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Activists to protest against TTIP trade deal
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Activists to protest against TTIP trade deal

Activists are taking to the streets on Saturday across Austria to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a free trade deal being negotiated between the US and EU countries. READ  

11-year-old stabs father to defend mother
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11-year-old stabs father to defend mother

A man from Vienna is in intensive care after seriously injuring his wife and then being stabbed in the back by his 11-year-old son, who was trying to protect his mother. READ  

Salzburg city to introduce begging ban

Salzburg city to introduce begging ban

The city of Salzburg has confirmed that it will outlaw begging in many parts of the city centre, as well as in markets and cemeteries. The local government will agree on the terms of the ban by May 20th. READ  

4,000 Austrians drink-drive without a licence
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4,000 Austrians drink-drive without a licence

Around 26,000 motorists lose their license every year in Austria due to drink driving, and 4,000 continued to drive over the limit without a licence according to a report from the Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV). READ  

Gold prospector irks Salzach fishermen
The method is meant to be more efficient than panning for gold. Photo: Janothird/Wikimedia

Gold prospector irks Salzach fishermen

An entrepreneur from Bischofshofen in Salzburg has irked local fishermen by announcing that he plans to search the Salzach river for gold with a special gadget that is similar to a vacuum cleaner. READ  

Austria must control ‘revolving lobbying door’

Austria must control ‘revolving lobbying door’

Austria was one of just seven countries surveyed by Transparency International to have regulations on lobbyists’ impact in politics, but still fell short in reining in undue influence. READ  

Missing lynx 'found in taxidermist's freezer'
Jura. Photo: NATIONALPARK KALKALPEN

Missing lynx 'found in taxidermist's freezer'

The mystery of a missing lynx from the Kalkalpen national park in Upper Austria may have been solved. According to a report in the Kronen Zeitung newspaper police found the body of a wildcat in the freezer of a local taxidermist in Linz - after being tipped off by a member of the public. READ  

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Wild Style tattoo show makes its mark
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Wild Style tattoo show makes its mark

The annual Wild Style tattoo show was held in Vienna over the weekend. The Local has an exclusive report from Denise Paraiba-Pavlik. READ  

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'False friends' to be wary of when learning German

'False friends' to be wary of when learning German

Many English speakers dread German grammar. The most treacherous thing, though, isn’t the grammar but ‘false friends’ - German words that are identical or similar to an English word but don't mean the same thing. READ  

Kazakh pair on trial after Aliyev jail death
Aliyev's death in Vienna's Josefstadt prison is still being investigated. Photo: Plani/Wikimedia

Kazakh pair on trial after Aliyev jail death

Two Kazakhs are due to appear in court on Tuesday in one of Austria’s most prominent and unusual murder trials, in which the main suspect is dead. READ  

Austrian survives ten hours under avalanche
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Austrian survives ten hours under avalanche

An Austrian man survived being buried under a massive avalanche in Gschnitztal, Tyrol, for ten hours on Sunday. READ  

Fleeing bag thief hit by U4 metro train
The U4 Kettenbrückengasse station. Photo: Wolfgang Glock/Wikimedia

Fleeing bag thief hit by U4 metro train

A suspected thief jumped onto the underground train tracks at Vienna’s Kettenbrückengasse station on Monday morning and was hit by an U4 train. READ  

Drunks stole donation box during service

Drunks stole donation box during service

Three drunk men were arrested after they stole money from a donation box during a church service in Vienna on Saturday evening and an outraged congregation stopped them from leaving. READ  

Smoking ban
General smoking ban comes into force in 2018

General smoking ban comes into force in 2018

Austria’s governing parties have agreed that a general ban on smoking in cafes and restaurants will not be imposed until May 2018. READ  

Fischer rejects Russian Victory Day parade
The parade on Red Square. Photo: Shutterstock

Fischer rejects Russian Victory Day parade

Austria’s President Heinz Fischer has announced that he will join other European leaders in snubbing celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow. He announced his cancellation on Thursday in a press release. READ  

 
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