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Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Rail boss Kern looks set to be new Austrian chancellor
ÖBB Sabine Hauswirth
Signs grew Thursday that Austria's Social Democrats (SPÖ) will pick as chancellor the head of the national rail company, Christian Kern, following Werner Faymann's resignation. 
‘Ice cream’ killer begins publishing internship
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The ‘ice cream’ killer jailed in Austria for murdering two lovers and storing their body parts in the cellar of her ice cream shop is to start an internship. 
Historic Austrian palace roof goes up in flames
Youtube screengrab/Oberösterreichische Nachrichten
The top floor of a palace in Austria that once belonged to the Habsburg family has been destroyed in a fire started by a discarded cigarette.  
Job: leader needed for 'medium size' country
Have you got a good poker face? Can you network at a buffet table? If yes, a new job has come up in Austria that might be right up your street. 
Austria struggles to improve gender equality at work
Facebook/Weiterbildung in Wien (waff)
Austria is one of the worst performing countries in the OECD when it comes to equality for women in the workplace according to figures released last week.  
Klepto Leicester supporter nabbed by airport police
Flughafen Wien AG
A hairdresser from Leicester who stole from duty free shops in Vienna airport to pay for flights to visit his girlfriend in Austria is now facing charges after he was caught by police. 
Hero soldier rescues OAP from burning house
Screengrab Vorarlberg Nachrichten 
A young soldier in Austria has been hailed a hero after breaking down a door to a burning building and rescuing an 87-year-old woman trapped inside. 
Austria may soon join Europe for a winter coffee outside
Glacis Beisl
Vienna cafe goers could soon enjoy their ‘Melange’ in the fresh air all year round if new rules are adopted this month allowing customers to sit on tables on the pavements in winter. 
Austrian beauty spot at risk from urinating tourists
The Grüner See -- known as Austria's most beautiful spot -- is at risk of losing the clear emerald-green waters that gave it its name due to warmer weather coupled with years of tourists urinating in the lake. 
Austrian climber survives 800 metre mountain fall
The Hoher Sonnblick mountain. Photo: Hapi74/Wikimedia
A climber survives a 800 metre fall off a mountain in Austria, in what rescue services describe as a 'miracle'. 
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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Op ed
Is Austria turning blue?
Norbert Hofer, the leading presidential candidate for Austria. Photo: Freedom Party
When Austria holds elections – especially presidential ones – coverage hardly makes it into the German news. However, this time, the story was slightly different. Political analyst Dr. Gustav Gressel explains the Austrian political landscape. 
Opinion - Brexit
British expats: have your say in this historic decision
British Europe Minister, David Lidington, says Brits should register to vote. Photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Many Brits abroad have the right to vote on Britain's future in the EU. They should use it, David Lidington, British Europe Minister, writes for The Local. 
Who will be Austria's new Chancellor?
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Austria's centre-left party begins the search today for a new leader and new direction after a sharp drop in support that forced Chancellor Werner Faymann to quit. 
Austrian chancellor steps down after election drubbing
Werner Faymann. Photo: SPOe
Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann is stepping down and will also resign as head of the Social Democrats.  
Austrians urged to fight right-wing extremism
Vienna's Heldenplatz lit up for the Festival of Joy. Photo: Fest der Freude 
Austrians are urged to fight right-wing extremism, as events take place to mark the end of WWII.  
From our other editions
Swiss banker resold cheap HIV drugs meant for Africa
A South African woman is tested for HIV by an health worker working with Doctors withour borders (MSF) at a mobile clinic. File photo: AFP
A former Swiss banker illegal earned over €1 million by selling HIV medication meant for poor people in southern Africa to customers in Europe, authorities say. 
EU won't sacrifice food safety for US trade deal: Germany
Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt. Photo: DPA
The EU won't sacrifice its high food safety standards for better US auto market access in a transatlantic trade deal being negotiated, a German minister said Friday. 
What Google says about the Danes (and other Europeans)
Poor Denmark... too small to even fit their stereotype on the map. 
In celebration of Europe Day, here’s a look at what Google says about Europeans. 
It's official: Spain has the best beaches in the whole world
Morro Jable beach on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Photo: Samuel Aranda/AFP.
Spain can safely hold onto its title as the country with the most top beaches in the world. 
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