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Austrian prosecutors fear jihadist reprisals

Austrian prosecutors fear jihadist reprisals

After the arrests in November of more than a dozen suspected jihadists in Austria, prosecutors are worried about their safety from reprisal attacks.

Suspicious package triggers U1 evacuation

Suspicious package triggers U1 evacuation

After the discovery of a suspicious package on Thursday morning at the Vienna subway U1-line station Reumannplatz, police ordered an evacuation of the station, and called in the bomb squad.

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food

An Austrian design duo have come up with a way to break down waste plastic and turn it into a nutritious food that humans can eat.

Pop culture dominated by Austrian candy

Pop culture dominated by Austrian candy

While most Americans know the candy from its acid taste and cool pop-culture dispensers, almost nobody knows that the candy which has dominated its sector for fifty years was invented in Austria as a smoking-cessation aid.

Plan to build 30,000 new homes in five years

Plan to build 30,000 new homes in five years

30,000 new apartments could be constructed in Austria over the next five years at a cost of €6.5 billion ($8 billion), the heads of the construction association, construction unions, non-profit developers and building societies told media on Wednesday.

The godparents helping refugees feel at home

The godparents helping refugees feel at home

More and more refugees are arriving in Austria, including unaccompanied children from Afghanistan. While their basic needs are being met, they often struggle to become integrated into Austrian society. The Local's François Badenhorst met with Connecting People, a non-profit working to help these children and young adults.