Austria’s Kurz receives death threats after shutting down mosques

An anti-terrorism probe has been opened into death threats Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz received on social media after his government announced a crackdown on hate preaching and “political Islam.” The Austrian government’s decision to close seven mosques and expel as many as 60 imams as part of their campaign against radicalization has provoked a wave […]

Austria’s Freedom Party, fresh to government, vows to fight anti-Russian sanctions

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 02:30 The Austrian far-right Freedom Party (FPO) will work to rescind anti-Russian sanctions as part of the new government, its leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said. He added that ending the sanctions would benefit the whole of Europe. Strache listed the lifting of the sanctions the EU imposed against Russia among other […]

Iran nuclear deal will stand even if US pulls out – Austria’s UN envoy

Possible US moves to decertify the Iranian nuclear deal is “unjustifiable,” Austria’s envoy to the UN has said. He added that the agreement will stand even if the US pulls out as all the other parties, including Tehran, are committed to it. The nuclear deal with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Euro Commission chief says ‘no’ to Austria’s plea to quit refugee quota scheme

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has rejected Austria’s request to allow it to withdraw from the mandatory EU refugee resettlement program that obliges it to accept more asylum seekers under the quota assigned to it by Brussels. “Austria is legally bound to [participate] in the relocation [program] and I personally expect that Austria fulfills its […]

Ski holidays – do the BRIGHT thing this spring in Austria’s St Anton

Getting your confidence back after a few winters away is the easiest things on its sunny slopes in the Tirol region, a sporty chic spot legendary for its long-lasting generous supply of the white stuff and apres partying. So take our tour and discover why St Anton rocks from peak to street. Resort view Bursting […]