‘Red Bull Stratos’ grounded by lawsuit


An Austrian extreme sports athlete’s attempt to jump out of a balloon in from an altitude of 36 kilometres has been postponed after a businessman claimed he was robbed of his idea.Daniel Hogan launched legal action against Red Bull. The American entrepreneur claims he approached the Austrian energy drink producer with the idea of breaking […]

Pax Christi backs ‘more mosques’ appeal


A Catholic peace movement has come out in support of the construction of further mosques with minarets in Austria.Pax Christi Österreich, the Austrian department of the international organisation, said today (Fri): “It is essential to provide worthy venues for Muslims so they can exercise their religion.”The organisation added it was of the opinion that a […]

Austrian designer claims Heidi Klum nicked her ideas


An Austrian designer has accused German supermodel Heidi Klum of stealing her ideas for a maternity fashion line.Anna Kos, from Klagenfurt in Carinthia, told magazine News: “We contacted her company last May to ask whether we may accouter her [during her fourth pregnancy] since I’m focusing on exclusive maternity fashion.”I sent them a package of […]