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Banker sentenced for dealing cocaine

Banker sentenced for dealing cocaine

A Viennese investment banker has been sentenced to 18 months for dealing cocaine. He must serve six months of the time in prison, Vienna's Criminal Court ruled.

The question of begging in Austria

The question of begging in Austria

The Local's media insider muses on Austria's frequent calls to ban begging.

Protest march against Christian persecution

Protest march against Christian persecution

Austria's Turkish Cultural Community (TKG) is calling on its members and sympathizers to join a peaceful protest march against the persecution of Iraqi Christians through Vienna's city centre on Sunday.

Family attacked by beaver whilst paddling

Family attacked by beaver whilst paddling

A swimming trip in Schwechat, Lower Austria took a nasty turn for a family when they were attacked by a vicious beaver.

Match fixing trial begins in Graz

Match fixing trial begins in Graz

The trial against former Austrian footballers Dominique Taboga, Sanel Kuljic, Thomas Zündel and seven other people who are charged over allegations of match-fixing started on Friday in Graz.

Austrians love the sun but hate mosquitoes

Austrians love the sun but hate mosquitoes

As another hot and muggy weekend approaches, with temperatures of 30 degrees forecast for most of the country, a new survey shows that Austrians love the summer sun and wearing skimpy outfits but hate being bitten by mosquitoes.

Farmers 'will need EU aid after sanctions'

Farmers 'will need EU aid after sanctions'

Minister for Agriculture Andrä Rupprechter (People's Party/ÖVP) has said the European Union should help Austrian farmers who suffer financial losses due to EU sanctions over Russia.

Gaza protest investigated for hate speech

Gaza protest investigated for hate speech

Pro-Palestinian protesters who staged a 'flash-mob' style theatrical protest over the weekend in Vienna are under investigation for hate speech.

Project honours Austrian Holocaust victims

Project honours Austrian Holocaust victims

In 2004, Karen Frostig inherited letters written from her grandparents to her father, who had been arrested by the Gestapo and expelled from Austria in 1938.