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Withdrawal from the European Union

Videographic explaining how a country goes about leaving the EU. European leaders meet Wednesday in Austria for a summit to put summer tensions over migration behind them and to set up the last stretch of talks for a Brexit deal.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Austrian panda’s painted pictures to sell for nearly 500 euros

Yang Yang, a panda at Austria’s Schönbrunn Zoo is painting 100 works with a custom-made bamboo brush. Her “unique ‘works of art’” are to be sold with a certificate of authenticity for 490 euros each to raise funds for an illustrated book about the zoo’s pandas.

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High Contrast – If We Ever (Unglued Remix)

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One of the underground drum & bass scene’s most promising young talents Unglued, finally releases the most sought after dubplate on the drum & bass circuit, his remix of High Contrast’s decade-long anthem ‘If We Ever’, on Hospital Records.

Following the immense success of his debut single ‘Chicken In A Spacesuit’, Unglued’s ‘If We Ever’ remix has been devastating browsers and bass-bins alike with few tracks in memory having generated such a stir. A weapon of choice by the likes of Andy C, London Elektricity, Randall, Kings Of The Rollers and of course the legend himself High Contrast, plus anyone else who could get their hands on it… Twinned with a 2018 re-master of the original, this limited run 12” record is primed to be one of the most anticipated releases in Hospital history.

Hospital Records youngest signed artist has set the scene by storm over the last twelve months. Performing on the infamous Arcadia Spider and on the main stage at Hospitality On The Beach, plus with upcoming sets in Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and across the UK. He’s made significant movements through the underground with vinyl only mixes for FabricLive, DJ Mag and Reprezent Radio, showcasing his extensive knowledge of 90’s jungle. Stay tuned, there’s much more to come in 2018…

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Barrel organ festival fills Prague with old music

Two dozen barrel organ players displayed their skills in Prague’s city centre within an eight-day festival that has attracted virtuosos from across Europe. Organ grinders from Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic offered music ranging from Mozart or Verdi to ABBA. The festival will continue in other Czech towns and cities, with more players due to take part.

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Fourward – Unexplained Phenomenon

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Friction’s Elevate label continues its breakthrough year with the ‘Hope EP’, from Austria’s Fourward, four explosive tracks including ‘Unexplained Phenomenon’, a quintessential intro track.

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Juncker and Kurz arrive at College of Commissioners in Vienna

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrive for a visit of the College of Commissioners in Vienna, after Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. IMAGES

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Iranian President Rouhani arrives in Vienna

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Austria as part of a tour to seek guarantees on maintaining the international accord on Iran’s nuclear programme. IMAGES