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Euro 2008: Ready for a football party

Twenty-three days, 16 countries, 31 matches and countless events, concerts and exhibits are sure to keep fans busy during the European football championships in Austria and Switzerland from June 7 to 29. Each of the eight host cities has planned large public viewing areas capable of accommodating tens of thousands of fans.

I’m no monster, says Austrian incest father

An Austrian accused of keeping his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years insisted he is ''no monster'', but that he could have killed his daughter and her children without anyone knowing, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Josef Fritzl's claims were published as the 73-year-old was interviewed by prosecutors for the first time.

Russians flock to Austria to spend and buy property

More and more Russians visit Austria every year to the delight of luxury shops and tourism representatives, but prime property features increasingly on their shopping lists, alongside shoes and handbags. The number of Russian tourists "has grown very strongly, especially in the last six years", Ursula Schorer, manager of the four-star Erika Hotel in the ritzy Tyrolean resort of Kitzbuehel, said.

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