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High CO2 levels in 'every third office'

High CO2 levels in 'every third office'

Suffering from headaches and tiredness in the afternoon? If you work in an office carbon dioxide levels could be to blame, as new research suggests that one in three Austrian offices have high levels of CO2 and are too dry.

Old masters up for auction at Dorotheum

Old masters up for auction at Dorotheum

Vienna's Dorotheum, one of the world's oldest auction houses, is holding an auction week of old master and 19th century paintings.

Defect found in Austria's troubled Eurofighters

Defect found in Austria's troubled Eurofighters

A manufacturing fault has been discovered in Austria's controversial Eurofighter typhoon warplanes, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Austria lags behind in employment for elderly

Austria lags behind in employment for elderly

Despite failing to make the top ten countries in an annual index measuring the quality of life of elderly people Austria is still one of the better countries in which to grow old.

Vienna University falls in world rankings

Vienna University falls in world rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) magazine has published its 2014-15 World University Rankings - the 11th annual edition of the globally trusted rankings, with one Austrian university only just managing to stay in the top 200.

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise

Doctors challenge smokers' paradise

A group of medical specialists has launched a Don't Smoke campaign in Austria which will petition for a comprehensive smoking ban and greater protection for non-smokers.

Vienna poker player wins $1.3 million

Vienna poker player wins $1.3 million

A 21-year-old Viennese man has won the prestigious World Championship of Online Poker and pocketed $1.3 million (just over €1 million).

Street signs near mosque defaced

Street signs near mosque defaced

Five streets signs near a mosque in Vienna have been pasted over with names like ‘Sharia street' and ‘Isis-recruitment' in what appears to be an anti-Muslim act.