Austrian vacationers chased off by royal honeymoon beach bouncers


An Austrian couple travelling the Indian Ocean on a self-built catamaran have revealed they were chased away from a beach by security personnel of Britain’s new royal couple.Martin Ernstbrunner told Vienna newspaper Heute he and his girlfriend Tracy wanted to berth the apparently deserted island when a group of men asked them to leave again.The […]

Fischbacher gets Salzburg gong


Olympic champion Andrea Fischbacher has been awarded Salzburg’s Sportswoman of 2010 award.The skier – who claimed the gold medal in the Super-G competition of last year’s Vancouver Olympic Games – was honoured in a ceremony attended by hundreds of fans, businesspeople, politicians and artists at Salzburg Airport yesterday evening (Thurs). She was also awarded the […]

Vienna gets Leopold Gratz Square

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A Vienna square has been named after the late Social Democratic (SPÖ) Mayor Leopold Gratz.The location in the city centre close to the justice ministry was today (Fri) officially called Leopold Gratz Square.SPÖ Chancellor Werner Faymann and SPÖ Mayor Michael Häupl attended the ceremony honouring the iconic Social Democrat who presided as the capital’s mayor […]