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Jihadist sought crowds to boost bomb deaths
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Jihadist sought crowds to boost bomb deaths

Investigators have begun to carefully probe the background of Austria's latest radicalized teenage jihadist, whose pre-detention was extended on Wednesday afternoon after a court hearing in St. Pölten in Lower Austria. READ  

Warmest October for eight years
Not looking so warm in the Alps. Photo: APA/Techt

Warmest October for eight years

Given how cold it has felt in parts of Austria over the past week it may come as a surprise that it has been the warmest October for eight years. READ  

Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos
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Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos

Austria’s centrist Neos party has sparked controversy by speaking out in favour of legalizing cannabis. READ  

Naomi Campbell picks up parking ticket in Vienna
Campbell has visited Vienna for the Life Ball, as a guest of Gary Keszler (R). File photo: APA/Pfarrhofer

Naomi Campbell picks up parking ticket in Vienna

British supermodel Naomi Campbell was in Vienna on Tuesday afternoon for a quick shopping spree - but received a parking ticket after her group's limousines stopped in a pedestrian zone in front of the Chanel store on Kohlmarkt, according to the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung. READ  

Pensioner snapped stealing champagne
Photo: Police

Pensioner snapped stealing champagne

Police in Vienna are looking for an elderly woman who has been stealing champagne and ice cream from a supermarket in the city’s 1st district. READ  

Free entry to Velázquez with lotto ticket
The Diego Velázquez exhibition. Photo: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Free entry to Velázquez with lotto ticket

Vienna’s Kunsthistorische Museum is celebrating Halloween by giving anyone with an Austrian lottery ticket free entry to the Diego Velázquez exhibition on October 31st. READ  

Minister sent death threats over refugees
Johanna Mikl-Leitner. Photo: APA/Hochmuth

Minister sent death threats over refugees

Vienna’s public prosecutor is investigating death threats sent to Austria's Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP). READ  

Mozart's clavichord returns to Vienna
Photo: APA/HERBERT PFARRHOFER

Mozart's clavichord returns to Vienna

The clavichord on which Mozart composed some of his most famous works - including the Magic Flute - will be on display in Vienna for two weeks, for the first time since the 18th century. READ  

Saudi-funded NGO under scrutiny in Austria
The KAICIID headquarters in Vienna. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Saudi-funded NGO under scrutiny in Austria

The Austrian government has said it will be observing the activities of a Saudi-funded centre in Vienna, which is supposed to foster inter-religious dialogue, before extending its contract next year. READ  

Die Partei promises to 'ruin' Austria
Die Partei founder Martin Sonneborn. File photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

Die Partei promises to 'ruin' Austria

The German spoof political party Die Partei has set up an offshoot in Austria, in what it described as a "spectacularly easy" process. READ  

Missing teen found at German train station
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Missing teen found at German train station

A 15-year-old Belgian girl who went missing in Tyrol has been found by police at a train station in the German city of Mainz early on Tuesday morning, the Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper reports. READ  

Students' Union wants fraternity costume ban
Fraternity members at a gathering in Vienna. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Students' Union wants fraternity costume ban

The Austrian Students’ Union at the University of Vienna has called for a ban on members of right-wing student fraternities (Burschenschaften) wearing their traditional hats and chest bands on university grounds and at university events. READ  

The Lowdown
Mass goose slaughter begins in Austria
Roast goose with red cabbage and dumplings. Photo: typischich.at

Mass goose slaughter begins in Austria

St Martin's Day on November 11th, also known as Martinstag or Martinmas, is a time for feasting in Austria - and those of you who are new to the country may have noticed that many restaurants and guest houses are now serving goose. READ  

Schoolgirl (12) spent thousands on stolen card
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Schoolgirl (12) spent thousands on stolen card

A 12-year-old schoolgirl from Carinthia stole a friend’s father’s debit card and went on a spending spree, racking up purchases amounting to several thousand euros. READ  

German bank boss: I bribed Haider
Werner Schmidt. Photo: Andreas Gebert/dpa

German bank boss: I bribed Haider

Munich district court has given former BayernLB Chief Executive Werner Schmidt a suspended prison sentence of 18 months for bribing Austrian politician Jörg Haider when acquiring the Hypo-Alpe-Adria bank. READ  

 
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