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Independent lists EU's top six ski hotels

Independent lists EU's top six ski hotels

A recent article in Britain's Independent newspaper lists its picks for Europe's top six ski hotels - and two of them are in Austria.

Night trains to pause for an hour Sunday morning

Night trains to pause for an hour Sunday morning

With the end of daylight saving time for the year this weekend, railway clocks will be paused for one hour, starting at 3am.

Five arrested after stabbings at Kurd protest

Five arrested after stabbings at Kurd protest

Police announced today that they have arrested five people in connection with the stabbing injuries of two teenaged participants in a demonstration by Kurds on October 11 in the western Austrian town of Bregenz.

Armed police thwart hotel robbery plans

Armed police thwart hotel robbery plans

A serious armed robbery on a hotel in the Vienna Woods community of Gablitz was thwarted by police on Wednesday, according to the National Police Directorate of the northeast region.

Two burglaries every hour in Austria

Two burglaries every hour in Austria

At a press conference on Friday, the Austrian Road Safety Board (KVB) and the Austrian Insurance Association (VVÖ) explained that many Austrians underestimate the risks of burglary, and outlined some simple measures to be taken to avoid getting ripped off.

Deserters' monument unveiled Friday

Deserters' monument unveiled Friday

Austria unveiled Friday its first national monument to the estimated 1,500 people executed by the Nazis for deserting or refusing to fight in World War II, 69 years after the conflict ended.

Austrian Fokker made emergency landing

Austrian Fokker made emergency landing

A narrow-body twin-engined Fokker 70 belonging to Austrian Airlines (AUA) was forced to make an emergency landing back at Vienna's international airport on Wednesday due to an on-board computer failure.

Major drugs bust in Rohrbach

Major drugs bust in Rohrbach

Police from Upper Austria announced on Friday the successful completion of an operation to disrupt the import and trafficking in illegal drugs from the Czech Republic, including crystal meth.

Bomb alert closed Schwarzenbergplatz

Bomb alert closed Schwarzenbergplatz

A bomb alert was triggered on Friday morning at Vienna's Schwarzenbergplaz because of a suspicious package.

Catch a London cab to a ski holiday in Austria

Catch a London cab to a ski holiday in Austria

Austrian tourism bosses have been busy promoting skiing holidays by offering a quiz in the back of a London taxi.

Grand Rapids hollers back to Kapfenberg

Grand Rapids hollers back to Kapfenberg

A US town which inspired an Austrian town to emulate its success with a music video which is going viral has acknowledged the tribute.