Controversial disco drinking contest called off

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Managers of a discotheque have come under fire for planning to stage a drinking event in which the winner gets an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).The owners of the night club located near Linz in Upper Austria outraged addiction prevention campaigners and politicians by announcing an extraordinary boozing contest. They informed party-makers on their website that the […]

Austrian government’s travel habits unaffected by Polish plane crash


Social Democratic (SPÖ) Chancellor Werner Faymann has made clear he would continue to board a plane together with People’s Party (ÖVP) Vice Chancellor Josef Pröll.His announcement comes after all 97 passengers of a Polish government plane died in a crash last Saturday, including president Lech Kaczyński and high-ranking military leaders. Some newspapers and commentators condemned […]