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Moscow hindering OSCE Ukrainian mission size

Moscow hindering OSCE Ukrainian mission size

The US ambassador to the OSCE said Moscow continued to block the expansion of the checkpoint observation mission on the Russia-Ukraine border, hindering the monitoring that was agreed in a peace plan to end hostilities, according to a report from Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Pistols looted by Nazis to be sold at Bonhams

Pistols looted by Nazis to be sold at Bonhams

A pair of rare Brescian flintlock holster pistols that were looted by the Nazis will be auctioned at Bonhams in London on November 26th for an estimated £60,000 to £80,000.

Crook sentenced for riding school fraud

Crook sentenced for riding school fraud

A 33-year-old Austrian man who duped donors out of €1 million after pretending that he was raising money for a riding school that would provide therapy for disabled children has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison.

Vienna ranks among top ten places to visit in 2015

Vienna ranks among top ten places to visit in 2015

Austria's capital city is listed among the world's top ten towns and cities to visit in 2015, according to travel guide Lonely Planet.

Boy (16) sues Austria for school bullying

Boy (16) sues Austria for school bullying

A 16-year-old is suing the Republic of Austria for €21,000 because he said that the state school he attended in Vorarlberg failed to stop bullies mobbing him. It is the first civil case of this kind in Austria.

Viennale festival opens with historical drama

Viennale festival opens with historical drama

The Vienna International Film Festival opens on Thursday, showing new films from around the world, some of them international premieres.

Google Plus and The Local Austria

Google Plus and The Local Austria

It's clear Facebook is the reigning king of social media - but Google is working hard to change that.

The train toilet that smells 'like space'

The train toilet that smells 'like space'

Austria's national railway ÖBB is giving 250 of its commuter trains a facelift - with new toilets that will be decorated with mountain, ocean, space or lemon tree themes and have an “associated fragrance”.

World-record €3 million for Verbeeck auction

World-record €3 million for Verbeeck auction

Flemish artist Frans Verbeeck's painting "The Mocking of Human Follies" sold for a world-record setting €3 million on Tuesday night in Vienna.

Clown-robber injured tobacco shop employee

Clown-robber injured tobacco shop employee

A man wearing a clown mask carried out a botched armed robbery on a tobacco shop in Linz on Wednesday, according to police.

Storms cause widespread damage

Storms cause widespread damage

Storms hit Austria overnight, with gusts of over 100 km/h in some places, and heavy rain. Fire departments were called out to remove fallen trees but so far no injuries have been reported.

Storm warnings over Austria

Storm warnings over Austria

Weather forecasters have issued major storm warnings in Austria for the early hours of Wednesday morning, as the former hurricane Gonzalo vents its remaining fury on the central European region.