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Jewish group warns of possible anti-Semitic influence if Freedom Party shares power

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Politics

[caption id="attachment_49021" align="alignleft" width="250"] Chairman of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) Heinz-Christian Strache celebrates at the St. Marx Hall in Vienna on October 15, 2017, after the general elections.
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Austria’s election winner Sebastian Kurz, who may form a coalition with the far-right, vowed “zero tolerance” on anti-Semitism in any future government, in an interview published in Israel on Tuesday.

10/17 Deutsche Bahn raises ticket prices between Berlin and Munich by 14 percent

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Ticket increases for next year were announced by Deutsche Bahn on Monday. While the prices are rising moderately overall, the new high speed line between Berlin and Bavaria won’t be cheap. Traveling by train from Berlin to Munich will cost €150 in a couple of months’ time, after Deutsche Bahn decided to increase the price by […]

10/16 Daimler recalls million-plus vehicles worldwide over airbag problems: report

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German carmaker Daimler is recalling more than a million vehicles, including Mercedes, due to a problem with the airbags, a company spokesman was quoted as saying on Monday. Among the vehicles being recalled are some 400,000 Mercedes cars in Britain and many hundreds more in Germany, the spokesman told the DPA news agency. A Mercedes spokesman […]

10/14 Austria to sue over Hungary nuclear plant expansion

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Austria said on Friday it would launch a lawsuit against the European Union’s approval of the Russian-financed expansion of a nuclear plant in Hungary. The approval, granted in March, removes the last major obstacle to the €12.5 billion ($13.2 billion) expansion of the Paks plant, Hungary’s only nuclear facility. “I strictly reject the expansion of the Paks […]

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