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Austria recalls diplomats from Libya
A recent satellite photo shows smoke from fires near the airport. Photo: European Space Imaging

Austria recalls diplomats from Libya

The Austrian government has recalled its diplomatic staff from Libya in light of the deteriorating security situation in the country. READ  

Health
Austrian biotech firm's Parkinson's vaccine
Michael J. Fox. Photo: Paul Hudson/Creative Commons

Austrian biotech firm's Parkinson's vaccine

An Austrian company has developed a potentially viable vaccine for early-stage Parkinson's disease. The treatment, which is designed to slow or even stop progression of the disease, has undergone a Phase I clinical trial, from which data will be released on Thursday in New York. READ  

More housing sought for asylum seekers
Mikl-Leitner and Klug discussing asylum arrangements. Photo: APA (Schlager)

More housing sought for asylum seekers

Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) says that existing quarters for asylum seekers will be extended and private quarters will be rented to house the flood of refugees coming into Austria. READ  

Trio abscond with 115 tons of stolen meat
Pork chops. Photo: Wikiphoto/Wikihow

Trio abscond with 115 tons of stolen meat

Three men have been arrested for a scheme whereby they regularly stole frozen pork, which was transported across a border for resale in Slovenia. READ  

Murder trial after brothel stabbing
The accused in court. Photo: APA/HERBERT PFARRHOFER

Murder trial after brothel stabbing

A punter who got into a fight with a prostitute in Vienna is on trial for attempted murder after stabbing a security guard at a brothel in Favoriten. READ  

Over 800 police deployed for right-wing march
Police at the right-wing march in May. Photo: APA/Pfarrhofer

Over 800 police deployed for right-wing march

Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) has revealed that 878 police officers were deployed at a demonstration organised by a right-wing group called Die Identitaere Bewegung (The Identity Movement) in May. READ  

UN marks first day against human trafficking
Children's choir helps mark the UN day against modern slavery. Photo: Paul Gillingwater

UN marks first day against human trafficking

The United Nations in Vienna is marking the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons with an event at the Vienna International Centre. READ  

43-year-old farm labourer killed by bull
Photo: APA (Archiv/dpa)

43-year-old farm labourer killed by bull

A 43-year-old worker on a farm in Mooshuben in Steiermark was found dead on Tuesday morning by two neighbours after he went to retrieve a bull which had broken out of its pasture. READ  

Conchita Wurst
Conchita: Every day is like a birthday
Conchita Wurst. Photo: APA/HANS KLAUS TECHT

Conchita: Every day is like a birthday

Two and a half months ago Austria’s bearded lady, Conchita Wurst, won the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. The Austrian Press Agency has spoken with the drag entertainer about her success, her plans to leave Austria one day, and her ideas for next year’s Song Contest. READ  

Vienna's Hotel Sans Souci most 'gay friendly'
One of the suites at the Hotel Sans Souci. Photo: Hotel Sans Souci

Vienna's Hotel Sans Souci most 'gay friendly'

Vienna’s Hotel Sans Souci has been voted as one of the most gay-friendly in Europe, alongside hotels in Paris, London, and Istanbul. READ  

Features
My Austrian career
'I came for a boy and stayed for the lifestyle'
Photo: Carly Hulls

'I came for a boy and stayed for the lifestyle'

Carly Hulls is a 27-year-old Australian, who works for an online travel agency and is based in Vienna. She talked to The Local about what brought her to Austria. READ  

A carnivore explores vegan Vienna
All Photos: Gareth Smith

A carnivore explores vegan Vienna

Confirmed carnivore and The Local's resident food writer Gaz Smith decides to cross to the dark side, and explores some of Vienna's vegan restaurants. He was pleasantly surprised by what he found. READ  

My Austrian career
'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'
Photo: Nick Schwarz

'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'

Nick Schwarz, a 23-year-old from Portland, Oregon, is a reporter for the current affairs programme Reality Check, at FM4 radio in Vienna. The Local talked to him about why he came to Austria. READ  

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu
A Zanoni & Zanoni ice cream bar in Vienna. Photo: Zanoni

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu

After a month in Vienna one thing in particular stands out for American journalism student Gretchen Henderson, as she writes for The Local. READ  

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna
Protesters outside the Hofburg. Photo: Kim Traill

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna

Every Thursday lunchtime for the past several months, a small but determined group of Ukrainians has been gathering outside the head office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at Vienna's Hofburg. READ  

From our other editions:

Red Cross officially declares Ukraine civil war

The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday that it considered Ukraine to be in a state of civil war, urging both sides to respect the laws of conflict as civilians bear the brunt. READ  

German of the Week
Should we all get €12,000 a year?
Martin Bohmeyer has not worked for money in six months. Photo: DPA

Should we all get €12,000 a year?

What would happen if everyone was suddenly paid €1,000 a month with no strings attached? "Let's try it," says Michael Bohmeyer, who raised the money through crowdfunding and will now experiment with the idea of a basic income for one year. READ  

VIDEO: Denmark's 'crazy terrifying' ride goes viral
The view down. Screenshot: Theme Park Review/YouTube

VIDEO: Denmark's 'crazy terrifying' ride goes viral

In just over a week, nearly two million YouTube viewers have taken a virtual ride on the Sky Tower at Aarhus's Tivoli Friheden. READ  

Magaluf 'oral sex' bar shut down
Playhouse club and Carnage Magaluf (not pictured), the firm organizing the bar crawl, will also have to pay a €55,000 fine. File Photo: Jaime Reina/AFP

Magaluf 'oral sex' bar shut down

A nightclub in the notorious Spanish holiday resort of Magaluf in Majorca has been forced to close for a year by local authorities following a sex-for-drinks scandal which made international headlines. READ  

Plane with 51 French on board 'crashes in Mali'
The latest map released by officials in Burkina Faso, showing the presumed site where the plane is believed to have come down. Photo: Airport of Ougadougou

Plane with 51 French on board 'crashes in Mali'

An Air Algérie-operated flight carrying 116 people on board, including 51 French nationals, is believed to have crashed in Mali on Thursday. There have been unconfirmed reports that the wreckage of the plane has been found. READ  

Italian prison blasted over inmate 'happy hour'
The prison guards' union said a catering service and alcohol were offered to inmates. Happy hour photo: Shutterstock

Italian prison blasted over inmate 'happy hour'

A row has erupted in Milan over prison staff allegedly organizing regular "happy hour" nights for inmates, complete with alcohol and external guests, Italian media reported on Wednesday. READ  

Day 2: Norway terror warnings
Top government officials in Oslo react to the terror alert. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB Scanpix

Day 2: Norway terror warnings

UPDATED: Norway's nuclear facilities and a Jewish Museum in Oslo are the latest security closures amid the imminent terror threat to Norway announced on Thursday. READ  

Floods replace Swedish heatwave
The Viking Lines ferry pictured was ripped away from the dock as a result of the storm. Per Gustavsson / TT

Floods replace Swedish heatwave

The Swedish summer was washed away on Sunday as thunderstorms caused chaos in Stockholm, including torrents of water flooding down stairways at metro stations. READ  

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