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Austrian army 'going broke'

Austrian army 'going broke'

The Austrian army is in serious financial trouble - so much so that regiments can't afford fuel and soldiers are forced to walk everywhere due to transport shortages.

Puppies sold illegally over internet

Puppies sold illegally over internet

A woman in Vienna's Favoriten district has been reported for illegally selling puppies. The city has become a hub for the illegal trade in puppies and officials are keen to crack down on the practice.

Verbund shuts five power plants

Verbund shuts five power plants

Verbund, Austria's leading electricity company, is mothballing five power stations to cut costs.

Vienna plans to be a green metropolis

Vienna plans to be a green metropolis

Vienna's Mayor Michael Häupl has outlined an ambitious project to make the Austrian capital one of the greenest, most sustainable cities in Europe.

Students given Nazi text in exam

Students given Nazi text in exam

The first run of the new centralised Matura exam (similar to A-Level or high school exams) has been tarnished by a Nazi propaganda text which was given to students to interpret as part of a German exam.

Hitler's house to become migrant centre?

Hitler's house to become migrant centre?

A long-running debate over the future of the house where Hitler was born finally appears set to be resolved.

The OSCE - a key player in Ukraine

The OSCE - a key player in Ukraine

In the first of a series of profiles, The Local takes a look at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The OSCE is one of dozens of institutions based in Vienna, Austria.