Austria

Meet 'Emperor Kurz', world's youngest leader in waiting

Meet 'Emperor Kurz', world's youngest leader in waiting

"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader in waiting.

Oct 16, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
'Burqa ban' comes into force in Austria

'Burqa ban' comes into force in Austria

Muslim women in Austria were forced by the police to remove their facial coverings on Sunday, as an anti-burqa law came into effect.

Oct 02, 2017, 08:04 AM IST

Seven climbers killed in the Alps

The climbers in Austria fell around 300 metres onto a glacier near the town of Krimml, according to Egbert Ritter, a trauma surgeon in a Salzburg hospital.

Aug 28, 2017, 10:52 AM IST
Celina Jaitly enjoys rejuvenating babymoon in Austria

Celina Jaitly enjoys rejuvenating babymoon in Austria

Actress Celina Jaitly, who is again expecting twins with husband Peter Haag, is enjoying her babymoon in Austria.

Aug 27, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Two dead in Austria as storm wrecks marquee

The accident happened late yesterday when around 650 people were celebrating inside the tent in Sankt Johann am Walde in the north of the country.

Aug 19, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
UN set to adopt treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

UN set to adopt treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel took part in the negotiations.

Jul 07, 2017, 21:18 PM IST

India asks countries to speed up action on Letters Rogatory

Giving details of the performance assessment of bureaucrats, CVC said over 125 senior public servants were retired prematurely from service.

Jun 28, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
Cut Le Pen link if you want to join government, Austrian leader tells far right

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

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

Jun 21, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Austrian court jails Syrian for life for killing Bashar al-Assad soldiers

An Austrian court jailed a Syrian asylum seeker for life for murdering 20 wounded soldiers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s army while fighting alongside an anti-Assad militia near the city of Homs.

May 11, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

Austrian far-right lawmaker: stop giving Turks Austrian nationality

The far-right runner-up in Austria`s presidential election last year, Norbert Hofer, said there should be no dual-citizenship for Turks until Ankara discloses how many Turks in Austria still hold Turkish citizenship.

Apr 28, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

Iran indicts nuclear negotiator, holds Iranian-American on fraud charges

Iran does not recognise dual nationality, which prevents relevant Western embassies from seeing individuals who have been detained.  

Mar 06, 2017, 09:12 AM IST

Turkey blasts Austria`s `irresponsible` referendum stance

Turkey has slammed Austria`s "double standard" and "irresponsible" approach to potential campaigning by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the EU member state ahead of April`s referendum.

Feb 28, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Europe: Frozen Danube river becomes skaters' paradise

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Jan 27, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Nadal, 30, said it was good for the game to see younger players starting to make their mark.

Jan 11, 2017, 09:31 AM IST
GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD - Investors may look to ECB for comfort after high-risk votes

GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD - Investors may look to ECB for comfort after high-risk votes

With Italy`s constitutional referendum and Austria`s presidential vote on Sunday both potentially underlining growing anti-establishmentism, the European Central Bank is preparing to set to try to bring some calm to the mix. 

Dec 02, 2016, 18:34 PM IST

Trump effect unknown in tight Austrian presidential election

Austrians are choosing Sunday between a moderate and a populist for president and both candidates are hoping to exploit the Trump effect in the first European Union nation facing such a choice since the US election.

Nov 30, 2016, 19:47 PM IST
Adolf Hitler's birthplace to be demolished: Austria

Adolf Hitler's birthplace to be demolished: Austria

Deliberations in Austria about what to do with the building, located in Braunau am Inn in the state of Upper Austria, have been long-standing.

Oct 18, 2016, 03:45 AM IST

Moroccan suspected of links to Paris attack jihadists held in Austria

A Moroccan man arrested in Brussels in July is being held in Austria, suspected of having links to the jihadist cell responsible for the Paris attacks last November, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor told AFP on Monday.

Sep 06, 2016, 04:50 AM IST

Nine Iraqis held over gang rape of tourist in Vienna

An Austrian court remanded nine Iraqi migrants in custody on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of a German tourist on New Year`s Eve in Vienna. 

Aug 16, 2016, 20:17 PM IST

Turkey`s FM accuses Austria of being `capital of radical racism`

Turkey`s top diplomat escalated on Friday a war of words with Austria, calling it the "capital of radical racism" after Vienna urged an end to Ankara`s EU membership talks.

Aug 05, 2016, 18:43 PM IST