Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again

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A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground. The Northern Bald Ibis was made extinct in Europe over 400 years ago due to excessive […]

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting

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Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox. Farmer Niklas Koenig, 53, told police he had heard a commotion coming from his barn where he kept his sheep, and when he ran downstairs and grabbed his gun he […]

Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy

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The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany. The project led by Johannes Fritz involved inprinting the baby birds by persuading them that human […]

Secret ‘anti-gay’ meeting held by Russian oligarch with top politicians in Vienna

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A secret meeting discussing ways to rid Europe of the ‘satanic gay lobby’ was hosted by a Russian oligarch and attended by a host of far-right MPs and ultra-conservative Eurasian ideologists in Vienna at the weekend – just across the road from where the Life Ball was taking place the very same night. The meeting […]

BMW X6 gets flat packed by Romanian thieves

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Romanian car thieves who were moving their loot through Austria and into Hungary are under arrest after being stopped on their way back to their homeland with a dismantled top-of-the-range BMW X6 car in the back of their truck. Police said the crooks had just crossed into Hungary from Austria when they were pulled over […]

Russia and Austria sign major gas deal

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Finance

A deal between Austria and Russia that will see gas being piped around Europe via Austria by 2017 has been signed by heads of two major gas companies. The news comes after the Russian gas giant Gazprom met in Vienna with Austrian partners last week, after which the company announced that they had agreed on […]

Karlheinz Essl steps away from Baumax

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Baumax founder Karlheinz Essl who hit the headlines earlier this year after he offered to sell his large art collection to Austria to help raise capital for his business, has stepped down as the chair of the company’s Supervisory Board. He has replaced himself with his son Martin Essl, who has been CEO of the […]

Austrian Airlines reopens flights to Iran

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Flights to Tehran from Austrian Airlines have began again after a year’s interruption of the service following disputes over refuelling in Iran and economic sanctions. The airline will begin to fly again to the Iranian capital on 11th March, providing five weekly flights. The announcements comes as Europe and the US begin to lift sanctions […]

Python shock for Innsbruck teacher

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By Rob Hyde Fire-fighters were called when a lady in Innsbruck found a king python coiled beneath the kitchen sink. 27-year-old teacher Ulrike Schl., whose surname has been withheld for legal reasons, froze in terror when she bent down to reach for a cloth beneath the sink, and instead discovered the giant snake staring back […]

Austrians Europe’s 2nd most eager shoppers

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By Rob Hyde Austrians are the second most eager shoppers in Europe, according to the Society for Consumer Research (GfK). The figures show that despite fears of a decrease in income, Austrians enjoy shopping more than most of Europe. In order to compile the data the GfK interviewed 1,500 consumers in 12 European countries, awarding […]