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Advertising Sales Exec wanted in Vienna

Advertising Sales Exec wanted in Vienna

Due to expansion of our business, The Local Austria is looking for an Advertising Sales executive for our Austrian site.

WWII bomb discovery halted U1 trains

WWII bomb discovery halted U1 trains

Workers excavating in a street in Floridsdorf in Vienna discovered a quarter tonne bomb, a relic of World War II on Monday, leading to evacuation of the area and the shut down of the nearby U1.

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper

Have you ever been asked to buy an Augustin paper at one of Vienna's train stations, or whilst sitting at a cafe, and wondered about the story of the person trying to sell it to you? Or been annoyed when they wouldn't take no for an answer?

Kampusch policeman gets ten months' jail

Kampusch policeman gets ten months' jail

A Viennese policeman who carried out an illegal investigation into the kidnapping of Natascha Kampusch has been sentenced to ten months in prison for abuse of office.

Austrian universities slip in Shanghai rankings

Austrian universities slip in Shanghai rankings

The ranking of Austrian universities decreased slightly compared to last year's list published by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Large police presence for Vienna fair

Large police presence for Vienna fair

A traditional Austrian wine growers fair in Dobling, Vienna, will have a heavier police presence this year after several people were brutally attacked at previous events.

Austrian jihadist on Interpol's wanted list

Austrian jihadist on Interpol's wanted list

A 19-year-old Austrian is on Interpol's wanted list - charged with belonging to a terrorist organisation and incitement to commit serious crimes.

Carnuntum to host authentic gladiator fights

Carnuntum to host authentic gladiator fights

Would-be gladiators are gearing up for a weekend festival in Carnuntum, Lower Austria - on the site of an ancient Roman gladiator school which was only discovered in 2011.

Austria is runner-up in calorie consumption

Austria is runner-up in calorie consumption

Austria is usually considered to be a very healthy country, so it may come as a surprise to discover that Austrians consume the second greatest number of calories on a daily basis, just behind world champions USA.

Islamic Community criticises Israel mission

Islamic Community criticises Israel mission

Austria's Islamic Community (IGGiÖ) has criticised a solidarity mission to Israel, led by the president of the Austrian Jewish Community, Oskar Deutsch.