Poor qualification means Austria coach Koller is out

The 56-year-old led the country for six years, but poor World Cup qualifying results took their toll.



Alpine park that becomes a lake in the summer, Grner See in Tragoess, Styria, Austria

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Austrian leader: EU could never digest Turkey joining

BERLIN — Austria’s chancellor says the European Union could “never, ever” digest the economic impact of Turkey joining, underlining his country’s hard line against membership. Austria has been among Ankara’s most outspoken critics in the 28-nation EU and argued for freezing membership talks with Turkey. Chancellor Christian Kern told Thursday’s edition of German daily Frankfurter…


Austria: Palestinian gets life for inciting killings of Jews

VIENNA — An Austrian jury has convicted a Palestinian man on terrorism-related charges for inciting fellow radicals to kill Jews in Jerusalem. The 27-year old man — unnamed due to Austrian privacy laws — also was found guilty on Monday of belonging to a terrorist organization due to his affiliation with Hamas militants who have…


Austria bars Turkish minister from rally marking failed coup anniversary

The minister’s visit would be a danger to “public order and security”, an Austrian spokesman said. http://ift.tt/2tFivOS #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe


Austria ready to ‘protect’ borders against migrants

VIENNA — Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says his country is ready to “protect” its borders with Italy amid growing concerns that the influx of migrants into Italy could soon result in a spillover into his country. Kurz spoke to the Austria Press Agency Tuesday amid preparations to tighten border controls. Defence Minister Hans Peter…


German defender Westermann joins Austria Vienna from Ajax

VIENNA — Former Germany international Heiko Westermann has joined Austria Vienna, shortly after Ajax announced it had terminated the defender’s contract which ran through 2018. Austria Vienna, runner-up in the domestic league last season, says the 33-year-old Westermann has signed a two-year contract. Austria Vienna coach Thorsten Fink says “such an experienced player will improve…