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Syrian migrant on trial in Austria over 20 murders

A Syrian migrant went on trial in Austria on Wednesday for allegedly executing 20 wounded government soldiers in his home country.

Ed Sheeran celebrates birthday with Austrian Schnitzel and beer

Down-to-earth English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recently celebrated his 26th birthday in Austria. Not in a Michelin-starred restaurant, but in a rustic guest house.

Tougher penalties for those who attack public transport workers

Anyone who attacks a bus-driver or a ticket-collector in Austria could face up to two years in prison from September.

Austrian court grants extradition to US of Ukraine oligarch

An Austrian appeals court has authorised the extradition to the United States of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on bribery charges, overturning an earlier ruling.

Austrian government agrees on plan to boost jobs

Austria’s coalition government says it has reached agreement on a new plan to provide incentives for Austrian businesses that hire additional workers.

Hungary cheesed off over food 'double standards'

Hungary on Monday announced an inquiry after a study by the food safety agency suggested many food products sold with identical packaging were superior in neighbouring Austria.

Mentally ill mother killed nine-year-old son

The community of Nussdorf, near Lake Attersee in Upper Austria, is in shock after a popular teacher (38) killed her nine-year-old son and then attempted to kill herself.

Happy ending for runaway cat Pepper

A cat who disappeared from her home in the Netherlands six months ago and was recently found in an Austrian village 950 kilometres away, has been collected by her Dutch owner.

Trend for ‘home grown’ cannabis in Austria

When it comes to drugs, Austrians are increasingly turning to cannabis and buying from ‘home growers’ based in Austria, according to a leading public prosecutor in Wiener Neustadt.

'Hitlerine' who denied Holocaust given suspended jail sentence

A woman who denied that the Holocaust took place and displayed a sign over her toilet saying “This Hitlerine needs a clean latrine” has been found guilty of breaking Austria’s anti-Nazi law and given a seven month suspended jail sentence.

Everything you need to know about Faschingskrapfen

Fasching, or carnival season in Austria, isn't just about wearing crazy, colourful costumes and watching parades - it's also the time of year when you can eat as many Krapfen, or jam-filled doughnuts as you want. On Faschingsdienstag, or Shrove Tuesday, here are some things to know about Krapfen before you give them up for Lent.

11 surefire signs your kids are becoming Austrian

It happens to the best of us when we move to Austria - our kids, whether they were born here or not, slowly become Austrian. Here are some signs to look out for, so you can prepare yourselves.

Study finds some food items better quality in Austria than Slovakia

Slovakian food inspectors have carried out tests that reveal that many of the same grocery items sold in both Slovakia and Austria differ in quality - with many food items costing more in Austria, but generally of a higher quality.

Father-of-two dies after crashing into snowmobile in Tyrol

A German tourist has been killed by a snow groomer at Austria’s Silvretta Arena ski resort in Tyrol.

Sausage factory to be built on site of former Nazi forced labour camp

Plans to build a sausage and bacon factory on the site of a former Nazi forced labour camp in Austria have been heavily criticised by locals.

Vienna fines increase for dog fouling and fag butt litter

Fines for throwing cigarette butts on the street and not cleaning up after your dog are set to increase in Vienna from March 3rd.

Teen troublemakers sentenced for violent assault

Five young people who beat up a 15-year-old girl last November in Vienna and broke her jaw have received prison sentences.

Austria to sue Airbus over alleged Eurofighter fraud

Austria says it will sue European aerospace giant Airbus over a $2-billion sale of Eurofighter jets that has long been plagued by allegations of kickbacks.

Vienna cafe starts billing customers extra to charge cell phones

A Viennese cafe has started adding an extra charge of €1 for customers who use their electricity supply by charging their phones or tablets.

Austrian MP has evidence of Turkish surveillance abroad

Austrian Greens MP Peter Pilz has said that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “should be investigated by the Austrian state prosecutor”, as he has ordered Turkish diplomatic offices around the world to spy on organizations loyal to a Muslim cleric who Turkey believes was behind last year's coup attempt.

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