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Friday, April 22, 2016

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Nine Vienna fleamarkets to visit this weekend
With the sun tentatively shining again in Austria, the ‘Flohmarkt’ season as once more begun. 
Tight race likely to upset Austrian power
Last place contender Richard Lugner, Austria's answer to Donald Trump. Photo: Shelley Stark
Austria's presidential ballot on Sunday is expected to highlight the decline in the country's two traditional parties, which for the first time since 1945 look unlikely to produce a winning candidate. 
    Couple in Austria request IVF to help conceive tenth child
    Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde
    A couple in Austria with nine children are allegedly requesting IVF treatment so they can have more. 
    Austria's answer to Bonnie and Clyde arrested this week
    LPD NÖ
    Austria’s version of Bonnie and Clyde have been arrested this week accused of carrying out armed raids on five banks over a two year period.  
    Women targeted in anti Muslim attacks in Austria
    There were 156 assaults against Muslims in Austria in 2015, with the vast majority of incidents targeting women, according to the first ever anti-Muslim racism report. 
    Survey: Could Brits in Europe put the brakes on Brexit?
    How will Brits abroad vote in the "Brexit" referendum? The Local surveyed more than 2,700 people across Europe to find out. 
    Austrian bishop refuses refugee fence on Church land
    Migrants wait for a bus in Moschendorf in Sept 201
    An Austrian bishop refused on Thursday to allow parts of a planned anti-migrant fence on the country's southern border with Hungary to be built on Church land. 
    Attempt to claim 'lost' €130K lands Austrian in court
    LPD Wien
    An Austrian man is being prosecuted after allegedly lying to claim €128,300 fished out of the Danube river belonged to him. 
    Double murderer kills himself in prison cell
    An Austrian due to appear in court next week for the attempted murder of a policeman committed suicide in his prison cell last night, authorities have confirmed.  
    Why the Queen should return to Austria after 50 years
    Youtube screenshot/British Pathé
    In celebration of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday today, The Local Austria has dug up an old British Pathé newsreel that documented her last visit to Austria back in 1969. 
      Integrate refugees with help, not pity
      Participants attend a German language course of the 'Fluechtlingsprojekt Ute Bock' (Refugees project Ute Bock) in Vienna. Photo: EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
      In the Austrian village of Gutau, inhabitants have set up a microcredit system to help refugees rent houses and start businesses. 
      Photo Gallery
      A visit to the Schloss Hof Easter Market
      Photo: Jerry Barton
      Amateur shutterbug Jerry Barton visited one of Austria's traditional Easter markets at Schloss Hof. 
      Strong men in the 19th century Prater
      Photo: Wien Museum
      A new exhibition at Wien Museum is showcasing photos from Vienna's famous Prater fairground since 1766. 
      Ginger Churchill heads to hell in Nazi mural
      Would you believe that Winston Churchill makes an appearance on a church mural done by a Nazi artist in Austria, heading to hell with a sack of gold? 
      The film project about what makes us human
      Photo: Linda Coussement
      Linda Coussement is a woman on a mission to film people’s personal stories as she slowly travels the globe - with the aim of spreading a message of empathy and connectedness. After spending a month in Vienna she is now en route to Budapest. She spoke to The Local about her project.  
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      Police to deploy 300 officers at Austrian border protest
      Italian police are planning to deploy 300 officers at pro-refugee protest taking place this weekend at the Brenner border with Austria.  
      3D print of Oetzi the Ice Man revealed
      One of three replicas of Oetzi the Iceman created for teaching purposes by Gary Staab, from resin and mixed media. Photo:
      Scientists presented Wednesday a life-sized copy, made using a 3D printer, of Oetzi the mummified 5,000-year-old "iceman" found in the Alps 25 years ago. 
      'Border controls will stem migrant flow via Italy': Austria
      Austria will step up controls at the Brenner pass with Italy, unless the number of arrivals falls drastically. Photo: Raul Alejandro Rodriguez
      Italy says controls could cost its food industry alone some €10 billion. 
      Machete driver 'forgot' he was holding 60 cm knife
      LPD Burgenland
      A fight between two drivers that escalated to one of them being threatened with a machete has resulted in a eight month prison sentence for the owner of the knife. 
      Press freedom in Austria under increasing threat
      Austria has fallen four places in the global rankings on press freedom. 
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      File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
      Switzerland has said it is ready to mobilize up to 2,000 soldiers should migrants continue to arrive into the country. 
      Police calm hipster frenzy at Berlin vegan restaurant
      Wouldn't you stand outside in the cold for hours for a cup of revitalising green gunk? Photo: DPA
      Has hipster gentrification gone too far in Berlin? As police battle hordes of trend-seekers hungry for vegan snacks, the question has to be asked. 
      US Army captain foils Denmark school attack
      Danish Chief of Defence Peter Bartram (left) presented Captain Bradley Grimm (centre) with a Danish Defense Medal. Also present was US Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford (right). Photo: Sune Wadskjær
      American who "likely saved the lives of Danish citizens" was honoured with a Danish Defense Medal. 
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