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Austrians help unearth new Stonehenge finds

Austrians help unearth new Stonehenge finds

In a joint venture between Austria's Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, and Britain's Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, scientists have used new techniques to identify 15 previously unknown neolithic monuments which remain underground.

Controversial Bilderberg meeting slated for Tyrol

Controversial Bilderberg meeting slated for Tyrol

The annual conference of the controversial Bilderberg Group meeting will take place in Austria in 2015, according to a report from the Global Research newsletter.

23 Afghan refugees intercepted near border

23 Afghan refugees intercepted near border

During a routine police check, 23 immigrants apparently from Afghanistan were intercepted close to the Slovakian border near the town of Bruck an der Leitha.

Judge baffled by 'fake abortion' trial

Judge baffled by 'fake abortion' trial

A 49-year-old woman who was accused by an ex-boyfriend of having faked an abortion in order to get money from him has been acquitted after a judge at Vienna's Regional Court said he had no idea who was telling the truth.

Faymann expects stable coalition post resignation

Faymann expects stable coalition post resignation

After the resignation of the head of the conservative Austrian People's Party politician Michael Spindelegger as Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor, senior coalition partner and Chancellor Werner Fayman sees no problems with the health of the coalition government.

Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt

Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt

So you're looking for a job in Austria, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explains how to get ahead in the job game.

Call for Austrian ban on Isis symbols

Call for Austrian ban on Isis symbols

Austria's Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) has said that she wants to ban membership of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (Isis) and prohibit the wearing of Isis symbols as soon as possible.

Suspected female bank robber arrested in Linz

Suspected female bank robber arrested in Linz

Police in Linz have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of committing at least two armed bank robberies.

Quirky bus shelter closed 'to prevent accidents'

Quirky bus shelter closed 'to prevent accidents'

An eccentric bus stop created by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto in Krumbach, Austria, has been unexpectedly closed to the public because it doesn't "follow the Austrian regulations for building safety".

German climber (60) dies in fall in Tyrol alps

German climber (60) dies in fall in Tyrol alps

A 60-year-old climber from Germany succumbed to fatal injuries after a fall on Monday in the Stubai Alps in Tyrol.

Tip-off leads to cannabis arrest in Angern

Tip-off leads to cannabis arrest in Angern

Police from Gänserndorf discovered an indoor cannabis plantation with 30 plants in the town of Angern an der March in Lower Austria after a confidential tip-off.

Austrian Finance Minister quits over tax reform

Austrian Finance Minister quits over tax reform

Austria's Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger has resigned, after persistent criticism from his People's Party (ÖVP).

Chancellor calls for end to religious tensions

Chancellor calls for end to religious tensions

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann called for peace and tolerance after meeting religious leaders on Monday amid mounting tensions highlighted by an attack against an Israeli football team last month.