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VIENNA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Positive economic developments in Austria have led to a record 532,500 new jobs available in 2017, the Public employment Service Austria (AMS) said in a press release on Tuesday. These available positions registered at the AMS were 68,821 higher than in 2016, an increase ...
(Reuters) - Stoke City may have sacked manager Mark Hughes at the weekend but on Tuesday they signed one of his transfer targets, Austria right back Moritz Bauer. The 25-year-old defender has joined the club from Russian team Rubin Kazan on a 4-1/2 year deal for 5.5 million pounds, the struggling ...
... and Romania would be the most affected by such a decision. In the building and tourism sector, the daily and weekly job-commuters play an important role on the Austrian employment market. While the families often stay in the home country, mainly the male family members take up work across the border in Austria.
Austria's president Alexander Van der Bellen has intervened after the first child born in Vienna in 2018 was subjected to a torrent of Islamophobic abuse. Asel Tamga was named "the first Viennese baby" of the year and photographed in the arms of her hijab-wearing mother. Rather than being greeted with ...
Austria's new government was sworn in last month, swaying sharply to the right wing of the political spectrum with the inclusion of the FPO in the coalition. The government's inaugural promises included stopping illegal immigration, cutting taxes and reducing the unemployment rate. "It will no longer happen ...
Austria's new far-Right vice-chancellor has called for refugees to be housed in old army camps and put under a night-time curfew. Heinz-Christian Strache said asylum-seekers and recognised refugees should be placed in "underused" military barracks and forced to return at night. "Order is needed as long ...
The rise to power of Austria's far-right has raised a few eyebrows in the EU. And the new coalition - made up of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's People's Party and the Anti-Immigration Freedom Party - is set to challenge the bloc's migration policies. Austria intends to crackdown on refugees, curbing their ...
baby Asel was the first person born in Vienna, Austria in 2018, at 12:47 a.m. local on Jan. 1. Instead of being greeted with the usual messages of love Asel's parents, Naime and Alper Tamga received a series of hateful messages calling for death and deportation, local media reported in the days after and ...
Skiers at Silvretta Montafon in Austria on Wednesday maybe realized they bit off a little more than they could chew as they rode the ski lift up the mountainside. As massive, icy winds started to blow, the lift chair started to sway back and forth -- severely -- which is basically any skier's nightmare no matter ...
... children living aboard in move that could anger EU. Austria'S ruling party has announced plans to cut benefit payments for residents' children living abroad in a move which could be branded illegal by the European Union. By Belinda Robinson. PUBLISHED: 16:35, Thu, Jan 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 22:32, Thu, Jan 4, 2018 ...
PREPARATIONS for Austria-based Singers Nkwali and Vusa Mkhaya's show at Bulawayo Theatre on Saturday are at an advanced stage with the two hard at work rehearsing. The duo, who have been in the European country singing and charming audiences for the better part of last year, decided to return ...
Kurz said he was "very unhappy" because of the situation in a country which neighbours Austria and added that he wanted to "contribute positively to the resolution of the conflict." Rutte also said he wanted to help resolve this issue, added STA, citing the Austrian news agency APA. Kurz, whose country will ...
Austria took in around 90,000 asylum seekers in 2015, representing about 1% of its population, many fleeing the war in Syria. The new Austrian government's program includes pledges to stop illegal immigration and slash taxes, as well as oppose further EU political and economic integration. In a coalition ...
Kurz has taken a hard line, calling for limits on the number of refugees entering Europe and benefits cuts for EU migrants living in Austria. In 2016, Kurz spearheaded a border crackdown across the Balkans designed to stem the flow of migrants, and this year he proposed plans to seal off the Mediterranean ...

Europe's newest right-wing government took office on December 18; this time in Austria. The two parties that form the government are the Freedom Party and the People's Party. During the fall campaign, they vilified refugees, attacked Vienna (Austria's liberal, big-city capital), and--less loudly--promised ...
ROME, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Italy hopes Austria will continue to respect a 1946 agreement concerning its northern Alto Adige province, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano told his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl in a phone call on Thursday. The 1946 accord "underlies Alto Adige's autonomous status, which ...
BERLIN/VIENNA (Reuters) - Former motor racing driver Niki Lauda has made a bid for Austrian holiday airline Niki, but Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair and a consortium of family-owned logistics firm Zeitfracht and maintenance group Nayak decided against an offer, they said. "I can confirm that Niki Lauda handed in an offer ...
The situation of Austria, reduced only to Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Linz and environs, was dreadful. Vienna, a very old, imperial capital, populated with imperial civil servants and immense administration buildings and palaces, was left bloodless. Generations of civil servants were left without jobs as people ...
Austria's new government, sworn in on Monday, for the first time in more than 10 years includes the far-right Freedom Party. Addressing concerns over the Freedom Party's neo-Nazi roots and its pro-Russia stance, Austria's president elicited several demands, including a commitment to the European Union, ...
BERLIN -- Sebastian Kurz was sworn in Monday as Austria's new chancellor, making him Europe's youngest leader at age 31, after his Austrian People's Party formed a coalition with the nationalist Freedom Party that is expected to move the country's politics to the right. About 6,000 people protested ...
Between the summer of 2015 and spring 2016, Austria became one of the European countries most affected by the migration and refugee crisis. In 2015, more than 88,000 people requested asylum in Austria. In 2016, another 42,000 did so. In 2017, we have already received another 22,000 asylum ...
The coalition deal makes Austria the only western European country with a far-right presence in government. At 31, Kurz is the youngest head of government in the world. Kurz's People's party won 32% of the vote in October's elections, securing 62 seats in the 183-seat national council. The Freedom party ...
Unlike in Germany, where the success of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in recent elections caused a seismic shock, the Freedom Party has long been part of Austria's political landscape. Founded by former Nazis in the 1950s, it first entered government 17 years ago, the first far-right party ...
Austrian financial adviser Ernst Eigner is ugly and scary. But only in his 'Krampus' costume with red glowing eyes and horns to frighten naughty children and "evil spirits". His troupe is just one of an estimated 850, with 10,000 members around Austria marauding through towns and villages over the ...
Austria is to break with a global trend in health policy by abandoning plans to ban smoking in bars and restaurants. Full smoking prohibition was due to come in next May but will be shelved at the insistence of the far-right Freedom Party as a condition of joining a coalition with the Austrian conservatives.
Former Austrian finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser arrives at a courthouse on the first day of his trial for embezzlement in Vienna, Austria, ... Grasser, 48, was one of Austria's most popular politicians and became the country's youngest finance minister in 2000 when he was appointed aged 31 to serve in a ...
Snow-hit southern Europe could face energy shortages after authorities warned that Austrian pipelines were likely to be out of action for days following an explosion and fire that ripped through a main gas hub near Vienna. Baumgarten, where the explosion occurred, is a key distribution and reception hub ...
Austria, is said to have strict rules about how tall or wide the trees can be. These trees look more like an illusion and becomes difficult for the naked eye to find it to be real. The trees are said to look even more majestic with leaves on them. The technique that is used to cut trees in an even manner to make ...
Unlike in most of Europe, in Austria people can smoke in eateries under certain conditions - which are widely flouted - including that it is confined to separate rooms. The outgoing government, a coalition of the OVP and the Social Democrats, passed a law in 2015 banning smoking completely in bars and ...
VIENNA (Reuters) - While much of the West has barred smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria's impending ban is set to be stubbed out. The small, affluent country is famed for its Alpine scenery and its capital, Vienna, is regularly rated as the world's best city to live in. But many visitors are surprised to find ...
Plans for a total ban on smoking in Austria's bars and restaurants has been scrapped, according to the far-right Freedom Party. The ban, a policy of the outgoing government, was due to come into effect in May 2018. Scrapping the plans was agreed by the Freedom Party and the conservative People's Party, ...
America extended its First World War involvement as 1917 drew to a close, declaring war on Austria-Hungary. Centenary News contributor Patrick Gregory explains: During his annual State of the Union address on 4 December 1917 Woodrow Wilson first voiced his opinion that war with Austria-Hungary ...
There's hardly anything silent about the night, thanks to extended mall and rush hours, and apple strudels don't get as much mileage as ensaymada does. But tonight, "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho" will give us an idea about all those things. The veteran journalist is visiting Austria (and Croatia and Slovenia) ...
The capital lights up at Christmas and becomes a city of markets, writes Alkimos Sartoros. It's almost as if the Austrian Empire were still alive and well -- everywhere in old Vienna, majestic buildings from the 19th century attest to erstwhile imperial glory. That feeling is especially intense in the pre-Christmas season. A tour of ...
(RTTNews) - Austria's wholesale price inflation accelerated in November, after easing in the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics Austria showed Wednesday. Wholesale pries climbed 5.6 percent year-over-year in November, faster than the 4.3 percent increase in October. The measure has ...
Austria Wien have to win in order to prolong their European campaign. Victory here would put them level on points with AEK Athens in second place but they would have the advantage on the head-to-head record. They would also come out top in a three-way head-to-head league if Rijeka beat AC Milan in ...
In 2010, Austria adopted a law on registered partnership, applicable only to same-sex couples. The idea behind the law was to minimize discrimination against same-sex couples, while continuing to restrict civil marriage to different-sex couples. In the December 4 ruling, the Constitutional Court argued that ...
Japan and Austria delivered equipment to 10 of the top farmers in the Balisan Valley area of the Kurdistan Region. The farmers are seeking more such assistance from countries of the world. The farmers' main aim is to compete with imported products. Some want chilled storage for products in order to ...
At the age of seventeen he started touring the world as the lead singer for some of Austria's most internationally acclaimed alternative music acts (Kruder & Dorfmeister, Sofa Surfers, Louie Austen). After that he mainly worked from behind the scenes of the music business, as a songwriter, lyricist and vocal ...
Political consultations were held in Ashgabat between representatives of foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and Austria, the Turkmen foreign ministry said in a message Dec. 4. According to the message, Vienna's delegation was headed by Katharina Wieser, head of the Department of Eastern and ...
Savoring rich-rooted holiday traditions is a joy when traveling to Austria in December and winter months. From Christmas markets, which the country is known for, to skiing and snowboarding in the Alps, travelers have many cultural activities to partake in during their visit. "Villages and cities throughout ...
Discover skiing, music festivals and Snowbombing on the snowy slopes of Austria. For one week in April, the Austrian ski resort of Mayrhofen is taken over by Snowbombing. By Joseph Frost. 2nd December 2017, 10:30 pm. Updated: 4th December 2017, 1:24 am. SNOWBOMBING festival looked more Sound Of music than ...
It overtakes Obergurgl which opened the week before with 99km of slopes open for the most skiable terrain in Austria (and Europe) at present.
Austrians, including musicologists and experts, formed the majority of the 300-plus attendees of the concert in Vienna.
A Russian mob boss with scores of murders on his rap sheet cannot be extradited from Austria, reportedly because of his newly discovered fear ...
Management at the Vienna-based shingle, which produces series ranging from the modern-day comedy 'Vorstadtweiber' to period drama 'Das ...
We will remember the general election of October 22 in Austria as a turning point in the nation's postwar history, the culmination of a political ...


 

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