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Austria lags behind in employment for elderly
Two pensioners. Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa

Austria lags behind in employment for elderly

Despite failing to make the top ten countries in an annual index measuring the quality of life of elderly people Austria is still one of the better countries in which to grow old. READ  

Street signs near mosque defaced
A street sign had 'Shariagasse' pasted over it. Photo: Private

Street signs near mosque defaced

Five streets signs near a mosque in Vienna have been pasted over with names like ‘Sharia street’ and ‘Isis-recruitment’ in what appears to be an anti-Muslim act. READ  

Government wants to restrict 'fun demos'
Udo Jürgens in a bathrobe. Photo: APA/dpa

Government wants to restrict 'fun demos'

Austria’s government is considering how to move demonstrations away from Vienna’s Ringstrasse after complaints that the city centre’s main boulevard is closed almost every week - sometimes for frivolous causes. READ  

Vienna refugee accommodation ready
One of the rooms in Erdbergstrasse. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Vienna refugee accommodation ready

One hundred refugees will be moving into temporary accommodation in Vienna’s 3rd district on Monday evening, from the overcrowded refugee reception centre in Traiskirchen. READ  

 'Herminator' excuses drunken behaviour
Hermann Maier. Photo: APA/EXPA/JOHANN GRODER

'Herminator' excuses drunken behaviour

Hermann Maier, Austria’s former champion ski racer and Olympic gold medallist, has announced that he and his girlfriend are expecting their third child after an embarrassing video of him carousing drunkenly at a festival in Styria’s Salzkammergut went online earlier this month. READ  

New quarters for refugees in Vienna
The plan should take the strain off Traiskirchen reception centre. Photo: APA/Techt

New quarters for refugees in Vienna

After a heated debate about new accommodation for refugees in Vienna, Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner (ÖVP) and Vienna mayor Michael Häupl have agreed to use two locations - a former police barracks in the 3rd district and a disused university building in the 9th district. READ  

159 Vienna street names have dubious history
Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring was renamed in 2012. Photo: APA/Hochmuth

159 Vienna street names have dubious history

Vienna has 159 streets named after controversial historical figures - some of which could be changed if local councils and residents agree. READ  

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht
Dirndl and Lederhosen from Wülde-Hoamat. Photo: Mario Zach

Graz designer pushes the boundaries of Tracht

More than six million people will attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich - the world’s biggest beer festival - and many of them will dress in traditional Tracht such as Dirndls, or Lederhosen. READ  

Army law change to 'enhance women's role'
Female soldiers. Photo: APA/BUNDESHEER

Army law change to 'enhance women's role'

Austria is amending its defence act so that women who have volunteered for military service will now be treated the same as men when it comes to taking part in regular army drills. READ  

Oldest traces of man found in Austria
Reconstruction of a Neanderthal couple, Neanderthal Museum of Mettmann, Germany. Photo: EPA/FEDERICO GAMBARINI

Oldest traces of man found in Austria

Archaeologists in Austria have found the oldest traces of modern humans in Europe, dating back to 43,500 years ago. READ  

Vienna's fashion week turns a few heads
Photo: APA/MQ VIENNA FASHION WEEK/THOMA (THOMAS LERCH)

Vienna's fashion week turns a few heads

It was that time of year again for fashion lovers in Vienna. The Vienna fashion week came and went. Luckily, we have highlights of what went down. READ  

More refugees arrive in Tyrol from Italy
A group of refugees. File photo: APA

More refugees arrive in Tyrol from Italy

Tyrolean police discovered a group of 28 refugees arriving via train from Italy on Sunday afternoon. READ  

Zombies run free in St. Pölten
Photo: APA (Oczeret)

Zombies run free in St. Pölten

St. Pölten's -- and possibly Austria's -- first successful zombie run took place on Saturday, with 9,000 visitors taking part. READ  

Vienna students protest FPÖ appointment
Photo: APA (Schlager)

Vienna students protest FPÖ appointment

A large group of students gathered at Vienna University on Thursday afternoon to protest against the controversial appointment of 21 year-old Maximilian Krauss (FPÖ) as Deputy President of the City School Council. READ  

Muslim community unites against jihadists
Photo: APA

Muslim community unites against jihadists

Salzburg's Islamic community is deeply disturbed by the case of two young men from Pinzgau, who are suspected to have traveled to Syria in mid-August as jihadists. READ  

 
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