Austria

latest news headlines

Road transport: Commission requests Austria to ensure its minimum wage legislation does not unduly restrict the internal market.

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission initiated today an infringement procedure against Austria concerning the application of the "Austrian Act to Combat Wage and Social Dumping" to the road transport sector.

- EU - EU

'Syrian refugee' is a German soldier.

A German soldier who pretended to be a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion he planned a gun attack with racist motives, prosecutors said yesterday. The 28-year-old suspect who was not identified was thought to have a “xenophobic background,” they said — while the Die Welt newspaper reported he ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

EU challenges Austrian minimum wage law for truck drivers.

BRUSSELS, April 27 — The EU launched a legal challenge today against an Austrian law that requires foreign drivers to be paid Austria's minimum wage when making deliveries in the country, in a case that highlights strains between affluent...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Airbus chief attacks Austria over fraud investigation.

Government accused of making 'cheap political points' ahead of elections

- Financial Times - US

German Soldier Posed as Syrian Refugee to Plan Attack, Officials Say.

The army lieutenant, 28, who was said to have a 'xenophobic background,' hid a loaded pistol at an airport in Vienna, prompting fears he had been planning an assault.

- New York Times - US

Bergmanis signs agreement on purchase of howitzers from Austria - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - A bilateral agreement between the Latvian Defense Ministry and the Austrian Defense and Sports Ministry on the purchase of self-pro......

- The Baltic Times - US

Minamino strikes twice in Salzburg rout of Admira.

Striker Takumi Minamino netted twice Wednesday as Salzburg booked a place in the Austrian Cup final with a 5-0 victory over Admira. At BSFZ Arena, the defending champions took the lead in the seventh minute with a right-footed effort from the 22-year-old Minamino, who stepped up and barely escaped an offside call. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Far-Left Austrian President: All Women Must Wear Headscarves to Fight Islamophobia.

Austria's far-left president, Alexander Van der Bellen, has suggested that one day all women must wear headscarves to fight Islamophobia.

- Breitbart - US

700,000 people granted EU asylum.

EU states granted asylum to 710,400 people in 2016, more than doubling the previous year's figure, European Commission data shows. EU states also resettled a further 14,000 refugees. Some 57 percent of those granted asylum were Syrians. Iraqis, Afghans and Eritreans were the next biggest nationalities. Germany gave asylum ...

- EU Observer - EU

The ambiguous world of today's ventriloquists.

Franco-Austrian choreographer and director Gisele Vienne is fascinated by puppets and brings a group of nine ventriloquists and their marionettes to the stage in her latest piece, “The Ventriloquists Convention.” The play is part of the World Theatre Festival Shizuoka run by Shizuoka Performing Arts Center from ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Quantum mechanics are complex enough, for now...

Vienna, Austria Apr 24, 2017 Quantum mechanics is based on a set of mathematical rules, describing how the quantum world works. These rules predict, for example, how electrons orbit a nucleus in an atom, and how an atom can absorb photons, particles of light. The standard rules of quantum mechanics work extremely well, but, ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Airbus chief Enders dragged into Eurofighter probe

Austrian prosecutor confirms executive under formal investigation over €2bn deal

- Financial Times - US

Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probe

The dispute stems from Austria's 2 billion-euro Eurofighter warplane purchase more than a decade ago.

- BBC - UK

White tiger cubs born at Austrian zoo

Zookeepers at an Austrian zoo are celebrating the birth of four white tiger cubs. Falco, Toto, Mia and Mautzi were born on March 22nd, and had their public debut on Wednesday.         

- USA TODAY - US

Jordan- CDD director receives Austrian military attaché

Jordan- CDD director receives Austrian military attaché...

- MENAFN - JO

EXCLUSIVE: Austrian prosecutors investigate Airbus CEO over suspected fraud

VIENNA - Vienna prosecutors are investigating Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders for suspected fraud in connection with a $2 billion Eurofighter jet order by Austria more than a decade ago, the prosecutors' office said. Correspondence reviewed by Reuters listed Enders as one of those accused in the investigation, and ...

- Sify - IN

Exclusive - Austrian prosecutors investigate Airbus CEO over suspected fraud

By Kirsti Knolle VIENNA - Vienna prosecutors are investigating Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders for suspected fraud in connection with a $2 billion Eurofighter jet order by Austria more than a decade ago, the prosecutors' office said. Correspondence reviewed by Reuters listed Enders as one of those accused in the ...

- Sify - IN

EXCLUSIVE: Austrian prosecutors investigate Airbus CEO over suspected fraud | Reuters

VIENNA Vienna prosecutors are investigating Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders for suspected fraud in connection with a $2 billion Eurofighter jet order by Austria more than a decade ago, the prosecutors' office said.Correspondence reviewed by Reuters listed Enders as one of those accused in the investigation, and a ...

- Firstpost - IN

Exclusive: Austrian prosecutors investigate Airbus CEO over suspected fraud

Vienna prosecutors are investigating Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders for suspected fraud in connection with a $2 billion Eurofighter jet order by Austria more than a decade ago, the prosecutors' office said. Correspondence reviewed by Reuters listed Enders as one of those accused in the investigation, and a ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

How Leonora Carrington fled privilege and the Nazis to live the surrealist dream

In this centenary year of her birth, Carrington is at last receiving the attention she deserves. When France sneezes,' the 19th-century Austrian chancellor Klemens von Metter­nich once said, Europe catches cold.' France was no less contagious in the first decades of the 20th century, when Paris became the cultural capital ...

- New Statesman - UK

Exclusive: Austrian prosecutors investigate Airbus CEO over suspected fraud

VIENNA - Vienna prosecutors are investigating Airbus Chief Executive Thomas Enders for suspected fraud in connection with a $2 billion Eurofighter jet order by Austria more than a decade ago, the prosecutors' office said.

- Reuters - US

Two dead after crash on Italy-Austria rail line

Two railway maintenance workers died and three others were injured in an overnight accident that temporarily closed a ten-kilometre section of Italy's main rail line to Austria.

- The Local - IT

Austria interior minister Sobotka calls for indefinite extension of border controls

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has urged the EU to extend the country's border controls until mid-May. Citing security concerns, Sobotka said he "simply needs to know who is coming to our country."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Euromaxx - Lifestyle Europe 26.04.2017

Ana Roš has been named the world's best female chef. How did she make it to the top? And: reporter Maria Grunwald does the Discofox. Plus: what stories do the Vienna Philharmonic's instrument cases have to tell?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

National team to play Ukraine in friendly in June

Malta are to play a friendly match against Ukraine, in Austria, on June 6 as part of their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Slovenia on June 10. The friendly was announced by Angelo Chetcuti, general secretary of the Malta Football Association, during a council meeting yesterday afternoon. National ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Austrian Chancellor visits Jerusalem, meets Netanyahu

April 25, 2017, 4:22 PM Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern warmly congratulated Israel as a “start-up nation regarded by the world as a model for emulation” at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem after their talks. Netanyahu praised the chancellor, who attended Holocaust ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Austria's OMV Sues Romania over Environmental Clean-Up

Austrian oil group OMV, which controls Romania's former state-owned Petrom, has filed an arbitration suit accusing Bucharest of not reimbursing environmental clean-up costs and violating its privatisation contract.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Austrian police arrest 2 people suspected of terror links

Austrian law enforcement officials say police have arrested two people on suspicion of belonging to a terror organization.

- FOX News - US

Austria tries to mediate between Netanyahu, German FM

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern unsuccessfully tries to solve row between Netanyahu and German Foreign Minister.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Relative of Imprisoned Iranian-Americans Appeals to Trump for Help

The family of an Iranian-American father and son imprisoned in Iran are urging President Donald Trump to take personal responsibility to secure their release as administration officials huddle with Iranian counterparts for the first time in meetings in Vienna this week.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Eyeing an election, Austria's far-right Freedom Party commits to EU

Austria's far-right Freedom Party made a clear commitment on Tuesday to the European Union and the euro currency, moving further away from past calls to quit the bloc as speculation about early parliamentary elections grows.

- The Daily Star - LB

Austrian envoy hails opportunities for cooperation with Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

Iran nuclear deal reviewed as uncertainty grows

Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord's future under US President Donald Trump. The regular quarterly meeting was expected to hear, as Washington confirmed last week, that Iran is sticking to it...

- The Raw Story - US

Lawyer urges Trump to press Iran on jailed U.S. father and son at nuclear talks

VIENNA - The lawyer of an American-Iranian father and son jailed in Iran called on U.S. President Donald Trump to get his officials to press for the men's release at nuclear talks with Tehran on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor

The most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions is presented this week at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna. Over 250 marine geologists and glaciologists from around the world have spent the last four years collating stunning seafloor and glacial landform images ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Trump asked to work for release of 2 jailed by Iran

VIENNA — A relative and supporters of two Iranian-American citizens imprisoned in Iran are turning to U.S. President Donald Trump and a U.N....

- Townhall.com - US

Trump asked to work for release of 2 jailed by Iran

VIENNA " A relative and supporters of two Iranian-American citizens imprisoned in Iran are turning to U.S. President Donald Trump and a U.N. panel in efforts to secure their release.Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Radioactive Waste Management: Workshop Highlights Flexibility of IAEA's ARTEMIS Review

The IAEA's integrated review service in the areas of radioactive waste and spent fuel management, decommissioning and environmental remediation can be flexibly tailored to meet the needs of Member States, participants heard at a workshop in Vienna this month.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

How Bright Lights May Help Wake Patients from a Coma

Could shining bright lights on comatose patients to encourage their natural circadian rhythms help them awaken? A small study from Austria says yes. The body's ability to awaken from a coma after severe brain injury is tied to its maintenance of its natural circadian rhythms, according to the study, which included 18 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sirens bring Israel to standstill, marking pain of Holocaust

Sirens blared for two minutes in Israel on Monday, bringing life to a brief standstill to reflect on the memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by Nazis in the Holocaust. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, ...

- Albawaba - UK

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream', say scientists

VIENNA, April 25 — The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream' have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout. Yesterday, scientists hypothesised that the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Graft raps eyed vs gov't execs in fire truck deal

A lawyer, who had questioned in the Supreme Court the contract for the purchase of P3 billion worth of fire trucks from Austria, vowed to file graft charges against government officials who pursued the controversial procurement deal that led to the sacking of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno. The post Graft raps eyed vs ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Op-Ed: Will OPEC Production Cuts Fail?

OPEC complies with its production cut deal, but one month before the cartel returns to Vienna to consider an extension, crude oil's march toward market stability and a $65 per barrel price point is slow.

- Rigzone.com - US

Sam Torrance: Fleetwood at the vanguard of English success

I was amazed by something that Tommy Fleetwood said in January after he ended a wait of more than three years for his second European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Fleetwood revealed that he hadn’t played any golf at all for a month over Christmas. Sometimes that can free your mind and make you go ...

- City AM - UK

Nancy Kiprop intends to use prize money for family and children

Nancy Kiprop won the 34th edition of the Vienna City Marathon on Sunday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Schoenherr wins IFLR award

Schoenherr was named “Austrian Law Firm of the Year” by Financial Law Review at the IFLR European Awards Ceremony held in London on 20April. Additionally, Schoenherr was honoured for its leading role in the restructuring of HETA's governmental liabilities by receiving the “European Restructuring Deal of ...

- The Lawyer - US

Bulgaria Displays Ancient Treasures In Cooperation With Other European Countries

The National Archaeological Institute with Museum with the Bulgarian Academy of Science hosts two new exhibitions. The first one presents the popular  golden treasure of Nagyszentmiklos which is part of the collection of the Art History Museum Kunsthistorisches in Vienna, BNR reported. The second exhibition was named Pagan ...

- Novinite - BG

Landmine in East Ukraine Kills American OSCE Monitor

An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe died and several other monitors were injured Sunday when their car hit a mine near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Austria's foreign ministry confirmed the incident near the small village of Pryshyb.Austria currently holds the OSCE’s rotating ...

- Voice of America - US

Did OPEC Shoot Itself In The Foot?

In roughly four weeks' time, OPEC and Russia will meet in Vienna to assess how well their agreement to cut oil production has performed. They'll have a hard time getting over the fact that since they started cutting production, stockpiles have grown. This week it led to a rough ride for prices, with headlines screaming 'Oil ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Landmine in East Ukraine Kills American OSCE Monitor

An American member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was killed and at last two others were injured Sunday when their car hit a mine near rebel-held Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Austria's Foreign Ministry confirmed the incident near the small village of Pryshyb.  Austria currently holds the ...

- Voice of America - US

Feed