'On doctor's advice': Austria's health minister resigns, saying he's overworked

Rudolf Anschober, who suffered a burnout nine years ago, said he had suffered two episodes of sudden fatigue in the past month, as well as high blood pressure and tinnitus.

published on : 13th April 2021

Four found dead in separate Austria, Switzerland shootings

A spokesman for Lower Austria police said a witness reported finding a car with two bodies inside early Sunday afternoon in the Mistelbach district, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capital.

published on : 29th March 2021

Israel, Denmark and Austria join forces against COVID-19

The effort is aimed at getting ahead of another expected surge of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of how long inoculations will remain effective.

published on : 5th March 2021

Austrians rush to get haircuts - but only after a test

Complaints from hairdressers about the new rules have surfaced in the Austrian press, with some pointing out the difficulty of getting tested in rural areas.

published on : 9th February 2021

Austria warns against travel to Tyrol amid concern over contagious coronavirus cases there

Some 165 infections with the South African variant have already been confirmed in Tyrol and politicians have been discussing for several days whether extra restrictions are required in the region.

published on : 8th February 2021

Austria, Germany to take Portugal COVID patients

Austria and Germany say they will provide medical assistance to Portugal as the country struggles with a surge in coronavirus cases.

published on : 31st January 2021

Austrian artist and Holocaust survivor Arik Brauer dies

Born in Vienna in 1929 into a Russian-Jewish family, his childhood was thrown into turmoil when the Nazis annexed Austria in 1938. 

published on : 25th January 2021

Austria tightens lockdown, extends it to February 7

Austria’s current lockdown, its third, started on Dec. 26 and had been due to end on Jan. 24.

published on : 17th January 2021

Austria to enter third coronavirus lockdown from December 26

For the first three weeks of the lockdown, non-essential stores will close as will services such as hairdressers where physical proximity is unavoidable.

published on : 19th December 2020

FIFA World Cup warm-up match: Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria

Neymar goal was sublime as he left one defender on the ground before scoring between goalkeeper Heinz Lindner's legs.

published on : 11th June 2018

Austria to close seven mosques, expel imams in crackdown

The actions by the government are based on a 2015 law that, among other things, prevents religious communities from getting funding from abroad.

published on : 8th June 2018

Joachim Loew fumes as 'sloppy' Germany crash on Manuel Neuer's return

Germany now suffered back-to-back defeats after also sliding to a 1-0 loss to Brazil in Berlin in March.

published on : 3rd June 2018

Germany crash to Austria on Manuel Neuer's comeback

The result is a big concern for Germany head coach Joachim Loew with the World Cup to kick off in less than a fortnight.

published on : 3rd June 2018

Facebook 'knew of loopholes in 2011': Austrian privacy campaigner

Schrems told AFP that as well as the 2011 case, he had a seven-hour meeting with Facebook representatives in 2012 to discuss concerns but that they said they saw no problems with their policies.

published on : 21st March 2018

Austrian football fan gets 18 months prison sentence for Hitler salute

An Austrian football fan has been given an 18-month prison sentence for a Hitler salute during a match, falling foul of the country's tough laws against Nazi glorification.

published on : 22nd August 2017
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