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Five dogs poisoned in Salzburg
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Five dogs poisoned in Salzburg

The city of Salzburg has responded to reports that dogs are being killed with poisoned bait by closing and screening the city’s dog zones and putting surveillance cameras in a park that is popular with dog walkers. READ  

Austria's first memorial for Nazi 'deserters'
Detail of the memorial sculpture by Olaf Nicolai.

Austria's first memorial for Nazi 'deserters'

After years of debate a memorial to the thousands of people executed by the Nazis for deserting or refusing to serve in the military during World War II will be opened in Vienna on Friday. READ  

Grasser appears in court to sue tax advisor
Karl-Heinz Grasser. Photo: APA/NEUBAUER

Grasser appears in court to sue tax advisor

Former Austrian politician Karl-Heinz Grasser has appeared in court today as the plaintiff at the civil trial against his former tax consultant and the agency Deloitte. READ  

The Local List
Ten travel warnings about Austria
Photo: Österreich Werbung/J. Mallaun

Ten travel warnings about Austria

Although Austria is widely acknowledged to be a trouble-free destination for tourists there are still warnings in place for the almost 30 million people who visit Austria each year. The Local List looks at ten things other countries warn their citizens before making the trip. READ  

Vaccinations clinic opens at MedUni Vienna
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Vaccinations clinic opens at MedUni Vienna

Austria's first specialist vaccinations clinic will open at the Medical University of Vienna on October 22nd. The outpatient clinic will specialise in patients who, as a result of illness or disease, require personalised care in relation to vaccinations. READ  

Ebola posters put up at Austrian airports
A hospital isolation room. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Ebola posters put up at Austrian airports

Multilingual posters to inform people about the symptoms of Ebola and Mers virus are being put up at airports and train stations across Austria, Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ) told the state broadcaster ORF. READ  

Family tragedy on Hohe Wand mountain ridge
Hohe Wand. Photo: Michael Schmid

Family tragedy on Hohe Wand mountain ridge

A 36-year-old man and his three-year-old son fell to their deaths whilst hiking on the Hohe Wand mountain ridge in Lower Austria on Sunday afternoon. READ  

Hungarian gang kidnapped Vienna man
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Hungarian gang kidnapped Vienna man

A criminal gang has been arrested in Hungary after kidnapping a man in Vienna and imprisoning him for a month in a forest hut, according to Budapest police. READ  

Catholic Church
Austrian cardinal knows some 'marvellous' gays
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn. Photo: APA

Austrian cardinal knows some 'marvellous' gays

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that he knows some "marvellous" gays, amid a fierce debate in the Church over proposed reforms in attitudes to homosexuality. READ  

Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting
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Far-right extremists plan Upper Austrian meeting

A gathering of the far-right group Arbeitsgemeinschaft für demokratische Politik (AFP) is due to take place in the Wels-Land district of Upper Austria from Friday to Sunday - but several of the speakers may be stopped from making an appearance. READ  

Amphibian bus comes to Salzburg
The amphibian bus in Rotterdam. Photo: Splash Tours

Amphibian bus comes to Salzburg

The picturesque city of Salzburg is due to get a new and controversial tourist attraction - an amphibian bus which will take visitors on a tour of Salzburg’s streets and the Salzach river. READ  

New refugee centre in Vienna full
Photo: APA/HANS KLAUS TECHT

New refugee centre in Vienna full

A few weeks after the opening of a new asylum seeker's centre in Vienna's Landstrasse district, all 350 places are fully occupied, according to a report in news daily Kronen Zeitung. READ  

Chechen family feud sparks Vienna gunfight
Police at the scene of the crime. Photo: APA/Punz

Chechen family feud sparks Vienna gunfight

A Chechen family feud escalated into a gunfight in Vienna on Wednesday afternoon - with four people seriously injured. READ  

BayernLB to file complaint over Hypo law
A Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank in Klagenfurt. Photo: APA/Gindl

BayernLB to file complaint over Hypo law

Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) will file a complaint at Vienna’s constitutional court over a law passed earlier this year that wiped out loans it had given to nationalized Austrian lender Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG. READ  

University revokes Nazi's honorary doctorate
Eduard Paul Tratz. Photo: United States National Archives

University revokes Nazi's honorary doctorate

The University of Salzburg has, for the first time, revoked an honorary doctorate - one given to Austrian zoologist Eduard Paul Tratz, because of his Nazi past. READ  

 
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