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Austrian woman gets 18 years for drug smuggling

Austrian woman gets 18 years for drug smuggling

A 29-year-old woman from Lower Austria, Susanne M., has been sentenced to 18 years in jail in Indonesia for drug smuggling.

Arnie stars in real estate advert

Arnie stars in real estate advert

People who aren't from Austria often confuse the small Alpine country with Australia - something which Austrian star Arnold Schwarzenegger has used to his advantage whilst making an advert for an Australian real estate company.

Students design 'Hypotopia' city

Students design 'Hypotopia' city

A group of students from Vienna's Technical University (TU) have designed a city for 102,574 inhabitants that would cost €19 billion - the same amount of money it will cost Austria to bail out the Hypo Alpe Adria bank.

Vienna train route closed due to thieves

Vienna train route closed due to thieves

Passengers travelling on Vienna's S-Bahn trains were delayed on Tuesday morning after copper thieves stole grounding cables.

Major tyre store fire under control

Major tyre store fire under control

A major fire in a tyre facility in an industrial park in St. Valentin, in the district of Amstetten was brought under control on Monday evening.

Bad Ischl fights for asylum family

Bad Ischl fights for asylum family

A petition has been set up in Bad Ischl (Upper Austria) to try and prevent the deportation of a family of refugees who have become well-integrated into the spa town.

Up to 100 Austrian jihadis in terror groups

Up to 100 Austrian jihadis in terror groups

As many as 100 Austrian residents are currently believed to have joined a jihad, by participating in fighting with Islamic terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Boy abducted in Vienna in custody case

Boy abducted in Vienna in custody case

A four-year-old boy was snatched by two men in Vienna's Burggasse on Monday morning and bundled into a van, in what is believed to be a bitter custody battle.

US Ambassador marries his partner in Austria

US Ambassador marries his partner in Austria

The US ambassador to the OSCE in Austria married his long-time partner in a ceremony at his residence in Vienna on the weekend.