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Prison guard loses her job at brothel

Prison guard loses her job at brothel

After a panel decision, a prison guard in Vienna has lost her job working as security for a local brothel.

Ten things you should never say to an Austrian

Ten things you should never say to an Austrian

Since it declared its everlasting neutrality on October 26, 1955, the national holiday, the Alpine country of Austria has gone from strength to strength, boasting a staggering twenty Nobel Prize laureates, including seven in physiology or medicine, five in chemistry, three in physics and one for economist Friedrich Hayek.

Mass goose slaughter begins in Austria

Mass goose slaughter begins in Austria

St Martin's Day on November 11th, also known as Martinstag or Martinmas, is a time for feasting in Austria - and those of you who are new to the country may have noticed that many restaurants and guest houses are now serving goose.

Schoolgirl (12) spent thousands on stolen card

Schoolgirl (12) spent thousands on stolen card

A 12-year-old schoolgirl from Carinthia stole a friend's father's debit card and went on a spending spree, racking up purchases amounting to several thousand euros.

German bank boss: I bribed Haider

German bank boss: I bribed Haider

Munich district court has given former BayernLB Chief Executive Werner Schmidt a suspended prison sentence of 18 months for bribing Austrian politician Jörg Haider when acquiring the Hypo-Alpe-Adria bank.

Where's the best place to live in Austria?

Where's the best place to live in Austria?

Want to know which Austrian region has the best and worst healthcare? Or the highest and lowest incomes? And what about the quality of housing. Read on to discover the best (and worst) that Austria's nine states have to offer.

Spain’s Queen on solo visit to Vienna

Spain's Queen on solo visit to Vienna

Spain's Queen Letizia will be in Vienna on Monday 27th for the opening of the Velazquez exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Syria 'more free' than Vienna says teen jihadist

Syria 'more free' than Vienna says teen jihadist

One of the two Viennese teenage girls who is believed to have joined the jihadists in Syria, denied wanting to return home, according to a SMS interview with the French magazine Paris Match.

Prospective buyer shot at by armed robber

Prospective buyer shot at by armed robber

A conman who had offered a motor boat for sale via a classified selling website for €50,000 threatened the prospective buyer and his family with a gas pistol and fired two shots in Styria on Sunday.

Mozart's violin meets Korean prodigy

Mozart's violin meets Korean prodigy

A violin that belonged to musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been preserved inside a glass case at a museum in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria up until recently, when it was removed from its nest for the first time and brought to Korea.