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Austrian Man Makes Case For Lower Fine After "Deliberately" Farting At Police

In Austria, they call it Darmwind — literally "bowel wind." In June 2020, a man was fined 500 euros for intentionally letting one such Darwmind go at police officers approaching him for an ...

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Alone (Not) Among People: Vienna's Coffee Houses Lost To Covid

They haven't actually gone anywhere. But because of the pandemic, the city's celebrated caf&eacut...

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What We Learned From Austria's Far-Right Experiment

Chancellor Kurz deserves credit for trying to work with the populist FPÖ. But he's also righ...

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Refugees Need Acceptance, Not Mandated Integration

Strict integration protocols can have the opposite effect on asylum seekers, compounding their se...

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Austria-Hungary And Far-Right Echoes Of History

-Analysis- Is this the "return of Austria-Hungary"? Following the formation of the new right-wing government in Vienna, acknowledging the like-minded leadership next door in Budapest is a ...

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Imperial Memories Of Palaces Past

On two separate trips, we visited the Hofburg imperial palace you see here in the bustling center of Vienna, as well as the emperors' exuberantly baroque summer residence at Schönbrunn. Even if ...

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New Bans On Burqa And Balaclava: A Halloween Guide

PARIS — Winter is coming. People here in the Northern Hemisphere are ready to start bundling up before leaving home. But if you're in Austria, you might want to think twice about pulling your ...

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The Flash Rise Of Sebastian Kurz, Austria's Emmanuel Macron

BERLIN — Sebastian Kurz was faster than Emmanuel Macron. Following the rapid rise of this year's other young political superstar, Kurz's victory Sunday in Austria's parliamentary election was ...