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Trojan horse highlights Greenpeace concerns
Greenpeace activists dressed as lobbyists draw a trojan horse through the streets of Vienna. Photo: APA

Trojan horse highlights Greenpeace concerns

Greenpeace introduced a four-meter tall trojan horse to the streets of Vienna on Friday, to highlight the dangers they say are hidden in the proposed trade agreements between the EU, USA, Canada and Singapore. 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  

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  

Muslim leaders denounce Isis violence
The KAICIID headquarters in Vienna. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Muslim leaders denounce Isis violence

Leaders of Christian, Muslim and other religious communities from Iraq, Syria and the larger Middle East region have met at a Saudi-funded centre in Vienna and have denounced all violence in the name of religion. READ  

Nazi-era director's work screened in Vienna
Gustav Ucicky. Photo: Ursula Ucicky/Filmarchiv Austria

Nazi-era director's work screened in Vienna

Austria’s Film Archive is screening a retrospective of the work of a controversial Nazi-era Viennese film director in an attempt to reexamine his life and work READ  

Vienna's Muslims 'to double in 30 years'
A Muslim man in a mosque in Floridsdorf. Photo: APA/Techt

Vienna's Muslims 'to double in 30 years'

Vienna’s religious landscape is changing - with a decline in the number of Catholics and Christians and an increase in the number of Muslims due to immigration and secularization. READ  

Murder memoir
Cold-blooded 'ice-cream' killer used a chainsaw
The ice-cream parlour where the murders were committed. Photo: APA

Cold-blooded 'ice-cream' killer used a chainsaw

A woman known as the 'ice-cream killer' who murdered both her ex-husband and her boyfriend, dismembering them with a chainsaw and hiding their bodies in the basement of her ice-cream parlour in Vienna, has released a memoir. READ  

Bears thinking about
Italian bears return to Austria's woods in force
Adult brown bear. File photo: APA

Italian bears return to Austria's woods in force

If Europeans go down to the woods today they might be in for a big surprise: bears. And in countries no longer used to big predators, it's no picnic. READ  

Prison service sells gifts made by convicts
This unusual handbag is made from recycled fabric and costs €15. Photo: Justizanstalten

Prison service sells gifts made by convicts

A new online shop on the Austrian Justice Ministry’s website is offering gift items made by prisoners - including handmade metal figurines, board games, and Christmas wreaths and decorations. READ  

The Local List
How to make friends in Austria
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How to make friends in Austria

Trying to make new friends in Austria? Here are 12 things you should know about Austrian manners - that may help you avoid making any enemies. READ  

Integration campaign sparks debate
Screenshot from the campaign website.

Integration campaign sparks debate

A new Austrian campaign aimed at promoting integration and encouraging immigrants to feel more connected to their adopted country has been criticized as “alienating” foreigners. READ  

Vienna priest suspected of child abuse
Priest. File photo: APA

Vienna priest suspected of child abuse

A Catholic priest in Vienna is under investigation for sexual abuse of a minor, according to Nina Bussek, spokesperson for the Vienna public prosecutor's office on Wednesday. READ  

Man's 18-year wait for asylum finally over
Dulal D'Costa. Photo: Private

Man's 18-year wait for asylum finally over

An asylum seeker from Bangladesh who has been waiting 18 years for Austrian residence has finally had it granted this week, according to a report on Austrian national broadcaster ORF. READ  

Court: EU migrants can be denied local benefits
An Austrian job centre. Photo: APA/PFARRHOFER

Court: EU migrants can be denied local benefits

Immigrants from other EU nations can be refused unemployment benefits under certain conditions, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided on Tuesday in a case that Austria has welcomed as a "clarification" of the rules. READ  

Austrian of the week
The female priest on the wrong side of the Vatican
Photo: Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger

The female priest on the wrong side of the Vatican

Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger is a 58-year-old Austrian ex-nun, who made headlines when she was excommunicated by Rome in 2002. She spoke to The Local about her life and faith. READ  

 
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