Vienna attack was only a matter of time, expert says

World Nov 4, 2020

Vienna attack was only a matter of time, expert says

Until the deadly shooting in the heart of the Austrian capital Vienna on Monday night, the country had in recent decades been spared the shock and mayhem wreaked by major terrorist attacks — but experts say the horrific events shouldn't have come as a ...

Gunman on the run after Vienna 'terror attack' leaves two dead

World Nov 3, 2020

Gunman on the run after Vienna 'terror attack' leaves two dead

A huge manhunt was under way Tuesday after gunmen opened fire at multiple locations across central Vienna, killing at least two people and wounding several more in what Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz describes as a "repulsive terror attack." One of the gunmen was shot dead ...

Austria's Greens approve coalition with conservatives

World / Politics Jan 5, 2020

Austria's Greens approve coalition with conservatives

Austria's Greens on Saturday formally approved a coalition deal with conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, backing their leader's argument that it would keep the far right out of power and bring ambitious environmental reforms despite misgivings. The parties struck the deal on New Year's Day, ...

World / Crime & Legal Dec 17, 2019

Austrian authorities 'foil Christmas market terror plot'

Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna's Christmas markets, local media reported Monday. The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the Islamic State ...

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

World / Science & Health Dec 12, 2019

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector — but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back. Schultes is the managing director of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnen mountain lift company, ...