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Russian import ban has cost Austria millions

Russian import ban has cost Austria millions

According to initial estimates, so far the Russian import ban on foods from the EU has cost the Austrian agri-food sector €4.5 million.

Interpol hunts Bulgarian banker in Vienna

Interpol hunts Bulgarian banker in Vienna

An international arrest warrant has been issued by Bulgaria through Interpol for fugitive Bulgarian banker Zvetan Vassilev, who is believed to be residing in Vienna.

Explorer injured in Salzburg mountains

Explorer injured in Salzburg mountains

A Polish caver has been seriously injured and is trapped in Salzburg's Tennen Mountains. A rescue team is on the scene but may not be able to free the man until the weekend.

Vienna zoo's baby panda celebrates first birthday

Vienna zoo's baby panda celebrates first birthday

Schönbrunn Zoo's baby panda Fu Bao has celebrated his first birthday - by gobbling up his presents of sweet potatoes and carrots, and even clambering into one of the packages.

Police thought stroke victim was drunk

Police thought stroke victim was drunk

Police in Salzburg are being investigated after they charged a female driver for driving under the influence and damaging property - not realising that she had suffered a stroke.

'Jealousy' drove 84-year-old to attempt murder

'Jealousy' drove 84-year-old to attempt murder

An 84-year-old man flew into a jealous rage when his 52-year-old wife arrived home very late one night. After a furious argument that culminated in her hiding in her bedroom, he grabbed his shotgun and fired two shots at her through the door, seriously injuring her in the thigh.

Police warn of 'nephew' scam

Police warn of 'nephew' scam

Austrian police are warning elderly people to beware of a ‘nephew' scam in which criminals call up victims and typically pretend to be a nephew or grandson who needs money for an emergency.

FPÖ demands answers on illegal dual citizenship

FPÖ demands answers on illegal dual citizenship

The far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has tabled a question in parliament about the alleged situation with possibly tens of thousands of Turkish residents who illegally retain their Turkish citizenship after becoming Austrian citizens.

Austrian solidarity mission to Israel

Austrian solidarity mission to Israel

The president of the Austrian Jewish Community, Oskar Deutsch, this week led a delegation of ten Austrians on a mission to the south of Israel to show their support.

Austrian wins name fight with Lady Gaga

Austrian wins name fight with Lady Gaga

Pop diva Lady Gaga has lost her battle to stop an Austrian man from calling his energy drink GaGa.