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Ukraine to push Austrian bank RBI to first loss
Raiffeisen Bank banners. Photo: APA

Ukraine to push Austrian bank RBI to first loss

Shares in Austrian banking group Raiffeisen Bank International slumped on Tuesday after warning that the turmoil in Ukraine and new laws in Hungary would push it to its first-ever yearly loss. READ  

NSA 'could be spying on UN' in Vienna
Vienna's UNO City. Photo: APA/ROBERT JAEGER

NSA 'could be spying on UN' in Vienna

Photos have emerged that suggest that the NSA - the US intelligence service - has a monitoring station in Vienna used for listening in on what’s happening at the UN complex. READ  

Body exhumed in inheritance dispute
Graveyard. File photo: APA/ROBERT JAGER

Body exhumed in inheritance dispute

The body of an Austrian man who left over €10 million in his will has been exhumed in an inheritance dispute between his children. READ  

Austria joins US-led coalition against Isis
Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA/Hochmuth

Austria joins US-led coalition against Isis

Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has announced that Austria is now part of the US-led coalition against Islamic State (Isis) militants. READ  

Pensioner arrested after shoplifting spree
The church in the centre of Gols. Photo: Travel Austria

Pensioner arrested after shoplifting spree

A pensioner has been arrested in Burgenland after allegedly shoplifting on as many as 120 separate occasions, in less than four months. READ  

Hofer to enter Austrian mobile market
Hofer shopping trolleys. File photo: APA

Hofer to enter Austrian mobile market

Austrian discount supermarket Hofer, the Austrian arm of German giant Aldi Süd, will start offering mobile telecoms services early next year, according to a report in Der Standard newspaper. READ  

New high-speed road from Vienna to Brno
Austrian Czech border. Photo: Google

New high-speed road from Vienna to Brno

Plans have been unveiled for a new high-speed road that will offer a fast connection between Brno in the Czech Republic and Vienna. READ  

Oldest traces of man found in Austria
Reconstruction of a Neanderthal couple, Neanderthal Museum of Mettmann, Germany. Photo: EPA/FEDERICO GAMBARINI

Oldest traces of man found in Austria

Archaeologists in Austria have found the oldest traces of modern humans in Europe, dating back to 43,500 years ago. READ  

Seidl: Nazi basement film 'authentic'
A still from the film In The Basement. Photo: APA/Stadtkino Filmverleih

Seidl: Nazi basement film 'authentic'

Austrian film director Ulrich Seidl has said that two Burgenland ÖVP councillors who appeared surrounded by Nazi memorabilia in his new documentary In The Basement, were authentic and not paid extras. READ  

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria
Firemen remove the wreckage. Photo: Einsatzdoku

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria

A luxury racing car, a McLaren Spider 650, crashed on the S6 road to Semmering in Lower Austria over the weekend and will have to be scrapped. READ  

Man drove without license for 25 years
Police traffic control. File photo: APA/Gindl

Man drove without license for 25 years

A 55-year-old German man has been caught driving without a license in Vorarlberg - and although he initially claimed he had one, police found he hadn’t owned a driver’s license for the past 25 years. READ  

18 Rapid Vienna fans found guilty after riot
A Rapid Vienna match. File photo: APA/Pfarrhofer

18 Rapid Vienna fans found guilty after riot

Eighteen SK Rapid football fans have been found guilty of rioting after a friendly match against 1. FC Nürnberg in Vienna’s Hanappi Stadium on September 7th. READ  

Fake policemen 'investigated' prostitutes
Policeman. Photo: APA/Oczeret

Fake policemen 'investigated' prostitutes

Two men who posed as policemen and carried out ‘security checks’ on prostitutes have been arrested in Innsbruck. READ  

Bound corpse found in burnt out apartment
Firefighters at the scene in Tabor. Photo: APA/foto-kerschi.at

Bound corpse found in burnt out apartment

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested in Steyr, Upper Austria, on suspicion of murder and arson. She is accused of having tied her 43-year-old male victim to an oven and then set fire to his apartment. READ  

Piranha-like fish found in Austrian river
Manfred Biss with the pacu. Photo: Werner Rebensteiner

Piranha-like fish found in Austrian river

Two fishermen in Lower Austria got a surprise when instead of a carp or a catfish they found what looked like a piranha on the end of their line. READ  

 
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