Wolff says Brawn would have his vote for F1 role
"He has been there forever, he has the right distance from any team after being away a couple of years," the Austrian
told reporters after Mexican Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. "If I need to underwrite Ross coming back in a leadership function in ...
OPEC, non-oil cartel members discuss production cuts
- China Post
- OPEC officials held talks with Russia and other non-cartel members Saturday in Vienna to debate how to implement a plan aimed at cutting oil output to reduce a global supply glut and bolster prices. "The recovery process has taken far ...
Silver lining for Calgary karate competitor with Down's syndrome
- Calgary Sun
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The bonds of war span decades and generations
- The Boston Globe
Halfway around the world, an Austrian
man named Gerd Leitner grew up wondering about the same man, the American airman whose parachute he watched float to earth, the American POW he watched being marched away at gunpoint by German soldiers.
Murray beats Isner to set up Ferrer semifinal in Vienna
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves the ball to John Isner of the United States during their quarter final match at the Erste Bank Open tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria
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Austria, Germany: mineral oil traces in some sweets
- New Jersey Herald
VIENNA (AP) — Traces of mineral oil in some brands of bitter chocolate and a doughnut variety have led several Austrian
supermarkets and IKEA Germany to pull products off their shelves. But others have not followed suit. Austria's
Consumer Information ...
Premier congratulated by GCC Chief
- Bahrain News Agency
... (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani on the Grand Star in Gold of the Austrian
Order of Merit for Protecting / upholding Traditions And Values, conferred upon him by the Habsburg royal family and Hollabrunn City Council in ...
Soccer-Austrian championship results and standings
- Economic Times
Oct 29 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Austrian
championship matches on Saturday Saturday, October 29 FC Admira Wacker Moedling 1 Rapid Vienna 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Sturm Graz 12 9 2 1 25 8 29 ------------------------- 2 Altach 12 ...
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Austria (/ˈɒstriə, ˈɔː-/; German: Österreich [ˈøːstɐˌʁaɪç]), officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich, listen ), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 square kilometres (32,386 sq mi). The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 metres (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German language as their native language, and Austrian German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty when the vast majority of the country was a part of the Holy Roman Empire. From the time of the Reformation, many Northern German princes, resenting the authority of the Emperor, used Protestantism as a flag of rebellion. The Thirty Years War, the influence of the Kingdom of Sweden and Kingdom of France, the rise of the Kingdom of Prussia, and the Napoleonic invasions all weakened the power of the Emperor in the North of Germany, but in the South, and in non-German areas of the Empire, the Emperor and Catholicism maintained control. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria was able to retain its position as one of the great powers of Europe and, in response to the coronation of Napoleon as the Emperor of the French, the Austrian Empire was officially proclaimed in 1804. Following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia emerged as Austria's chief competitor for rule of a larger Germany. Austria's defeat by Prussia at the Battle of Königgrätz, during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, cleared the way for Prussia to assert control over the rest of Germany. In 1867, the empire was reformed into Austria-Hungary. After the defeat of France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, Austria was left out of the formation of a new German Empire, although in the following decades its politics, and its foreign policy, increasingly converged with those of the Prussian-led Empire. During the 1914 July Crisis that followed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Germany guided Austria in issuing the ultimatum to Serbia that led to the declaration of World War I.After the collapse of the Habsburg (Austro-Hungarian) Empire in 1918 at the end of World War I, Austria adopted and used the name the Republic of German-Austria (Deutschösterreich, later Österreich) in an attempt for union with Germany, but was forbidden due to the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1919). The First Austrian Republic was established in 1919. In the 1938 Anschluss, Austria was occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany. This lasted until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Germany was occupied by the Allies and Austria's former democratic constitution was restored. In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state, ending the occupation. In the same year, the Austrian Parliament created the Declaration of Neutrality which declared that the Second Austrian Republic would become permanently neutral.Today, Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy comprising nine federal states. The capital and largest city, with a population exceeding 1.7 million, is Vienna. Austria is one of the richest countries in the world, with a nominal per capita GDP of $43,546. The country has developed a high standard of living and in 2014 was ranked 21st in the world for its Human Development Index. Austria has been a member of the United Nations since 1955, joined the European Union in 1995, and is a founder of the OECD. Austria also signed the Schengen Agreement in 1995, and adopted the euro currency in 1999.