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Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt

Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt

The head of the regional Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) in Voralberg, Roland Frühstück, wants to exert pressure on the Swiss government to speed up decommissioning of its aging nuclear power reactors due to concerns over safety.

Tarantula captured in Schwanenstadt

Tarantula captured in Schwanenstadt

The regional volunteer fire service in Schwanenstadt in Upper Austria was called out to rescue a wandering tarantula on Friday afternoon.

Injured caver rescued from Tennen mountain

Injured caver rescued from Tennen mountain

In the early hours of Saturday morning, mountain and cave rescue teams announced that they had successfully rescued injured Polish explorer Marek G., who was seriously injured as the result of a fall while exploring a deep cave.

Major drug ring busted in Carinthia

Major drug ring busted in Carinthia

After an investigation lasting several years, investigators in Carinthia have busted a major drug-growing and distribution operation, and arrested four suspects.

'No one speak English to him!'

'No one speak English to him!'

The Local talks to Ben Connor, an Australian baritone who moved to Austria to study and perform music.

Deadly salmonella outbreak reaches Austria

Deadly salmonella outbreak reaches Austria

A salmonella outbreak which has affected hundreds of people across Europe, and which has killed three people, has also been detected in Austria, according to Reuters.