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Austria's Wienerberger plans more takeovers as targets higher profit

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s Wienerberger (WBSV.VI), the world’s largest brickmaker, said on Thursday it planned further takeovers and would step up an efficiency drive to reach its core profit target of more than 600 million euros by 2020.FILE PHOTO: The logo of Wienerberger, the world's biggest br

REUTERS - 2018-08-16 10:19:59

Gay Afghan Teenager Denied Asylum in Austria Because He Didn’t Fit Stereotype, Rights Group Says

BERLIN — A gay Afghan 18-year-old who was seeking asylum in Austria because he feared persecution in his country had his application denied because the authorities said he did not act like a stereotypical gay man, citing his walk, behavior and clothing, according to a Vienna-based organization that

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Homosexual Afghan not 'gay enough' for asylum in Austria | DW | 16.08.2018

A migration official said the introverted nature of the 18-year-old refugee was at odds with homosexuals "being rather social." The young man feared for his safety in Afghanistan, where homosexuality is illegal.

DW.COM - 2018-08-16 03:22:17

On the way to meeting Merkel, Putin is going to a wedding in Austria

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take a detour on his way to Germany this month and attend the wedding of Austria’s top diplomat as a surprise guest, the Kremlin announced.The event will be a rare social appearance by Putin in Western Europe since relations with Russia deteriorated over the ann

NEWSWEEK - 2018-08-16 15:29:17

House Hunting in … Austria

This five-bedroom, three-bathroomhomeis in northwest Vienna, in the Dornbach neighborhood of the 17th district, which is known as Hernals. Built in 1884, the house was once a place where Austrian royalty was entertained and concerts by musicians and composers like Johann Strauss were held, said the

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Russia's Putin to attend Austrian minister's wedding on Aug 18

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Austria on Aug. 18 to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. Russia's President Vladimir Putin inspects warships on the Neva river during the Navy Day parade in St Petersb

REUTERS - 2018-08-15 14:52:33

Putin to be surprise guest at Austria minister's wedding

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday's wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed. "Yes, he will drop by on the way to Berlin," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by Russia's Ria Novosti news agency. He was referring to

BBC - 2018-08-15 16:39:40

Austrian bank BAWAG's tight grip on costs lifts net profit

“The results were driven by growth in our core products, underwriting and pricing discipline driving risk-adjusted returns across all our segments, a relentless focus on running the bank efficiently,” it said.


Vienna named world's most liveable city as Melbourne loses crown

Vienna ends Australian city's winning streak due to downgraded threat of militant attacks and low crime rate Melbourne has been dislodged by Vienna for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's global liveability index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the wor


Why Vienna has just been named the world's greatest city

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 ranking examined five categories - stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure - in 140 destinations. It awarded the Austrian capital top marks in four, and a mark of 96.3 for culture and environment, to give it an overall scor


Ducati’s Lorenzo edges MotoGP champion Marquez in Austria

Spain’s rider Jorge Lorenzo of the Ducati Team celebrates on the podium after winning the MotoGP race at the Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)more >


Sanctions Outweigh Profit as Austrian Bank Pays for Russia Role

As far as Russia is concerned, investors inRaiffeisen International AGhave to take the good news with the bad.Raiffeisen, which gets its biggest share of profit from Russia, dropped the most since May 29amid concernsthat the U.S. may impose unspecified additional sanctions on the country. That overs


Linesman at Europa League clash in Austria hit on head by projectile

A linesman was injured when a fan threw a projectile at him, an act that Sturm Graz condemned as "completely unacceptable"-© AFP/File JOE KLAMARA linesman suffered a head injury when an object was thrown at him during Thursday’s Europa League clash between Sturm Graz of Austria and AEK Larnaca from


Austria Trade Deficit Widens In May | Markets Insider

Austria's foreign trade deficit increased in May from a year ago on weaker exports, preliminary figures from Statistics Austria showed Tuesday.The trade deficit rose to EUR 0.71 billion in May from EUR 0.27 billion in the corresponding month last year.Exports fell 2.2 percent year-over-year in May,


OMV AG: An Austrian Cash Cow

OMV AG could be seen as Total or Shell's "little brother," an integrated oil and gas player, but in a junior version.The company's free cash flow results remain extremely strong, as I'm anticipating a free cash flow result of almost 2B EUR.OMV is perceived to be riskier as 60% of its oil and gas pro


Austria man dies in Alaska pack-rafting accident

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Austria man has died in a pack-rafting accident in Alaska.National Park Service officials say 22-year-oldAidan Donof Salzburg, Austria, died Thursday in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. His body was recovered Friday from the Nizina River.Donand a friend were


Newlyweds Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson Honeymoon in Vienna: The Sweet Reason They Chose Austria

WhenJosiah DuggarandLauren (Swanson) Duggarwere contemplating where to honeymoon, a family-favorite film helped make their decision.Following their June nuptials, the newlyweds traveled to Vienna, Austria, a place that Lauren “always wanted” to visit.“We chose Austria for our honeymoon because ofThe


Doctors optimistic about Formula One great Lauda's recovery

Niki Lauda talks to the media at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


Germany agrees deal with Spain to return migrants who registered there first

Germany on Wednesday announced a new agreement with Spain to return migrants who are already registered there.The deal is an attempt to prevent migrants using the border-free Schengen Area to travel across Europe to the destination of their choice.Under the terms of the new agreement, Spain has agre


Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson honeymoon in Austria

The celebration continues!Josiah DuggarandLauren Swansonjetted off to Vienna, Austria, for their honeymoon one month after tying the knot.