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Five dogs poisoned in Salzburg

Five dogs poisoned in Salzburg

The city of Salzburg has responded to reports that dogs are being killed with poisoned bait by closing and screening the city's dog zones and putting surveillance cameras in a park that is popular with dog walkers.

Austria's first memorial for Nazi 'deserters'

Austria's first memorial for Nazi 'deserters'

After years of debate a memorial to the thousands of people executed by the Nazis for deserting or refusing to serve in the military during World War II will be opened in Vienna on Friday.

Grasser appears in court to sue tax advisor

Grasser appears in court to sue tax advisor

Former Austrian politician Karl-Heinz Grasser has appeared in court today as the plaintiff at the civil trial against his former tax consultant and the agency Deloitte.

Ten travel warnings about Austria

Ten travel warnings about Austria

Although Austria is widely acknowledged to be a trouble-free destination for tourists there are still warnings in place for the almost 30 million people who visit Austria each year. The Local List looks at ten things other countries warn their citizens before making the trip.

Deradicalization hotline to launch in December

Deradicalization hotline to launch in December

A telephone hotline intended to help deradicalize young Muslims in Austria will launch in December, according to an interview with Family Affairs minister Sophie Karmasin of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

Vaccinations clinic opens at MedUni Vienna

Vaccinations clinic opens at MedUni Vienna

Austria's first specialist vaccinations clinic will open at the Medical University of Vienna on October 22nd. The outpatient clinic will specialise in patients who, as a result of illness or disease, require personalised care in relation to vaccinations.

Ebola posters put up at Austrian airports

Ebola posters put up at Austrian airports

Multilingual posters to inform people about the symptoms of Ebola and Mers virus are being put up at airports and train stations across Austria, Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ) told the state broadcaster ORF.

Frisky Slovak lashes out after sauna ejection

Frisky Slovak lashes out after sauna ejection

A 30-year-old Slovak man was arrested for assault after lashing out at a sauna employee when he was being ejected from the sauna where he had been canoodling with his 26-year-old girlfriend.

Family tragedy on Hohe Wand mountain ridge

Family tragedy on Hohe Wand mountain ridge

A 36-year-old man and his three-year-old son fell to their deaths whilst hiking on the Hohe Wand mountain ridge in Lower Austria on Sunday afternoon.