Wednesday, 11. December 2013
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This delivery driver in eastern China was stuck with a hefty fine - when he used kitchen clingfilm to repair his shattered windscreen.
Courier Sun We - from Changzhou, Jiangsu province - told police he had no time to take the van to a garage for a proper replacement.
So he bought rolls of clingfilm and taped them over the cracks.
"It was quite safe. I'd punched a hole through the plastic so I could see out," Sun told unimpressed police, who fined him 250 GBP and confiscated the vehicle until it is repaired.
Coalition deal expected to be announced in days
A coalition deal for Austria is likely to be struck in the coming days following productive negotiations between the country's two big political parties over divisive issues such as tax breaks.
Talks over Iran nuclear programme progress in Vienna
Talks in Vienna over the terms of a interim agreement about Iran's nuclear programme are not expected to produce a start date for the country's six month pause on activity.
Austria holds up EU talks to combat tax evasion
Efforts to combat tax fraud and evasion in Europe have been held up by the Austrian finance minister as he will not agree to reforms to increase transparent tax reporting.
Economy grows in third quarter
The Austrian economy had flourished in the third quarter following three months of languishing growth according to the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO).
Worlds Biggest Edible Xmas Decoration
The world's biggest edible Christmas decoration has gone on display at an Advent market in Austria.
Graz architect firm wins competition
The architect firm Bramberger from Graz has won a competition to build a new campus in the city of Vallach in Carinthia.
Prisoners At Fritzl Prison Brew Own Alcoholic Punch
Prisoners at Austria's most high security prison where incest monster Josef Fritzl is serving his life sentence brewed more than 100 pints of Christmas punch - without guards noticing.
A win against Austria Vienna could put Zenit through to next round
A win against Austria Vienna tomorrow could see Zenit St Petersburg through to the next stage of the UEFA Championship League.
Reducing government control in Austrian Post could attract investors
Reducing the government stake in the Austrian Post may make it easier to trade and spark investor interest, analysts have suggested
What´s on at the Burg Kino cinema this week (13 December – 19 December)
The following films are on at the English language Burg Kino cinema on the Opernring between November 13th and December 19th.
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