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Post  bb1 on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:38 am

Sounds like Vienna has the same planners as Edinburgh, LL. This carbuncle is what some hotel chain thought would 'improve' Calton Hill and the Royal High School:


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Post  Lamplighter on Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:45 pm

Italy: We won't accept 'threats' from Austria on border security.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned Rome will not accept either "lessons" or "threats" from Austria or other EU countries on border security amid tension over the migrant crisis.

"We shall not accept lessons and still less threats such as those we have heard from our neighbours in recent days," said Gentiloni.

"We are doing our duty and expect the whole of Europe to do the same alongside Italy," Gentiloni said late Friday in a clear reference to demands by some neighbours that Italy close its borders.

Italy summoned Austria's ambassador on Tuesday after Vienna threatened to send troops to the border, open as part of Europe's Schengen passport-free zone, to stop migrants entering after the number crossing the Mediterranean topped 100,000 this year.

Some 2,360 drowned in the attempt, according to the UN's International Organization for Migration.

Other EU states, including Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, have also expressed alarm at the continued arrivals.

Italy has taken in some 85 percent of this year's arrivals -- mostly sub-Saharan Africans crossing from conflict ravaged Libya -- and has pleaded for help from other European Union nations.

But Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic have flatly refused to take part in a relocation scheme.

Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz on Thursday urged Italy to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting ferry services from the islands where they first land, saying "rescue missions in the Mediterranean cannot be seen as a ticket to central Europe."
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Post  Lamplighter on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:34 am

Austria jails Hamas suspect for life over terror plot.

A Palestinian man suspected of belonging to the Islamist group Hamas has been given a life sentence in Austria for plotting a terror attack against Jews in Israel.

The 27-year-old, who was arrested at an asylum-seeker centre in Lower Austria last July, was found guilty late Monday of belonging to a terror organization and attempting to incite murder.

Prosecutors accused him of contacting two men in the Palestinian territories via social media apps and ordering them to carry out killings of Jews in Jerusalem.

Both accomplices were detained by Israeli authorities in June 2016, leading to the arrest of the alleged mastermind the following month in the Austrian town of Gmünd.

Mobile phone messages exchanged between the trio revealed that the Palestinian had told the other two men to throw "apples" – a code word for hand grenades – into crowds in Jerusalem, according to the Austrian prosecution.

He also apparently told witnesses testifying in the trial that he was "proud to be part of Hamas".

The man, who denies all charges and said he will appeal the conviction, had already been arrested at the age of 14 in Gaza and served nine years in prison for violence against Israeli soldiers.
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Post  bb1 on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:51 am

The 27-year-old, who was arrested at an asylum-seeker centre in Lower Austria

Oh, another of Merkel's party guests. At least he's now behind bars.

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Post  Lamplighter on Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:50 pm

Searing Vienna heat triggers ban on horse carriage rides.

VIENNA (AP) — Viennese tourists will have to do without one of the city's most popular attractions for at least a day. Officials have imposed a ban on horse carriage rides in the Austrian capital due to searing temperatures.

A Fiaker coach drives through the old town in Vienna, Austria. Officials have imposed a ban on horse carriage rides in the Austrian capital, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, due to searing temperatures. A city ordinance gives carriage horses the day off once temperatures reach 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit.)

A city ordinance gives carriage horses the day off once temperatures reach 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit.) That mark was surpassed early Tuesday afternoon, with even higher temperatures forecast until the evening.

Temperatures are projected to pass the 35-degree mark at least twice more before cooler weather sets in after the weekend.

The forecast is up to +40C by Friday and possibly over that next week.   LL
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Post  bb1 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:02 pm

Poor horsies, glad they don't have to work in such heat.

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Post  Lamplighter on Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:40 pm

Austria halts anti-terror wall plans after outcry.

The construction site of the controversial anti-terrorist wall.

Austria's chancellery on Thursday halted the construction of anti-terror walls outside its office in Vienna after critics slammed the government for failing to provide similar protective measures in main tourist areas.

Works began last month to build five large concrete blocks outside the historic Hofburg palace which houses the offices of the chancellor and the president.

The barriers -- each eight metres  long, 80 centimetres high and one metre wide -- were intended to withstand potential ramming attacks by vehicles, used as weapons in terror attacks across Europe over the past year.

But the €1.5 millio ($1.8 million) project sparked outrage among political opponents of Chancellor Christian Kern, ahead of a national election on October 15th.

Critics including the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) accused Kern, a Social Democrat, of double standards.

Vienna had refused to put up anti-terror structures in key tourist areas after jihadists killed 16 people using vehicles and knives in Spain last month.

Officials had dismissed the barriers as "placebo measures".

"Why them and not us?" read an angry headline in the Krone daily, Austria's bestselling newspaper, earlier this week.

"The public was repeatedly reassured that safety measures were currently not necessary for busy pedestrian zones and would be too much effort. What are they afraid of?" the paper said.

While Austria has been spared the major attacks that have hit France, Belgium, Britain and Germany, the authorities have bolstered anti-terror operations since 2014.

Security and migration are key themes in next month's legislative ballot, which is being closely fought between the poll-topping conservatives, the Social Democrats and the FPÖ.
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Post  Lamplighter on Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Paintings of Hitler found in Austrian parliament.

The Austrian parliament building in Vienna.

Pieces of art depicting Adolf Hitler have been found in the bowels of Austria's parliament -- more than 70 years after the Nazi leader's death.

Workers renovating the 134-year-old building came across the four paintings, two busts and a relief in a cupboard in the cellars, officials said on Friday.

"It's not really a surprise when you clear out a building after 130 years," a spokeswoman for the parliament told AFP. "We know that the building was used as a 'Gauhaus' (local Nazi party headquarters) during World War II and we expected to make discoveries like this."

The artefacts have been given to two historians currently working on a history of the parliament building during the country's Nazi period (1938-1945).

The major renovation of the neo-classical parliament is set to last several years. Lawmakers are meeting in the meantime in the nearby Hofburg palace.
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Post  bb1 on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:36 pm

It's amazing what keeps turning up after all this time.

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