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Austrian chancellor confirms financial link between nationalist group and Christchurch killer

Austria’s leader confirmed Wednesday that authorities have found financial links between the suspected gunman of the recent mosque massacres in New Zealand and a local nationalist group, following a raid on an activist’s home. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz added that the Austrian government was looking into dissolving the group, known as[…]

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Austrian Muslims denounce mosque closures

Austria’s main federation of Muslim residents (IGGiOe) on Sunday voiced its “indignation” after Vienna announced the closure of seven mosques and said it would expel Turkish-funded imams. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who faces elections in two weeks, on Saturday strongly criticised the move as anti-Islamic and promised a response,[…]

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BDS Austria troubling Israeli-affiliated companies

This forms part of a series focusing on BDS movements around the world The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement known by its acronym, BDS, with branches quickly spreading throughout the world has quickly become the main focus of international solidarity and activism. The movement has grown in size as a[…]

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Migrant trains reach Austria, Germany

Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU. As thousands of men, women and children – many fleeing Syria’s civil war – continued to arrive from the east,[…]

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