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Animal rights activists stage naked protest

Animal rights activists stage naked protest

Seven activists from the Association against Animal Factories held a naked protest in central Vienna on Tuesday, packed into oversized meat trays in front of St Stephen's Cathedral.

Austria launches star walk in Grossmugl

Austria launches star walk in Grossmugl

The Austrian town of Grossmugl has built what is thought to be the world's first permanent star walk installation, open 24 hours a day.

Holocaust survivors to visit Vienna

Holocaust survivors to visit Vienna

A group of Holocaust survivors who escaped Nazi-occupied Austria will be visiting Vienna in September at the invitation of the city's Jewish Welcome Service.

'Tax Freedom Day' comes later for Austria

'Tax Freedom Day' comes later for Austria

Tuesday 12th August is Tax Freedom Day in Austria - the first day of the year in which the average Austrian taxpayer no longer pays his or her entire income in the form of taxes, but instead keeps their earnings.

Austria is world's third most peaceful country

Austria is world's third most peaceful country

According to a recently-released report called the Global Peace Index (GPI), Austria sits in third position, behind Iceland and Denmark, as three of the most peaceful countries in the world.

Police search for man who robbed post van

Police search for man who robbed post van

Police in Vienna are searching for a man who robbed a cash delivery van belonging to the Austrian Post on Friday, making off with €100,000.

Call for more investment in childcare facilities

Call for more investment in childcare facilities

According to a survey by the economic think tank WIFO for the ministry of family affairs the state pays out €9 billion a year to support families, but this money is being used ineffectively.

Gay tourists flock to Pink Lake Festival

Gay tourists flock to Pink Lake Festival

For the seventh year running, the sleepy Carinthian town of Velden hosts one of Europe's most charming - if low-key - gay festivals.

Police 'lack of concern' for child hit by neo-Nazi

Police 'lack of concern' for child hit by neo-Nazi

A father whose son was attacked by a neo-Nazi during a family hike in Styria has complained that the police failed to take his child to hospital and blamed him for being out so late with his children.

Naked dog walker spotted in Pernitz

Naked dog walker spotted in Pernitz

After a nude female cyclist raised eyebrows in Pernitz, Lower Austria last week, a naked man has been snapped taking his dog for a walk in the same town.