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Billionaire's wedding cake bitten by man

Billionaire's wedding cake bitten by man

Richard Lugner, the controversial Austrian billionaire, is in the news again after the wedding cake for his upcoming nuptials was attacked by an unidentified man at his Lugner City shopping centre.

Poll shows Austrians like beer

Poll shows Austrians like beer

In news that will surprise almost no-one, a recent poll shows that Austrians really like beer.

Reactions to election of new party leader mixed

Reactions to election of new party leader mixed

With the sudden resignation of conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) leader Michael Spindelegger, the party wasted no time in electing Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner to the position, leading to mixed reactions from the other parties, as well as comments from Austria's president.

The Austrian office you might want to live in

The Austrian office you might want to live in

Austrian architects heri&sally have designed a new office in Burgenland which focuses on quality of life for employees - including a climbing wall, swimming pool, kitchen, and garden.

Austrian Post van robbery was faked

Austrian Post van robbery was faked

The driver of an Austrian Post cash delivery van, who reported being robbed and handcuffed in his vehicle in Vienna earlier in August faked the robbery together with an ex-boyfriend, police have said.

Vienna man shot and injured in drugs dispute

Vienna man shot and injured in drugs dispute

A man was shot and injured in a drugs dispute in the stairwell of a Vienna apartment block on Wednesday morning.

Right-wing FPÖ tops Austrian election poll

Right-wing FPÖ tops Austrian election poll

If national elections were held in Austria now, the opposition right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) would be in first place. This was according to a poll by the 'market institute', published in the online edition of the newspaper Der Standard on Tuesday.

Austrian mountain biker killed in Switzerland

Austrian mountain biker killed in Switzerland

A 57-year-old Austrian was killed in an accident while mountain biking in Switzerland on Tuesday.

More Austrians opt for marriage

More Austrians opt for marriage

Marriage is becoming more popular in Austria - with an increase of 6.5 percent of couples deciding to tie the knot in the first half of this year.

People's Party select Mitterlehner as leader

People's Party select Mitterlehner as leader

Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner is Austria's new vice chancellor and the leader of the conservative People's Party (ÖVP).