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Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team
Maccabi Haifa players. File photo: APA/Krug

Turks investigated after attack on Israeli team

After pro-Palestinian protesters stormed a football match between Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille in Bischofshofen on Wednesday 20 men of Turkish origin who are resident in the state of Salzburg have been reported to the police. READ  

Israeli players attacked during training match
Maccabi Haifa players. File photo: APA/Krug

Israeli players attacked during training match

Pro-Palestinian protesters have disrupted a football match in Bischofshofen, Austria between the Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa, and French team, Lille. READ  

Austrian poker player wins half a million dollars
File Photo: APA (Pfarrhofer)

Austrian poker player wins half a million dollars

An Austrian student competing in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas just missed out on being part of the top ten final table, but consoled himself with 11th place, and earnings of US$565,193 (€415,800). READ  

Sports
Austrian climbers stun Chamonix competition
Jakob Schubert climbing in Chamonix. Photo: ÖWK/Heiko Wilhelm

Austrian climbers stun Chamonix competition

Two Austrian competitive climbers have shown their form by scoring a double silver in competition in the French alpine resort of Chamonix, on the slopes of Mont Blanc. READ  

FIFA extends bans on Austrian footballers
Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

FIFA extends bans on Austrian footballers

FIFA, the international federation of football associations presently meeting in Brazil, extended the bans for two Austrian players in a press release on Monday. READ  

Austrian of the week
David Alaba: 'Living the dream'
David Alaba. Photo: APA/Osterauer

David Alaba: 'Living the dream'

As football mania seizes the world The Local profiles 22-year-old David Alaba, who plays for German club Bayern Munich and holds Austria's record as the youngest player to play for the national team. READ  

Tarantula found on golf course
This is not the spider, but it looks very similar. Maybe they're cousins? Photo: Animal Crossing Wiki / Creative Commons

Tarantula found on golf course

A woman golfer got quite a shock while playing a round of golf at the Schloss Tillysburg golf course at St. Florian, near Linz, when she discovered a tarantula spider lurking near the fairway. READ  

Unemployed footballers to be taught match skills
Roland Linz used to play for Austria Wien. Photo: APA

Unemployed footballers to be taught match skills

Austria’s unemployed footballers will be able to kick-start their careers from July - but rather than having to go to the job centre and look for some other form of employment, the Public Employment Service (AMS) has set up a football course to help rusty players improve their skills. READ  

Red Bull fails to place in new F1 series
Photo: APA/ERWIN SCHERIAU

Red Bull fails to place in new F1 series

A Formula 1 motor race was held in Austria for the first time in more than a decade on Sunday, with the victory going to the Mercedes team. READ  

World cup viewing in a favela in Graz
Photo: Gernot Saiko

World cup viewing in a favela in Graz

A Graz restaurateur's art project built a realistic favela for his patrons to watch the world cup from, while gaining a better understanding of the living conditions of tens of millions of Brazilians who survive on less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day. READ  

Gretzky visits Spielberg for Red Bull Formula 1
Arguably the world's best hockey player, Wayne Gretzky. Photo: Soerfm/Wikimedia

Gretzky visits Spielberg for Red Bull Formula 1

"The Great One", world-famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky was the special guest star in Spielberg at the Red Bull Ring for the start of qualifying races for Austria's F1 Grand Prix on Saturday. READ  

Expats keen but cricket still puzzles Austrians
Niki Lauda is a keen cricketer. Photo: Wikimedia

Expats keen but cricket still puzzles Austrians

The gentleman's game of cricket, re-introduced to Austria 40 years ago, is experiencing something of a renaissance. The Local Austria looks into the action, while wondering how to translate 'googly' into German. READ  

Austrian of the week
Mr Red Bull: Dietrich Mateschitz
Mateschitz with his girlfriend Marion Feichtner. Photo: SN/APA/ANDREAS

Mr Red Bull: Dietrich Mateschitz

One of the founders of the popular energy drinks brand, Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz is an Austrian entrepreneur and businessman with an estimated net worth of €5.2 billion. READ  

World Cup 2014
Where to watch the World Cup in Vienna
A football fan in Vienna. Photo: APA

Where to watch the World Cup in Vienna

Want to know which bars and pubs are showing the football or where the open air public viewings are around the city? READ  

Austrian NGOs give FIFA 'red card'
Flags of nations in FIFA. Photo: FIFA Press picture

Austrian NGOs give FIFA 'red card'

Austrian NGOs and unions have taken the opportunity one day ahead of the FIFA World Cup kick-off in Brazil to renew their criticism of the human rights violations surrounding the sporting event. READ  

 
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