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Call for more men to work in kindergartens

Call for more men to work in kindergartens

Minister for Family Affairs Sophie Karmasin (ÖVP) has said she wants to attract more men to work in kindergartens.

Illegal puppies offered for sale online

Illegal puppies offered for sale online

The animal rights organisation Four Paws (Vier Pfoten) has caught a pair of Hungarians who were attempting to sell illegal puppies via the listings website willhaben.at.

Political fight delays song contest decision

Political fight delays song contest decision

It's still undecided where in Austria next year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held - despite the director of Austria's national broadcaster, ORF, having promised an announcement by “the end of July”.

Pizzeria anarchists reject rents and ownership

Pizzeria anarchists reject rents and ownership

A week after the police operation to evict a group of anarchist squatters from the so-called Pizzeria Anarchia in Vienna's 2nd district some of the young anarchists have given a press conference to give their side of events.

Heads of Neo-Nazi network on trial

Heads of Neo-Nazi network on trial

The trial of the heads of the Neo-Nazi network "Objekt 21" has begun in Wels in Upper Austria.

Idea to host refugees in tents an 'insult'

Idea to host refugees in tents an 'insult'

Ombudsman Günther Kräuter (Social Democrats/SPÖ) has rejected recent proposals made by Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (People's Party/ÖVP) that asylum seekers could be hosted in tents if necessary.

Die Partei leader wants to set up Austrian party

Die Partei leader wants to set up Austrian party

Martin Sonneborn, founder of the German spoof political party Die Partei which recently won a seat in the European Parliament, has said he plans to set up an offshoot of his party in Austria.

Pizzeria Anarchia again disrupt traffic

Pizzeria Anarchia again disrupt traffic

Members of the anarchic collective who were evicted from the 'Pizzeria Anarchia' squat last week again disrupted traffic with an impromptu protest march on Sunday evening.

Man seriously injured by mountain goat

Man seriously injured by mountain goat

According to a report in the news daily Kronen Zeitung, a hiker from Salzburg was seriously injured after being attacked by a mountain goat.

Vienna is Austria's bike theft capital

Vienna is Austria's bike theft capital

Bike thefts are increasing in Vienna - with an average of 25 bicycles stolen every day.

Railways 'not a political football'

Railways 'not a political football'

The chief of the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) Christian Kern rejected recent criticism on the state-owned railway.

Baumgartner chased by police over Munich

Baumgartner chased by police over Munich

Austrian skydiver and daredevil Felix Baumgartner may face a fine after making an unauthorized flight over Munich airport.

German highway toll 'illegal under EU law'

German highway toll 'illegal under EU law'

German plans to impose a highway toll for foreigners is against EU law, according to the Research Services of the German Bundestag.