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BayernLB to file complaint over Hypo law

BayernLB to file complaint over Hypo law

Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) will file a complaint at Vienna's constitutional court over a law passed earlier this year that wiped out loans it had given to nationalized Austrian lender Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG.

University revokes Nazi's honorary doctorate

University revokes Nazi's honorary doctorate

The University of Salzburg has, for the first time, revoked an honorary doctorate - one given to Austrian zoologist Eduard Paul Tratz, because of his Nazi past.

World's first Porsche discovered in a barn

World's first Porsche discovered in a barn

After languishing for over 100 years in an Austrian barn, the first car ever made by Ferdinand Porsche has been lovingly restored, and is now sitting in a museum in Stuttgart. And surprise -- it's electric.

Police seek victims of serial bigamist

Police seek victims of serial bigamist

Austrian police are interviewing women who have been deceived by a serial bigamist and philanderer after arresting a 28-year-old Gambian man who was having a relationship with 15 Austrian women, and was married to three of them.

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute.

Cop-killing Austrian dies in Hungarian prison

Cop-killing Austrian dies in Hungarian prison

A 36-year-old Austrian man who was jailed in Hungary last month for killing a police officer has died due to respiratory arrest in Szeged prison on Friday, according to a report in the Hungarian tabloid Blikk.

Search begins for new CEO of OMV

Search begins for new CEO of OMV

Austrian oil and gas firm OMV Tuesday said its chief executive, Gerhard Roiss, will step down in June next year -- earlier than planned -- after the company's shares lost more than a quarter of their value over three months.

Serbs and Albanians brawl in Vienna

Serbs and Albanians brawl in Vienna

Police in Vienna had to quell a riot in Ottakring when Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifying match against Albania in Belgrade was abandoned after fighting broke out between players on Tuesday evening.