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Once again: Vienna at heart of global crisis

Once again: Vienna at heart of global crisis

In this editorial, The Local's Paul Gillingwater argues that a new great European war may have just indirectly been triggered by events at OPEC in Austria - for the third time.

Vienna unemployment: '34.7 percent foreigners'

Vienna unemployment: '34.7 percent foreigners'

Confidential documents from Vienna's Employment Service (AMS) have been leaked to the Kronen Zeitung newspaper - revealing that 55.1 percent of unemployed people in Vienna have a migration background, and that every third unemployed person is a foreigner.

Woman beaten by man dressed as Krampus

Woman beaten by man dressed as Krampus

A 37-year-old woman who was beaten with a stick during a traditional Krampuslauf procession in Hallein, Salzburg, had to be treated in hospital because she was so badly bruised.

Austrian actor honoured with Walk Of Fame star

Austrian actor honoured with Walk Of Fame star

Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz was honoured with a star on Tinseltown's storied Walk of Fame on Monday - with Quentin Tarantino first in line to pay tribute.

Putin shelves South Stream pipeline project

Putin shelves South Stream pipeline project

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on a visit to Turkey, has unexpectedly announced that Russia is shelving the multi-billion-euro South Stream pipeline project to deliver Russian gas to Europe, blaming the EU for throwing obstacles in its path. [Updated with OMV reaction.]

Deadly secret hidden in firewood

Deadly secret hidden in firewood

A 22-year-old woman from Gmunden in Upper Austria narrowly escaped with her life after a fragmentation grenade exploded inside her wood burner on Sunday.

'Creating community is key to my business'

'Creating community is key to my business'

Beate McLatchie is originally from Innsbruck, Austria but moved to Bali in 1992 and spent over 20 years there, raising a family, running a yoga and wellness company and building villas. She has now returned to Vienna to set up a yoga studio and spoke to The Local about feeling like an expat in her own country.