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Vienna has world's best reputation
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Vienna has world's best reputation

A new comparative study shows that the city of Vienna has the world's best reputation, above cities such as New York, Munich and Sydney. READ  

Lung cancer fatal for many Austrians
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Lung cancer fatal for many Austrians

Lung cancer specialists in Vienna have warned that for many people the disease is a death sentence, and that this most fatal form of cancer has a huge global death toll. READ  

Police arrest 13 in raids on jihad recruiters
Photo: APA

Police arrest 13 in raids on jihad recruiters

Update: Austrian police arrested 13 people and raided homes, prayer rooms and mosques around the country early Friday in a mass operation targeting suspected jihad recruiters, prosecutors said. READ  

Austria backs giant EU investment plan
Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: APA

Austria backs giant EU investment plan

Austria’s government has said it fully supports a €300 billion ($374 billion) European Commission investment package, designed to pull Europe out of its economic slump over the next five years. READ  

OPEC troubled by falling oil prices
OPEC HQ. Photo: OPEC

OPEC troubled by falling oil prices

Russian oil giant Rosneft has trimmed its oil output amid a continued slide in crude prices, as an under-pressure OPEC mulls taking similar action. READ  

Austria's far-right 'courting' Russia
Heinz-Christian Strache. File photo: APA/HOCHMUTH

Austria's far-right 'courting' Russia

The leader of Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, is in Moscow for a discussion on “overcoming the crisis in Europe”. READ  

Iran talks fail despite diplomatic efforts
US Secretary of State John Kerry. File Photo: APA (US-Botschaft)

Iran talks fail despite diplomatic efforts

Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to clinch a landmark nuclear agreement, and defuse a 12-year standoff, after missing a Monday midnight deadline for a deal. READ  

Eurovision fever heats up in Austria
Conchita Wurst, winner of ESC 2014. Photo: APA (epa)

Eurovision fever heats up in Austria

With six months to go there is already huge interest in the forthcoming Eurovision 2015, with demand for tickets expected to surge when they go on sale in December. But questions remain as to whether former USSR countries will run their own contest. READ  

Pharrell Williams as Emperor Franz Joseph
Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne. Photo: Olivier Saillant

Pharrell Williams as Emperor Franz Joseph

Karl Lagerfeld will stage Chanel’s latest Métiers d’art collection in Salzburg next week, and his accompanying film stars Pharrell Williams and British model Cara Delevingne as reincarnations of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I and his wife Elisabeth, popularly known as Sisi. READ  

Austrian alpine idyll for asylum-seekers
Lake Traunsee. Photo: Austria Tourism

Austrian alpine idyll for asylum-seekers

As Europe struggles with floods of refugees fleeing Syria and other hotspots, one award-winning village in Austria is showing that it is possible for locals and asylum-seekers to get along just fine. READ  

'Serious gaps' remain in Iran nuke talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters. File Photo: APA (Punz)

'Serious gaps' remain in Iran nuke talks

The United States said Friday that "serious gaps" still need to be overcome with Iran in marathon negotiations in Vienna on ending a 12-year standoff over the country's nuclear program. READ  

Austria's new wage laws threaten ski holidays
Photo: APA/Gindl

Austria's new wage laws threaten ski holidays

With the official start of the ski season just a week away, Austria has introduced an amendment to its minimum wage law, aimed at foreign workers including ski chalet staff and tour operator reps. READ  

Vienna man jailed for Bacardi blackmail
Monika Bacardi. Photo: Courtesy Monika Bacardi

Vienna man jailed for Bacardi blackmail

A Viennese man found guilty of trying to extort money from wealthy rum empire heiress Monika Bacardi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. READ  

Muslim leaders denounce Isis violence
The KAICIID headquarters in Vienna. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Muslim leaders denounce Isis violence

Leaders of Christian, Muslim and other religious communities from Iraq, Syria and the larger Middle East region have met at a Saudi-funded centre in Vienna and have denounced all violence in the name of religion. READ  

'Cat porn' cartoon aims to promote safe sex
Photo: AIDS-Hilfen Österreichs

'Cat porn' cartoon aims to promote safe sex

Austria’s Aids charity AIDS-Hilfe has produced an explicit cartoon showing two gay cats having unprotected sex, which is meant to raise awareness about European HIV testing week (which takes place from 21st to 28th November). NSFW. READ  

 
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