Nobel Prize for Handke: “Shame on you” say Sarajevo Muslim groups | AFP

“Shame on you” is the message that Bosnian Muslim associations from the 1990’s war are sending to the Swedish Academy on a giant billboard in central Sarajevo. Bosnian Muslim associations have denounced the decision of the Swedish Academy to grant the Nobel Prize to the Austrian writer Peter Handke because of his pro-Serb position on the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. IMAGES

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Protesters gather ahead of OPEC meet in Vienna | AFP

Climate activists gather outside the OPEC headquarters in Vienna ahead of a meeting of the group. Faced with slowing global economic growth and abundant reserves putting pressure on oil prices, the OPEC group and its partners could seek to deepen output cuts when they meet in the Austrian capital. IMAGES

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Sebastian Kurz meets with the Austrian President following election success | AFP

Sebastian Kurz, leader of the centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) meets with the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen as he faces the start of a tough search for possible coalition partners, despite resounding success in parliamentary elections.

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The People’s Party react to projected win in snap Austrian elections | AFP

Members of former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) react at their headquarters to the first projections in the snap Austrian elections, which show OeVP taking 37 percent of the vote to win the elections. A scandal which engulfed his previous far-right allies, far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), seems like it will take its toll as they dropped from almost 26 percent at the last election to around 16 percent. IMAGES

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Andreas Gabalier, Austria’s ‘populist’ pop star, faces far-right claims | AFP

With his lederhosen and lyrics about his love for the mountains, Andreas Gabalier has become the biggest name in Austrian pop music, but recently has had to defend himself against claims of far-right sympathies.

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Japanese Princess Kako meets Austrian President Van der Bellen in Vienna | AFP

Japanese Princess Kako meets Austrian President Van der Bellen in Vienna on her first international trip. IMAGES

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At 70, ‘Third Man’ still thrills fans despite Viennese snub | AFP

From its iconic theme music to the legendary chase scene through post-war Vienna’s sewers, spy classic “The Third Man” still draws legions of fans to the Austrian capital 70 years after its premiere — but has never found a place in locals’ hearts.

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Austrian football stadium turned into a forest | AFP

The rustling of the wind through trees has replaced the referee’s whistle at a football stadium in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt. Almost the whole pitch of the 32,000-capacity Woerthersee stadium, which hosted some of the fixtures of the Euro 2008 tournament, has been covered in 300 trees. The installation, entitled “For Forest”, was opened to the public on Sunday for a few weeks of bucolic wandering.

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Vienna launches into the take-away coffee cup with a deposit | AFP

To limit the consumption of single-use cups and their impact on the environment, an Austrian company has developed a returnable and reusable solution in the city centre. The initiative, called MyCoffeeCup, aims to promote the use of recyclable and reusable cups that can be exchanged for credit at partners’ premises or at automatic machines.

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Pesticides | AFP Animé

Austrian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a total ban on glyphosate, putting the country on track to becoming the first EU member to forbid all use of the controversial herbicide. Videographic on pesticides. VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Vienna bids farewell to iconic Life Ball AIDS fundraiser | AFP

The Austrian capital of Vienna bids farewell to the iconic Life Ball AIDS charity fundraiser as its extravagant costumes and celebrity guests take over the city’s town hall for the last time.

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‘Bye Niki’: Austria says farewell to F1 icon Lauda | AFP

Thousands throng Vienna’s landmark cathedral to mourn Formula One legend and Austrian national hero Niki Lauda at a ceremony attended by a host of F1 stars including world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Niki Lauda’s casket brought out of Vienna Cathedral | AFP

The casket of Formula One legend and Austrian national hero Niki Lauda is brought out of Vienna’s landmark cathedral after a funeral ceremony attended by a host of F1 stars including world champion Lewis Hamilton. IMAGES

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New interim chancellor appointed in Austria after Kurz departure

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen appoints Hartwig Löger as new interim chancellor during a signing ceremony, after Sebastian Kurz became the first chancellor in the country’s post-war history to be removed from office by a no-confidence vote over a corruption scandal that had already brought down his coalition with the far-right.

Austrian President swears in Sebastian Kurz’s new cabinet

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen swears in Sebastian Kurz’s new cabinet ministers. Kurz was facing the prospect of a no-confidence vote in parliament as he grappled Tuesday with the fallout from the “Ibiza-gate” scandal that toppled his coalition with the far right. IMAGES

A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

On fire in a burning cockpit… Formula One legend Niki Lauda, who died late on Monday at the age of 70, will forever be known for his 1976 accident. But even the horrific crash could not shake the 1975 world champion’s icy determination — the Austrian staged a near-miraculous comeback to win two more titles.