Why Wiener Zeitung, 320-year-old Austrian newspaper, is ending its daily print run
Following a decision by the Austrian parliament on Thursday, the Wiener Zeitung will now primarily publish online. The decision concludes a years-long dispute between the Austrian government and the newspaper over the future of the state-owned daily
'I Do': Will India become the next country to approve of same-sex marriages?
The Supreme Court of India will today hear a batch of pleas seeking legal recognition of same sex marriages. This comes a day after the government termed such requests as ‘mere urban elitist views for social acceptance’. We take a look at how other nations have approved such unions
'In god's hands': Catholics assemble in numbers at Austrian church for 'free' tattoo
He continued by saying that the church needed to "learn to be sexy" if it wished to continue drawing members—parts of which had disapproved of tattoos. An all-time high of about 91,000 people left the Catholic church in Austria last year
Percentage of Austrians who want sanctions on Russia to be lifted overtakes embargo supporters
The rich, old, and left-wing population of Austria was found to back the EU sanctions. While those who are against it mainly hail from the 60 and up age group. Among the youngest group surveyed (16-29), only 22 per cent supported the embargo and a whopping 39 per cent opposed to them
More than 1,400 racist incidents reported in Austria in 2022
The report which is based on interviews with victims of racist violence, those who filed complaints, and witnesses of racist incidents further indicated that at least 134 people were subject to racist treatment in the service and entertainment sectors.
Austria: Afghan women protest against Taliban atrocities in Afghanistan
The Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in 2021, at least 20 years post they were ejected by US troops. Women’s rights have been neglected, ever since, under their harsh rule
World Bank approves massive grant to help Ukraine fight Russia
The total of $20.6 billion in emergency financing comes from commitments and pledges from, the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Iceland, Belgium, and Japan
Children legally challenge Austria's 'inadequate' climate protection law
Environment Minister Leonore Gewessler, of the Green Party, praised the 'great commitment of young people to climate protection'
At least eight people killed in avalanches in Austria
Authorities in Tyrol and Vorarlberg regions have said avalanche risks are high due to wind and snowfall
Austria expels four Russian diplomats based in Vienna
Western European nations and Russia have expelled each other’s’ diplomats on many occasions since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine started nearly a year ago. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen was in Kyiv on Wednesday on a trip meant to underline Austria’s solidarity for Ukraine
No one believed missing in Austrian avalanche, says police
One partly buried man was recovered with serious injuries and 200 rescuers were deployed to search the snow mass for more
UN approves Austria's Volker Turk as next human rights chief
The 57-year-old envoy has spent most of his career within the UN system, with a particular focus on refugees, and worked closely with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
How EU countries are lending a helping hand to France as it battles deadly wildfire
Six European Union nations have sent firefighting teams and equipment to France as it battles a spate of wildfires, including a fierce blaze in the parched southwest that has forced thousands to evacuate
Women's Euro 2022: Norway suffer shock exit from tournament; England crush Northern Ireland 5-0
Norway failed to advance from Group A after a second successive loss, while Austria progressed to the quarter-finals as runners-up behind England, who move into the last eight with three successive wins and without conceding a single goal.
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer becomes first European leader to visit Putin since beginning of war
In a statement Nehammer said the meeting was not ‘a visit of friendship,’ adding that conversation between the two men had been ‘direct, open and hard’
As Karnataka hijab row escalates, a look at laws on face coverings across the world
The debate on hijabs, which has been fuelled after students in Karnataka alleged they weren't allowed in class owing to their dress code, has been ongoing with many European nations imposing full or partial bans on face veils
Davis Cup: Novak Djokovic-led Serbia down Austria 3-0 in opener
Djokovic took an hour to beat Novak 6-3, 6-2 after Dusan Lajovic saw off Gerald Melzer 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 behind closed doors due to a resurgence of the coronavirus in Austria.
Europe COVID-19 surge: Austrian lockdown to contain virus dampens holiday mood
From midnight, today, Austrians have been asked to work from home and non-essential shops have been shut again.
As COVID-19 cases soar, Austria enters nationwide lockdown in desperate effort to contain infections
On Friday, Austria reported 15,809 new infections, an all-time high. The new measures, especially the vaccine mandate, have been met with fierce opposition among some in the country
Austria to reimpose lockdown from Monday, introduce mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all
For the past seven days, the country has reported more than 10,000 new infection cases daily. Hospitals have been overwhelmed with many new coronavirus-infected patients, and deaths have been rising again too