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Archive for Tue, 16 Dec 2014

Hofer rolling out new low-cost phone service

Hofer rolling out new low-cost phone service

According to a report from Reuters, the German discounter Aldi which trades in Austria as Hofer has announced on Tuesday it plans to roll out a new telecommunications service called HOT that will offer the best value in the Austrian market.

Google trends of 2014: Football and Conchita

Google trends of 2014: Football and Conchita

Austrians were seized with football fever during the World Cup in Brazil, despite their team failing to qualify, and a certain bearded lady was the next best thing according to Google's publication of the top trending search terms in Austria throughout 2014.

Romanian in court for brutal robberies

Romanian in court for brutal robberies

A young Romanian man accused of a string of brutal robberies and attacks on women in Vienna last Spring is appearing in court on Tuesday.

Facing up to death over coffee and cake

Facing up to death over coffee and cake

Vienna seems to have cafes for everything these days - Internet, cats, breakfast and writers - but earlier this year saw the opening of the first Death Cafe. Freelance journalist Maddy French went along to check it out.

Amazon workers strike in Germany

Amazon workers strike in Germany

Workers at Amazon distribution depots in Germany are striking in a dispute over pay and conditions - just in time for the final pre-Christmas rush.

30 prisoners pardoned for Christmas

30 prisoners pardoned for Christmas

Austria's President Heinz Fischer has granted 30 prisoners their freedom as part of a traditional Christmas amnesty. They will be allowed to spend the holiday at home and can leave prison on Wednesday.