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Nazis killed hundreds at Austrian mental hospital
The site of the former hospital - which is now an elite research centre. Photo: APA/PFARRHOFER

Nazis killed hundreds at Austrian mental hospital

New research shows that under Nazi rule hundreds of patients were murdered at the Maria Gugging psychiatric hospital in Lower Austria - many more than previously believed. READ  

Austria's far-right 'courting' Russia
Heinz-Christian Strache. File photo: APA/HOCHMUTH

Austria's far-right 'courting' Russia

The leader of Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, is in Moscow for a discussion on “overcoming the crisis in Europe”. READ  

School magazine linked to porn quiz
The cover of the magazine.

School magazine linked to porn quiz

The publishers of a student magazine that was distributed to children as young as ten in Baden are in trouble after it was found to feature provocative images of half-naked girls and a link to an Internet quiz containing pornographic content. READ  

One million have work-related health issues
Photo: APA (dpa)

One million have work-related health issues

Eight out of ten workers in Austria - around 3.3 million people - are exposed to physical and psychological risks in their workplace, according to Statistik Austria’s Labour Force Survey. READ  

Mozart not 'chocolate box handsome'
Mozartkugeln. Photo: Yike G

Mozart not 'chocolate box handsome'

The dapper and handsome image of Mozart on Austria’s popular Mozartkugeln chocolates may be very far from the true appearance of the musical genius, according to a new biography from Munich-based writer Eva Gesine Baur. READ  

Father attacks daughter's ex with cleaver
Photo: APA/Barbara Gindl

Father attacks daughter's ex with cleaver

An overprotective father attacked his daughter’s ex-boyfriend with a meat cleaver on Sunday, leaving the 21-year-old with serious head injuries. READ  

Call to counter 'radical Islam' in kindergartens
Heinz-Christian Strache (R). Photo: APA/Harald Schneider, Herbert P. Oczeret

Call to counter 'radical Islam' in kindergartens

The right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) has said it wants to be able to “counter Islamist tendencies” in Vienna’s kindergartens. READ  

Male kindergarten teachers 'bring benefits'
Photo: APA

Male kindergarten teachers 'bring benefits'

Only between one and two percent of kindergarten teachers are male in Austria - despite the fact that male teachers bring many benefits, according to a leading education expert. READ  

Austria's new wage laws threaten ski holidays
Photo: APA/Gindl

Austria's new wage laws threaten ski holidays

With the official start of the ski season just a week away, Austria has introduced an amendment to its minimum wage law, aimed at foreign workers including ski chalet staff and tour operator reps. READ  

Wurst bites back with moody power ballad
Conchita Wurst. Photo: APA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Wurst bites back with moody power ballad

After six months of musical abstinence Austria’s Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst is back with a striking black and white video for her new power ballad Heroes - the first single she has released since winning the Song Contest earlier this year. READ  

Demo chaos expected in central Vienna
Vienna's Ringstrasse is often closed for demos. Photo: APA/Hochmuth

Demo chaos expected in central Vienna

Drivers in Vienna are being warned to avoid the Ringstrasse on Friday afternoon with several demonstrations planned and traffic chaos expected. READ  

150 refugees to arrive in Klosterneuburg
The Magdeburg barracks. Photo: APA/NEUBAUER

150 refugees to arrive in Klosterneuburg

The small town of Klosterneuburg in Lower Austria is preparing to receive between 100 and 150 refugees, mainly from Syria. READ  

Real Estate
Snap up Austrian barracks for €33.1m
The barracks. Photo: Sivbeg

Snap up Austrian barracks for €33.1m

A disused military barracks near the spa town of Baden, 26 km south of Vienna, is on the market for a bargain starting price of €33.1 million. READ  

Medical expert calls for three Ebola centres
Protective medical suits. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Medical expert calls for three Ebola centres

An Austrian infectious diseases expert has said that Austria needs three specialised centres to deal with suspected cases of Ebola virus. READ  

Vienna man jailed for Bacardi blackmail
Monika Bacardi. Photo: Courtesy Monika Bacardi

Vienna man jailed for Bacardi blackmail

A Viennese man found guilty of trying to extort money from wealthy rum empire heiress Monika Bacardi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. READ  

 
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