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Expert warns Islam in Austria is anti-Western
Ibrahim Olgun, a 28-year-old Austrian-born Islamic theologian. Photo: IGGIÖ

Soeren Kern is a Senior Fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute. He writes on his perspective of the increasing influence of Turkish Islam in Austria. Republished with kind permission from the Gatestone Institute, in whose journal this article originally appeared.

Vienna study shows birds can make 'economic decisions'
Photo: Bene Croy

Cockatoos have a good understanding of economics, a new study shows.

Outrage at van with Nazi slogan in Graz
Photo: Name withheld by request

A white van, with a banner reading 'Heil Hitler' on its rear window, has provoked a backlash in Graz, Austria's second-largest city.

Huge turnout at Austria's first job fair for refugees
Photo: Chancen:reich

Several job offers have already been made.

Two teens sexually assaulted at music festival
A picture from the festival in 2014. Photo: Luca Sartoni/Flickr

Two 15-year-old girls were reportedly sexually assaulted during Donauinselfest, an open-air, free music festival in Vienna.

Bank manager tied up and robbed in home invasion
The affluent Döbling district of Vienna. Photo: Gryffindor/wikimedia commons

It is the third burglary of this kind in Vienna this year...

Despite high unemployment restaurants can't find staff
File photo: David Mulder/Flickr

"Closed today - no staff but over 500,000 unemployed people. Sorry!" one frustrated restaurant owner wrote on a sign outside his business.

Austrian prisoners to receive condoms and lubricant
Photo: robertelyov/Flickr

'Safe sex packages' including an informative leaflet will be distributed to first-time prisoners.

Oscar winner Waltz blasts Cameron over Brexit
Photo: Sgt. Michael Connors/US Army/Wikimedia

Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz on Sunday blasted Prime Minister David Cameron for leading Britain toward a referendum in which a majority cast a "really stupid" vote to leave the European Union.

Foreigners 'finance Austria's pension system'
Photo: Wikimedia

Foreigners living in Austria who pay social security contributions are propping up the pension system, and paying more in than they get back in terms of healthcare and benefits.

Swiss attack bouncer at Austrian nightclub
Photo: Bruno Girin/File

Group turned on bouncer after he refused them entry to the club.

Gay snog infuriates taxi driver
File Photo: Two sailors ca. 1940-1945. An image featured in the “Love and War” exhibit at the Kinsey Institute Gallery.

A taxi driver had to be restrained by cops after he attacked two gay taxi customers when they gave each other a kiss on the backseat of his car.

Startups

A new startup in Vienna aims to help homeless people by creating guided tours of the city from their perspective.

500 police to patrol Vienna for New Year
New Year's Eve celebrations in Vienna. Photo: wien.info

Security in Vienna will be high as residents and visitors gather to celebrate New Year’s Eve, after police received a warning last week of possible terror attacks during the holiday season.

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