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Ice storm triggers more evacuations

Ice storm triggers more evacuations

Conditions worsened in the on-going ice storm in Lower Austria and Burgenland on Thursday, as authorities resorted to tanks to get supplies into towns cut off by thousands of fallen trees and ice-covered roads.

The Congress of Vienna revisited

The Congress of Vienna revisited

Professor Dominique Moisi wonders why the bicentennial of the Congress of Vienna is being all but ignored.

BauMax sale rumoured to be underway

BauMax sale rumoured to be underway

According to a report from Reuters, the troubled Austrian building supplies chain BauMax may be in the process of being sold via an Italian investment bank.

Christoph Waltz is Bond nemesis in 'Spectre'

Christoph Waltz is Bond nemesis in 'Spectre'

Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz has been officially confirmed to play James Bond's evil opponent Ernst Blofeld in the movie, slated for November 2015.

Runaway horse in nine police car chase

Runaway horse in nine police car chase

A runaway horse sparked mayhem in evening rush hour traffic in Vienna, galloping along a busy road pursued by nine police cars and the animal's distraught owner, police said Thursday.

UK soldier suspected of child abuse in Tyrol

UK soldier suspected of child abuse in Tyrol

A British soldier has been arrested in Austria on suspicion of having sexually abused a six-year-old girl in Tyrol.

New museum for children who fled Nazis

New museum for children who fled Nazis

A new museum dedicated to those who helped 10,000 mostly Jewish children in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland to escape from the Nazis is opening in Vienna.

Tanks come to aid of ice storm victims

Tanks come to aid of ice storm victims

Army recovery vehicles and tanks have been assisting 80 people in Austria’s eastern state of Burgenland who are trapped in their homes because of dangerous and icy weather conditions.

Sheriff stops steamy sauna shenanigans

Sheriff stops steamy sauna shenanigans

Things have been heating up a little too much in Austria's Linz Parkbad sauna during the past few weeks, with several complaints of frisky naked couples getting intimate in the steam room.

Decision due on battle over Klimt Frieze

Decision due on battle over Klimt Frieze

A decision is due later today on the fate of a prominent Austrian work of art that was seized from a Jewish collector by the Nazis.

Faithful Labrador saves owner's life

Faithful Labrador saves owner's life

A dog's frantic barking triggered a call to police in Salzburg district on Wednesday night, that most likely saved the life of a 35-year-old Flachgauer man.