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OSCE: Violence risks media freedom in Ukraine

OSCE: Violence risks media freedom in Ukraine

The OSCE's top official for freedom of the press warned Friday of "rapidly deteriorating" climate for the media in Ukraine, and said further attacks could fuel conflict in the violence-torn country.

Admont Abbey abuse case renegotiated

Admont Abbey abuse case renegotiated

A civil lawsuit by a former pupil of Admont Abbey school against two priests who he claims abused him will be renegotiated, according to a decision by Vienna's Supreme Court.

How to insult someone in Austria

How to insult someone in Austria

Here are the five key words you need to know to properly insult an Austrian - or nearly anyone else, for that matter.

Police dog finds pot and lost post

Police dog finds pot and lost post

With the help of a sniffer dog police have discovered a cannabis crop in a flat in Schwechat, near Vienna, as well as several bags of undelivered mail.

Glitzy line-up for Vienna's Life Ball

Glitzy line-up for Vienna's Life Ball

Lindsay Lohan, Courtney Love, Ricky Martin, Kesha, Bill Clinton, and Conchita Wurst. The star guest list for Vienna's Life Ball on May 31st is looking as lavish as the event's theme - the Garden of Earthly Delights.

Tips for enjoying an Austrian summer

Tips for enjoying an Austrian summer

With temperatures rising across Austria and people flocking outside to enjoy the sunshine here are some tips for dealing with hot weather.

MPs told off for 'undignified' protests

MPs told off for 'undignified' protests

Austrian president Heinz Fischer has complained about undignified protests in parliament, particularly during this week's budget debate.

Austrian millionaires richer than ever before

Austrian millionaires richer than ever before

The assets of Austria's millionaires grew in 2013 by seven percent, to €262 billion, making them richer than ever before.