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Snowboarder Anna Gasser, first woman to land a “triple cork”

Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser becomes the first woman to achieve a “triple cork”, three flips during which her head dips below her feet, during a training session at the Stubai glacier in Austria. Anna Gasser is the 2018 Big Air Olympic champion. IMAGES

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Moscow summons Austrian ambassador over spy claim

Moscow summons the Austrian ambassador as Austria has launched a probe into a colonel suspected of spying for Russia for several decades. IMAGES

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Austria remembers Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom

Austrians mark the 80th anniversary of the Nazis’ anti-Semitic Kristallnacht pogrom, which resulted in the deaths of least 30 Jews in the country, the imprisonment of 7,800 more and the deportation of 4,000 to the Dachau concentration camp.

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Enforcing Austria’s burqa ban a delicate matter in Alpine resort

With its pristine waters, snow-covered mountains and breathtaking Alpine views, the Austrian lakeside town of Zell am See is one of the top European destinations for visitors from the Gulf region. And it aims to remain so, even though Austria introduced a ban on burqa or niqab veils a year ago.

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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.