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ORF selects Vienna for Eurovision 2015

ORF selects Vienna for Eurovision 2015

To no-one's surprise, Vienna came out on top in the choice between three Austrian cities to host 2015's Eurovision Song Contest, according to state broadcaster ORF on Wednesday.

Petition against street walkers in Floridsdorf

Petition against street walkers in Floridsdorf

A group of politicians from Vienna's 21st district, Floridsdorf, have launched a petition against street prostitution in their area.

Austria's young farmers a success story

Austria's young farmers a success story

Austria has the third highest number of young farmers in the EU - after Poland and the Czech Republic.

High participation in cannabis legalization initiative

High participation in cannabis legalization initiative

The non-profit association 'Legalize! Austria' has introduced a parliamentary citizen's initiative on Wednesday, to remove cannabis from being banned within the scope of the Austrian Narcotics act.

Analysts see Russian risk for Raiffeisen

Analysts see Russian risk for Raiffeisen

Germany's oldest private bank, Berenberg, has released a report identifying Austria's Raiffeisen bank as being the European institution most vulnerable to knock-on effects from the latest round of sanctions against Russia.

Graz robber drugged her victims

Graz robber drugged her victims

A 46-year-old Hungarian woman has been arrested on suspicion of drugging several men in Graz and then robbing them.

Vienna fan group for Islamic State militants

Vienna fan group for Islamic State militants

The Islamic State (IS), which is viewed alongside al-Qaeda as one of the most dangerous jihadist groups, has a group of sympathisers in Vienna who have set up a Facebook group and are even selling fan merchandise online.

Viennese doctor downplays risk of Ebola

Viennese doctor downplays risk of Ebola

An Austrian doctor believes that there is little chance of cases of Ebola appearing in this country, according to a report on Tuesday from the Austrian Press Agency.

Grave had been dug in failed murder plot

Grave had been dug in failed murder plot

After an international money laundering ring run by two Chechen families was busted by the Vienna State Criminal Investigation Department two weeks ago, members of the family clan swore they would get revenge on those who had dishonoured them.

IFPI demands further website bans in Austria

IFPI demands further website bans in Austria

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is demanding that five major Austrian Internet providers block access to sites they claim are used to pirate music.

Nude cyclist stopped by police

Nude cyclist stopped by police

A blonde woman who has been spotted shopping naked in Pernitz (Lower Austria) has been causing consternation amongst the locals.