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Vienna: Really the worst city in the world?

Vienna: Really the worst city in the world?

Two articles in the Austrian edition of internet magazine Vice - on why Vienna “is really the shittiest city in the world” have provoked a heated online debate and hundreds of emails from people defending their city.

Poacher's suspected murder weapon found

Poacher's suspected murder weapon found

Eight months after poacher Alois Huber's deadly shooting spree in the Lower Austrian town of Annaberg, a semi-automatic assault rifle has been discovered in nearby Lassingbach stream.

Mafia link to Salzburg's failed Olympic bid?

Mafia link to Salzburg's failed Olympic bid?

The German Bild am Sonntag paper reports that the Russian Mafia could be to blame for Salzburg's failed bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Another attack on Vienna's Karlskirche

Another attack on Vienna's Karlskirche

One of Vienna's most stunning landmarks, St Charles Church in Karlsplatz, was defaced again this weekend.

EU Election: ÖVP defends first place

EU Election: ÖVP defends first place

Austria's conservative ÖVP (People's Party) has emerged the winner in Sunday's European elections, in spite of slight losses compared to its result in the 2009 elections.

Polar bear eats peacock in Vienna zoo

Polar bear eats peacock in Vienna zoo

One of Schönbrunn Zoo's polar bears stunned onlookers over the weekend by devouring a white peacock which flew into its enclosure.