Austrian far-right triumphs in first round of presidential vote

Apr 25, 2016

Austrian far-right triumphs in first round of presidential vote

Austria’s anti-immigration far-right triumphed Sunday in the first round of a presidential poll, in a historic defeat for the traditionally powerful governing coalition parties two years before the next scheduled general election. Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) won 36 percent of the ...

Mar 20, 2016

Young Austrians set TV-watching record with 92-hour binge

Five young Austrians have broken the record for binge-watching TV by staring at a screen for 92 straight hours, organizers said Sunday. “Towards the end it was really tough for them,” said Moritz Arnold, who organized the successful record-breaking attempt in the window of ...

Shaky EU-Turkey agreement over migrants could fall through

| Mar 19, 2016

Shaky EU-Turkey agreement over migrants could fall through

A deal between the European Union and Turkey meant to curb the flow of migrants into Europe in return for financial and political rewards could unravel within months because neither side looks able to deliver on its commitments. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and ...

EU, Turkey strike heralded migrant deal but costs are high

Mar 19, 2016

EU, Turkey strike heralded migrant deal but costs are high

European Union and Turkish leaders celebrated a “historic day” after sealing a widely-criticized pact to send thousands of asylum-seekers back to Turkey — a deal that will cost millions and require the rapid dispatch of thousands of experts to Greece to undertake the complicated ...

Mar 3, 2016

EU plans to restore Schengen by November: sources

The European Union will unveil on Friday a “road map” to restore by November the Schengen passport-free travel area, which is nearing collapse because of the migration crisis, sources said. The plan, a draft of which has been seen by AFP, includes quickly creating ...

Mar 3, 2016

Woman brings live tank shell into Austrian police station

One Austrian police station has dodged an explosive situation. The police station in Eisenstadt, east of Vienna, was evacuated Tuesday after a woman walked in with a live tank shell in her hand. A police statement Wednesday says the shell was exploded without incident ...