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Teenager (15) convicted of Nazi offences

Teenager (15) convicted of Nazi offences

A 15-year-old boy from Salzburg has been convicted of Nazi offences, libel, and attempted coercion. The judge gave him a ten month sentence, and said he must serve two months of that in prison.

Emergency landing for Eurofighter at Innsbruck

Emergency landing for Eurofighter at Innsbruck

One of Austria's troubled Eurofighter jets has had to make an emergency landing at Innsbruck airport.

New Law on Islam prohibits foreign funding

New Law on Islam prohibits foreign funding

Austria's new Law on Islam will prohibit Muslim organisations receiving funding from abroad. This will also affect imams who work in Austria but are financially supported by Turkey.

Pensioner receives mystery drug package

Pensioner receives mystery drug package

The post has something for everybody, according to an Austrian Post slogan, but one pensioner received slightly more than she bargained for when she discovered she'd been sent a package of hashish from Holland.

Former brothel to house asylum seekers

Former brothel to house asylum seekers

A former brothel in Styria, which closed just last week, has been made into temporary accommodation for asylum seekers.

Doctors: 'E-cigarettes could be harmful'

Doctors: 'E-cigarettes could be harmful'

E-cigarettes should not be marketed as the "healthier alternative" to traditional cigarettes, experts at the annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (ÖPG) in Salzburg have warned.

Pensioner turns on police with chainsaw

Pensioner turns on police with chainsaw

A 60-year-old man in Burgenland tried to attack two policemen with a chainsaw on Tuesday evening after they admonished him for blocking off part of a country road whilst he was sawing wood. No one was injured.

Fifth of DACH region have food intolerances

Fifth of DACH region have food intolerances

According to a recent poll, nearly one fifth of those living in Austria, Southern Germany and German-speaking Switzerland suffer from some form of food intolerance or allergy.