Sitting Pretty: Austrian Bus Stops Get High-Design Makeover

Sitting Pretty: Austrian Bus Stops Get High-Design Makeover

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2013

A tiny Austrian village has put itself on the design map by commissioning international architects to create local bus stops. The sophisticated structures are proving popular with locals. more... Comment ]

Populists Gain Ground: Austrian Voters Shift to the Right

Populists Gain Ground: Austrian Voters Shift to the Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 30, 2013

Austrians voted on Sunday to re-elect their current coalition government. But the country's two largest parties saw their worst nationwide election results since World War II while the right-wing populists made substantial gains. more...

Austria Votes: Small Parties Could Unsettle Vienna

Austria Votes: Small Parties Could Unsettle Vienna

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 27, 2013

A grand coalition has ruled Austria for almost seven years and most of the postwar period. But rising support for upstart and populist parties could disrupt that trend after Sunday's parliamentary elections. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

The Country Life: Fake 'Dominatrix' Lures Slaves for Farm Work

The Country Life: Fake 'Dominatrix' Lures Slaves for Farm Work

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 10, 2013

Several sadomasochists eagerly responded to an advert posted by an Austrian woman farmer seeking clients. But they didn't get the punishment they had hoped for. Instead, they found themselves doing farm labor in fetish gear, while paying for the privilege. more... Comment ]

Alpine Abyss: 'Stairway to Nothingness' Opens in Austria

Alpine Abyss: 'Stairway to Nothingness' Opens in Austria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2013

An Austrian resort opened a new attraction for andrenaline junkies on Wednesday. The suspension bridge and glass platform offer spectacular views of the Alps, but at such dizzying heights that only the bravest are likely to test their mettle. more... Comment ]

Snowden Search: Bolivia Irate over Forced Landing

Snowden Search: Bolivia Irate over Forced Landing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2013

Bolivia is furious that a plane carrying President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna on Tuesday night after false rumors circulated that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. The country has called it a "direct attack" on the leader. more... Comment ]

Tanking Support: Austrian Right-Wing Populists Lose Ground

Tanking Support: Austrian Right-Wing Populists Lose Ground

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 04, 2013

The state was once their most reliable stronghold, but Austria's right-wing populists suffered a painful defeat in Carinthia on Sunday. Amid a series of corruption scandals, the abysmal showing could bode poorly for national elections later this year. more... Comment ]

Diary Rediscovered: Franz Ferdinand's Journey around the World

Diary Rediscovered: Franz Ferdinand's Journey around the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2013

Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian archduke whose assassination triggered World War I, started a trip across the world in 1892. His newly published diary from the journey reveals a world of extremes, from island cannibals to skyscrapers. By Matthias Schulz more... Comment ]

Alpine Agitator: Frank Stronach's Crusade to Transform Austria

Alpine Agitator: Frank Stronach's Crusade to Transform Austria

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2013

Frank Stronach left Austria as a boy to make his billions in Canada. But now the 80-year-old has returned home to launch a political party that is challenging established heavyweights. But many have one question: Why? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

The Viennese Swamp: Corruption and Attacks Mark Austrian Election Year

The Viennese Swamp: Corruption and Attacks Mark Austrian Election Year

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 11, 2013

Austria's political leadership has been mired in a swamp of scandal in recent months. With four state elections and a national poll scheduled for this year, the mudslinging has thus far been intense. The campaign has become particularly absurd on the far right. By Björn Hengst more... Comment ]



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