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  1. Drachma reintroduction 'would mean social explosion'

    » General News 2012-05-31

    A renowned economist has warned from reintroducing the drachma in Greece.

  2. EC warns debt-ridden Austria

    » General News 2012-05-31

    Austria has been criticised for its high public debts.

  3. Graz coalition collapses

    » General News 2012-05-31

    Peopleís Party (÷VP) Graz Mayor Siegfried Nagl has ended his factionís partnership with the Greens.

  4. FP÷ attacks Wrabetz

    » General News 2012-05-30

    ORF boss Alexander Wrabetz is under fire over his latest relocation calculations.

  5. Greece can survive, says Schieder

    » General News 2012-05-30

    Social Democratic (SP÷) Finance Secretary Andreas Schieder has claimed that Greece has the chance to rebuild its economy.

  6. Political financing could be reformed

    » General News 2012-05-30

    The government is one step closer to passing a new party subsidisation law.

  7. Government's subsidisation reform suffers setback

    » General News 2012-05-29

    The government has failed to reach an agreement with the coalition concerning a reform of Austriaís party subsidisation system.

  8. Coalition accelerates anti-corruption ambitions

    » General News 2012-05-24

    The government is intensifying its attempts to pass a transparency package in parliament.

  9. Army pays 2,000 staff for being idle

    » General News 2012-05-23

    The pressure on Social Democratic (SP÷) Defence and Sport Minister Norbert Darabos is increasing as a new Audit Office (RH) examination indicates a waste of taxpayersí money by the army.

  10. Foul-mouthed MPs might face fines

    » General News 2012-05-23

    Fritz Neugebauer has started another attempt to introduce a system of fees for abusive parliament delegates (MPs).

  11. Teachers ready to fight contract reform

    » Education 2012-05-23

    Unionists are alarmed by news that the education ministry plans to make significant changes to teachersí contracts.

  12. Defence minister calls Lieberman 'unbearable'

    » General News 2012-05-22

    Norbert Darabos has refused to apologise after attacking Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

  13. Liechtenstein 'is turning into a haven of stability'

    » General News 2012-05-22

    The prime minister of Liechtenstein has defended his country against accusations of being a tax haven.

  14. Vienna road toll on the agenda again

    » General News 2012-05-22

    The Vienna Greens are risking a coalition-internal conflict by calling for a city toll.

  15. Hollande's growth appeal 'nonsense', says Fekter

    » General News 2012-05-22

    Austrian Peopleís Party (÷VP) Finance Minister Maria Fekter has launched an attack on the new French president.

  16. Foreign minister rules out stop of support for Greece

    » General News 2012-05-18

    Austrian Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger has promised that the European Union (EU) will not let Greece down.

  17. Petrol traders plan legal action

    » Business 2012-05-17

    The domestic mineral oil industry plans to sue the government about plans to set up a tool regulating fuel prices.

  18. Transparency package 'doomed to fail'

    » General News 2012-05-15

    Herbert BŲsch has harshly criticised the government over a lack of transparency regarding party finances.

  19. TurmŲl sales soar

    » Business 2012-05-11

    Austriaís main discount petrol station network earned more in the first three months of this year thanks to the current developments on the energy products sector.

  20. Economy not at risk, says Felderer

    » Business 2012-05-11

    Economic expert Bernhard Felderer has dismissed concerns that the latest budget package could seriously harm the Austrian economy.

  21. Burgstaller wants to cut summer holidays

    » Education 2012-05-02

    Gabi Burgstaller is under attack after suggesting shorter holidays for teachers.

  22. SP÷'s big guns trained on Strache

    » General News 2012-05-02

    Vienna Mayor Michael Hšupl has warned from a coalition between the Peopleís Party (÷VP) and the Freedom Party (FP÷).

  23. Bonuses must mean tax cuts, says ÷VP boss

    » General News 2012-05-02

    The Peopleís Party (÷VP) has suggested to lower the tax pressure on companies which share their profits with employees.

  24. Maier demands rail tunnel referendums

    » General News 2012-05-01

    Outgoing Peopleís Party (÷VP) parliament member (MP) Ferdinand Maier has suggested to let Austrians decide about the future of the various Austrian railway tunnel projects.

  25. Cooperating clinics 'can save Ä2bn'

    » Business 2012-04-27

    A study has made aware of immense savings potential in the health sector.

  26. Vienna University to charge students again

    » Education 2012-04-27

    Legal wrangles between students and Vienna University are possible as Austriaís biggest higher education institution decided to reintroduce tuition fees.

  27. Kopf shrugs off Maier exit

    » General News 2012-04-27

    The Peopleís Party (÷VP) is in turmoil after the resignation of Ferdinand Maier.

  28. Finance minister determined about sanctions

    » General News 2012-04-27

    Federal and provincial financial issues decision-makers have postponed their negotiations about the budget of the coming years.

  29. Muzzled MP quits

    » General News 2012-04-26

    The crisis of the Peopleís Party (÷VP) seems to worsen as inner conflicts are escalating.

  30. All-clear for new railway tunnel

    » Business 2012-04-26

    Decision-makers have defended the construction of the Semmering tunnel.

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Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.

Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning Ė in a swimming pool.

Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.

Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

 


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