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  • Lahore US consulate guard dies after self-inflicted gunshot

    LAHORE: A guard stationed at the United States consulate on Empress Road died in hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday...

    Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Dr Haider Ashraf told Dawn that the guard identified as Anjum Shah of Khushab was on duty in a cabin outside the consulate when he accidentally shot himself and died on the way to Ganga Ram Hospital...

  • Austrian chancellor quits after far-right triumph

    VIENNA: Austrian Chan­cellor Werner Faymann quit on Monday, bowing to intense pressure two weeks after the opposition anti-immigration far-right dealt his coalition a historic defeat in the first round of presidential elections...

    The SPOe and its coalition partner since 2008, the centre-right People’s Party (OeVP), have dominated Austrian politics since World War II but their support has been sliding in recent years...

  • Jazz duo performs to mark Austrian National Day

    ISLAMABAD: It was almost a full house at the Pakistan National Council of Arts on Thursday for a performance by Paul Schuberth and Christopher Haritzer to celebrate Austrian National Day...

    The event was organised by the Austrian embassy, and Ambassador Dr Brigitta Blaha welcomed guests by introducing the performers...

  • Austrian voters concerned about immigration, Islam

    VIENNA: Wrapping up a bruising political campaign season, Austrian political parties were counting down to an election on Sunday that could turn the country to the right amid voter concerns over immigration and Islam...

    Favouring the People’s and Freedom parties is distrust of migrants and Musl­ims among many Austrian voters...

  • Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ projected to triumph in election

    VIENNA: Austria’s political “whizz-kid” Sebastian Kurz, 31, looked on course to become Europe’s youngest leader, likely in coalition with the far-right, after his conservative party was projected to come first in elections...

    Projections put Kurz’s People’s Party (OeVP) on 30
  • Austrian magazine printed with HIV blood

    VIENNA: An Austrian men’s magazine has printed its latest edition using blood from people who are HIV-positive in order to counter the “stigma” often attached to the virus that causes AIDS, its chief editor said on Tuesday...

  • Facebook must delete hate postings worldwide: Austrian court

    An Austrian court has ruled that Facebook must delete hate speech postings worldwide and that Austrian law can be applied to lawsuits against the social media website...

    Maria Windhager, a lawyer for an Austrian politician, said Monday's ruling is a rebuff to the social media giant's claims that any court actions against it can be heard only in California or Ireland, where Facebook's world and European headquarters are located...

  • Hamilton takes 45th pole at Austrian GP

    SPIELBERG: Defending world champion and series leader Lewis Hamilton secured the 45th pole position of his career Saturday when he outpaced Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a dramatic rain-affected qualifying for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix...

  • UN hails German, Austrian decision to receive migrants

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Refugee Agency has hailed German and Austrian decision of receiving thousands of refugees and migrants who crossed the border last night from Hungary, praising the decision as “political leadership based on humanitarian values”...

    In a statement the UNHCR also applauded Austrian and German civil society groups gearing up to assist people as they enter their countries...

  • Austrian envoy terms European Union a successful model

    KARACHI: In the question hour session after Austrian Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Brigitta Blaha had spoken about her country’s foreign policy, the thread of the conversation repeatedly returned to the strains and stresses within the European Union, of which Austria has been a part of since 1995...

    Dr Blaha was asked to share her views at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) on Tuesday about the EU’s internal tensions,...

  • Austrian govt to seize Hitler’s house to keep out neo-Nazis

    VIENNA: Austria’s government moved on Tuesday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, and the country’s Interior Minister said he wanted to tear it down...

    Hitler’s family lived in the house in Braunau on the Inn for only three years around his birth on April 20, 1889; but the fate of the three-storey building coated in pale yellow paint has long been the subject of...
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