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Austrian policeman dancing goes viral

Austrian policeman dancing goes viral

An Austrian policeman attending a match in uniform at a football club in Vienna was caught dancing on camera.

Hypo bank defaults on bond payments

Hypo bank defaults on bond payments

The nationalised Hypo Alpe Adria Bank has stopped paying interest for bonds that are part of about €800 million in subordinated debt.

'Roofer' scales Vienna's Votivkirche

'Roofer' scales Vienna's Votivkirche

A so-called ‘roofer' climbed to the top of one of the Votive Church's 100 metre high towers in Vienna on Thursday morning.

Prisoner robbed banks on day release

Prisoner robbed banks on day release

A bank robber described by the judge as “particularly brazen” has been sentenced to nine years in prison by Vienna's Criminal Court.

Small increase in foreigners getting citizenship

Small increase in foreigners getting citizenship

In 2013, Austrian citizenship was granted to a total of 7,418 foreigners (including 64 non-residents). Compared to 2012, this was an increase of 4.4 percent (7,107).

Church porn shoot woman to face the music

Church porn shoot woman to face the music

Police have nabbed their suspect in the case of a young woman who made a pair of salacious movies in a church in her village in Upper Austria.

Man late for train led to dangerous ride

Man late for train led to dangerous ride

A Salzburg man who was too late to catch his train decided to travel on it anyway, riding on a step outside the passenger carriage.

Pig's head left on Islamic school site

Pig's head left on Islamic school site

A pig's head has been left on the construction site of a planned Turkish Islamic high school in Vienna, in what is believed to be an Islamophobic attack.

Austria not exempt from Russian retaliation

Austria not exempt from Russian retaliation

As EU leaders such as Germany's Angela Merkel call for a ceasefire in the Ukraine conflict, Russia has announced its own retaliatory sanctions against EU and US food exports.

100 Jews and Muslims meet in Vienna

100 Jews and Muslims meet in Vienna

Young Muslims and Jews from around the world are meeting in Vienna for the fifth Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC).