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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Brexit result is 'a bad day' for Europe and Austria
Facebook/Christian Kern
Austrian politicians react to the news of Britain’s exit from the European Union with shock, describing the result as “a political earthquake”. 8 comments
Pool bans all refugees after attack in Austria
The town of Mistelbach where the incident happened. Bwag/Wikimedia
An Austrian swimming pool has temporarily banned all refugees after a 13-year-old girl was allegedly followed into a women’s changing room and sexually molested. 
Why we are part of the Brexit problem - and what to do
Photo: AFP
It’s been a long night, and for those of us Brits who have made our lives elsewhere in Europe, it will be a long road ahead writes The Local's managing editor James Savage.  
    Brits in Austria 'numb' after UK opts for Brexit
    Following the decision by British voters to leave the European Union yesterday, British citizens in Austria have been left stunned and fearful of their future.  
    Two cases of babies trapped in hot cars
    Temperatures soared inside the car. Photo: Paul Gillingwater
    Tragedy was narrowly averted on Thursday when rescue services were called out to two cases of infants trapped in overheating cars. Meanwhile, temperatures soared over much of the country. 
    Blind man insulted for not picking up after his dog
    A blind man got a nasty delivery from a neighbour who was angry that he did not pick up after his guide dog, even though he cannot see the faeces.  2 comments
    Austrian far-right calls on UK to 'stay to fight for better EU'
    Norbert Hofer/Facebook
    Presidential candidate Norbert Hofer, from the far-right and EU-sceptic Freedom Party, tells journalist Flemming Emil Hansen why he wants the UK to stay in the European Union. 
    Helicopter delivery nightmare for remote mountain hotel
    Lacen/ Wikimedia
    Two tons of wrong-sized mattresses dropped off by helicopter cause a delivery chaos at a remote mountain hotel.  
    France orders extradition of US rapper Gibbs to Austria
    A French court on Thursday ordered the extradition of US rapper Freddie Gibbs to Austria, where he is accused of rape, his lawyer Michael Malka said.  
    Teacher fined for taping mouths of kindergarten kids
    Photo: Katie Tegtmeyer/Creative Commons
    Parents of three kindergarten children who had their mouths taped shut by their teacher are demanding she be fired from her position.  
    What to do in 72 hours in Vienna
    Photo: Pixabay/Creative Commons
    Scottish travel blogger Megan Conway on how to experience the best of the Austrian capital.  2 comments
    Some of Austria's prettiest towns and villages
    Photo: Johann Jaritz/wikimedia 
    Although the Austrian capital Vienna holds the top spot for quality of life year after year, sometimes one just needs to get out of the city and go explore nature.  2 comments
    Austrian reported for 'forgetting' dog in hot car
    VIER PFOTEN International
    With temperatures steadily climbing in Austria, an animal rescue charity is warning pet owners not to leave their dogs alone in cars under any circumstances.  
    Five unwritten rules about cake in Austria
    Photo: Hotel Sacher
    With Dunkin Donuts soon shutting its doors in Austria, The Local has some ideas about why they struggled to find fans in the country. 11 comments
    FPÖ failure shows opposition to rightward surge
    Norbert Hofer, the failed FPÖ presidential candidate for Austria. Photo: Freedom Party
    While far-right parties across Europe hailed the near-election of one of their own as Austrian president as a boost for their future prospects, his defeat shows that mainstream forces are still capable of rallying to keep extremists out of power. 
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    40% of Austrians in favour of Austrian EU referendum
    Nearly 40% of Austrians say they want their own referendum on Austria’s EU membership, a survey has shown. 
    Austria 'third most expensive' for food in EU
    Denn's Biomarkt/Facebook
    Austria is now the third most expensive place in Europe to buy groceries, just behind Sweden and Denmark when it comes to the price of food. 
    Llama goes for a swim after escaping pen
    FF Prebuch
    A llama ended up in the middle of a swimming lake after escaping from its enclosure in Styria. 
    Third genders could soon appear on Austrian passports
    Photo: OeAMTC
    A court in Austria will soon decide for the first time whether someone who identifies as neither male nor female can be described as intersex on official documents. 
    46 Italians injured in bus crash in Austria
    Newsflash/ wikimedia
    Forty-six Italians have been injured in a bus crash on the A2 motorway just south of Vienna. 
    From our other editions
    Anger as Swiss council plans non-pork school lunches
    Pork sausages are as much a part of Swiss cuisine as fondue and chocolate. File photo: Kochtopf
    Local right-wing politicians say the council is caving to "religious minorities". 
    Police free hostages, kill gunman at cinema attack
    Police in Viernheim. Photo: DPA.
    Special forces have shot a man dead who stormed a cinema in western Germany, authorities have confirmed. Security officials say terror an unlikely motive. 
    Copenhagen police tear down Christiania cannabis market
    In a massive action, police cleared out Pusher Street on Friday. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix
    Copenhagen Police on Friday carried out a large-scale operation in Christiania, clearing the alternative enclave's open-air cannabis market. 
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    This woman has been embarrassed for months. Photo: Flequi
    Spanish is full of false friends and can sometimes be a linguistic minefield. The Local takes a look at some of the worst (and most amusing) offenders.  
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