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Another Vienna building close to collapse

Another Vienna building close to collapse

For the second time in as many days, a residential building in Vienna has been evacuated due to risk of collapse.

Austrian opera star infuriates Ukraine

Austrian opera star infuriates Ukraine

According to a report from the Associated Press, one of Austria's most famous opera singers Anna Netrebko has infuriated the Austrian government through her support of the separatist movement, as well as handing over 1 million rubles to Donetsk separatists in Ukraine.

US rejects proposed nuclear weapons ban

US rejects proposed nuclear weapons ban

The US representative at a major conference on nuclear weapons rejected calls Tuesday for a treaty immediately eliminating them, saying Washington prefers a "step-by-step" approach, according to a report from Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Hollywood interest in 'ice cream killer' story

Hollywood interest in 'ice cream killer' story

The story of a former Vienna ice cream parlour owner who shot, dismembered, and then buried her ex-husband and her lover in the cellar of her shop may become a Hollywood film - according to a report in the Heute newspaper.

Vienna businesses vote for Sunday shopping

Vienna businesses vote for Sunday shopping

Viennese business owners have voted in favour of creating special ‘tourist zones’ in the city that allow Sunday opening hours for shops.

Muslim woman attacked at Vienna bank

Muslim woman attacked at Vienna bank

A 60-year-old Muslim woman was seriously injured after being attacked at a bank in Vienna, in an incident which appears to have been motivated by Islamophobia.

Seven in hospital after taking synthetic drug

Seven in hospital after taking synthetic drug

Seven people in Wels, Upper Austria, have been admitted to hospital after taking a form of synthetic cannabis known as bonzai and one person is being treated in intensive care.