Tag: Austria

Thousands more migrants pour into Austria as 13 drown off Turkey

Nickelsdorf (Austria) (AFP) – Crowded aboard buses and trains, thousands more migrants flooded into Austria on Sunday as at least 13 desperate refugees drowned making the perilous trip to Europe in search of a better life.   Six children were among those who died off the coast of Turkey after the inflatable dinghy carrying them […]

EU ministers fail to reach unanimous refugee deal: official

EU interior ministers failed to reach unanimous agreement on Monday on a plan for binding quotas to relocate 120,000 refugees and take the strain off Greece, Italy, and Hungary, officials said.     “Yes, not everyone is on board at the moment,” Luxembourg minister Jean Asselborn told a press conference in Brussels after an emergency […]

Austria Passes New Law on Islam

Austria on Thursday called for standardized German-language translations of the Koran and moved to prohibit foreign funding of Muslim organizations on its soil in a draft law aimed in part at tackling Islamic extremism, Reuters reports.   The bill will overhaul a 1912 law governing the status of Austrian Muslims, prompting concern from a major […]