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Salzburg's 'silent disco' is too noisy

Salzberg - In what sounds rather like a contradiction in terms, a "silent disco" in Salzburg is in trouble for making too much noise. Apparently its stopping people from being able to sleep.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

31 Austrian bank accounts wiped out by Vietnamese pirates

Horn - The latest in ATM fraud has arisen in Horn, Lower Austria, as criminals operating from Vietnam use ATM skimming to wipe out the accounts of 31 bank users, including their overdrafts. They took more than 100,000 euros ($136,000) in cash.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Austrian newspaper in scandal over Photoshopped image

Österreich, a tabloid newspaper in Austria, was caught by one of its competitors over what they dub a "nasty piece of photojournalism." It seems they Photoshopped an image of two politicians in a breakfast meeting, which never actually happened.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Graz restaurateur builds realistic 'favela' to watch World Cup

Graz - When thinking of Brazil, people imagine parties, beaches, lovely weather, but for tens of millions of ordinary Brazilian people, the situation is way different. To raise awareness, a Graz man has built a "favela" for his clients to watch the World Cup.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Millionaire's body to be exhumed in inheritance dispute

Dornbirn - The body of a man who died in Vorarlberg, Austria back in 2007, leaving 10 million euros ($14 million) in his will, is to be exhumed for DNA testing, as another possible relative lays claim to the fortune.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Thousands demonstrate against Austria visit of Turkish PM

Vienna - As many as 10,000 people demonstrated in Vienna on Thursday against a visit by Turkey's strongman Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, organisers and police said.
In the Media by AFP

Former elite cop in court for armed robbery to aid charity

Vienna - In a case sounding similar to the story of Robin Hood, a former elite cop in the Viennese police special forces, was in court Tuesday to face charges for carrying out an armed robbery to allegedly finance a charitable aid project in Africa.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Package containing 4 kgs of gold left on doorstep in Austria

Graz - A delivery from Graz in Austria to Pforzheim in Germany went awry. Containing four kilograms of gold, with an estimated value of 76,000 euros, the package was then returned to sender and simply left on a doorstep.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Pigeons are, or have, a big problem in Vienna, Austria

Vienna - It seems that the city of Vienna has a problem with pigeons, or is it the pigeons that now have a problem with the city? Anyhow, if you feed a pigeon in Vienna you will now face a fine of 36 euros for your efforts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Actress Daryl Hannah in flight scare over Austria

Klagenfurt - It seems that Daryl Hannah, star of "Splash" and "Kill Bill," has always been afraid of flying, but is even more so now after a private jet she was traveling in lost cabin pressure 10 kilometers above Austria.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Eurovision win for Austria drag queen sparks anger in Russia

Moscow - Victory for Austria's bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politicians and stars on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Profits dip at Austrian banking giant RBI

Vienna - Austrian banking group Raiffeisen Bank International, which has a major presence in central and eastern Europe, said Thursday that net profit fell 20 percent in 2013 to 603 million euros ($831.2 million).The drop was due to higher provisioning for bad ...
In the Media by AFP

Austrian offers up 7,000 artworks to save DIY chain

Vienna - An Austrian businessman offered Monday to sell his renowned 7,000-work contemporary art collection to the state for 86 million euros ($118.5 million) to save his stricken international home improvement chain."My wife and I are ready to hand over the en...
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine oligarch freed on record 125-mn-euro bail in Austria

Vienna - Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash has been released from prison in Austria after paying a record 125 million euros ($172 million) in bail and promising not to leave the country, authorities said Friday."The bail was credited to the bank account of Vien...
In the Media by AFP

Fake Prince Harry cons Austrian floor layer

Vienna - A Facebook user posing as Britain's Prince Harry conned an Austrian floor layer out of nearly 30,000 euros after pretending to hire him for renovation work at Buckingham Palace, police said Saturday.The fake prince offered the workman a million-euro co...
In the Media by AFP

Austria prepares to extradite Ukraine oligarch to U.S.

Vienna - Austrian authorities said Friday that Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash has been placed in "extradition custody", the first step towards a possible extradition to the United States.Vienna district criminal court said that Firtash, a backer of ousted pr...
In the Media by AFP

Kardashian confronts tradition at elite Vienna ball

At 24, Olga Goreglyad is a veteran of society balls around Europe but her ambition will not be fulfilled until she dances on Thursday night as a debutante at Vienna's Opera Ball - something celebrity ...
In the Media by Georgina Prodhan (Reuters)

Austrian cross country skier Duerr tests positive for EPO

Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has apologized for the stupidity that saw him kicked out of the Sochi Winter Olympics after testing positive for performance-boosting EPO.
In the Media by Karolos Grohmann (Reuters)

Dujmovits, Karl eye break after breaking Austria's duck

Julia Dujmovits wants to party for a month and Benjamin Karl is hoping for a holiday in Egypt after they broke Austria's Extreme Park medal drought at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday.
In the Media by Nick Mulvenney (Reuters)

Austria should stand by Hypo creditors: Nowotny

Austria should not demand creditors of struggling state bank Hypo Alpe Adria <HAABI.UL> take a "haircut" on the debt, central bank head Ewald Nowotny said, contradicting the country's finance mi...
In the Media by Georgina Prodhan (Reuters)

Austria's Hypo at a crossroads

The fate of Austria's nationalized lender Hypo Alpe Adria could be a harsh reality check for banks and investors across Europe.
In the Media by Michael Shields and Andreas Kröner (Reuters)

Alpine skiing-Austrians say Vancouver pain is past

Austrian skiing officials have shrugged off the pain of Olympic failure since the last Winter Games and they are hoping Sochi will also help the media forget the nightmare of Vancouver.
In the Media by Alan Baldwin (Reuters)

Two Austrians get kidnap threats on eve of Games

Two Austrian competitors have received kidnap threats on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, heightening security concerns at the Games and triggering an investigation by
In the Media by Michael Shields and Keith Weir (Reuters)

Actor Maximilian Schell dead at 83

Vienna - Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for best actor for his role in the 1961 film "Judgment at Nuremberg", has died at the age of 83, his agent announced Saturday.
In the Media by Christophe Schmidt (AFP)

Warsaw exchange wants merger with Vienna by end 2014

Warsaw - The Warsaw stock exchange (WSE), central Europe's leading market, said Thursday it wanted to merge with the Vienna-based CEE Stock Exchange Group (CEESEG) by the end of the year.
In the Media by AFP

Video: Entire building turns into an interactive Rubik's Cube

Linz - A Spanish artist and designer has come up with what is probably the best interactive façade ever created. Now passersby can have a go at solving a larger-than-life Rubik's Cube in Linz, Austria.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

German retailers selling flawed vegetables at lower price

Under the brand "nobody is perfect", certain European retailers are now starting to sell "ugly" fruit and vegetables, that would normally be thrown away or used as animal feed. The produce is sold at a lower price, but the taste is exactly the same.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Austrian election features 80-year-old Canadian billionaire

Vienna - Opinion polls suggest that Chancellor Werner Faymann's Social Democratic Party (SPOe) together with the conservative People's Party(QeVP) will be able to retain the two party "Grand Coalition" to rule Austria with a majority for the next five years.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Austrian gunman shoots three officers and an emergency worker

Melk - Three police officers and one emergency worker were killed before the attacker barricaded himself in a farm house. The standoff is ongoing.
In the Media by Dragos Ilca

International tensions heat up over NSA leaker Snowden

In the continuing saga of “Where’s Edward" (Snowden), one of the most dramatic scenarios played out recently when a jet carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales had to make an unplanned stop in Vienna, Austria.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 4 comments
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Austrian flags waved at the Eurovision Song Contest
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Puzzle Facade software turns an entire building into a Rubik's Cube.
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Puzzle Facade software turns an entire building into a Rubik's Cube.
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Frank Stronach  is an Austrian and Canadian businessman and politician. He is the founder of Magna I...
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