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More losses emerge in Salzburg gold scandal

More losses emerge in Salzburg gold scandal

Total losses now stand at €85 million after the finance department of Salzburg's provincial government engaged in speculative gold investments.

Mexican Slim seeks Austria Telekom deal

Mexican Slim seeks Austria Telekom deal

The world's second richest man, Carlos Slim, is seeking to acquire a further 45 percent of Telekom Austria, through his company America Movil.

Only 12 pilots for 15 Eurofighter jets

Only 12 pilots for 15 Eurofighter jets

There are now only 12 pilots available to fly Austria's 15 Eurofighter jets - which were purchased in a dubious and controversial deal.

Salzburg club demands legalization of marijuana

Salzburg club demands legalization of marijuana

The Cannabis Social Club in Salzburg – part of a worldwide network of similar groups - is demanding the legalisation of cannabis products for medicinal purposes.

Salzburg memorial to Nazi victims damaged

Salzburg memorial to Nazi victims damaged

For months, monuments and Jewish institutions have been targeted by right-wing vandals in Salzburg. Now a memorial to the victims of euthanasia has been attacked.

Austria celebrates treaty of independence

Austria celebrates treaty of independence

The treaty for the re-establishment of an independent and democratic Austria was signed at Belvedere Palace in Vienna 59 years ago today.

Ex-diplomat's wife in coma after shooting

Ex-diplomat's wife in coma after shooting

A 45-year-old Venezuelan woman is in an induced coma after being shot in the stomach on Tuesday morning by her 82-year-old Austrian husband, retired ambassador, Dr Edgar S.

Conchita receives invites and death threats

Conchita receives invites and death threats

Since her Eurovision victory in Copenhagen Conchita Wurst has become the toast of Austria, a symbol for tolerance, and an icon for a more open world - but she has also received hate mail and death threats.

Man gets €470 fine for not picking up dog poo

Man gets €470 fine for not picking up dog poo

A Viennese man took his dog for a very expensive walk - he was fined €470 for failing to clean up after her.

Doctors acquitted over sleep therapy death

Doctors acquitted over sleep therapy death

Two anaesthetists from a state mental hospital have been acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after the death of a 17-year-old psychiatric patient during deep sleep therapy in May 2011.