More neo-Nazi offences reported


The frequency of National Socialist activities is on the rise, new figures show.The justice ministry said yesterday (Thurs) that 741 people were reported for spreading neo-Nazi propaganda or engaging in crimes with a far-right political background last year, up by 39.5 per cent to 2009 when 513 such cases were dealt with by the police […]

Cab driver throws out dark-skinned opera singer

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An opera star has said that she was kicked out of a taxi for being black.Afro-American soprano Angel Blue said today (Thurs) that she was ordered to get out of a cab in Vienna moments after she entered it.Weekly magazine News reports the singer as saying: “The driver said: ‘I don’t drive black women – […]

Blue Tomato to open Vienna flagship store


Snowboard, surfing equipment and clothing chain Blue Tomato will open a 1,000-square-metre flagship store in Vienna this autumn.Company officials announced today (Weds) that renovation of a former Niedermeyer store on Neubaugasse in the city’s Neubau district had already begun. The plan was to open the new shop in September, they added.The Styrian firm plans to […]