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Vienna third among Europe's 'sootfree cities'
Vienna has a good network of cycling lanes. Photo: APA/FOHRINGER

Vienna third among Europe's 'sootfree cities'

Vienna ranks third among 23 major European cities for its efforts to fight air pollution, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) said on Tuesday. READ  

US financier Soros 'ready to invest in Ukraine'

US financier Soros 'ready to invest in Ukraine'

US financier George Soros has said he is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if the West promises to help the embattled country. READ  

Austria to turn off lights for Earth Hour
An image from Venice, during last year's Earth Hour. Photo: APA/epa

Austria to turn off lights for Earth Hour

Famous landmarks across Austria will go dark for an hour on Saturday evening, in an effort to raise awareness of climate change. READ  

Boom in Ukrainian asylum seekers
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Boom in Ukrainian asylum seekers

Austria saw a huge spike in Ukrainians applying for asylum in 2014, according to data released by Eurostat last week and analyzed by The Local. READ  

Study finds high level of 'microplastic' in Danube
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Study finds high level of 'microplastic' in Danube

The beautiful blue Danube may not be as clean as it looks. Austrian researchers who have been studying pollution in Europe’s second longest river say they found 80 kilograms of plastic particles in the water every day, in a project that documented for the first time the volume of 'microplastic' in the river. READ  

Greek exit mooted by German finance minister
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Greek exit mooted by German finance minister

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Friday a disorderly Greek exit from the eurozone could not be excluded if Athens fails to reach a deal with its international creditors. READ  

FPÖ man denies saying yes to Russian forum
Johann Gudenus. Photo: APA/Jaeger

FPÖ man denies saying yes to Russian forum

A senior politician from the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ), Johann Gudenus, is claiming that he never planned to join a gathering of far-right parties from across Europe at an International Russian Conservative Forum (IRCF) to be held in St. Petersburg on March 22nd. READ  

British paratrooper's rape trial delayed
Neustift is in the Stubaital valley, an area of ski resorts. Photo: Tirol.tl

British paratrooper's rape trial delayed

The trial of a British soldier who allegedly broke into a house in Tyrol in western Austria and sexually abused a six-year-old girl has been delayed whilst the defence seeks to get a psychiatrist’s report on the soldier’s state of mind at the time. READ  

Austria: 'No contact' with kidnapped oil workers
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Austria: 'No contact' with kidnapped oil workers

Austria's Foreign Ministry says it has been unable to contact the nine foreigners working for Austrian oil services company VAOS who were kidnapped in Libya on Friday. READ  

Jaguar 'plans first electric car in Austria'
Jaguar F-Type. Photo: Nan Palmero/Wikimedia

Jaguar 'plans first electric car in Austria'

Luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly planning to build its first all-electric car in Austria. READ  

New Ukraine agency slammed as 'PR ploy'
Dmitry Firtash. Photo: APA/epa

New Ukraine agency slammed as 'PR ploy'

Ukrainian politicians have criticised the new Agency for the Modernization of Ukraine (AMU), which was unveiled this week in Vienna with Austria’s former finance minister Michael Spindelegger at the helm. READ  

Police bust cigarette smuggling ring
Sniffer dogs helped find the cigarettes. File photo: APA/POLIZEI

Police bust cigarette smuggling ring

Customs officials in the city of Graz have arrested five cigarette smugglers responsible for smuggling about 1.3 million cigarettes from Serbia to Austria. READ  

Austrian women earn 23 percent less than men
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Austrian women earn 23 percent less than men

Austria is one of the EU member states with the highest gender pay gap - which at 23 percent is considerably more than the EU average according to the latest figures from the European Union statistical office (Eurostat). READ  

Austrian stabbed in Moscow over taxi fare
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Austrian stabbed in Moscow over taxi fare

An Austrian man who was stabbed and died on Sunday evening in Moscow after an argument over a taxi fare was from Salzburg's Pinzgau region, according to an ORF report. READ  

Vienna is 'best city in world for quality of life'
Vienna's Stephansdom. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Vienna is 'best city in world for quality of life'

The Austrian capital has been dubbed the city with the best quality of life in the world for expats for the second year in a row. READ  

 
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