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Austria approves extradition of Ukrainian oligarch to the US

The court decision overturns a lower court ruling nearly two years ago against extraditing Dymitro Firtash.

Austrian police arrest 14 suspected of Islamic State links

Heavily armed SWAT teams supported by hundreds of other officers detained 14 people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group in early-morning raids.

Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to be turned into care home for disabled

The property, in the town of Braunau am Inn on the Austria-Germany border, has been the subject of a lengthy dispute between its elderly owner, Gerlinde Pommer and the Austrian government.

Far-right camp concedes defeat to establishment in Austria

Far-right Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer's campaign manager conceded defeat on Sunday to former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen.

“Euro will be replaced by a new currency in the next ten years”

The euro will no longer exist in its current form and will be replaced by a single currency shared by Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria.

Bird flu outbreak in Europe

Six European countries have confirmed outbreaks of a dangerous strain of bird flu, which has caused alarm in Germany where the H5N8 virus spread further on Thursday.

EU agrees to 3-month extension of Schengen controls

The European Commission gave a green light today three more months of Schengen border controls at 5 specific passages.

Calls for emergency EU border checks

Germany, Austria and Sweden said that emergency border checks inside Europe’s free-travel zone should remain in place after a mid-November expiry as the EU continues to argue over how to deal with an influx of refugees and migrants.

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