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Vienna cracks down on pigeon feeders

Vienna cracks down on pigeon feeders

Vienna has announced it will fine pigeon feeders €36. They're serious about dealing with the mess from pigeons.

Austrians disillusioned with EU austerity

Austrians disillusioned with EU austerity

Austrians are not expected to turn out in record numbers for this month's European Parliament elections, even though the 2014 ballot is billed as the most important yet.

Vienna mayor wants right-wing group banned

Vienna mayor wants right-wing group banned

Vienna's Mayor Michael Häupl (SPÖ) has called for a ban on a right-wing group calling themselves Die Identitaere Bewegung (The Identity Movement).

EU elections in Austria attract expat apathy

EU elections in Austria attract expat apathy

Among Austria's expatriate community, there is a general lack of enthusiasm for the EU elections being held this weekend.

Mosquito plague expected after flooding

Mosquito plague expected after flooding

With most of the floodwaters now receding, Austrians can look forward to a plague of mosquitos of almost Biblical proportions, according to one scientist.

Kampusch case investigation closed

Kampusch case investigation closed

An investigation into the retired president of Austria's Supreme Court, Johann Rzeszut, regarding his involvement in the Natascha Kampusch case has been closed.

Conchita to star in Boylesque Festival

Conchita to star in Boylesque Festival

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform at Vienna's first Boylesque cabaret festival, taking place on May 28 and 29. Wurst will appear as the final act and sing her song Rise Like a Phoenix.

Two men jailed in Russia in Rebasso murder case

Two men jailed in Russia in Rebasso murder case

Two former Russian police officers suspected of kidnapping and murdering a well-known Viennese lawyer have been convicted in Russia - but for blackmail rather than murder.