• Austria edition
 
Grand Rapids hollers back to Kapfenberg
From the Youtube video showing dancing priests in the streets of Kapfenberg. Photo: Youtube

Grand Rapids hollers back to Kapfenberg

A US town which inspired an Austrian town to emulate its success with a music video which is going viral has acknowledged the tribute. READ  

Catch a London cab to a ski holiday in Austria
Photo: Visit Austria

Catch a London cab to a ski holiday in Austria

Austrian tourism bosses have been busy promoting skiing holidays by offering a quiz in the back of a London taxi. READ  

Pensioner acted as decoy to catch conman
Police released an image of the 19-year-old suspect. Photo: Police

Pensioner acted as decoy to catch conman

A 19-year-old Polish man has been arrested for attempting to carry out a 'nephew scam' in Linz, after the 74-year-old he was trying to con acted as a decoy for the police. READ  

Vienna bans dangerous reptiles as pets
No longer deemed a suitable pet. Photo: Dbenbenn

Vienna bans dangerous reptiles as pets

From January 2015 people in Vienna will no longer be allowed to keep giant snakes, spiders, scorpions and the like as pets. READ  

Traffickers force trio into prostitution in Styria
File photo: APA/Fohringer

Traffickers force trio into prostitution in Styria

A group of Romanian human traffickers have been arrested for forcing three young woman into prostitution against their will. READ  

Migration
Serbians lead in new residence permits
Residence card for Austria. Photo: APA (Archiv/BMI)

Serbians lead in new residence permits

According to a Eurostats report issued on Wednesday, Austria has granted the most residence permits to citizens from Serbia, followed by Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina. READ  

Schönbrunn Zoo celebrates 'ugly' babies
Photo: Schönbrunn/Daniel Zupanc

Schönbrunn Zoo celebrates 'ugly' babies

Could these be the ugliest babies to be born at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo? The four baby naked mole-rats, also known as sand puppies, are "certainly not the most beautiful, but are one of the most exciting animals," according to zoo director Dagmar Schratter. READ  

SF Binge for Krampus
Star Wars to play for two weeks solid
Krampus about to capture an errant child. Photo: Лобачев Владимир / Wikimedia

Star Wars to play for two weeks solid

A German satellite TV channel has announced that it will be broadcasting Star Wars films continuously, 24 hours a day, for two weeks starting on December 1st. READ  

Snow causes chaos in western Austria
A lorry on the A10 near the Tauern tunnel. Photo: APA/Gindl

Snow causes chaos in western Austria

Winter has come early to western Austria, leaving hundreds of homes without electricity on Wednesday night. Snow and rainfall also caused numerous problems on roads, and is expected to continue until Thursday evening. READ  

Drunk driver (14) caught after police chase
Photo: APA (Webpic)

Drunk driver (14) caught after police chase

Klagenfurt police reported an incident in the early hours of Thursday morning in which they noticed a vehicle travelling without lights. READ  

Features
Vienna's €19 billion ‘Hypotopia’ city
Photo: APA/ARMIN WALCHER

Vienna's €19 billion ‘Hypotopia’ city

A group of students has constructed a model city for 102,574 inhabitants in one of Vienna’s main squares – as a form of protest against the taxpayer-funded bailout of the Hypo Alpe Adria bank for the sum of €19 billion. READ  

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise
A traditional Vienna coffee house with ashtrays at every table. Photo: APA

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise

A group of medical specialists has launched a Don’t Smoke campaign in Austria which will petition for a comprehensive smoking ban and greater protection for non-smokers. READ  

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht
Dirndl and Lederhosen from Wülde-Hoamat. Photo: Mario Zach

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht

More than six million people will attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich - the world’s biggest beer festival - and many of them will dress in traditional Tracht such as Dirndls, or Lederhosen. READ  

Father of psychiatry
Sigmund Freud. Photo: File

Father of psychiatry

Even before Sigmund Freud fled Hitler on the Orient Express from Vienna in June 1938, the father of psychoanalysis and his ideas about sex, dreams and cocaine divided opinion in the Austrian capital. READ  

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  

From our other editions:
Red faces at Migros over Hitler coffee cream pots
Photo: AFP

Red faces at Migros over Hitler coffee cream pots

Swiss retailer Migros apologized on Wednesday for what it said was a string of errors which put coffee cream with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini in cafes in the Alpine country. READ  

Satirist lives the dream on EU gravy train
Sonneborn in the EU Parliament. Photo: DPA

Satirist lives the dream on EU gravy train

Martin Sonneborn can’t believe his luck. The German comedian, leader of the political party “Die Partei”, managed to get elected to the European Parliament in May, and has found himself overwhelmed with fresh material. READ  

Denmark's central bank to stop producing money
The outsourcing of banknote and coin production will result in 100 million kroner in savings, the bank said. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark's central bank to stop producing money

With more and more people paying with credit cards and their smartphones, Denmark’s central bank Nationalbanken says it no longer pays to print banknotes or mint coins. READ  

Wild weather
Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands
The autumn storm saw businesses and garages flooded while landslides caused road closures. Screen grab: YouTube/Agustin Cabeza

Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands

Heavy rain caused chaos in the Canary Island city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Sunday with one woman dying after she found herself trapped underneath a parked car during flash flooding. READ  

Fear of 'armed clowns' grips northern France
Reports of armed clown attacks have sparked a panic in Northern France. Photo: Shutterstock

Fear of 'armed clowns' grips northern France

UPDATED: There was both panic - and a good deal of skepticism - in several small towns in northern France this week after students reported they had been followed or threatened by an armed clown in three separate incidents. READ  

'Italy is the real sick man of Europe'
An article in The Spectator speaks about Italy being a "very European tragedy".Italy photo: Shutterstock

'Italy is the real sick man of Europe'

Italy comes under scrutiny in this week's edition of the British political magazine, The Spectator, with a front front cover saying "Arrivederci, Italy" and an article that speaks about a "very European tragedy". READ  

Norway's 'killer robot' technology under fire
Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide under fire about new autonomous missile technology. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Norway's 'killer robot' technology under fire

The Norwegian government is set to develop a new controversial robot-controlled missile for its fighter jets, but faces opposition from MPs and peace organizations claiming the technology may break international law. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

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