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Police torture victim demands €384,000

Police torture victim demands €384,000

The lawyer for the victim of a notorious case of police brutality, Bakary J, has begun an official liability lawsuit against the Republic of Austria.

Fewer overnight stays but more guests

Fewer overnight stays but more guests

Although the number of people booking holidays in Austria rose last winter, they stayed for a shorter period of time, according to a report from Statistik Austria.

WWII grenade washes up near Salzburg

WWII grenade washes up near Salzburg

A teenager who discovered a WWII grenade at a camp site put it in his backpack and took it to the police.

Romanians robbed by police imposters

Romanians robbed by police imposters

Two men posing as police officers robbed three Romanians of thousands of euros in Upper Austria.

Search on for body parts after grisly murder

Search on for body parts after grisly murder

Police are searching for the body parts of a 54-year-old Styrian man, allegedly murdered and hacked to pieces by two employees of Deniz bank in Graz.

Asylum seekers 'should be allowed to work'

Asylum seekers 'should be allowed to work'

The president of the Austrian Red Cross, Gerald Schöpfer, has said that asylum seekers should be allowed to work after being in the country for six months.

SPÖ row after attack on chancellor

SPÖ row after attack on chancellor

A row has broken out among Austria's Social Democrats (SPÖ) after the party failed to emerge as the winner among Austrian parties in Sunday's European Parliament elections.