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Police call off pro-Erdogan rally in Austrian town over 'disorder' fears

An Austrian town on Friday banned a rally which a senior official from Turkey's ruling AKP party was set to attend, in a growing international row over the country's referendum campaign.

Turkish suspect identified in Vienna airport cyber attack

An investigation into a failed cyber attack on Vienna airport has found that the main suspect is based in the US.

Austria fumes at Hungary's Kremlin-backed nuclear plant

EU authorities on Monday approved a controversial nuclear expansion project in Hungary that is heavily backed by Russia.

Austrian energy group OMV snaps up stake in Russian gas field

Austria's OMV said that it is buying a 24.99-percent stake in one of Russia's biggest gas fields for $1.85 billion.

Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish campaign events

Turkish politicians should be banned from political campaigning across the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said Sunday.

Turkey angry after Erdogan is told he can't campaign in Austria

Turkey has slammed Austria's "double standard" and "irresponsible" approach to potential campaigning by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the EU member state ahead of April's referendum.

Property prices around 39 percent higher than six years ago

Property prices in Austria have risen by an average of 39 percent since 2010, according to the ImmoDEX 2016 real estate report.

Austria's security council meets to discuss case against Airbus

Austria’s national security council is meeting on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in the Eurofighter case.

Suspect identified in Vienna airport cyber attack

An investigation into a failed cyber attack on Vienna airport has found that the main suspect is based in the US.

Pensioner arrested after trying to electrocute his wife

A 74-year-old man from Upper Austria has been arrested on suspicion of trying to murder his wife on two occasions last year by giving her electric shocks.

Penis 'artwork' costs Austrian teacher his job

An Austrian teacher has been fired from his job at a secondary school after he let his 12-year-old students create an oversized model of an erect penis during an art and crafts class. Although the children reportedly found it funny, their parents were not amused.

Turkey's Erdogan 'not welcome' to campaign in Austria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "not welcome" to hold campaign events in Austria ahead of April's referendum on strengthening his powers, the foreign minister in Vienna said on Monday.

16 police officers hunt 'escaped lion' at Schönbrunn

Austrian police locked down the grounds of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace on Monday morning, after a jogger told them he’d spotted a lion which he believed must have escaped from the zoo.

Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch

An Austrian judge has ordered the release of Dmytro Firtash, one of Ukraine's richest men who was detained earlier this week over alleged links to organised crime in Spain.

11 delicious Austrian dishes to try before you die

If you thought Austrian food was all Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte then think again. The Local takes you on a mouth-watering tour of some of the country’s not so famous but equally tasty culinary delights.

Scottish man killed by high-speed train in Vienna

A 48-year-old man from Edinburgh was tragically hit and killed by an Austrian Intercity train as he waited on the platform at Grillgasse station in Vienna’s Simmering district.

Austria's health minister dies after battle with cancer

Austria's Health Minister, Sabine Oberhauser, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Vienna State Opera opens its doors for the 'ball of balls'

The Vienna State Opera House is rolling out the red carpet for the 5,000 guests expected to attend tonight’s Opera Ball.

Austria to ban online ads offering pets for sale

Austria’s new Animal Protection Act will ban advertising pets for sale on online platforms. This means thousands of ads will have to be removed from popular sites such as willhaben. Exceptions will be made for registered breeders and animal protection societies.

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.

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