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Exhibition: The Myth of Galicia
Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Exhibition: The Myth of Galicia

A new exhibition featuring the art and culture of Galicia -- including parts of Ukraine -- has been opened in Vienna. READ  

Explore your wild side at the Wildstyle tattoo show
Stars from last year's Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe. Photo: Mike Auer

Explore your wild side at the Wildstyle tattoo show

Austria’s Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe is a travelling carnival of creative and extreme tattooing, performance, and avant-garde body art - and this year it celebrates its 20th anniversary. READ  

April Fool's Day
April Fool! The Local's day in gags
In Austria we had you fooled that the government had proposed a hike in sales tax for garden gnomes. Photo: Shutterstock

April Fool! The Local's day in gags

No, you weren’t going crazy when you scrolled through The Local this morning. Today, our network temporarily lost its marbles for April Fools' Day. So, as the clock strikes 12pm, it’s time for The Local to fess up and reveal which of our stories were red herrings. READ  

Unemployment climbs to record levels
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Unemployment climbs to record levels

Unemployment rose to record levels in Austria during March, according to figures released on Wednesday by the social affairs ministry. READ  

At least nine dead after hurricane strength winds
Fire brigade workers in Michaelbeuern, Salzburg. Photo: EPA/T.A./FMT-PICTURES

At least nine dead after hurricane strength winds

Hurricane strength winds brought chaos to Austria, Germany and Switzerland on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and causing major damage to travel infrastructure. READ  

April Fools!
Tax hike brings gnome collectors out in protest

Tax hike brings gnome collectors out in protest

Garden gnome enthusiasts in Austria are up in arms and planning to protest in front of the parliament in Vienna on Friday over the proposed hike in sales tax for ornamental dwarves. READ  

Teenager charged with terror offences
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Teenager charged with terror offences

Prosecutors in St Pölten, Lower Austria, have charged a 14-year-old boy with terror offences after he researched how to build a bomb online and made contact with militants supporting Islamic State fighters in Syria. READ  

Wet and stormy weather outlook for Easter
Photo: Marius Becker/DPA

Wet and stormy weather outlook for Easter

Summertime may have officially begun but the weather outlook for Austria over the Easter week is wet and stormy, with a storm warning in effect on Tuesday from Vorarlberg to Lower Austria. READ  

Vienna showcases city's shock art movement
Hermann Nitsch, at a museum in Naples dedicated to his work. Photo: APA/HOCHMUTH

Vienna showcases city's shock art movement

As artists, they pushed the limits, bathing in blood, mud and urine. Vienna's famed "Actionists", whose avant garde movement may be the most radical in contemporary art, are the focus of a new exhibition in their home city. READ  

Vienna third among Europe's 'sootfree cities'
Vienna has a good network of cycling lanes. Photo: APA/FOHRINGER

Vienna third among Europe's 'sootfree cities'

Vienna ranks third among 23 major European cities for its efforts to fight air pollution, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) said on Tuesday. READ  

Two arrests in Nazi graffiti case
An example of the graffiti in Perchtoldsdorf. Photo: Lower Austrian Police

Two arrests in Nazi graffiti case

Police have tracked down two men who are believed to have daubed Nazi slogans on walls and cars in the Lower Austrian market town of Perchtoldsdorf at the end of last year. READ  

Avalanche danger rises to 'high' in Tyrol
Photo: APA/Barbara Gindl

Avalanche danger rises to 'high' in Tyrol

A 42-year-old man from South Tyrol was seriously injured in an avalanche in Prägraten in East Tyrol on Sunday. READ  

Pegida marchers in Graz clash with left-wingers
The Pegida march in Graz. Photo: APA/ERWIN SCHERIAU

Pegida marchers in Graz clash with left-wingers

Around 150 supporters of the German “anti-Islamisation” group Pegida held a march in Austria’s second largest city of Graz on Sunday. Three people were slightly injured in clashes with left-wing protesters. READ  

Austrian airlines mandate 'two-crew' rule
File photo: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Austrian airlines mandate 'two-crew' rule

German and Austrian airlines on Friday joined other international carriers in adopting a new safety rule to ensure two crew are in a plane's cockpit at all times. READ  

Austrian teens ‘wanted to be jihadi brides’
Graz's Jakomini prison. Photo: APA

Austrian teens ‘wanted to be jihadi brides’

Three teenage girls from Graz have been detained in custody in Jakomini prison after allegedly planning to leave Austria for Syria where they intended to marry Islamic State fighters. READ  

 
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