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Austrian border control under discussion
Photo: APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

Austrian border control under discussion

Austrian People's Party chairman, Reinhold Mitterlehner, sees the proposal by several governors to stem the current influx of refugees through the introduction of temporary border controls as a "cry for help". READ  

Zombies run free in St. Pölten
Photo: APA (Oczeret)

Zombies run free in St. Pölten

St. Pölten's -- and possibly Austria's -- first successful zombie run took place on Saturday, with 9,000 visitors taking part. READ  

Vienna students protest FPÖ appointment
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Vienna students protest FPÖ appointment

A large group of students gathered at Vienna University on Thursday afternoon to protest against the controversial appointment of 21 year-old Maximilian Krauss (FPÖ) as Deputy President of the City School Council. READ  

Massive cross unveiled in Tirol
Photo: APA/ANDREAS LANGREITER

Massive cross unveiled in Tirol

A gigantic 30 metre high and 19 metre wide cross was officially unveiled on Thursday in the Tyrolean lowlands by Governor Günther Platter (ÖVP). READ  

700 election monitors to watch Ukraine's election
Monitors from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine during a briefing. Photo: OSCE/Evgeniy Maloletka

700 election monitors to watch Ukraine's election

Nearly 700 OSCE observers will monitor Ukraine's key parliamentary vote on October 26, the pan-European security body said on Friday, as it opened an election observer office in Kiev, according to a report from Agence France-Presse. READ  

Muslim community unites against jihadists
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Muslim community unites against jihadists

Salzburg's Islamic community is deeply disturbed by the case of two young men from Pinzgau, who are suspected to have traveled to Syria in mid-August as jihadists. READ  

Tank shells found in Leopoldstadt
PHOTO: POLICE

Tank shells found in Leopoldstadt

Three tank shells were discovered in Vienna's second district during construction works on Wednesday afternoon. READ  

Councillors resign over film with Nazi symbols
The controversial scene

Councillors resign over film with Nazi symbols

Two Burgenland ÖVP councillors who appeared surrounded by Nazi memorabilia in Ulrich Seidl's new documentary feature, In The Basement, have resigned. READ  

Free Wi-Fi for Vienna public transport
PHOTO: WIENER LINIEN

Free Wi-Fi for Vienna public transport

From 2015, all key junctions of Vienna's public transport system will offer free internet access. READ  

Vienna doctor sentenced for stalking
Photo: APA

Vienna doctor sentenced for stalking

A 54 year-old Viennese doctor was sentenced to seven months conditional imprisonment in the Criminal Court on Thursday for stalking his ex-girlfriend and their daughters. READ  

Features
Leaving Vienna on the last train to England
Photo: Walter Schaub-Walzer

Leaving Vienna on the last train to England

Jaques Broch was eight years old when he left Vienna in 1939, on the last train to England. READ  

Health
Austrians still love to smoke
File photo: APA

Austrians still love to smoke

Austrians loathe giving up cigarettes and the statistics prove this out. According to Mr. Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, the Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance, Austrians are smoking more than ever before, an increase driven mainly by younger smokers entering the market. READ  

Op Ed.
Why Austria wants a divorce from Germany
Statue of Aenus. Photo: Lynne Hand/Flickr

Why Austria wants a divorce from Germany

Our regular columnist, The Curmudgeon, considers Scottish independence, and wonders why Austria hasn't declared independence from Germany yet. READ  

My Austrian Career
'A love of learning was vital'
Amanda enjoying the snow.

'A love of learning was vital'

American Amanda K. moved to Vienna in June 2013 to pursue her graduate studies. As well as studying, she works at Gymboree Play & Music, a private childcare company which offers parents in Vienna the chance to spend more time with their young children in a specially-tailored environment. READ  

Austrian of the week
Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform
Michael Spindelegger. Photo: APA/Schlager

Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform

Former Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger resigned on Tuesday after eight months in the role, over differences within the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) over how to overhaul Austria's tax system and reduce its debt. What will his legacy be? READ  

From our other editions:
Football club fires masseuse over sex video
FC Lenzburg team: "We could not fire half the team." Photo: FC Lenzburg

Football club fires masseuse over sex video

The masseuse for the Lenzburg football club, a second division team from the canton of Aargau, was fired following a sex scandal, a newspaper reported on Monday. READ  

Netflix launches in Germany (in English too)
Some of the cast of Orange is the New Black at a photocall in Mexico. Photo: DPA

Netflix launches in Germany (in English too)

UPDATE: TV streaming service Netflix opened its virtual doors in Germany on Tuesday in the face of stiff competition from existing players. Users will be able to watch hit shows and movies in English on the German service. READ  

Booth's view
Denmark's national dish is a tasteless gimmick
The food and agriculture minister, Dan Jørgensen, wants Danes to pick a national dish. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Denmark's national dish is a tasteless gimmick

Agriculture Minister Dan Jørgensen wants Danes to pick a national dish but columnist Michael Booth argues that not only should the minister have more important things to tend to, the proposed options don't reflect true eating habits. READ  

Spanish cops extort Saudi Prince in Ibiza
Abdullah bin Mosaad is a famous Saudi Prince and leading silk paper tycoon who spends many of his summer holidays in Ibiza. Photo:Tarawneh/Wikimedia, Sonia Gaitan/AFP

Spanish cops extort Saudi Prince in Ibiza

Two Spanish Civil Guard officers have been arrested by their colleagues after they extorted €8,000 ($10,300) from a famous Saudi Prince’s secretary who wanted to fly out of the holiday island with €50,000 in cash. READ  

Air France pilots' strike expected to get worse
An Air France pilot strike was causing chaos on Monday. Photo: AFP

Air France pilots' strike expected to get worse

Sixty percent of Air France's flights are slated to be cancelled on Tuesday, up from 50 percent on Monday, due to a pilots' strike that is expected to continue until at least Friday. Stranded passengers were already stacking up at airports. READ  

American tourists caught with Pompeii relic
The American tourists allegedly stole an artefact from Pompeii weighing 30kg. Photos: Il Mattino

American tourists caught with Pompeii relic

Two American tourists were caught at Rome’s Fiumicino airport with a 30kg artefact from the ruins of Pompeii stashed in their luggage. READ  

Photo: Baby cliff edge shocker in Norway
This baby faced a drop of 600 meters while crawling on the edge of Pulpit Rock in Ryfylke. Photo: Fred Sirevåg / NTB scanpix

Photo: Baby cliff edge shocker in Norway

A hillwalker in one of Norway's most popular tourist spots captured the chilling moment a baby was left to pose for his parents just centimeters from death on Sunday. READ  

National
Sweden protests over Russian plane incursions
A Gripen plane was scrambled to see off the Russian planes. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Sweden protests over Russian plane incursions

UPDATED: Sweden has summoned the Russian Ambassador for a dressing down after two Russian planes violated Swedish airspace last week. READ  

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