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Austrian Jews to boycott Holocaust memorial ceremony if far-right ministers attend

(JTA) - A Jewish leader in Austria said community officials would not attend the nation's official Holocaust commemoration ceremony if lawmakers from the far-right Freedom Party are present. "If there will be ministers there for the Freedom Party, and I'm sure there will be, I will not be able to sh

JTA - 2018-01-16 18:04:31

Austria's Verbund raises 2017 core profit forecast

VIENNA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Austria's largest energy group Verbund raised its 2017 core profit forecast on Tuesday thanks to an improvement in water supply and a better result in its power grid unit. Verbund said it now expects 2017 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA

CNBC - 2018-01-16 17:50:50

Austria's Kurz sceptical on euro zone budget ahead of Merkel meeting

BERLIN (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told a German newspaper ahead of talks with German counterpart Angela Merkel that he was sceptical about the creation of a new euro zone budget after German parties agreed to back the idea. Merkel's conservatives and the SPD last week agreed on

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 20:46:53

Austria arrests 45 for drug deals involving migrant minors: police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police said on Monday they had arrested 45 people for drug dealing that used underage asylum seekers to transport marijuana across the country to buyers. Most of the suspects, who were between 15 and 48 years old, were Austrians and Afghans but others were from Iran, P

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-15 12:09:36

Lottery operator Sazka Group raises stake in Casinos Austria

VIENNA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Czech-based lottery and gaming group Sazka Group, which is considering a stock market listing in London, has increased its stake in Casinos Austria, it said on Monday. Sazka, owned by Czech investors Karel Komarek's KKCG group and Jiri Smejc's EMMA Capital, got approval f

REUTERS - 2018-01-15 15:31:05

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Kenya's first speed skier aiming for professional career

ST MORITZ, Switzerland, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Skiers from African nations are usually looked on as a novelty at the Olympic Games but Kenya's Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is deadly serious about her career. The 19-year-old, born in Kenya and raised in Austria, has already taken her first steps on the World

REUTERS - 2018-01-15 13:00:00

Austria's far-right interior minister sparks outrage after saying migrants should be 'concentrated'

Austria's new far-right interior minister has sparked outrage by saying his government wants to "concentrate" migrants in one place - which critics have interpreted as an allusion to Nazis death camps. Herbert Kickl used the phrase at a news conference last week, arguing that he wanted "basic servic

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-15 09:43:17

Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA)

BERLIN, Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Lieberberg, President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba has been named CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). Based in Munich, Mushatsi-Kareba will oversee


Alpine skiing: Goggia completes Italian double in Austria

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Reuters) - Sofia Goggia completed a double for Italy at Bad Kleinkirchheim by winning Sunday's shortened downhill in difficult conditions to follow up Federica Brignone's win in the Super G on Saturday. Goggia, who celebrated her third win in a World Cup race, completed


Goggia leads Italian sweep at World Cup downhill; Vonn 27th

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) - Sofia Goggia led an Italian sweep of the podium at a women's World Cup downhill on Sunday. Racing from a lowered start due to fog in the upper part of the hill, Goggia timed 1 minute, 4.00 seconds to beat Federica Brignone by 1.10 and Nadia Fanchini by 1.35 for her


Thousands protest against Austrian government's shift to the right

VIENNA/ZURICH (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday and called for members of the Austria's new right wing government to be boycotted by the rest of Europe. Around 20,000 people according to police estimates gathered to protest against the new coalition government which i


Austria: Protests in Vienna over far-right in coalition

Protests have taken place in the Austrian capital of Vienna over the inclusion of the far-right Freedom Party in the new coalition government. Police said at least 20,000 people attended the rally, although organisers put the number at double that. Families with children walked alongside marchers ch


A New Approach To Refugees: Pay Them To Go Home

Our series, "Take A Number," is exploring problems around the world - and the people who are trying to solve them - through the lens of a single number. 158,000. That's roughly how many refugees are stuck in limbo in Europe right now. Many of them got to Europe in late 2015, when the refugee crisis


Thousands protest Austria's new right-wing government

VIENNA -- Thousands of Austrians are protesting their country's new right-wing government with a march in Vienna. Police in the capital said about 20,000 people were attending the march on Saturday. Some protesters carried placards reading "Never Again." Others chanted slogans such as "Refugees s


Brignone dedicates WCup super-G win to Fanchini; Vonn 9th

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) - After winning a women's World Cup super-G, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini on Saturday. The 32-year-old Fanchini had to end her season because of a tumor, forcing her out of her fourth Olympics in Pyeongchang next month. "


NYCFC get 'power, pace and skill' in young Libyan midfielder

A day after New York City FC added more defensive competition, the club turned its attention to the midfield. Even with an already crowded midfield, NYCFC added attacking midfielder Ismael Tajouri from Austria Wien. The 23-year-old is the club's third European signing this offseason and offers an in


Austrian court says Niki's insolvency proceedings have to move to Austria

January 12, 2018 / 1:11 PM / Updated 3 minutes ago VIENNA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - An Austrian court decided on Friday that airline Niki's insolvency has to be handled mainly in Austria, a court spokesman said on Friday, a move that could unravel the agreed sale to British Airways owner IAG. The court i


With Olympics looming, Lindsey Vonn’s priority is avoiding injury 

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria - After a four-week break from racing, American standout Lindsey Vonn is returning to the Alpine skiing World Cup this weekend with an unusual mindset. For the most successful female skier of all time, Vonn's main priority at the first speed events of 2018 won't be winn


UPDATE 2-Austrian court deals further blow to planned Niki sale to IAG

* Austrian court agrees insolvency should be handled there * Insolvency process may have to start from scratch * New administrator to look at alternatives to IAG deal (Adds Austrian and German administrators, IAG, background) By Kirsti Knolle and Shadia Nasralla VIENNA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Airlin


Bolivia's Alpine skier overcomes mountains of a different kind

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Bolivia's lone Olympic Alpine skier had to overcome mountains of paperwork, as well as ones covered in snow and ice, on his torturous route to a place at next month's Pyeongchang Games. Simon Breitfuss Kammerlander was born and raised in Austria and has no family