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Are you ready for your flying car?

Are you ready for your flying car?

Austria's Pioneer Festival was the venue for the launch of what has been called the world's first production-ready flying car.

Teen jihadist planned to make bombs

Teen jihadist planned to make bombs

A 14-year-old boy who was arrested on Tuesday evening has been revealed to be a Turkish national who has lived in Austria for the past eight years.

Rocky Horror to rock staid Vienna's corsets

Rocky Horror to rock staid Vienna's corsets

A bizarre story of an engaged couple whose car breaks down and they're forced to seek refuge in a mysterious castle occupied by sinister aliens is the theme of one of the most popular rock musicals of the past forty years.

Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos

Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos

Austria's centrist Neos party has sparked controversy by speaking out in favour of legalizing cannabis.

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Police warn of Halloween hooligans

Police warn of Halloween hooligans

Despite Halloween being a relatively new phenomenon in Austria, teenagers are using the holiday as an excuse for running a little wild - with police warning that some see the US-centric festival as an excuse to commit property damage and theft.

Campbell's driver picks up fine in Vienna

Campbell's driver picks up fine in Vienna

British supermodel Naomi Campbell was in Vienna on Tuesday afternoon for a quick shopping spree - but her driver received a fine after driving down a pedestrian precinct to get to the Chanel store on Kohlmarkt, according to the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung.

Pensioner snapped stealing champagne

Pensioner snapped stealing champagne

Police in Vienna are looking for an elderly woman who has been stealing champagne and ice cream from a supermarket in the city's 1st district.

Austrian sparkling wines 'surpass Champagne'

Austrian sparkling wines 'surpass Champagne'

Austria's Sparkling Wine Committee claims that its new quality standards mean that the country's sparkling wines are as good as the world's best - and in some aspects, surpass them.

Austria beaten by Liberia in startup ranking

Austria beaten by Liberia in startup ranking

A new survey released by the World Bank shows that Austria lags far behind its European neighbours when it comes to making it easy to start and run a business.

Free entry to Velázquez with lotto ticket

Free entry to Velázquez with lotto ticket

Vienna's Kunsthistorische Museum is celebrating Halloween by giving anyone with an Austrian lottery ticket free entry to the Diego Velázquez exhibition on October 31st.