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Conchita to perform for Ban Ki-moon at VIC
Photo: courtesy Conchita Wurst

Conchita to perform for Ban Ki-moon at VIC

The Austrian winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will perform live at the Vienna International Centre in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during the Secretary-General's visit to the United Nations in Vienna. READ  

Update
Teen jihadist planned to make bombs
Photo: APA (Hochmuth)

Teen jihadist planned to make bombs

A 14-year-old boy who was arrested on Tuesday evening has been revealed to be a Turkish national who has lived in Austria for the past eight years. READ  

Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos
Photo: APA/epa

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  

Police warn of Halloween hooligans
Photo: APA (Hochmuth)

Police warn of Halloween hooligans

Despite Halloween being a relatively new phenomenon in Austria, teenagers are using the holiday as an excuse for running a little wild - with police warning that some see the US-centric festival as an excuse to commit property damage and theft. READ  

Literature
The girlfriend left behind in Vienna in 1939
Photo: Reprinted from ‘Paper Love’ by Sarah Wildman by arrangement with Riverhead Books

The girlfriend left behind in Vienna in 1939

In ‘Paper Love,’ Sarah Wildman searches for her grandfather’s pre-war love. READ  

Teen 'jihadist' arrested in train station plot
Photo: APA (Archiv/epa)

Teen 'jihadist' arrested in train station plot

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in Lower Austria as a suspected jihadist on Tuesday evening. 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  

Prison guard loses her job at brothel
Prostitute working in Vienna. Photo: APA/Helmut Fohringer

Prison guard loses her job at brothel

After a panel decision, a prison guard in Vienna has lost her job working as security for a local brothel. READ  

Nazi ritual murder now 'cannibalistic'
The murder happened in one of these apartments. Photo: APA/NEUMAYR

Nazi ritual murder now 'cannibalistic'

Fresh details have emerged in the case of a grisly murder, which suggest the alleged killer may have engaged in cannibalism after killing his 20-year-old victim. READ  

Serial bigamist denies wrong-doing
Tijan S. with his lawyer Nikolaus Rast. Photo: Composite/APA

Serial bigamist denies wrong-doing

A Gambian man, who was detained in Austria on charges of bigamy, has rubbished allegations that he is a Casanova and a fraudster. READ  

Armed police thwart hotel robbery plans
Photo: Police

Armed police thwart hotel robbery plans

A serious armed robbery on a hotel in the Vienna Woods community of Gablitz was thwarted by police on Wednesday, according to the National Police Directorate of the northeast region. READ  

Two burglaries every hour in Austria
Photo: APA (epa)

Two burglaries every hour in Austria

At a press conference on Friday, the Austrian Road Safety Board (KVB) and the Austrian Insurance Association (VVÖ) explained that many Austrians underestimate the risks of burglary, and outlined some simple measures to be taken to avoid getting ripped off. READ  

Deserters' monument unveiled Friday
Photo: APA (Hochmuth)

Deserters' monument unveiled Friday

Austria unveiled Friday its first national monument to the estimated 1,500 people executed by the Nazis for deserting or refusing to fight in World War II, 69 years after the conflict ended. READ  

Drugs bust in OÖ
Major drugs bust in Rohrbach
Part of the grow operation found in Hörsching. Photo: OÖ Police

Major drugs bust in Rohrbach

Police from Upper Austria announced on Friday the successful completion of an operation to disrupt the import and trafficking in illegal drugs from the Czech Republic, including crystal meth. READ  

Traffickers force trio into prostitution in Styria
File photo: APA/Fohringer

Traffickers force trio into prostitution in Styria

A group of Romanian human traffickers have been arrested for forcing three young woman into prostitution against their will. READ  

 
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