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Austrian brewer revives 300-year-old beer

VIENNA (Reuters) – An Austrian brewery is offering beer lovers a trip back in time by reviving a 300-year-old recipe it found in the town archives. The family-owned Hofstetten brewery in the Upper Austrian town of Saint Martin recreated the “Neuhauser Herrschafts Pier” from ingredients listed in an invoice for…

Ten dead and thousands evacuated as floods sweep Europe

Thousands were forced from their homes and at least 10 people were killed as floodwaters deluged swathes of Europe including the historic centre of the Czech capital Prague. Shops and schools were shut and road and rail transport were disrupted across the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany following torrential rains.…

Hungarian man drove to hospital holding his sawn-off arm

VIENNA — A Hungarian man who sawed off one of his arms by accident below the elbow managed to drive 15 kilometres (10 miles) to hospital in Austria clutching the severed limb, police said Sunday. The 37-year-old somehow succeeded in fishing the arm out of the machinery that had sliced…

Austria keeps draft so military can prepare ski slopes

Two weeks after voting to keep the military draft, neutral Austria has discovered why it needs an army: not for defence but to prepare the ski races so beloved in this alpine country. Some 70 recruits were mobilised overnight to help combat severe snowfall on the courses of the World…

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