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Police officers block refugees on a platform of the main train station in Salzburg, near the German-Austrian border, on September 16, 2015 as tens of thousands of migrants have entered Austria from Hungary in recent weeks. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Austria: Deportations up 36 Percent Under Populist Interior Minister

Deportations of failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants have increased by 36 percent under populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) Interior Minister Herbert Kickl compared to 2017 as Austria looks to provide more information to the public on deportation cases.

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Austria’s Kurz Vows Zero Tolerance on Anti-Semitism

Austria’s election winner Sebastian Kurz, who may form a coalition with the far-right, vowed “zero tolerance” on anti-Semitism in any future government, in an interview published in Israel on Tuesday.

French businessman Rachid Nekkaz (R) walks with Kenza Drider (R), candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, on December 12, 2011 in Paris, after Drider appeared at the police tribunal for violating France's niqab ban. Since a burqa and niqab ban came into force in France with the threat of …

Algerian Millionaire Promises to Pay All Burqa Ban Fines

Algerian millionaire and political activist Rachid Nekkaz has promised to pay the €150 fines of any Muslim woman caught wearing the full-face Islamic veil in Austria after the ban on the garment comes into effect on October 1st. Mr. Nekkaz (pictured,

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Austrian Minister: Turkey Going in Dangerous Direction

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s foreign minister says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking his country in a “false and dangerous direction” away from the prerequisites needed for European Union membership.