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Six-year-old sued for skiing accident

Six-year-old sued for skiing accident

A six-year-old girl was accused in an Austrian court of causing a skiing accident in which a woman, who is suing her for damages, was seriously hurt.

Nobel's doctorate revoked for Nazi past

Nobel's doctorate revoked for Nazi past

Austria's prestigious Salzburg University has posthumously revoked the honorary doctorate of Nobel-winning ethnologist and zoologist Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) because of his Nazi past.

Terror suspects held in Austria 'not French'

Terror suspects held in Austria 'not French'

Two men held in Austria for suspected links to the Paris attacks are not French, a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday, denying media reports about their nationality.

Mild temperatures dash white Christmas hopes

Mild temperatures dash white Christmas hopes

Those of you hoping for a white Christmas in Austria look set to be disappointed. The weather so far this season has been too mild to expect any snow, forecasters at the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said.

Austrians increasingly rely on antidepressants

Austrians increasingly rely on antidepressants

A new study suggests that Austrians are increasingly being prescribed medication to treat serious depression and other mental disorders.