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The fungi farm that turns plastic into food
The Fungi Mutarium. Photo: Paris Tsitsos

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food

An Austrian design duo have come up with a way to break down waste plastic and turn it into a nutritious food that humans can eat. READ  

The godparents helping refugees feel at home
A young refugee from Syria. Photo: UNHCR/S Baldwin

The godparents helping refugees feel at home

More and more refugees are arriving in Austria, including unaccompanied children from Afghanistan. While their basic needs are being met, they often struggle to become integrated into Austrian society. The Local's François Badenhorst met with Connecting People, a non-profit working to help these children and young adults. READ  

Waiting to be smuggled into Austria
Photo: UNHCR/McKinsey

Waiting to be smuggled into Austria

Asadullah, a 23-year-old Afghan man, wears a broad smile that belies his circumstances. Shivering in an abandoned brick factory, he waits to be smuggled across the nearby border into Hungary, gateway to his real destination – Austria. READ  

Facing up to death over coffee and cake
Photo: Shutterstock

Facing up to death over coffee and cake

Vienna seems to have cafes for everything these days - Internet, cats, breakfast and writers - but earlier this year saw the opening of the first Death Cafe. Freelance journalist Maddy French went along to check it out. READ  

A slice of Austria in Oakhurst, CA
Erna Kubin-Clanin at Chateau du Sureau. Photo: Terrance L. Reimer

A slice of Austria in Oakhurst, CA

Austrian travel journalist Bettina Gordon found a surprisingly delightful slice of Austrian life in the town of Oakhurst in northern California - at the Chateau du Sureau. READ  

Austrian surgeon saves Ukrainian lives
Univ. Prof. Dr. Werner Girsch operating in Kiev. Photo: Ukraine Today

Austrian surgeon saves Ukrainian lives

Prof. Werner Girsch of the Speising Orthopedic Hospital in Vienna traveled to Kiev to operate on wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Volodymyr Solohub and Artem Bahrov filed this report from Kiev for Ukraine Today. READ  

Tales of Couchsurfing in Vienna
New friends: Francois and Gabi. Photo: F. Badenhorst

Tales of Couchsurfing in Vienna

Francois Badenhorst writes about his experience of finding a place to stay in Vienna using Couchsurfing - a hospitality exchange network for young globetrotters. READ  

Nuclear incidents highlighted in Vienna
Photo: Shutterstock

Nuclear incidents highlighted in Vienna

When a nuclear bomb landed in the Gregg yard in South Carolina in 1958, it left a big crater, killed a few chickens, caused the family minor injuries and wrecked their Chevrolet. READ  

Op-ed.
The Congress of Vienna revisited
Photo: Nicolas Louis Francois Gosse

The Congress of Vienna revisited

Professor Dominique Moisi wonders why the bicentennial of the Congress of Vienna is being all but ignored. READ  

Editorial
Once again: Vienna at heart of global crisis
Photo: APA (epa)

Once again: Vienna at heart of global crisis

In this editorial, The Local's Paul Gillingwater argues that a new great European war may have just indirectly been triggered by events at OPEC in Austria - for the third time. READ  

My Austrian Career
'Creating community is key to my business'
Beate McLatchie. Photo: Bali Yoga Wien

'Creating community is key to my business'

Beate McLatchie is originally from Innsbruck, Austria but moved to Bali in 1992 and spent over 20 years there, raising a family, running a yoga and wellness company and building villas. She has now returned to Vienna to set up a yoga studio and spoke to The Local about feeling like an expat in her own country. READ  

Shoah survivors' family return to Vienna
Paula Arnold (front row, 3rd from right) at the Chajes Gymnasium in Vienna, 1931. Photo: Dan Arnold

Shoah survivors' family return to Vienna

Daphna Amit (a translator) and her brother Dan Arnold (a tour guide) grew up speaking German in Binyamina, Israel. Their grandmother was Paula Arnold, an essayist, journalist and translator from Vienna, born in 1885. READ  

My Austrian Career
'Painting is a way of discovering myself'
Mikhail Evstafiev. Photo: Eric Gourlan

'Painting is a way of discovering myself'

Mikhail Evstafiev is a Russian artist, writer, journalist, and photographer, who has lived in Vienna for the past ten years. He was born in Moscow but has lived in many different places. He spoke to The Local about his new exhibition Lines of Life, and how Vienna has started to feel like home. READ  

92 percent of Austrians drink coffee
Photo: APA/dpa

92 percent of Austrians drink coffee

While Brits are known for drinking tea, a new survey released Tuesday shows that Austrians just love their coffee. READ  

Bears thinking about
Italian bears return to Austria's woods in force
Adult brown bear. File photo: APA

Italian bears return to Austria's woods in force

If Europeans go down to the woods today they might be in for a big surprise: bears. And in countries no longer used to big predators, it's no picnic. READ  

 
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