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  • 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.
  • 2014-03-31 14:38:07
    Austria authorises final negotiations over Telekom Austria
    Negotiations between Telekom Austria's state holding company and America Movil have been given the go ahead by Austria, kicking off weeks of discussions over the details of a syndicate pact that would pool together the shares held by both companies in the telecoms firm.

  • 2014-03-31 14:45:31
    Viennas Red Ribbon Concert fights HIV and AIDS
    A classical concert that will open Vienna's Life Ball weekend in May 2014 will feature performances from opera singer Anna Netrebko and other world famous artists.
  • 2014-03-28 13:01:40
    Vienna to introduce free after school tuition for all school pupils
    The City of Vienna is planning to offer free private lessons for school pupils in the city's schools to save families an estimated 600 Euro per child.
  • 2014-03-28 12:55:56
    Telekom Austria pact could be agreed today
    The state holding company that holds shares in Telekom Austria is expected to agree a contract with telecoms company America Movil over the pooling of shares today and move forward to the finalising stage.
  • 2014-03-28 12:57:10
    Bed-Ridden OAPs Shock Over Speeding Fine
    Disabled Italian pensioner Filippo Pagano, 82, is refusing to pay a 60 GBP fine from neighbouring Austria after they accused him of having driven at 60mph in a 40mph zone despite the fact his three-wheeled car has a top speed of 30, and he hasn't left the country since he was 20.

  • 2014-03-28 11:12:45
    Trucks banned from the left lane
    Truck drivers are to be banned from using the leftmost lane on motorways in Austria if their vehicle weighs over 7.5 tonnes after a new driving law was unanimously voted in yesterday.
  • 2014-03-27 14:49:51
    Further 180 Gurlitt paintings found in Salzburg
    A further 180 paintings have been found in the Salzburg home of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer who made headlines in 2012 when a hoard of artwork was discovered by tax inspectors in his Munich flat.
  • 2014-03-27 14:51:39
    Gay couple turned down by wedding venue
    A gay couple who found their dream location to tie the knot were disappointed when the wedding venue refused to allow them to book it because the owner did not like the fact that the couple are gay - despite advertising their venue with a quote from gay married musician Elton John.
  • 2014-03-27 14:52:58
    Vienna Vikings call for cheerleaders
    The Cheerleading squad for the American football team Vikings Vienna are holding try outs in April as they search for new recruits.

  • 2014-03-27 13:54:53
    Austrias bearded lady battles against Armenian Eurovision Rival
    A war of words has broken out between Austria's bearded lady entry for the Eurovision Song Contest and an Armenian singer after he described her as "abnormal" and "unsuitable to take part in the event".
  • 2014-03-27 13:57:22
    Google Play vouchers in Austria
    Google has announced that Google Play gift cards are coming soon to shops in Austria, allowing people to buy vouchers of denominations 15 EUR, 25 EUR, and 50 EUR.
  • 2014-03-26 16:41:32
    Archive of Austrian resistance gets a new boss with fresh ideas
    The new head of an Austrian archive that documented the resistance and persecution of people in the Second World War is hoping to bring the unique historical collection into the 21st Century.
  • 2014-03-26 15:12:41
    Protected eagle species shot down
    The shooting down of an imperial eagle in Burgenland whose species is rarely seen in Austria has angered bird conservationists in the state.

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OAP Hunts Down THIS Hit And Run Cyclist
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Property price rise continues
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Free Staff For One Person Companies - But Only In NÖ
Since the beginning of the year one-man-companies, the so called "Ein-Personen-Unternehmen" in Lower Austria have been entitled to help in the form of a free assistant.

What is on at Burg Kino this week? (18 April - 24 April)

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

Austria Accused Of Ignoring Giant Nazi Swastika
A huge swastika that has scarred the walls of an Austrian castle for the past 80 years is still on view despite breaching strict postwar rules banning all Nazi symbols.


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