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Germany may reassess intelligence ties with Austria over police raids
BERLIN/VIENNA (Reuters) - Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency will have to reassess its ties with Austria if information it passed on was seized during police raids on its Austrian counterpart, the Interior Ministry in Berlin said. The statement, made on Tuesday, is the first public indicati
Italy's SIA Says IPO Not Part of Agenda, Eyes Deals-CEO
(Reuters) - Italian payment services group SIA said an initial public offering (IPO) was not part of its agenda at the moment, adding the company was aiming at growing both organically and through acquisitions in 2018. "It (IPO) is not necessarily something we need to do as a company. We are techni
Austrian Man Fined For Calling Police 'Smurfs'
A man in Austria called police officers "smurfs" in a Facebook post. Authorities reportedly fined him the equivalent of almost $200, after a police officer filed a complaint. A man in Austria called police officers "smurfs" in a Facebook post. Authorities reportedly fined him the equivalent of almos
Austria announces plan to balance budget by next year
Reuters. Austria's Finance Minister Loeger addresses the media before a two-day cabinet meeting in Seggau VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's conservative-led government on Wednesday announced a budget with a small deficit this year and none next year, scaling back items including spending on refugees but
Ryanair to pressure Lufthansa with new Austria tie-up
Budget airline Ryanair says it is taking an initial 24.9% stake in an Austrian-based airline being set up by former Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda. It plans to raise its holding to 75%. Laudamotion is the successor to Niki, long a subsidiary of bankrupt Air Berlin, which Lauda bought back after it fe
Man Wins $390,000 In Gender Discrimination Lawsuit After Female Colleague Gets Promotion He Was More Qualified For
A court in Austria has ruled that transport ministry official Peter Franzmayr was discriminated against on the basis of his gender when a managerial role he applied for was given to a woman instead. The case began in 2011, when the Austrian Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology led by Soc
And the best city in the world to live is ...
London, New York or Paris may be exciting places to live. But Vienna is considered the best city in the world to reside, according to a new ranking by Mercer, one of the world's largest human resources consulting firms. European cities generally took the lead over U.S. cities. San Francisco was the
Austrian faces fine for calling police officers 'smurfs'
BERLIN - An Austrian man faces a 160-euro ($197) fine for describing police officers as "smurfs" in a warning about speed checks posted on Facebook. The Austria Press Agency reported Tuesday that authorities in Tyrol province imposed the fine on the man, whose name wasn't released, for violating "pu
World Cup stunning moments: West Germany 1-0 Austria in 1982
An Algerian fan waves a bank note showing their disgust at what they think is a fixed drawn match between the two teams West Germany v Austria World Cup 1982 played in Gijon. Photograph: Colorsport/Rex You have to pity the youth of today. They were born to banter, they think it's normal behaviour
Ryanair to buy Niki Lauda airline in challenge to Lufthansa
BERLIN/DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Ryanair (RYA.I) has agreed to buy a majority stake in the new Austrian leisure airline founded by former motor racing champion Niki Lauda in a major push on the German and Austrian markets dominated by Lufthansa (LHAG.DE). The Irish airline, Europe's largest
Ryanair expands in Germany, Austria with Laudamotion deal
Reuters. A Ryanair logo is seen on a wing of a passenger aircraft travelling from Madrid International Airport to Bergamo Airport, Italy BERLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair (I:RYA) plans to buy a stake in new Austrian leisure carrier Laudamotion, helping former motor racing champion Niki Lauda to get the ai
Ryanair takes on Austria, teaming up with Niki Lauda
Ryanair has made a land-grab for flights from Austria, Germany and Switzerland to the Mediterranean. Europe's biggest budget airline aims to spend 50m (44m) buying 75 per cent of LaudaMotion, the latest aviation venture of Niki Lauda. Mr Lauda, the former Formula 1 racing driver, began his career in
Vienna unbeatable as world's most liveable city, Baghdad still worst
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's capital Vienna once again defended its position as the city offering the best quality of life in the world, while Iraq's capital Baghdad remains the worst in an annual survey from consulting firm Mercer. FILE PHOTO: St. Stephen's cathedral (Stephansdom) is pictured in V
No symmetry between Austria and Poland
The Polish government’s decision to enact a contentious amendment to a bill on its Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) has aroused – and justifiably so – international indignation. Intended, in part, to suppress disputation of the most excruciating chapter of Polish-Jewish history, and to obfus
Brazil to play Austria in final warmup game for World Cup
VIENNA (AP) - The Austrian soccer federation says Brazil will play its final warmup game for the World Cup against Austria on June 10, a week before the five-time world champions take on Switzerland in their Group E opener. The match will be played in Vienna at Ernst Happel Stadium, the same venue w
Austria's Secret-Service Scandal May Spur Parliamentary Probe
Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg The secret-service scandal that has rattled Austria may result in a parliamentary investigation driven by the opposition Social Democratic Party. Lawmakers plan to meet in a special session on Monday to discuss raids on the domestic intelligence service and some
Austria's Far Right Wants the Freedom to Smoke
The Wirtshaus Zum Leupold restaurant in Vienna. Unlike in other capitals of Western Europe, smoking remains widespread in the city. Credit Akos Stiller for The New York Times VIENNA - Three winters ago, during a highly public fight against lung cancer, Kurt Kuch, a smoker and prominent journalist
Overall champs Shiffrin, Hirscher lead season-ending races
ARE, Sweden (AP) - Overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin closed in on a record-equaling eighth slalom victory of the season on Saturday by building a commanding lead in the first run at the World Cup finals. The American led Bernadette Schild of Austria by 0.49 seconds and Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 0.
How new NYCFC weapon sought help from Red Bulls rival
Shortly after Ismael Tajouri touched down in New York, he reached out to New York City FC's biggest rival for advice. Tajouri had joined NYCFC from Austrian giants Austria Wien in January. It was natural that he had questions about the Big Apple. "We knew who the Yankees are," Tajouri joked to The P
Austria's Inflation Stable At 1.8%
(RTTNews) - Austria's consumer price inflation remained stable in February, Statistics Austria reported Friday. Consumer prices climbed 1.8 percent year-on-year in February, the same rate as seen in January. Likewise, inflation based on the harmonized index of consumer prices, held steady at 1.9 per