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Lesbian couple denied fostering rights

Lesbian couple denied fostering rights

Although people living in same-gender relationships are permitted to work with children, they are denied the right to act as foster parents, according to the Administrative Court of Lower Austria in St. Pölten.

Vienna's brand fails to make the grade

Vienna's brand fails to make the grade

Saffron Brand Consultants has devised a list of the world's best branded cities - but Vienna didn't even make the top 25. The Local Austria checks out the state of the Stadt.

Row over hymn-singing in primary schools

Row over hymn-singing in primary schools

A row has broken out over children being made to sing hymns in a primary school in Lower Austria.

Sports Direct rebrands Sports Eybl

Sports Direct rebrands Sports Eybl

Sports Direct has completed its acquisition of the remaining 49% of Austria's Eybl & Sports Experts and will now re-brand all its Austrian shops.

Austrian priest's luxury flat stirs controversy

Austrian priest's luxury flat stirs controversy

An Austrian priest living in Vienna's luxury first district has attracted criticism for living the "high life." But all is not what it seems...

Dmitri Hvorostovsky: the Rafa Nadal of Opera?

Dmitri Hvorostovsky: the Rafa Nadal of Opera?

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone, invited comparisons to Rafa Nadal on his recent visit to Vienna.

Graffiti clean-up costs Karlskirche 13,000 euros

Graffiti clean-up costs Karlskirche 13,000 euros

Work has begun to clean up Vienna's baroque Karlskirche church after it was vandalised by graffiti.

A third of Austrians want 'strong leader'

A third of Austrians want 'strong leader'

Nearly 30 percent of Austrians want a "strong leader" who isn't bothered with democracy, according to a new survey.

Painting of SPÖ leader thrown in river

Painting of SPÖ leader thrown in river

A thief admitted to stealing a portrait of former Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, and throwing it into a river as a political protest.

Penis biter in court after carnival affray

Penis biter in court after carnival affray

A 30-year-old man faced assault charges in court for allegedly biting another man's penis while wearing a carnival costume.