Friday, 06. December 2013
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A Banksy-style street artist caused outrage in Italy when he projected graffiti onto the Pope's St Peter's Basilica dome saying: "Wash Me."
Artist Iginio De Luca says he staged the stunt as a protest against the paedophile sex scandal that has engulfed the Catholic church.
The graffiti- saying Lava Mi in Italian - was lit up for more than an hour on Monday evening before it was taken down.
"I was suggesting that the Church should show it's kind, spiritual face rather than the greedy one that gives rise to these double standards," he explained.
Austrian business to visit Iran
Austrian businesses are eyeing up commercial prospects in Iran amid expectations that trade sanctions against the country imposed by the United States and the European Union will be relaxed.
Finissage for Outsider in a Box by Dwora Fried
Itís hard to believe that Dwora Fried ó a native Austrian with unruly, fiery red hair, a lesbian, world traveler, mother of four and daughter of a Holocaust survivor ó is able to create artwork just as complicated, dynamic and vivacious as herself, all within a wooden box thatís only 31 centimeters wide, 21 centimeters high and 8 centimeters deep.
Semmering Zauberberg Opens This Weekend
The long awaited ski start at Viennaís local ski resort Semmering Zauberberg kicks off this weekend when the pistes are opened for snow sports fans.
Meeting over oil production level held in Vienna
In a meeting behind closed doors in Austria this week, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain their target for oil barrel production at 30 million a day.
A scary week for children as Krampus goes on the hunt
Feeling scared is not something most children would associate with Christmastime, but in early December an evil Christmas spirit called Krampus gives Austrian children a very good reason to be wary.
Insurers encouraged to loan directly to big companies
Austrian insurers are being given access to additional revenue from early next year, when the country's markets watchdog will allow insurers to loan directly to big companies.
Bank Austria launches investigation into leaked data
Information published in the media about Bank Austria's history of speculative trading with public money has led the bank to launch an investigation into the leaking of customer data.
Austria sees biggest increase in property prices in Europe
Property in Austria has seen the highest rate of price growth in Europe since the Lehman brothers bank crashed, throwing the region and other countries housing markets into an economic downturn.
Austrian oil and gas industry report published
A report analysing the Austrian oil and gas markets between 2000 and 2005 has been made available on the Research and Markets website, a publishing platform for industry market research.
Acclaimed comedy show comes to Vienna
Vienna's English Theatre in the eighth district of the city is putting on two new shows in the new year, including one that may help to chase any post-Christmas blues away.
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