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Serbian gang smuggled 2,000 refugees into Austria
Migrants crammed into a people smuggler's van. File photo: Police

Serbian gang smuggled 2,000 refugees into Austria
13 hours ago

Five suspected people smugglers are on trial in Korneuburg, Lower Austria - accused of bringing around 2,000 migrants and refugees into Austria between February and September 2015.

Vienna paid out €52.5m in children's home scandal
One of the former homes. Photo: Wolfgang Glock/Wikimedia

Vienna paid out €52.5m in children's home scandal
14 hours ago

A project in Vienna to compensate the victims of sexual abuse in children’s homes in the 1950s and 1960s is to be closed.

Woman writes love letter to Vienna public transport
A Vienna underground train. Photo: Wiener Linien

Woman writes love letter to Vienna public transport
15 hours ago

An Austrian woman who misses Vienna public transport after moving to Manchester in the UK has written a declaration of love to the Wiener Linien transport company on Facebook.

Vienna court jails jihadi man and teen bride
Vienna regional court. File photo: Flickr/Sebastian Baryli

Vienna court jails jihadi man and teen bride
18 hours ago

A Viennese court has jailed a suspected Isis fighter and his teenage bride after they were caught attempting to travel to Syria.

Vienna police arrest suspected serial sex attacker
Surveillance camera footage of the suspect. Photo: Police

Vienna police arrest suspected serial sex attacker
1 day ago

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in Vienna who allegedly tried to rape three women. They are now asking any other victims who believe they were attacked by the same man to come forward.

Austria looks set to construct more border fences
Construction of the border fence in Spielfeld. File photo: ORF

Austria looks set to construct more border fences
1 day ago

Austria’s government has said it will announce new measures this week to secure its southern border crossings in Tyrol and Carinthia.

Holiday appeal for child rape victim
The Theresienbad pool. Photo: Thomas Ledl/Wikimedia

Holiday appeal for child rape victim
2 days ago

A campaign has started in Austria to send the 10-year-old boy raped by an asylum seeker on a holiday with his mum.

Suspect in au pair death refuses extradition
American Lauren Mann. Photo: Facebook/Private

Suspect in au pair death refuses extradition
2 days ago

An asylum seeker suspected of killing an American au pair who gave him sanctuary when Austrian officials wanted to deport him has refused to be extradited to face trial.

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
Refugees arriving at Vienna's Westbahnhof station. File photo: Caritas

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
2 days ago

An admission by Austrian health officials that asylum seekers are given priority for hospital visits has been greeted by angry reaction.

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All you need to know about Faschingskrapfen
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All you need to know about Faschingskrapfen
2 days ago

Fasching, or carnival season, is an opportunity to eat as many Krapfen as you want. Here are four things to know about the jam-filled doughnuts before you give them up for Lent.

Police investigate 'Shariah police' carnival float
The controversial carnival float. Photo: Twitter/Streitapfel

Police investigate 'Shariah police' carnival float
2 days ago

Following allegations of racism over an asylum seeker Panzer tank carnival float in Germany, police in Austria are now investigating a similar accusation over a Shariah police carnival float.

31 injured in Vienna apartment blaze
Photo: APA/OCZERET

31 injured in Vienna apartment blaze
2 days ago

Thirty-one people were injured, two of them seriously, after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Vienna’s Favoriten district.

Austrian minister backs brake on benefits for EU migrants
Sebastian Kurz. Photo: ÖVP

Austrian minister backs brake on benefits for EU migrants
2 days ago

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz wants to implement British PM David Cameron's proposed changes to child support benefits in Austria.

Coffee House Owners' Ball hit by fraud scandal
Kaffeesiederball 2015. Photo: Gerhard Fally

Coffee House Owners' Ball hit by fraud scandal
3 days ago

The organiser of the Vienna Coffee House Owners' Ball has been forced to step down after a scandal involving thousands of euros that went missing from the ball’s funds.

Vienna man on trial for jihadist activities
Vienna regional court. File photo: Flickr/Sebastian Baryli

Vienna man on trial for jihadist activities
3 days ago

A 25-year-old suspected jihadist is appearing in court in Vienna, accused of having fought with an al-Qaeda affiliated group.

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