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S&P's downgrades three Austrian banks

S&P's downgrades three Austrian banks

In a follow-up move to its recent downgrading of the creditworthiness of several Austrian provinces, rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded its ratings for three Austrian banks on Wednesday.

Abandoned baby hedgehogs rescued

Abandoned baby hedgehogs rescued

A dog who was being walked by his owner in Hohenau, Lower Austria found two abandoned baby hedgehogs who had been left in a Styrofoam box in an alley.

Killer poacher's gun came from army

Killer poacher's gun came from army

A gun which was discovered in Lassingbach in May and was used by poacher Alois Huber to shoot dead three policemen and a paramedic last year, turns out to have originally belonged to the Austrian army.

Austrian scientist wins top maths prize

Austrian scientist wins top maths prize

Austrian mathematician Martin Hairer, of the University of Warwick in the UK, has been awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

The grassroots group uniting Muslims and Jews

The grassroots group uniting Muslims and Jews

The organiser of the Muslim Jewish Conference, held in Vienna this year, says that he believes the gathering of young people from around the world has helped break down stereotypes and that every participant has been changed by their experience.

Double tragedy ends the life of two brothers

Double tragedy ends the life of two brothers

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the bodies of two brothers were discovered in the small town of Raxenberg in Lower Austria.

Father on trial for murdering step-daughter

Father on trial for murdering step-daughter

An Austrian man is on trial in Germany, accused of murdering his 23-year-old step-daughter in Essen, after years of imprisoning and sexually abusing her.

Test-drive buyer nabbed by cops at 230 km/h

Test-drive buyer nabbed by cops at 230 km/h

A 35-year-old man took a car for a test drive in Lower Austria on Sunday, and was stopped by police for exceeding 230 km/h on the Southern Motorway (A2).

Death threats against Vienna's Yazidis

Death threats against Vienna's Yazidis

Austria's Federal Office against Terrorism and for Protection of the Constitution (BVT) is alarmed due to death threats against the Yazidi community in Vienna, according to a report in the Kurier newspaper.

Baby born in Alps at 2,250 metres

Baby born in Alps at 2,250 metres

A mountain rescue team climbed to the aid of a pregnant woman who went into early labour in the Austrian Alps in Tyrol.

Standard & Poor's downgrades Austrian provinces

Standard & Poor's downgrades Austrian provinces

The US rating agency Standard & Poor's, in a new move causing consternation, said on Tuesday it has downgraded the creditworthiness of the Austrian provinces of Vienna, Lower Austria, Styria and Burgenland.

Bizarre rumour of Robin William's death in Austria

Bizarre rumour of Robin William's death in Austria

The tragic loss of Robin Williams to an apparent suicide overshadowed a bizarre coincidence. Shortly before his death was officially announced, a rumour that Williams had died while climbing in Austria went viral on the Internet.