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Hitler's home to become a holocaust museum
Hitler's birthplace in Braunau. Photo: Wikimedia

Hitler's home to become a holocaust museum

Hitlet's two-storey childhood home has been the subject of much debate over the years, and now Austrian authorities have approved a new scheme. The house in the Upper Austrian town of Braunau am Inn will be turned into a museum called the "House of Responsibility." READ  

Colombian woman stole from Austrian banks
Court exterior. Photo: APA

Colombian woman stole from Austrian banks

A Colombian con artist who distracted bank employees in Austria and stole cash amounting to €184,000 has been sentenced to two years in prison. READ  

Pro-jihad video 'from Bad Gastein'
Bad Gastein seems an unlikely location for a pro-jihad video. Photo: Usien

Pro-jihad video 'from Bad Gastein'

Austria’s Federal Agency for State Protection is currently reviewing what appears to be a pro-jihad video, which was posted on Youtube on July 28th, and is thought to have been shot in the picturesque spa town Bad Gastein, in Salzburg. READ  

Army cuts 'affecting disaster relief'
An Alouette III helicopter. Photo: BUNDESHEER/MACHER

Army cuts 'affecting disaster relief'

The chief of Austria’s Air Support Command, Brigadier Andreas Putz, has warned that the government’s austerity measures are having a negative effect on disaster relief. READ  

Austrian Special Forces storm 'wrong door'
Cobra - Austrian police special forces. Photo: APA

Austrian Special Forces storm 'wrong door'

An innocent man in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, had a rude and alarming awakening last week when an Austrian Special Forces police team broke down his apartment door at 6am, and woke him at gunpoint. READ  

Octogenarians behaving badly in Austria
Not one of the disgraceful aged. Photo: Thomas Bjørkan

Octogenarians behaving badly in Austria

With the increasing amount of people living into their 80's and beyond, it's not surprising that a few old-timers occasionally exhibit behaviour we don't normally associate with the elderly. The Local takes a look at a few recent examples. READ  

German leads Tyrol police on 100km chase
Police patrol car. Photo: APA/Gindl

German leads Tyrol police on 100km chase

A 36-year-old German man led Austrian police on a wild chase on Thursday night, of around 100km on the motorway, through five districts in Tyrol’s Inn valley. READ  

Austrian GDP revised from 1.6 to 0.9 percent
OeNB head Ewald Nowotny. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Austrian GDP revised from 1.6 to 0.9 percent

The Austrian national bank (OeNB) has revised its expectations for gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year from 1.6 percent to 0.9. READ  

Germanwings strike over but disruption continues
Germanwings plane. Photo: APA

Germanwings strike over but disruption continues

Germanwings pilots have ended their six-hour strike which grounded 116 flights and up to 15,000 passengers of Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings on Friday. READ  

54 explosive shells found on Austrian rail line
A shell found in Lake Neusiedl. Photo: Burgenland National Police Directorate/APA

54 explosive shells found on Austrian rail line

Fifty-four explosive shells dating from World War II have been discovered on a railway line in Burgenland. READ  

Features
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  

My Austrian Career
'You're just trying to get a sentence out'
Kate Gaines with Mozart.

'You're just trying to get a sentence out'

Kate Gaines is a 35-year-old clarinettist and music teacher from Kentucky, USA, who has been teaching at the Danube International School in Vienna for three years. She spoke to The Local about the challenges and joys of working abroad. READ  

Happiness 'about making right choices'
Happiness is... Photo: APA

Happiness 'about making right choices'

Can happiness be learned? And can you measure how happy certain people are? An international conference in Innsbruck is looking at these questions. READ  

JobTalk Austria
Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt
Looking for jobs. File photo: APA

Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt

So you're looking for a job in Austria, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explains how to get ahead in the job game. READ  

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper
An Augustin vendor. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper

Have you ever been asked to buy an Augustin paper at one of Vienna’s train stations, or whilst sitting at a cafe, and wondered about the story of the person trying to sell it to you? Or been annoyed when they wouldn’t take no for an answer? READ  

From our other editions:
Swiss pick Swedes as ideal neighbours
Two-thirds of the Swiss surveyed would choose Sweden as their neighbour. Photo: Florian Prischl

Swiss pick Swedes as ideal neighbours

Despite launching a campaign to help Chinese people tell the difference between them, it turns out Switzerland and Sweden feel akin after all. Swiss people would rather have the nation of Ikea and ABBA as their neighbour than any other EU country, according to a new survey. READ  

Greens boss films ice challenge with cannabis
Cem Özdemir empties a bucket of water over his head next to a cannabis plant. Photo: Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Greens boss films ice challenge with cannabis

What looked like just another ALS ice bucket challenge video has become a political statement after the leader of Germany's Green Party Cem Özdemir confirmed he filmed his clip next to a cannabis plant. READ  

Nervous student causes manhunt in Copenhagen
Police responded to the report of a suspicious man aboard a train in Copenhagen. Photo: Claus Bech/Scanpix

Nervous student causes manhunt in Copenhagen

Armed police officers searched throughout the city for a man reported as behaving suspiciously on the train. After finding him it turns out he was "completely clean". READ  

Ice Bucket Challenge
Man hurt as friend swaps ice bucket for plane
"They obviously miscalculated how much water it was," the head of the skydiving company located at the scene of the accident told The Local. File Photo: Pedro Armestre/AFP

Man hurt as friend swaps ice bucket for plane

UPDATED: A Belgian man has been seriously injured after his pilot friend dropped 1,500 litres (396 gallons) of water on him from a fire-fighting plane as part of a failed Ice Bucket Challenge. READ  

Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'
A passenger was reportedly forced off an American Airlines plane because he smelled. Photo: Vincent Desjardins/Flickr

Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'

An investigation is underway to see whether American Airlines may be guilty of discrimination after a passenger from Paris claims he was forced off a plane because he smelled. The airline denies the allegation. READ  

Refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food
Refugees at a centre in Italy protest against their "pasta and tomato sauce" diet. Photo: Russell James Smith

Refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food

A protest held by refugees against “monotonous” Italian food was “excessive”, especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organization told The Local. READ  

Mohammed is most popular name in Oslo
Photo: Group of multiethnic babies Shutterstock

Mohammed is most popular name in Oslo

For the first time in the capital city's history, Mohammed is the most common name for boys and men, said a study on Thursday. READ  

Ten injured at Malmö anti-Nazi demonstration
Police on horseback charge into the crowd in Malmö during the counter demonstration on August 23rd 2014. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT

Ten injured at Malmö anti-Nazi demonstration

A planned manifestation against the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes spiralled out of control on Saturday in Malmö as police and protesters clashed leading to several injuries. READ  

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