Refugee death truck packed five per square meter

Aug 31, 2015

Refugee death truck packed five per square meter

The 71 people found dead in an abandoned refrigeration truck in Austria had been crammed in, five to a square meter (10 sq ft), police said on Sunday, as initial forensic tests indicated they had suffocated. A baby girl and three other children were ...

Aug 28, 2015

Austrian officials say 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck

Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria’s main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday. Austrian police said three people ...

Aug 7, 2015

U.S. veteran gets back wallet lost in Austria during WWII

A wallet lost 70 years ago by an American soldier in Austria during World War II was returned to its rightful owner thanks to a doctor who discovered the item in his late grandfather’s farmhouse. Josef Ruckhofer told AFP on Thursday he had been ...

Austria challenges atomic power assumptions in Europe

Jul 7, 2015

Austria challenges atomic power assumptions in Europe

Austria’s announcement Monday that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country’s solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe. Since the late 1970s, Austria has been fiercely anti-nuclear, starting with an ...

Jun 20, 2015

Motorist plows into crowd in Austria, killing 2, injuring dozens

A man drove a van Saturday into a crowd in Graz, Austria’s second largest city, apparently intentionally, eyewitnesses said. Local media reported two people dead and about 50 others injured. Police confirmed the incident but would not give any details or confirm the number ...