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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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RoyGreen & Protone – Did They Know

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Austrian duo RoyGreen & Protone take their next step in their musical journey with the release of the ‘Nomads EP’ on Demand Records, their biggest project so far.

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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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Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world’s oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception. But Hallstatt isn’t like other mines. Exploited for 7,000 years, the mine has yielded not only a steady supply of salt but also archaeological discoveries attesting to the existence of a rich civilisation dating back to the early part of the first millennium BC.

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British FM Jeremy Hunt meets Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl

British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt meets his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl in Vienna as the UK government steps up its effort to sell its Brexit proposals to EU states. IMAGES

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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