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Luxury living outside of Vienna

Luxury living outside of Vienna

Exclusive properties in Austria are not limited to Vienna. Every city boasts its own area of affluence. The Local takes a look at where to find hot properties in each state and just how much such luxury will cost you.

Army sends convoy to help Bosnia flood victims

Army sends convoy to help Bosnia flood victims

The Austrian army has sent dozens of soldiers to the flooded areas of Bosnia-Herzegovina to help those in need.

Young mother killed by husband

Young mother killed by husband

A 21-year-old woman has been murdered in an apartment in Klagenfurt-Waidmannsdorf. The suspect is her husband, a 33-year-old Bosnian.

Austria's birth rate falls

Austria's birth rate falls

Austria's population has grown, largely due to immigration, but its birth rate has fallen.

Vienna's kestrels going hungry

Vienna's kestrels going hungry

Vienna's rooftops abound with nooks and crannies, providing attractive nesting sites for kestrels, but life in the city is proving hard for the birds, which rely on a supply of prey during the day to feed their young.

Car crashes onto balcony

Car crashes onto balcony

A BMW plummeted three metres onto a terrace in Vienna's exclusive and hilly district of Döbling on Tuesday.

Spar goes to court over price fixing

Spar goes to court over price fixing

The case against grocery retailer Spar, which is alleged to have been fixing prices with suppliers, opens today in Austria's Cartel Court.

Church donated to Serbian community

Church donated to Serbian community

Despite angry protests by parishioners, Vienna's Neulerchenfelder church in Ottakring has been officially handed over to the Serbian Orthodox community.

Conchita Wurst a star act at Life Ball

Conchita Wurst a star act at Life Ball

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will wrap up the Life Ball's fashion show with a performance of her winning ballad, Rise Like a Phoenix, accompanied by the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra.