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Beer holds centre stage in Austria's life

Beer holds centre stage in Austria's life

The latest report from the Austrian Brewer's Union shows that beer continues to be one of the most important beverages in Austrians' lives, sitting just behind coffee.

Austria launches hotline for extremism

Austria launches hotline for extremism

Austria's government has announced a new ‘counselling centre for extremism' and a deradicalization hotline intended to help young Muslims living in Austria from falling under the influence of jihadist recruiters and extremists.

Tyrol bridge in Guinness Book of Records

Tyrol bridge in Guinness Book of Records

A 406 metre long bridge in Tyrol has made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the “longest Tibet-style pedestrian suspension bridge” in the world.

Majority of migrants to Austria from EU

Majority of migrants to Austria from EU

Four out of five immigrants in Austria come from within the European Union, according to a new OECD report - which also shows that for the first time in more than a decade the EU has fallen behind the US as a destination for immigrants.

A golden theme for Life Ball 2015

A golden theme for Life Ball 2015

The theme for next year's Life Ball in Vienna - an annual event dedicated to spreading awareness of HIV and AIDS - will be Ver Sacrum (Sacred Spring).

Rare ice storm hits Waldviertel

Rare ice storm hits Waldviertel

The fire service was called out more than 200 times over the weekend in the district of Zwettl (Lower Austria) as a rare ice storm hit the region, bringing chaos with layers of frozen ice in trees.