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More Austrians opt for marriage
A couple at sunset. File photo: APA/dpa

More Austrians opt for marriage

Marriage is becoming more popular in Austria - with an increase of 6.5 percent of couples deciding to tie the knot in the first half of this year. READ  

Caritas head calls for increased foreign aid
Caritas president Michael Landau. Photo: APA (Archiv/Hochmuth)

Caritas head calls for increased foreign aid

In light of numerous international crises, the head of the Catholic aid organisation Caritas has called for Austria's foreign disaster aid fund to be increased. READ  

Austrian of the week
Jewish Museum: Dealing with recent history
Danielle Spera. Photo: Jewish Museum Vienna

Jewish Museum: Dealing with recent history

Dr Danielle Spera had a high profile career working as a journalist with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, the ORF. She is now the director of the Jewish Museum Vienna - and has taken the transition from TV celebrity to museum board room in her stride. READ  

Muslim leader 'appalled' by suspected jihadists
Sunni muslim leader Fuat Senac. Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Muslim leader 'appalled' by suspected jihadists

The president of the Austrian Islamic Community (IGGiÖ), Fuat Sanac, says he is surprised and appalled about the nine suspected jihadists who were arrested in Austria on the weekend. READ  

Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman
IGGiÖ president Fuat Sanac. Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman

An 84-year-old woman originally from Turkey wearing a traditional headscarf was kicked to the ground on Thursday afternoon in an attack that was clearly motivated by anti-Islamic sentiments, according to a press release from Austria's Islamic Religious Community Association (IGGiÖ). READ  

Time limit for street walkers in Floridsdorf
Prostitutes working in Floridsdorf. Photo: WiFF

Time limit for street walkers in Floridsdorf

A row over street prostitution in Vienna’s 21st district, Floridsdorf, looks like being partially resolved after the district council voted in favour of enforcing a time limit on street walkers. READ  

Caritas opens hotel with 'social value'
The Hotel Magda building in Laufbergergasse. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Caritas opens hotel with 'social value'

The Roman Catholic charity Caritas is going into the hotel business. The Vienna branch will open a budget hotel in January, close to the Prater, and will provide apprenticeships to around 30 young people with a refugee background, the head of Caritas Vienna Klaus Schwertner said. READ  

Every second black person in Austria 'harassed'
Austrian footballer David Alaba (centre) has also complained of being racially insulted. Photo: APA

Every second black person in Austria 'harassed'

A new study reveals that around half of Austria’s black population has been abused or racially harassed in the past year - and that many people with dark skin feel discriminated against in Austria. READ  

Two neo-Nazis get jail sentences
Journalists covering the trial of the neo-Nazis. Photo: APA

Two neo-Nazis get jail sentences

The heads of the neo-Nazi network "Objekt 21" have been sentenced to six years and nine months and four years and eight months respectively on Wednesday. READ  

'Italy is an occupying power'
Tyrolean separatists see parallels with Scotland
The town of Tirol in South Tyrol, Italy. Photo: Tappeiner/Wikimedia

Tyrolean separatists see parallels with Scotland

In South Tyrol, Italy's German-speaking northern region, Teutonic efficiency meets Italian flair in a seemingly blissful union of lederhosen, "La Dolce Vita" and idyllic scenery. But for some, life is not so sweet. READ  

Sunday shopping mooted
ÖVP calls for Sunday trading in Vienna
Photo: APA (dpa)

ÖVP calls for Sunday trading in Vienna

Austria's People's Party (ÖVP) has repeated calls for Sunday trading in Vienna, especially in connection with next year's Eurovision Song Contest. READ  

3,000 new Kindergarten places announced
Photo: APA (Archiv/epa)

3,000 new Kindergarten places announced

On Tuesday, Family Minister Sophie Karmasin of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) announced that the government would be creating an additional 3,000 Kindergarten places, at a cost to the state of €98 million over the next four years. READ  

Enzis fitted with free Wi-Fi and power points
Wien Energie boss Robert Grüneis showing off the new Enzis. Photo: Wien Energie

Enzis fitted with free Wi-Fi and power points

A special type of outdoor furniture developed in Vienna has evolved, with the latest version now offering free Wi-Fi and power points to charge your laptop or cell phone. READ  

Undercover police bust dealers in Leopoldstadt
Photo: Vienna Police

Undercover police bust dealers in Leopoldstadt

An undercover police officer made a bust in early August when two alleged drug dealers offered to sell him a kilogram of cannabis. The pair wanted €4,000 to complete the transaction. READ  

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper
An Augustin vendor. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper

Have you ever been asked to buy an Augustin paper at one of Vienna’s train stations, or whilst sitting at a cafe, and wondered about the story of the person trying to sell it to you? Or been annoyed when they wouldn’t take no for an answer? READ  

 
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