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Krauss: 'Media reports are false'
Maximilian Krauss. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Krauss: 'Media reports are false'

Maximilian Krauss - the 21-year-old law student who has been controversially nominated for the post of Deputy President of Vienna's City School Board by the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has complained about the way the media has been portraying him. READ  

War memorial dismantled by Graz council
One of the commemorative boards in Graz. Photo: APA

War memorial dismantled by Graz council

Ten commemorative boards which serve to remind people of specific WWII Nazi atrocities in the city of Graz are being removed. READ  

The pop-up forest restaurant
Diners in Langbathsee, Upper Austria. Photo: Beatrix Kovats

The pop-up forest restaurant

A pop-up restaurant project called Feldküche (field kitchen) is working with Austria’s forestry commission (ÖBF) to create outdoor dining experiences in each of Austria’s states, picking as its locations the country’s most beautiful forests and lakes. READ  

Graffiti vandal gets 14 months in prison
Renato S. in court. Photo: APA

Graffiti vandal gets 14 months in prison

A 30-year-old Swiss man who plastered walls throughout Vienna with his ‘Puber’ graffiti tag has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for serious damage to property. READ  

Refugees sent back to Italy
A group of Syrian refugees. File photo: APA

Refugees sent back to Italy

A large group of refugees has been intercepted travelling on a train into Austria from Italy. READ  

Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team
Maccabi Haifa players. File photo: APA/Krug

Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team

After pro-Palestinian protesters stormed a football match between Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille in Bischofshofen on Wednesday 20 men of Turkish origin who are resident in the state of Salzburg have been reported to the police. READ  

AUA maintains Tel Aviv flight ban
Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport. Photo: APA/EPA/Jim Hollander

AUA maintains Tel Aviv flight ban

German flag carrier Lufthansa, which operates Austrian airline AUA, said on Thursday it would continue to suspend flights to Tel Aviv for another 24 hours over security concerns amid the conflict in the Gaza Strip. READ  

Salzburg Festival kicks off amid budget worries
Alexander Pereira and his wife Daniela de Souza. Photo: APA/NEUMAYR/MMV

Salzburg Festival kicks off amid budget worries

The Salzburg Festival, one of the world's top opera events which begins this weekend, has seen almost as much drama behind the scenes as on stage in recent years - with budget problems and widely publicised management disputes. READ  

Doctor sentenced for benefits fraud
Court in Vienna. Photo: APA

Doctor sentenced for benefits fraud

A doctor was sentenced in the Vienna Regional Court on Thursday for fraudulently claiming social benefits. READ  

Lawyers for German student lodge appeal
Josef S in court. Photo: APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

Lawyers for German student lodge appeal

Lawyers for the 23-year-old German student sentenced on Tuesday to 12 months in prison have announced they will lodge an appeal against the verdict. READ  

Robots could take half of jobs in Austria
A robot employee of the future? Photo: APA

Robots could take half of jobs in Austria

More than half of the jobs currently being done in Austria could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank. READ  

Fischer urges coalition to end 'bickering'
Heinz Fischer. Photo: APA

Fischer urges coalition to end 'bickering'

President Heinz Fischer has said he is concerned that the coalition between the Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) will come to an end after the next election. READ  

Lugner and Spatzi prepare for engagement
Richard Lugner and 'Spatzi'. Photo: APA/NEUMAYR/MMV

Lugner and Spatzi prepare for engagement

Final preparations are under way for the engagement party of octogenarian Austrian construction entrepreneur Richard Lugner to Cathy Schmitz, also known as Spatzi on August 1st in Velden, Carinthia. READ  

Prison terms for illegal cigarette manufacturers
An Austrian court. File photo: APA/Pfarrhofer

Prison terms for illegal cigarette manufacturers

In what the judge described as the largest financial criminal case ever tried in Austria, the regional court of Wels (Upper Austria), convicted five out of six defendants on Wednesday for illegally manufacturing cigarettes. READ  

Teenager dies after jet-ski accident
File photo: APA/ÖAMTC

Teenager dies after jet-ski accident

A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a jet-ski accident earlier this month in Lower Austria died on Tuesday. READ  

 
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