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Robots could take half of jobs in Austria
A robot employee of the future? Photo: APA

Robots could take half of jobs in Austria

More than half of the jobs currently being done in Austria could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank. READ  

Lugner and Spatzi prepare for engagement
Richard Lugner and 'Spatzi'. Photo: APA/NEUMAYR/MMV

Lugner and Spatzi prepare for engagement

Final preparations are under way for the engagement party of octogenarian Austrian construction entrepreneur Richard Lugner to Cathy Schmitz, also known as Spatzi on August 1st in Velden, Carinthia. READ  

Allegations of police racism in Tyrol
Police check. Photo: APA

Allegations of police racism in Tyrol

A police officer in Tyrol has raised serious allegations about the conduct of his colleagues, claiming derisive remarks about immigrants, "structural racism", discriminatory treatment of foreigners and "jokes about Turks and Africans" are all part of everyday life. READ  

German student freed after guilty verdict
Josef S during the trial. Photo: APA/DPA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

German student freed after guilty verdict

In a controversial verdict, German student, Josef S. was found guilty yesterday of breaching the peace, attempted aggravated assault and serious damage to property during protests against the Akademikerball (Academic's Ball) in Vienna last January. READ  

Austrian of the week
The former golden boy who fell from grace
Glamour couple - Grasser and his wife Fiona. Photo: APA

The former golden boy who fell from grace

Former Austrian politician Karl-Heinz Grasser has been widely criticized in the press after failing to appear as a witness at his own civil trial against his former tax consultant and the agency Deloitte. READ  

Netflix to launch in Austria in September
Photo: Netflix

Netflix to launch in Austria in September

The popular movie and TV streaming site Netflix has revealed plans to launch in Austria in September this year. READ  

My Austrian career
'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'
Photo: Nick Schwarz

'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'

Nick Schwarz, a 23-year-old from Portland, Oregon, is a reporter for the current affairs programme Reality Check, at FM4 radio in Vienna. The Local talked to him about why he came to Austria. READ  

Dispute over child support for gay couples
A gay couple and their daughter. File photo: APA/Michael Löwa/dpa

Dispute over child support for gay couples

Austria’s High Court is set to decide whether two parents in a same-sex relationship should both receive child support payments. READ  

Austrian desserts vie for world heritage status
Could Tyrol's 'white Sachertorte' be ranked alongside its better known rival from the east? Photo: APA/Robert Jaeger

Austrian desserts vie for world heritage status

Austria wants its famed cake and pastry culture to be included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. READ  

Conchita graffiti spotted in Paris
Photo: Jean Paul Gaultier via Conchita Wurst Facebook

Conchita graffiti spotted in Paris

Top French designer Jean Paul Gaultier spotted a new graffito in Paris after his recent triumphal Couture show in the city, featuring Austrian singer Conchita Wurst. READ  

Austria opposes new EU bio farm rules
Austrian cows on an organic farm. Photo: c_pichler/Flickr

Austria opposes new EU bio farm rules

Austria and Germany have both stated their opposition to proposed new rules from the EU Commission relating to the management of organic, or 'bio' farms. READ  

Minister rebukes states over asylum housing
Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner. Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Minister rebukes states over asylum housing

Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) has presented states that are failing to fulfill their obligations to accommodate asylum seekers with an ultimatum. READ  

Austrians love to get nude on the beach
An Austrian couple on a beach - but is he wearing shorts? Photo: APA

Austrians love to get nude on the beach

For the first time Austrians have tied with Germans as the holidaymakers most likely to sunbathe fully nude on the beach. They also enjoy napping on the beach and have no qualms about donning tight-fitting Speedo-style briefs. READ  

Muslim leader moots anti-discrimination law
Sunni muslim leader Fuat Senac. Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Muslim leader moots anti-discrimination law

The president of the publicly recognised Austrian Islamic Community (IGGiOe), Fuat Senac, wants a law penalizing discrimination against Islam. READ  

Giant sausage stolen in the night
Mortadella variation with pistachio. Photo: Rainer Zenz

Giant sausage stolen in the night

On Saturday night in the small town of Sankt Michael in Lungau, a massive sausage was stolen by a person or persons unknown, according to a report by Austrian state broadcaster ORF. READ  

 
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