at UNheadquarters in New...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

EUROPE sizzled in a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal battled to stamp out deadly forest fires. More than 1,000 firefighters were still fighting to control the flames that broke out in central Portugal at the weekend, killing 64 people. ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Exclusive: U.N. chief set to name Russian diplomat to top anti-terror job - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres is set to appoint a Moscow envoy in Vienna to head a newly created U.N. Office of Counterterrorism, officials and diplomats said on Wednesday, giving a Russian a top job at U.N. headquarters in New York.

- Reuters - US

Trial starts for men charged with freezer truck deaths of 71 migrants

The trial into the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria in 2015 has opened. The horrific scope of the incident shocked Europe during the height of the migrant crisis.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Migrant death truck trial opens in Hungary

Kecskemét, Hungary, Jun 21 - Eleven men went on trial on Wednesday over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago, in one of the most disturbing cases marking Europe's migration crisis. The gruesome discovery of 59 men, eight women and four children crammed inside a refrigerated

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Cut Le Pen link if you want to join government, Austrian leader tells far right

Austria`s Chancellor Christian Kern said the Freedom Party must leave the far-right faction in the European Parliament if it wants to enter a coalition government with his centre-left party.

- Zee News - IN

Leipzig and Salzburg are cleared to compete in Champions League

Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig and Austrian champions Salzburg can both play in the Champions League next season after UEFA said it was satisfied that energy drinks manufacturer Red Bull does not have a controlling influence in both clubs. The club financial control board of UEFA said yesterday that no individual or legal ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Salzburg Forum Ministers Discuss Migration, Security In Budapest

Members of the ministerial conference of the Salzburg Forum held in Budapest discussed issues around migration, border control and security. The Salzburg Forum partnership was launched on an Austrian initiative in 2000 and its members are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

3rd International Yoga Day: Watch Yoga session unfold at UN headquarters

On the occasion of the 3rd International Yoga Day, the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations organised a 'Yoga Session with Yoga Masters' at the world body's headquarters led by Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, India and Swami Sivadasananda of Sivananda Yoga ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Leipzig, Salzburg both cleared to compete in the Champions League

ZURICH - Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig and Austrian champions Salzburg can both play in the Champions League next season after UEFA said it was satisfied that energy drinks manufacturer Red Bull does not have a controlling influence in both clubs.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Azerbaijani triathlete ranks seventh in Austria

- Today.Az - AZ

Report: Anti-Semitic Views Backed by Half of Austria's Muslim Youth

Almost 50 per cent of newly-arrived young Austrian Muslim migrants hold anti-Semitic views, a new study published by the University of Teacher Education in Vienna reveals.

- Breitbart - US

Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia

Germany and Austria voiced sharp criticism Thursday of the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow, saying they could affect European businesses involved in piping in Russian natural gas.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Schwarzenegger: Trump, not America, 'dropped out of Paris'

At the Austrian World Summit in Vienna, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said that while U.S. president Donald Trump "dropped out" of the Paris climate agreement, "Americans didn't."         

- USA TODAY - US

More people sought international protection last year - NSO

Malta's Refugee Commission received 1,928 applications for international protection last year, a 4.6 per cent increase over the previous year. In a statement issued on World Refugee Day, the National Statistics Office said no boat landings were recorded in Malta last year with only 24 persons being airlifted out at sea and ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Havana: Trump's Cuba Policy Speech 'Grotesque Spectacle'

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent speech on Cuba a “grotesque spectacle” that will only serve to strengthen the revolution, and criticized the Trump administration’s decision to roll back some Obama-era policies toward the island nation. “Cuba will ...

- Voice of America - US

Heated words as EU tries to limit Africa migration

EU efforts to help migrants stay put in Africa starting to see "first results", as Austria, Hungary and Germany fall out over how to handle the flows.

- EU Observer - EU

Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'

U.S. President Donald Trump's speech on Cuba was a “grotesque spectacle” straight out of the Cold War and will strengthen patriotism on the island, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a news conference on Monday. Speaking in Vienna during a tour of European countries, Ro...

- The Raw Story - US

Taruta suggests proceeding from Minsk format to Vienna format with US participation

The negotiation process on the settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine requires a reset and the transition from the so-called Minsk to the Vienna format with the participation of the United States, People's Deputy of Ukraine Serhiy Taruta has said. “The Minsk format has completely exhausted itself … ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Cuba slams Trump's 'grotesque' policy announcement

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez made clear Monday that President Trump will not be able to bend Cuba to his will. At a press conference during a visit to Austria, Rodriguez decried Trump's speech Friday announcing the cancelation of Obama-era Cuba policies as a "'grotesque spectacle' straight out of the Cold War," ...

- The Week - US

Havana will 'never negotiate under pressure', Cuban minister says

VIENNA, June 19 — Cuba will never negotiate under pressure,' Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said today, responding to a toughening of the US line on links with his country. We will never negotiate under pressure or threat...,' he...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'

VIENNA - U.S. President Donald Trump's speech on Cuba was a "grotesque spectacle" straight out of the Cold War and will strengthen patriotism on the island, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a news conference on Monday.

- Reuters - US

UPDATED: Hibs drawn to face FCI Tallinn in Champions League

Hibernians were drawn to face FCI Tallinn, of Estonia, in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. The Paolites, who are making a return to the prestigious UEFA club competition after winning their 12th league title last May, will feel somewhat disappointed with the draw as they picked one of the strongest ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Magna to manufacture BMW 5-series plug-in hybrids

The car will be manufactured at Magan's plant in Austria starting this summer

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Panasonic cranks up market exposure for home fuel of the future

Panasonic Corp. will begin selling its residential fuel cell systems in the U.K. and Austria this year as it seeks to solidify its lead in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

Less than a day after the Senate overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions against the Kremlin, on Thursday Germany and Austria - two of Russia's biggest energy clients in Europe - slammed the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow, saying they could affect European businesses involved in piping in Russian natural gas. ...

- OilPrice.com - US

U.N. mediator targets fresh Syria talks for July 10

VIENNA - The United Nations special mediator for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, wants to start a fresh round of talks between Syrian factions on July 10, his office said on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

The Battle for Vienna: When the Russians Crushed the Nazi Army

Warfare History Network History, Europe In spite of a tenacious defense, the Germans were overwhelmed by the Red Army. In mid-March 1945, the Joseph Stalin's Soviet Red Army launched a major offensive with the aim of clearing Axis forces out of Hungary and forcing them back to the very borders of Hitler's Greater German ...

- The National Interest - US

U.N. mediator targets fresh Syria talks for July 10

VIENNA - The United Nation's special mediator for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, wants to start a fresh round of talks between Syrian factions on July 10, his office said on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

ICJ hearing on Jadhav unlikely to begin before early 2018

The International Court of Justice is unlikely to start hearing on India's plea against Pakistan in the case of the death sentence awarded to former navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav before early next year.The ICJ, which is based in The Hague, has given India time till September 13 to file "memorial" or initial pleadings on ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thought

Gene transfer is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. The approach involves using harmless laboratory-produced viruses to introduce important genes into the brain cells. In a study on mice, a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna for the first time investigated how far these viruses spread ...

- PhysOrg - NL

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