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Brazil judge targets dozens of politicians for ‘corruption’

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

A Brazilian judge has revealed the names of dozens of politicians to be investigated over alleged involvement in a huge bribery scandal. Judge Edson Fachin unveiled his extensive list on Tuesday, after much speculation in the country’s media. It includes almost a third of President Michel Temer’s cabinet and Rio de Janeiro’s mayor during the […]

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Brazil corruption probe sends shivers across Latin America

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into 74 new politicians, including a third of current President Michel Temer’s cabinet. This follows information obtained as part of a plea bargaining deal with the former president of Brazil’s largest engineering company, Odebrecht. The probe has shaken the region’s political establishment as a multinational investigation into who […]

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Attacks on refugee homes double in Austria as accommodation firebombed and sprayed with Nazi graffiti

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

Attacks on refugee accommodation have doubled in Austria, seeing homes firebombed, vandals spray Nazi graffiti on walls and a man threaten to “get a gun and shoot the dogs”. The interior ministry revealed the figures at the request of an MP, who said the vast majority of cases were motivated by hatred and called for […]

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Skier back from Austria with a gold

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

Amy Baker Chris Westcott of Albany won gold at the Special Olympics Winter Games in Austria in March. He’d hoped for a medal but didn’t think he’d win gold. When the “fitness mad” skier and karate practitioner Chris Westcott won gold, it was not only his first time competing at the Special Olympics World Winter […]

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Kiwi Life: From Zell am See, Austria to New Zealand

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

Zemira Semmal Zemira describes her first vivid sunset experience in Queenstown, which included fish and chips, as “pure magic”. Austrian Zemira Semmel has found Kiwis are more focused on “making eternal memories” than material things. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Zemira and I am from Zell am See in […]

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Lack of German means Turk must vacate Austrian kebab stand

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

WIENER NEUSTADT, Austria — Alihan Turgut has dished out falafel for more than a decade to the townsfolk of Wiener Neustadt, and many call him one of their own. But “Kebab Ali” now stands to lose his stand at the main marketplace — and with it his livelihood. Turgut is paying the price for something […]

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Passengers bound for Manchester stranded in Austria overnight after plane was grounded

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

Holiday passengers bound for Manchester were stranded overnight in Austria when their jet was grounded. All 250 passengers and crew had to be taken off the Thomson flight, due to fly from Innsbruck, when an electrical fault was discovered on the plane just before take-off on Saturday afternoon. Engineers could not fix the problem until […]

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How to celebrate Easter in Austria

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

With Easter just around the corner, The Local looks at how the holiday is celebrated across the traditionally Catholic country, where it tends to be a religious rather than commercial occasion. Palm Sunday (April 9th) heralded the start of Holy Week (Karwoche). Traditionally, Catholics make large bouquets from willow twigs and foliage, which are decorated […]

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A simple, striking chapel rises on the moors of Austria

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

The chapel is among the simplest of structures—and often the most awe-inspiring. This one in Krumbach, Austria, is no exception. Set on a rolling moor, Kapelle Salgenreute was built to replace the old Lourdes Chapel, which was beyond repair. Austrian firm Bernardo Bader Architekten took on the challenge of creating a new program that incorporated […]

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Deserved Lionesses win over Austria in final home match before Euros

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by loveshloveearth@gmail.com

England Women put in a dominant display to defeat Austria 3-0 in their final home match before Euro 2017. Ellen White headed Mark Sampson’s side ahead early on, Lucy Bronze doubled the advantage midway through the second half and Isobel Christiansen got a touch on a Steph Houghton header to seal a deserved win in […]

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