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Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France

Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in FranceBERLIN (AP) — Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth is still missing, police said Sunday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps. In France, two ski patrollers were killed when the devices they use to trigger avalanches exploded.



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Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations

Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegationsAustria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called for “full clarification” from the German authorities, while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged Berlin to “cooperate properly” in shedding light on newspaper reports regarding the past activities of the federal intelligence service, the BND.



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Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mystery

Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mysteryBERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities searched the Vienna home Monday of a man who attacked a guard outside the Iranian ambassador's residence and was then fatally shot, but said they still have no information on his motives.



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Putin on US administration: 'It’s difficult to talk with people who confuse Austria and Australia'

Putin on US administration: 'It’s difficult to talk with people who confuse Austria and Australia'Vladimir Putin has mocked the state of US politics by joking that it is “difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia”. Mr Putin was referring to a 2007 gaffe by former US President George W Bush, when he thanked then-Australian leader John Howard for visiting Austrian troops in Iraq. Mr Bush also mixed up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum with the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) during a speech to business leaders in Sydney.



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Austria to control Italy border, send armored vehicles to block migrants: ministry

Austria to control Italy border, send armored vehicles to block migrants: ministryAustria to control Italy border, send armored vehicles to block migrants: ministry.



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Austria Refuses To Accept Refugees

Austria Refuses To Accept RefugeesAustria delivered another blow to the EU's refugee resettlement program.



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Europe's trend: Austria, once open, now shows migrants door

Europe's trend: Austria, once open, now shows migrants doorVIENNA (AP) — Austria was among the first countries in Europe to put out the welcome mat when waves of people fleeing war and poverty reached the continent. Now, its focus is showing them the door.



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Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition ruling

Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition rulingAustria arrested one of Ukraine’s richest men, a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. Gas magnate Dmytro Firtash was taken into custody over alleged links to organised crime in Spain, moments after a Vienna court ruled he could be extradited to the US on corruption charges. Firtash, 51, made money through connections with Russian gas giant Gazprom, and was at one time linked to a former campaign aide of US President Donald Trump.



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Multifaith call in Austria for circumcision clarity

An eight day-old baby is held during his circumcision ceremony in HaifaA row over religious circumcision in Austria that has spread from Germany made more waves Saturday after an unprecedented joint call by Jews, Muslims and Christians for unequivocal government support.



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Circumcision row hits Austria

An eight day-old baby is held during his circumcision ceremony in HaifaA furore over circumcision in Germany reached neighbouring Austria on Tuesday as a state governor advised doctors against performing the procedure, even when it is on religious grounds.



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