Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the U.S. e-commerce giant’s dual role as a retailer and a marketplace. The European Commission and Germany’s antitrust authority are also looking into Amazon’s role in the market. “We have received a complaint. We are examining it,” a spokeswoman for Austria’s Federal Competition […]

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Dominic Thiem to lead Austria against Australia in Davis Cup tie

US Open quarter-finalist Dominic Thiem will lead Austria into battle against Australia in next week's Davis Cup tie in Graz. Thiem, who lost a marathon five-setter at Flushing Meadows to world No.1 Rafael Nadal on Tuesday night, has been named to spearhead Austria's five-man team for the World Group play-off from September 14-16. Replay Runner-up to Nadal at this year's […]

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Passenger forced off Austrian train after getting on board with HORSE

Pony express! Passenger is forced off a train in Austria after getting on board with a HORSE Passenger made two attempts to bring Benni on board but was asked to get off Driver at Bad Mitterndorf refused to leave the station with the animal on the train Austria’s railway company said horses were banned but joked about the pictures  A […]

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Austria rejects and disbelieves Afghan man seeking asylum as he is gay

Austria rejects ‘gay Afghan’s’ asylum claim telling him he doesn’t ‘walk, talk or dress like a homosexual’ An Afghan man’s application for asylum has been rejected by officials in Austria The 18-year-old said he was gay and feared persecution in his home country  However, an official said he did not walk, act or dress like a homosexual Austria has rejected the asylum […]

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Economist Survey Ranks Vienna As Most Liveable City In The World

Austria’s capital, Vienna, has taken first place in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, making it the most pleasant city to live in, reports Reuters. The results of the survey push Melbourne out of first place for the first time in seven years. The two metropolises have been competing against one another for years, with Melbourne consistently coming in […]

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Austria stages dramatic anti-migrant exercise

‘We will NOT lose control of our borders’: Austria stages dramatic anti-migrant exercise as it prepares to lead EU immigration crackdown and warring leaders struggle to deal with crisis Heavily armed policemen – wearing helmets and body armour while carrying riot shields – at Slovenian border Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said it was in response to fears of borders returning […]

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British child prodigy plays piano for Putin in Vienna

British child prodigy puts a rare smile on Putin’s face: Piano virtuoso, 13, who was dubbed ‘Little Mozart’ entertains Russian leader during trip to Austria Alma Deutscher performed for Putin and the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz  President on first overseas trip since election win and clearly taken by her  The 13-year-old’s opera version of Cinderella performed in Vienna in 2016 […]

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