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Colombian woman stole from Austrian banks

Colombian woman stole from Austrian banks

A Colombian con artist who distracted bank employees in Austria and stole cash amounting to €184,000 has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Pro-jihad video 'from Bad Gastein'

Pro-jihad video 'from Bad Gastein'

Austria's Federal Agency for State Protection is currently reviewing what appears to be a pro-jihad video, which was posted on Youtube on July 28th, and is thought to have been shot in the picturesque spa town Bad Gastein, in Salzburg.

Army cuts 'affecting disaster relief'

Army cuts 'affecting disaster relief'

The chief of Austria's Air Support Command, Brigadier Andreas Putz, has warned that the government's austerity measures are having a negative effect on disaster relief.

Austrian Special Forces storm 'wrong door'

Austrian Special Forces storm 'wrong door'

An innocent man in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, had a rude and alarming awakening last week when an Austrian Special Forces police team broke down his apartment door at 6am, and woke him at gunpoint.

Octogenarians behaving badly in Austria

Octogenarians behaving badly in Austria

With the increasing amount of people living into their 80's and beyond, it's not surprising that a few old-timers occasionally exhibit behaviour we don't normally associate with the elderly. The Local takes a look at a few recent examples.

German leads Tyrol police on 100km chase

German leads Tyrol police on 100km chase

A 36-year-old German man led Austrian police on a wild chase on Thursday night, of around 100km on the motorway, through five districts in Tyrol's Inn valley.

Austrian GDP revised from 1.6 to 0.9 percent

Austrian GDP revised from 1.6 to 0.9 percent

The Austrian national bank (OeNB) has revised its expectations for gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year from 1.6 percent to 0.9.

Germanwings strike over but disruption continues

Germanwings strike over but disruption continues

Germanwings pilots have ended their six-hour strike which grounded 116 flights and up to 15,000 passengers of Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings on Friday.

Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform

Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform

Former Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger resigned on Tuesday after eight months in the role, over differences within the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) over how to overhaul Austria's tax system and reduce its debt. What will his legacy be?

54 explosive shells found on Austrian rail line

54 explosive shells found on Austrian rail line

Fifty-four explosive shells dating from World War II have been discovered on a railway line in Burgenland.