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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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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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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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Vienna gunman may have acted alone; Islamic State claim responsibility

Austrian police made 14 arrests after a gunman murdered four people in the heart of Vienna on Monday. The man, described as a 20-year-old Islamist terrorist who had been freed from jail last December, was shot dead by police as he fired on passers-by. Security has been tight in the Austrian capital as police launched […]

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Manhunt launched after gunmen attack Austria’s capital Vienna. 3 dead, several wounded

Gunmen attacked six locations in central Vienna, Austria’s capital on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding over a dozen. One suspect was shot dead by police and a manhunt was launched for at least one more, officials said. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer described the assailant killed by police as an “Islamist terrorist”. “According […]

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Austrian police fine man €500 for farting in the proximity of cops

Austrian police fined a man €500 for loudly breaking wind after officers stopped him earlier this month to check his identity. The police defended the massive fine saying he had deliberately emitted a “massive flatulence,” lifting his backside from the bench where he was sitting. The accused complained of what he called the disproportionate and […]

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With no tourists, Vienna’s horse-drawn carriages deliver lockdown meals

Under coronavirus lockdown horse-drawn carriages were spotted delivering meals to those most at risk during the pandemic in Vienna. So-called ‘fiaker’, derived from the French term ‘fiacre’, have been a feature of Vienna life since it was the capital of a vast empire. Now they live off tourism, their often bowler-hatted drivers offering tours of […]