Immigrants fight beggars in Salzburg

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Austrian police were called after a group of 20 young men all with an immigrant background and armed with sticks laid siege to an abandoned factory in Salzburg where a group of Gypsy beggars had taken up residence. Police have not yet commented on the reason for the altercation but have confirmed that in general […]

Hallstatt makes peace with Chinese copycat


Austrian residents in the picture postcard Alpine village of Hallstatt are to sign a deal with a Chinese carbon copy village which officially opens on June 2. Residents of Hallstatt in Austria were furious when their village was copied and rebuilt in China but now a legal challenge over the copyright breach has been dropped, […]

Award for hero bishop


An Austrian priest will receive this year’s Right Livelihood Award for his courageous work with native Indians in the Brazilian rainforest, it was announced today (Thurs).Erwin Kräutler has been bishop of the Xingu prelature – the biggest diocese of the South American country – since 1981. The 71-year-old has been under permanent police protection since […]