FIFA extend Taboga ban worldwide

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Sports

The life time football ban imposed upon player Dominique Taboga by the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) in February for match-fixing has been extended by FIFA today to include worldwide activities. Austrian former top league player Taboga was sanctioned by ÖFB following allegations he had been involved in match manipulation. Taboga used to play for Salzburg […]

Childrens University on Tour in Vienna

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Education

The annual children’s summer university is on tour in the Austrian capital from today. From today until August 30th there will be exhibitions, lectures and experiments on offer for children in parks in ten of Vienna’s districts. The first lecture to take place is called ‘Being foreign – what does that mean?’ A spokesperson from […]

Rise in prices at Wiener Linien – today

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General News

Prices for public transport in Vienna have gone up as of today (July 1). The increase affects single journeys, weekly and monthly passes as well as some other types of transport tickets. Prices remain the same for owners of the yearly pass. The operator of the Viennese metros, trams, buses and local trains (Strassenbahn) Wiener […]

Austrian pop legends accused of faking it

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Culture

US election news takes second place in Austria today after the shock revelation that the country’s most loved folk music stars have for decades not really been performing the music at all – and have been using stand ins. Folk music involving accordions, various brass wind instruments, lots of yodelling and lederhosen is an art […]

Beer tasting in the city centre

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Culture

Two hundred kinds of beer from 35 Austrian breweries can to be found in the Vienna city centre from today onwards as part of the “Vienna Beer Party.” The party will last for four days and involve exclusive beer and a music program. Klaus Glavanics, organiser of the event, said: “We are no Oktoberfest. We […]

Bullish Black Wings look forward to semi final

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Sports

Black Wings Linz boss Rob Daum is determined that his team will prevail in the EBEL Hockey League’s semi final. Daum, whose squad is set to clash with Ljubljana in the best of seven series, said today (Tues): “We got tailwind after defeating Vienna Capitals. We should enjoy whatever is yet to come this season.” […]

Pelinka upset by parliament reform plans

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Politics

Political scientist Anton Pelinka has reacted critically to the government’s plan to reduce the parliament. Werner Faymann’s Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Vice Chancellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Spindelegger announced earlier this month that the number of federal parliament delegates would shrink by 18 to 165 after next year’s […]

Placebo worries tarnish debt limit talks

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Politics

Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) boss Josef Bucher has labelled the government’s debt limit bill a “placebo brake” as chances for an accord between the coalition and one of the parliament’s three opposition parties are decreasing. The right-winger said today (Thurs) he was willing to fight for an agreement until Monday but also […]

Injured Austrian soldier to be flown home from Kosovo

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General News

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 […]

Faymann bullish about debt limit

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Politics

The government’s debt brake bill might not become a constitutional law. Social Democratic (SPÖ) Chancellor Werner Faymann said today (Fri) he was ready to prepare a regular law instead of trying to add the debt limit to the constitution if the opposition kept refusing support. The coalition of SPÖ and the People’s Party (ÖVP) needs […]