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Missing Austrian hiker rescued by copter in NZ
Photo: Royal New Zealand Air Force

Missing Austrian hiker rescued by copter in NZ

An Austrian hiker who went missing in a forest in New Zealand after being separated from the group he was with has been rescued via helicopter after being spotted in a valley on Friday. READ  

Austria seeks €3.5 billion from BayernLB
Photo: Andreas Gebert/dpa

Austria seeks €3.5 billion from BayernLB

Austria has filed a lawsuit against BayernLB on the grounds that it believes it was misled by the German lender over the true financial state of the Hypo Alpe Adria bank, which had to be nationalised in 2009. READ  

Austrian hiker missing in New Zealand
Gateway to the Tararua Forest Park. Photo: New Zealand Department of Conservation

Austrian hiker missing in New Zealand

A 21-year-old man from Austria, David Schopf, went missing while hiking in the Tararua Forest Park in New Zealand on Wednesday. READ  

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  

Austria draws red line on nuclear plants
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the UK. Photo: Richard Baker/Wikimedia

Austria draws red line on nuclear plants

Austria is not happy that the EU's planned €315 billion growth scheme could be used to fund the construction of nuclear power plants. READ  

Google trends of 2014: Football and Conchita
Photo: EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT

Google trends of 2014: Football and Conchita

Austrians were seized with football fever during the World Cup in Brazil, despite their team failing to qualify, and a certain bearded lady was the next best thing according to Google’s publication of the top trending search terms in Austria throughout 2014. READ  

Amazon workers strike in Germany
Photo: APA/EPA/Zucchi

Amazon workers strike in Germany

Workers at Amazon distribution depots in Germany are striking in a dispute over pay and conditions - just in time for the final pre-Christmas rush. READ  

Eurovision Final tickets sell out in 20 minutes
The queue outside the Stadthalle. Photo: APA/SCHLAGER

Eurovision Final tickets sell out in 20 minutes

There was huge demand for tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest - to be held in Vienna in 2015 - with the first 25 percent selling out in 20 minutes this morning. 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  

Nuclear incidents highlighted in Vienna
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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  

Austria complicit in US torture program
US military transport plane. Photo: Shutterstock

Austria complicit in US torture program

Austria was one of many European and Arab countries which was complicit in US torture programs, by supporting the secret and illegal transfer of detainees to some of its 'black site' prisons, according to a new report released on Tuesday. READ  

Austrian opera star infuriates Ukraine
Anna Netrebko with Placido Domingo. Photo: APA (Gindl)

Austrian opera star infuriates Ukraine

According to a report from the Associated Press, one of Austria's most famous opera singers Anna Netrebko has infuriated the Austrian government through her support of the separatist movement, as well as handing over 1 million rubles to Donetsk separatists in Ukraine. READ  

US rejects proposed nuclear weapons ban
Austrian foreign minister Sebastien Kurz opens the conference. Photo: HINW14VIENNA

US rejects proposed nuclear weapons ban

The US representative at a major conference on nuclear weapons rejected calls Tuesday for a treaty immediately eliminating them, saying Washington prefers a "step-by-step" approach, according to a report from Agence France-Presse (AFP). READ  

Austria slips in climate change rankings
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Austria slips in climate change rankings

Austria has slipped by five places in a new report on global climate protection, released today in Lima, Peru as part of the United Nations Climate Conference on Monday. READ  

Nuclear weapons meet starts in Vienna
German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier with Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA (Tatic)

Nuclear weapons meet starts in Vienna

Monday sees the start of a major two-day conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at Vienna's Hofburg palace. READ  

 
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