Ramos brings Spanish flair to Kapfenberger SV

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Spanish forward Miguel Ramos has landed in Austria after being signed by Kapfenberger SV. The 28-year-old was under contract to Spanish third league team RSD Alcala, but signed a one year contract with the ‚Falken’ on Wednesday. He also has the option to stay for a further two years. Ramos joined his new team mates […]

One in three use online banking

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Around one third of Austrians are using internet banking services, according to a report.The Romanian Times writes today (Fri) that 34 per cent of the country’s citizens carry out their banking business online. The online newspaper reports that a GfK survey has shown that 42 per cent of Czechs use internet banking, while just four […]

Volvo callback in Austria

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Volvo is calling back more than 1,200 cars in Austria.Drivers association ÖAMTC said today (Fri) the Swedish firm – which was acquired by Chinese automotive company Geely – was currently recalling 1,282 vehicles in the country over different technical difficulties. The needed repairs are finished within an hour, according to Volvo’s Austrian representation.German company BMW […]

Czech pipeline assignment for Alpine

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Salzburg-based Alpine Bau GmbH (Alpine) has teamed up with a Belgium company to build a gas pipeline in the Czech Republic.The firm said today (Fri) the joint venture with Denys had a value of 76.7 million Euros. Czech state-owned gas provider Net4Gas assigned the firms to construct two pipelines of an overall length of 105.8 […]

Hunt for Hitler salute train passenger

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Police are looking for a public transport passenger for making the infamous Nazi salute in a Viennese underground train.The unidentified man wearing a black jacket and a grey bonnet raised his right hand to make the gesture – which is also known as Hitler salute – numerous times on an U2 line U-Bahn train in […]

Housework poll reveals conservative views

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Lifestyle

A vast majority think women must know how to run a household, a new study has shown.Research firm IMAS said today (Fri) 77 per cent of Austrian men demand from women of being capable of handling the housework. The pollster highlighted that a majority of 66 per cent of interviewed women said they agreed with […]

Serb threatens to throw son out of window

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A Serbian man has been arrested for threatening to throw his son out of a window.Special police forces entered the third-floor flat of Sasa J. in Vienna-Landstraße on Wednesday after the man told his wife Alisa he would hurl their two-year-old son Christian out of the window before killing himself.Police said today (Fri) that the […]

Spar Austria boss appeals to EC over food speculation

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Spar Austria chief Gerhard Drexel has called on political decision-makers to “prevent” speculation on agricultural products.Business experts have warned that increased speculation on the trade rates of cereal products and other foodstuffs may lead to significant price increases in supermarkets around the world.Asked by the Kurier newspaper whether shoppers will have to bear the brunt, […]

Fewer couples purchasing properties

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A decreasing number of couples decide to buy real estate nowadays, according to a study.Researcher Andrea Baidinger said today (Fri) that just 61 per cent of unmarried and married couples aged 30 and younger were opting for the purchase of a house or a flat. She pointed out that around 75 per cent did so […]

Doc ‘took pictures of patients’ genitals’

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A doctor is suspected of having taken pictures of female patients’ private parts, according to a Viennese newspaper.Free daily paper Heute reported today (Fri) that the physician is accused in a letter to health authorities of having photographed women’s genitals. It is also claimed that the man molested female staff at the Wilhelminen Hospital in […]