Austrian McDonalds killer on trial

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A court case has started in Germany after a disagreement at a McDonalds in Münich an which a man was killed after being punched by an Austrian. The German businessman Giacomo A., 41, had been attacked by the unemployed Austrian David M.,25, at the McDonalds on 30th July last year. It was as the businessman […]

AUA announcements alarm employees

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Business

Austrian Airlines (AUA) chief Jaan Albrecht has asked the airline’s business partners and lawmakers in Austria for help in combating the crisis. Albrecht said yesterday (Tues) he was determined to fly back into the black this year but also made clear that aviation security authorities, Vienna International Airport (VIA or VIE) and other institutions had […]

Ruby to hit slopes in Tyrol

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Lifestyle

An exotic dancer who has been in the centre of the sex scandal involving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will go skiing in Austria tomorrow (Thurs).A spokesman for Karima El Mahrough – better known as Ruby the Heart Stealer – said today that the 18-year-old will hit the slopes in the Tyrolean winter sports resort […]

Red Bull hires Pirker

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Business

Former Styria Media Group boss Horst Pirker has joined Red Bull.The energy drink giant said today (Thurs) that the businessman took over its affiliated company Red Bull Media House as of 1 March. Pirker surprisingly resigned as head of Styria Media Group – an internationally operating publishing firm – in September.Red Bull founder and chief […]

Lugner snubs Clooney offer

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Culture

Austrian women are stunned over news that Richard Lugner rejected an offer to attend the Viennese State Opera Ball with Hollywood superstar George Clooney.The veteran playboy revealed today (Thurs) he was approached by an agency with an offer to get the “Ocean’s Eleven” actor to the bash set to take place on 3 March.Asked why […]

Andritz Hydro receives orders around the world

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Business

Andritz Hydro, an affiliated firm of leading plant construction company Andritz AG, has received a string of assignments worth an overall 80 million Euros.The firm said today (Thurs) that it was contracted to deliver electromechanical equipment for new hydropower facilities in Sweden and India. Andritz Hydro added that it was asked to modernise existing plants […]

Cher invited to Opera Ball

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Culture

Richard Lugner has asked Cher to attend the upcoming Vienna Opera Ball with him, according to an Austrian magazine.Weekly magazine News reports today (Thurs) that the 78-year-old businessman has put in a request with the American film and pop star’s management. It is unclear whether Cher has shown interest in following the invitation.Cher won an […]

Lauda presents new sponsor among anti-gay dancing dispute

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Business

Niki Lauda has found a new “head sponsor”.The three-time Formula One (F1) champion almost died when his Ferrari caught fire at the Nürburgring racing course in Germany in 1976. “I didn’t want people looking at the black, burnt skin,” he explained when being asked why he decided to don a baseball cap. The businessman, who […]

Landlord ‘nailed up tenants’ doors’

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A ruthless landlord boarded up the doors of several elderly tenants’ apartment, according to a report.The Kronen Zeitung reports today (Mon) that more and more victims of the Viennese businessman have come forward after having exposed his actions earlier this year.The daily newspaper accuses the man of nailing up the doors of apartments of tenants […]

Stabbing victim drives 40km to clinic

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An elderly Austrian drove 40 kilometres (km) to the nearest hospital after being stabbed outside a casino in the Czech Republic, it has emerged.The 63-year-old businessman from Vienna said today (Thurs) he was attacked by a masked man as he was cleaning snow and ice off his car at the car park of a casino […]