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  • 2014-04-07 15:48:07
    Teenager dies falling off escalator
    A 19-year-old man has died after an accident on the escalator at Volkstheater U-bahn station where he felt five metres to the floor.
  • 2014-04-07 15:54:53
    Piermayr signed by Colorado Rapids
    Austrian footballer Thomas Piermayr has been signed up by US soccer team Colorado Rapids following a trial at the club.
  • 2014-04-07 14:00:35
    FPOe leaders to discuss Moezler resignation this week
    Austria's Freedom Party (FPOe) is due to host discussions this week about whether their candidate for EU parliament elections should resign following his remarks about the EU becoming a "conglomerate of negroes".
  • 2014-04-04 14:23:35
    Negotiations with Iran begin once again in Vienna
    Negotiations have once again begun in Vienna between Western countries and Iran over the Islamic state's nuclear programme and the trade sanctions placed by the United States and Europe against the country.

  • 2014-04-04 14:30:12
    Author Köhlmeier to formally complain about FPOe politician
    Vorarlberg author Michael Köhlmeier wants to bring a formal complaint against FPOe politician Andreas Mölzer for his comments that the Nazi Third Reich may have been more liberal than the European Union.
  • 2014-04-04 12:46:12
    Thieves run up 18K phone bill in 3 hours
    Austrian student Andre Hammerer, 22, ended up with a 18,000 EUR bill in just three hours after his mobile phone was stolen in a disco in the city of Barcelona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, and then the SIM card was duplicated on a computer so that hundreds of high cost telephone calls could be made at the same time.
  • 2014-04-04 12:44:57
    Muppets sent to Austria by mistake
    Bungling cargo transporters caused trouble for a stage show featuring the Jim Henson muppet characters after sending them to Austria in Europe instead of Australia.
  • 2014-04-04 13:45:21
    Heinz Fischer in principle accepts Iran invite
    The office of Austrian President Heinz Fischer has 'in principle' accepted the invitation to visit Iran that he received in February from the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

  • 2014-04-03 13:08:37
    Easter for kids at the Schönbrunn Palace
    The children's museum at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna is putting on a special Easter Bunny hunt for young people to take part in over the holiday.
  • 2014-04-03 12:28:09
    Family sue Republic for role in murder of child
    The family of a mentally ill woman who murdered her daughter are suing the Austrian Republic for damages as they say the state is partially to blame for the death of the child.
  • 2014-04-03 12:29:26
    State will not buy Essl paintings
    The owner of Austria's largest private art collection will not be selling his 7000 paintings to the Austrian state after he withdrew his offer from the table during negotiations with government officials.
  • 2014-04-03 12:37:29
    Over 26K bikes stolen last year
    Bike owners in Austria are not doing enough to protect bike theft an insurance company has said as their annual survey reveals that there were a total of 26,652 bikes stolen in the country last year.

  • 2014-04-02 15:36:11
    Father and son battle over vintage cars
    Christian H., 36, lives in the fancy Belsize Park area of London and, with nine Stratos cars to his name, he is known as one of the world's leading Stratos collectors.
  • 2014-04-02 14:38:03
    We want U7 not U5 say Facebook group
    Following the news last week that Vienna is moving ahead with plans to construct the much-anticipated U5 line, a Facebook group is calling for the line to be named U7 so the city can continue as it always has without a U5.
  • 2014-04-02 15:33:25
    Electric bike sales on the up
    Sales of electric bikes are on the rise in Austria although the number of overall bike sales dropped last year, according to figures from the country's sporting goods association VSSÖ.
  • 2014-04-02 13:16:47
    Baby lemurs welcome in the Spring in Vienna
    Springtime at Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna has been warmly welcomed in with new arrivals in the Lemur family.

  • 2014-04-02 13:15:20
    Warm March continues trend of unusual weather
    March was warmer than expected for Austrians, according to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) with some areas seeing temperatures as high as 23 degrees.
  • 2014-04-01 15:46:00
    Long Night of Research in Austria
    This Friday evening will see universities and institutions around Austria opening their doors, giving visitors the chance to peer over the shoulders of scientists and find out more about the research they are carrying out.
  • 2014-04-01 15:47:02
    Austrian poker player just misses winning spot
    A poker competition that took place in Vienna this week has crowned Ukrainian poker player Oleksii Khoroshenin as champion, who beat hotly tipped Austrian Anthony Ghamrawi to the title in a tense final.
  • 2014-04-01 13:31:46
    Cardinal shocked at church vandalism
    An attack on four churches in Vienna over the weekend that left a trail of destruction has been described by the Archbishop of Vienna as "so far the worst act of vandalism in my time as Archbishop".

  • 2014-04-01 13:30:13
    Two ski coaches leave Austrian team
    Austria is to lose two ski coaches including the men's alpine coach Mathias Berthold just a month after the country's successful World Cup and Olympic season, according to the Austrian ski federation.
  • 2014-04-01 13:33:22
    Spindelegger says third Greek bailout not expected
    A third bailout for Greece is not likely to happen any time soon, according to comments made by Finance Minister Michael Spindelegeer (OeVP) at a meeting with his eurozone counterparts in Athens this week.
  • 2014-03-31 14:39:44
    Austrian Airlines extends ban on flights to Tripoli
    Austrian Airlines have extended the pause on flights to the Libyan capital of Tripoli until next Monday 7 April as they take more time to decide whether it is safe to continue services there.
  • 2014-03-31 15:43:17
    Nazi Gurlitt family may be hoarding more artwork
    The trove of artworks stolen by the Nazis and allegedly hoarded away by art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt could be larger than previously thought after Austrian officials confirmed the discovery of a third house in Austria belonging to the family.

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First hybrid buses in Vienna
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Businesses look to boost trade with Pakistan
Austrian businessmen are increasingly looking to Pakistan as an attractive place to do business, according to an Austrian representative speaking in the Pakistani city of Karachi yesterday.

Playful panda bear cubs at Schoenbrunn Zoo
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Michael Glawogger dies whilst filming in Africa
The Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died whilst filming his latest documentary in Africa. He was 54-years-old.

Deal struck with America Movil over Telekom Austrian ownership
Telecom Austria will receive a 1 billion EUR boost in capital after the Austrian state agreed a deal yesterday with Mexican telecoms company America Movil to combine their shares in a co-ownership agreement.

What is on at Burg Kino this week? (25 April - 1 May)

This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:

Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.

What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:

Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
Russia could soon begin constructing their South Stream gas pipeline in Austria after meetings were held this week with Gazprom.

Poacher in Vienna shoots five deer with bow and arrow
A poacher is suspected to have killed five animals in Vienna using a bow and arrow, a hunting weapon that is forbidden throughout Austria.


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