Vienna Police Brutality at FridaysforFuture demos
Officers captured on video striking activists has brought recriminations, reviews and uproar on social media.
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2015 Immigrant Truck Death
Seventy-one migrants died of suffocation in a refrigerator van on the A4 highway four years ago. Sentenced to 25 years in prison, the smugglers have launched an appeal.
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no longer Europe's ash tray, Austria's smoking ban
With the FPÖ gone, the ÖVP pushes for controversial law in bars and restaurants
By Karl Neuwinger Like Sherlock Holmes’ “Mysterious Case of the Dog in the Night,” it is the sound you do not hear in Vienna’s Seestadt that may matter most – the hush of two driverless electric buses that took to the quiet streets of the city’s n...
Tanks, military
Military convoys carrying thousands of soldiers will be crossing Austria on their way to join U.S.-led exercises in the Balkans – but traffic precautions are in place.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaking at a conference amidst the overhaul of SA.
Recent government moves appear to be aimed at restricting official data collection and distribution. The opposition sees this as unwarranted interference/meddling with public information The Austrian government has announced plans for a major over...
Francis Fukuyama
Stanford political scientist Francis Fukuyama was in Vienna in early March to talk about the global crisis of democracy. Gaining world fame for his “End of History” thesis following the collapse of communism, he has gone from a standard-bearer for neo-conservatism to voting for Barack Obama in 2008. In his new book “Identity: the demand […]
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EU elections for European Parliament
As the EU elects its Parliament in May 2019, political groups seek a clear identity along with a changing continent. It is a rainy Friday night, and Ulises is sitting with his girlfriend Laura at a winebar at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Ulisesis from Madrid and Laura from Vienna, where both of them live and […]
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In a press conference Monday afternoon, Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) outlined his plans for "Sicherungshaft," a legal change that would allow preventative detention for refugees deemed to pose a danger to Austrian society by the gov...
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