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Thai retailer and Austrian property company buyout luxury British store chain Selfridges

Luxury British store chain Selfridges is being sold to a Thai retailer and an Austrian property company in a deal worth around $5.37 billion. Thailand’s Central Group and Austrian real estate company Signa Group, which already jointly own major department stores across Europe, said on Thursday they had struck a deal for the chain best […]

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Austria: Tens of thousands protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccines and home confinement orders

Tens of thousands gathered in Austria’s capital Vienna to protest mandatory coronavirus vaccines and home confinement orders for those who have not yet received the jab. Police said an estimated 44,000 people attended the demonstration on Saturday, the latest in a string of huge weekend protests since Austria last month became the first EU country […]

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Austria: Court fines surgeon €2,700 for amputating wrong leg of patient

An Austrian court has fined a surgeon €2,700 for mistakenly amputating the wrong leg of a patient. The 43-year-old surgeon was fined at the Linz Regional Court, with half of the amount suspended, “for committing grossly negligent bodily harm,” Walter Eichinger, the court’s vice president said. On May 18 the surgeon, who was working at […]

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Austria Lockdown: Mass protesters gather in Vienna against fresh restrictions

Thousands of protesters gathered in Vienna on Saturday after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the quickly rising coronavirus infections in the country. The far-right opposition Freedom Party was among those who have called for the protest and vowed to combat the new restrictions. The Austrian lockdown will start early Monday and […]

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Austria imposes full lockdown as Covid-19 infections surge

Days after Austria imposed a lockdown on the unvaccinated, it has announced a full national Covid-19 lockdown starting Monday. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said it would last a maximum of 20 days and there would be a legal requirement to get vaccinated from 1 February 2022. He was responding to record cases numbers and one of […]

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Austria to put millions of unvaccinated people in lockdown amid surging Covid-19 cases

Austria is set to order millions of unvaccinated people to stay at home, its chancellor has said, in a rare move towards those who have not yet been inoculated against Covid-19. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told reporters on Friday that the government should give the “green light” for the move this weekend. “The aim is clear: […]

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Two found dead in minibus full of migrants at Austria-Hungary border crossing, driver flees

A manhunt is under way after two migrants were found dead in a minibus crammed with dozens of people which had crossed into Austria from Hungary. Austrian troops discovered the bodies on Tuesday and say the vehicle’s driver fled the scene when stopped. Some 30 migrants were on board, with most thought to be from […]

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Vienna museums open OnlyFans account to display ‘explicit’ artworks

The city of Vienna is taking an offbeat approach to the censorship of art and has turned to using the adults-only online platform OnlyFans to put its most “explicit” artworks on full display. The tourism board for the Austrian capital is now presenting art from four of Vienna’s most revered museums on the adults-only platform […]

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CIA removes Vienna chief for failing to appropriately respond to Havana syndrome outbreak

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) removed it’s Vienna chief for not responding appropriately to an outbreak of the mysterious Havana syndrome. Dozens of US personnel in the Austrian capital and their children have reported symptoms of the syndrome, according to the Washington Post. The condition first emerged at the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, in […]

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Man mummified mother’s corpse in basement to continue receiving pension payments for over a year

An Austrian son mummified the corpse of his mother in a basement for over a year while continuing to receive her pension payments, a police investigation has found. The 89-year-old woman had been suffering from dementia and is thought to have died of natural causes in June last year. Her son, 66, is said to […]

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Mystery brain illness affects more than 20 US officials in Austrian capital Vienna

The US government is investigating a series of health incidents in the Austrian capital Vienna involving its diplomats and other administration staff. More than 20 officials have reported symptoms similar to Havana Syndrome, a mystery brain illness since January this year. The syndrome is unexplained, but US scientists say it is most probably caused by […]

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Austrian man bitten by neighbor’s python while sitting on the toilet

An Austrian man had one of the worst morning nightmare’s when when a python slid through his drains and bit him while he was sitting on the toilet. The stunned 65-year-old in the city of Graz turned around shortly after 6:00am to see a roughly 1.6 metre albino reticulated python in the bowl, police in […]