Magazine branded sick over Schumi joke cover


German satire magazine Titanic has sunk to a new low after printing a picture of Austrian Formula One Legend Niki Lauda with the title – ‘Exclusive – First Photo After The Accident – This is how badly it affected Schumi’. Titanic then goes on to claim Michael Schuhmacher, who is in a coma after his […]

Call to assess risks of Alpine lake tsunami in Austria

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Lakeside towns and villages should reassess the risk from tsunami as global warming leads to a melting of the permafrost “glue” that holds many of the peaks together. Large parts of the Alpine region that lie higher than 2,500 meters are held together by the soil which is permanently frozen. Until recently only the surface […]

TA to finalise Velcom takeover


Telekom Austria (TA) is to fully take over a leading Belarusian mobile communications firm, it has been announced.TA, which has 16,000 employees and more than 21 million customers across Europe, said today (Tues) it finalised the purchase of 100 per cent of Minsk-based Velcom.The Austrian company headed by Hannes Ametsreiter already acquired 70 per cent […]

‘Zidane headbutt’ poster ad causes a stir


Austrian advertisement watchdogs revealed plans to ban a betting company’s poster ad over fears it could spark violence among football fans.The campaign shows a crew-cut man wearing a white shirt head-butting a car-park attendant’s chest, a scene carrying striking resemblance to Zinedine Zidane’s attack against Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.The French midfielder […]