Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt

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A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak. Rescuers in Hohe Tauern, a mountain range near the western city of Salzburg, say the 37-year-old man had ignored warnings that he could freeze to […]

Injured Austrian soldier to be flown home from Kosovo

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A soldier from Upper Austria who was seriously injured whilst on operation in Kosovo is to be flown home today (Weds). The KFOR (Kosovo Force) troops came under attack from Serbians in northern Kosovo during a demonstration on Monday afternoon. Boxed in by road blocks the soldiers, who were from Austria and Germany, were pelted […]

Soldier suspended over swastika flag

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An Austrian soldier faces a trial for buying flags showing banned Nazi era signs and slogans while participating in an international peacekeeping mission. A spokesman for the defence ministry said today (Tues) a colleague of the militiaman informed superiors when he showed the items to him while on patrol at the Golan Heights in Syria. […]

Soldier killed in head-on crash with drunk trucker

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An army sergant died when a boozed-up lorry driver ploughed into his vehicle in Carinthia this morning (Weds).The 49-year-old soldier from Rinkenberg in Carinthia was returning from a night-time military drill. He died shortly after the collision with the oncoming truck of severe injuries to his chest.The 43-year-old lorry driver from Griffen was found to […]

Cab driver breaks fare’s jaw

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A 23-year-old taxi driver has been arrested for breaking a passenger¬ís jaw.The cab driver argued with the 20-year-old soldier about the amount he had to pay for the ride in Zell am See, Salzburg, on Saturday night. The row ended when the cabbie suddenly punched the soldier in the face.The young man was transferred to […]