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Russian biathletes questioned in Austria for doping  Fresno Bee

Austrian authorities are investigating 10 members of Russia's biathlon team for doping and fraud offenses.

Fresno Bee
Austrian right stalls granting citizenship to Holocaust victims' descendants  Haaretz

Right-wing members of Austria's governing coalition are stalling a government plan to offer Austrian citizenship to the descendants of Austrian Holocaust victims, ...

Austria delays decision on whether to scrap Eurofighter jets  Channel NewsAsia

Austria will not decide whether to scrap its fleet of Eurofighter jets until a parliamentary inquiry into their purchase wraps up and there is ...

Channel NewsAsia
Austria ready to act as mediator at Russia-US talks — envoy  TASS

VIENNA, December 13. /TASS/. Vienna is ready to act as a mediator in dialogue between Moscow and Washington, Austria's Foreign Ministry's Special Envoy to ...

Austria to reopen embassy in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: Austria will reopen its embassy in Muscat early next year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday. In an online statement, the ministry ...

Times of Oman
We are prepared to accommodate May on Brexit: Austria's Kurz  Reuters

European Union leaders are prepared to approach Prime Minister Theresa May in her attempts to find a Brexit deal that would command support in the British ...

Austria, Germany, The Netherlands: An Enlightening Roadtrip From A Romanian Perspective  CleanTechnica

December 11th, 2018 by The Beam. This article was published in The Beam #7 — Subscribe now for more on the topic. Text by Roxana Bucată, images by ...

The Latest: Austrian leaders sees ‘some room’ on Brexit deal  Idaho Statesman

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. Austria's chancellor says there's room for "better interpretation" of Britain's withdrawal deal with the European ...

Idaho Statesman
Afghan refugee ‘stabbed 16-year-old Austrian girlfriend to death in her bedroom’  The Irish Sun

A FAILED Afghan asylum seeker, who fled his homeland after being threatened by the Taliban, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his 16-year-old Austrian ...

The Irish Sun
Austria clears German who imported damaged euros from China  BBC News

A German man arrested in Austria for alleged fraud after trying to convert thousands of old and damaged euro coins imported from China has been acquitted.

BBC News
A new museum captures Austria’s ambivalence about its past  The Economist

MODERN AUSTRIA turned 100 on November 12th and, as a present, gave itself a history museum. Its first exhibition includes a towering wooden horse that ...

The Economist
Gallery: Gers Head To Austria  Rangers Football Club

RANGERS set off for Austria today ahead of Thursday's UEFA Europa League group stage match against Rapid Vienna. Our club snapper is travelling with the ...

Rangers Football Club
A Slovak village in Austria  The Slovak Spectator

Slovaks look for the peace of the countryside in Kittsee, just across the border from Bratislava, stripping the village of its rural character in the process.

The Slovak Spectator
$80 Billion Locked in a Golden Cage in Austria May Be Freed  Bloomberg

Austria is trying to free about 70 billion euros ($80 billion) of capital locked in a “golden cage” the country created a few decades ago.

Vienna, nest of spies: Why Austria is still centre for espionage  BBC News

Austria's capital has long been a hotbed of espionage, and it continues up to the present day.

BBC News
Austria to cut benefits for immigrants with poor language skills  The Telegraph

Foreigners who have moved to Austria but have not yet picked up the language are set to be hit by a controversial reform to the country's social welfare system, ...

The Telegraph
Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds  Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in ...

Associated Press
Cable cars collide at Austrian ski resort  Euronews English

Several cable cars have collided at an Austrian ski resort.

Euronews English
Austria’s cure for online hate? Therapy sessions for trolls — politicians included.  The Washington Post

Is it okay to be a racist on the Internet if you're a world leader? It might very well be, Twitter implied earlier this year, according to critics' interpretation of a blog ...

The Washington Post
EBU extends partnership with Austrian Ski  European Broadcasting Union

The EBU and Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) have extended their media rights partnership for three more seasons, 2018/19/20/21 - with the option for three ...

European Broadcasting Union
Rangers fans filmed chanting offensive ’10 German Bombers’ song in Austria ahead of Rapid Vienna clash  The Scottish Sun

Hundreds of fans can be seen standing in the street in the Austrian capital as the slur is belted out.

The Scottish Sun
Moscow slams Austria's Claims of Russian athletes' doping abuse as wild  The Nation

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commented on Austria's accusations of doping abuse against Russian athelets, as well as the expulsion of a Slovak ...

The Nation
Top EU Court rules Austria must give same benefits to refugees as its citizens  JURIST

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that the Austrian government must give the same social security benefits to refugees as it does to its ...

Money talks: Austria plans to cut benefits for immigrants with poor German skills  Euronews English

Austria is planning to cut benefits for immigrants who do not have a good command of the German language.

Euronews English
Austria uses language barrier to cut benefits  Independent.ie

Foreigners who have moved to Austria but have not yet picked up the language are to be penalised under controversial reforms to the country's social welfare ...

Turkey condemns Austria’s ban on ‘grey wolf,’ Rabia signs  Daily Sabah

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned Austria's ban on grey wolf and Rabia signs and salutes in the country. Austria's National Council...

Daily Sabah
Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon  Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the U.S. e-commerce giant's dual role ...

Visit Styria, Austria, and learn the secret art of relaxing, drinking and eating  USA TODAY

Styria in southern Austria may have found the best way to relax and leave your worries behind with exceptional wine, great snacks and thermal baths.

Uefa Nations League live: Northern Ireland v Austria - Live  BBC Sport

Austria score an injury-time winner to ensure Northern Ireland finish their Nations League campaign with no points.

BBC Sport
Cincinnati Opera's Marcus Küchle is heading to Austria  Cincinnati CityBeat

Küchle, who has led the opera's new work development, will step down mid-December to work with the Tyrolean Festival in Erl, Austria.

Cincinnati CityBeat
Austrian police detain Afghan teen suspected of fatally stabbing 16yo ex-girlfriend in the back  RT

An Afghan citizen is suspected of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old girl in her own home in Austria. The alleged perpetrator – also a teenager - has been detained ...

High Winds Create Gondola Traffic Jam in Austria  Teton Gravity Research

Making a gondola salad is easy, as Austria's Hochzillertal ski area demonstrated this weekend. All it takes is for one car to get jammed at a lift tower and the ...

Teton Gravity Research
Austrian Blockchain Center for Multidisciplinary Research Established in Vienna  Cointelegraph

The Austrian Blockchain Center has been established in the city of Vienna, where it will collaborate with local academics in multidisciplinary research.

Marko Arnautovic could play major role at Man Utd, says Austria team-mate Sabitzer  Goal.com

Marko Arnautovic could play a decisive role for Manchester United if he joins the club from West Ham, according to Austria team-mate Marcel Sabitzer.

Austrian skier Franz leads Val Gardena downhill training  Washington Post

Already the winner of two World Cup races this season, Austrian skier Max Franz showed he's the man to beat by leading the final training session for the Val ...

Washington Post
Austrian tourist trail that's inspired by much-loved seasonal hit  Belfast Telegraph

Probably the most recognisable festive soundtrack to date, Silent Night has summed up the spirit of Christmas for generations.

Belfast Telegraph
Austria’s losses in the first world war  The Guardian

It is simply untrue to state that at the end of the first world war Austrian territorial losses were limited to its “overseas territories” (Letters, 13 November). Austria ...

The Guardian
Rapid Vienna expect 10,000 Rangers fans in Austria but insist there won’t be any security issues ahead of E  The Scottish Sun

Just over 2000 Rangers supporters have tickets away for the away end at Rapid Vienna but around double that number have managed to secure briefs for the ...

The Scottish Sun
Nations League: Northern Ireland 1-2 Austria  BBC Sport

Valentino Lazaro's stoppage-time winner for Austria means Northern Ireland finish their Uefa Nations League campaign without a point.

BBC Sport
Visegrad Group's labour ministers criticise new child benefits in Austria  The Slovak Spectator

The ministers of labour and social affairs of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries, i.e. Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, have objected to the ...

The Slovak Spectator
Renoir Estimated at $180,000 Is Stolen From Austrian Auction House  The New York Times

At 5:15 p.m. on Monday, three apparently middle-aged men — one carrying a bag from a shoe shop — walked into the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna and ...

The New York Times
“The Waldheim Waltz”: notes on a scandal  The Economist

IN 1985 Kurt Waldheim was running for Austria's presidency. It was his second time going for the job—the first was in 1971—and he was *fresh* from a stint as UN ...

The Economist
Slur on Soros-Founded University Deepens Austrian Cabinet Rift  Bloomberg

Austria's nationalist Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache reiterated his opposition to the planned move to Vienna by the university founded by financier ...

Celebrate the Birthday of “Silent Night” with Austrian Wine  Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

We celebrate 200 years of the beloved Christmas carol with a selection of Austrian sweet wines, including two 100-point bottlings.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online
Dozens face jail after Austrian cash machine dispenses €50 instead of €20 notes  Euronews English

An employee improperly filled in the cash machine resulting in the mix-up.

Euronews English
Farmers market favorite Little Austria gets its own Loudoun bakery  WTOP

For over a year, Austrian-born Helene Gallent has been selling freshly baked strudels at local farmers markets, working out of the shared-use commercial ...

Austria's Kurz meets with billionaire George Soros to discuss CEU move to Vienna  Euronews English

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz meets with investor George Soros to discuss moving the Central European University from his native Hungary to Vienna.

Euronews English
Austrian leader welcomes Britain's May winning confidence vote  Reuters

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday evening welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's victory in a no-confidence vote within her ...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to visit Rwanda  The New Times

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz who is also the current head of the European Union will be in Rwanda on a two day visit./ File. Twitter · Facebook · Email ...

The New Times
DC Transitors: Long Play – Iikka Backstrom and Brady Lem in Austria  Transworld SNOWboarding

In the third episode of the DC TRANSITORS: LONG PLAY series, Iikka Backstrom and Brady Lem hop the pond to Austria to get their powder and booter fill.

Transworld SNOWboarding
A Kremlin Spy Mystery in Vienna Shakes the World Capital of Espionage  Observer

For a century, Vienna has been the world capital of espionage. It's a city of world-class mystery and intrigue, as depicted in countless spy novels and films.

Austria's Schmidhofer wins 2nd straight Lake Louise downhill  WMC

Austria's Nicole Schmidhofer wins World Cup downhill for 2nd straight day.

Did the Vatican just cover-up for Austrian bishop implicated in financial and moral scandal?  Lifesite

The Vatican stopped the release of a financial audit that was said to contain 'explosive' information and be of 'criminal relevance.'

Austria approves ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags  Daily Mail

Austria approved a ban on all non-biodegradable plastic bags from 2020, cutting waste by upto 7000 tons on an annual basis.

Daily Mail
Arnautovic tipped for Man United move by Austria team-mate Sabitzer  beIN SPORTS

Marko Arnautovic could play a decisive role for Manchester United if he joins the club from West Ham, according to Austria team-mate Marcel Sabitzer.

Thieves walk off with Renoir painting ahead of auction  CNN

Police in Vienna are searching for three men in connection with the theft of a landscape painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Long forgotten Socceroo dominating in Austria  FTBL Australia

Former Socceroo James Holland is entering a new peak in his career as a stalwart for the next big thing in the Austrian Bundesliga. In his first 12 months as a ...

FTBL Australia
Austrian Christmas house dazzles with lights and inflatable figures  Euronews English

Every year at the start of the Christmas season Sabine Gollnhuber turns her Christmas lights on and her family home, situated in a small Austrian village, ...

Euronews English
'If Europe wants to survive, it has to work together': Former Austrian leader analyzes European disunity  Duke Chronicle

Europe's disunity has come in part from secularism, Erhard Busek, Vice-Chancellor of Austria from 1991 to 1995, said at an event Monday.

Duke Chronicle
Austrian railways OK 3.4 percent pay raise for employees  FOX 8 Live WVUE

Austrian railway operators have reached a pay deal with employees, averting the possibility of further strikes after a two-hour walkout brought trains to a ...

Austrian Stage Presents The American Premiere of CANNED MEAT  Broadway World

Austrian Stage presented the US and English-language premiere of Canned Meat, a staged reading of this funny, touching Austrian drama. The performance ...

Broadway World
MAN Truck & Bus collaborates with Austrian consortium to test its electric trucks  FreightWaves

German OEM major MAN Truck & Bus is investing heavily in clean mobility, and is now collaborating with the CNL consortium for testing 26-tonne electric trucks.

US Soldier Podiums at Austrian Military World Climbing Championships  Rock and Ice Magazine

First Lieutenant Tyler Casey represented the United States Army in its first international climbing competition and placed third.

Rock and Ice Magazine
Ischgl ski resort: Brits party HARD in Austrian town with VERY naughty fun | Daily Star  Daily Star

BRITS are heading to ski resorts for sporty pursuits and boozy hijinks this winter – and Ischgl, in particular, is the place to be for naughty frolics.

Daily Star
The Latest: Austrian police stop van with 22 Iraqis, Syrians  Fox News

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Austrian police say they have found 22 asylum-seekers from Iraq and Syria in a van near the ...

Fox News
EU tensions brew behind Brexit: Eight countries ganging up against Austria and Brussels  Express.co.uk

THE EU is facing a *fresh* crisis as eight countries in the bloc are ganging up against the European Commission and the Austrian presidency over an internet ...

Austrian e-toll collection company could be contracted until 2021  BusinessTech

Austrian electronic toll collection company, ETC, will be contracted by Sanral for at least one more year – but could see its contract extended to 2021 if the…

Austrian BMVL selects Kapsch BusinessCom for tactical communications  Army Technology

Austrian Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung (BMVL) has selected Bittium's partner Kapsch BusinessCom for its new tactical communications system.

Army Technology
Little Austria bakery to invest $370K, expand in Sterling  Loudoun Times-Mirror

Little Austria bakery will invest more than $370000 to build a new commercial bakery in Sterling, officials announced Friday. The company is expected to receive ...

Loudoun Times-Mirror
Promising Austrian Jurij Rodionov to train with Rafael Nadal this week  Tennis World USA

Rising Austrian star Jurij Rodionov will be training at the Rafa Nadal Academy this week. The 19-year-old will have a chance to train alongside 17-time Grand ...

Tennis World USA
New lookout tower provides views of the Austrian Alps  The Slovak Spectator

A new lookout tower on Veľká Homoľa hill near Modra is now accessible to the public. The town of Modra built it on the site of the former wooden tower that no ...

The Slovak Spectator
Ralph Hasenhuttl joins Southampton: 'Austrian Jurgen Klopp' profiled  SkySports

Ralph Hasenhuttl has signed a two-and-a-half year contract to take over as the new Southampton manager, but what do we know about him?

Rare Japanese porcelain part of massive find at Austrian castle:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

A vast collection of exquisite antique Japanese porcelain, some of which are considered nationally important cultural properties, has been found at a castle in ...

Asahi Shimbun
Austria's OMV Ready to Keep Financing Nord Stream 2 Amid Criticism - CEO  Sputnik International

VIENNA (Sputnik) - Austria's OMV energy group CEO Rayner Zele told Sputnik that the company had already invested $607 million in the Nord Stream 2 project ...

Sputnik International
Southampton announce Austrian Ralph Hasenhuttl as new manager  Independent.ie

Southampton have announced the appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager.

Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia arrested  WBTV

Austrian authorities say a retired colonel in the country's military who is suspected of having spied for Russia for more than two decades has been rearrested, ...

Salzburg summit: Austria leads EU's anti-migrant drive  BBC News

Memories of the 2015 crisis on its borders makes migration a key focus for Austria's EU leadership.

BBC News
Austria’s far-right ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.  The Washington Post

VIENNA — The raids came without warning, surprising even the intelligence operatives whose job is to never be caught off guard. On the morning of Feb.

The Washington Post
At Austrian foreign minister’s wedding, Putin brings the music, the flowers and the controversy  The Washington Post

BERLIN — It was the wedding event of the Austrian summer, and all the stars of the country's political universe were there. Plus a foreign guest who brought with ...

The Washington Post
In Austria’s Art Scene, the Ideas Are Big (but the Turnout Isn’t)  The New York Times

A festival, a gallery collaboration and a fair reveal the ambitions and the limitations of the country's contemporary art scene.

The New York Times
Austria-Italy passport row tests Europe's populist allies  BBC News

Austria and Italy have become embroiled in a dispute over dual citizenship in Italy's border region of South Tyrol. It is a row with added intensity because it ...

BBC News
Mystery kangaroo in Austria still on the loose  BBC News

Austria often laments being mistaken for Australia - will a recent kangaroo sighting make it worse?

BBC News
Austrian state wants to force meat-consuming Jews and Muslims to register, drawing Nazi comparisons  The Washington Post

One Jewish association branded the law proposal an “Aryan paragraph."

The Washington Post
EU criticises Austria for not signing UN global migration pact  The Guardian

European commission speaks of regret at Vienna joining Hungary in snubbing compact.

The Guardian
Halifax museum says sharing Austrians’ immigration story was ’a mistake,’ removes it from website  National Post

A spokesperson said the story of Vincenz and Kristina Bogatin was shared with the museum by their daughter, but her father's military *service* with the Austrian ...

National Post
Austria Tiring of Being ‘Ashtray of Europe'  VOA News

Austria is tiring of its reputation as "the ashtray of Europe" — at least according to the results of a nationwide petition backing a ban on smoking in cafes and ...

VOA News
The young Austrian leader sharing power with the far right  BBC News

Is Sebastian Kurz getting too close to the far right as he pursues a hardline migrant policy?

BBC News
House Hunting in … Austria  The New York Times

In Vienna — where unemployment and interest rates are low — the housing market is strong, especially when it comes to historic villas.

The New York Times
Try these great gruner veltliners to help you celebrate Austria  The Washington Post

Austria's National Day is Oct. 26, the anniversary of the day in 1955 when the last occupation forces from World War II left the country and Austria's official ...

The Washington Post
Austria calls for EU-wide halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia  Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister ...

Rep. King met with far-right Austrians on trip funded by Holocaust memorial group  Washington Post

Rep. Steve King met with members of a far-right Austrian party with historical Nazi ties during a European trip financed by a Holocaust memorial group.

Washington Post
Austria Closes 7 Mosques and Seeks to Expel Imams Paid by Turkey  The New York Times

BERLIN — Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria on Friday ordered the closing of seven mosques and the scrutiny of the right of dozens of Turkish imams to ...

The New York Times
Austrian colonel spied for Russia for decades, Vienna says  Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - A senior Austrian military officer is believed to have spied for Moscow for decades, Vienna said on Friday, adding to a list of recent Russian ...

Austria Could Be the Next E.U. Country to Tighten Its Borders  The New York Times

BERLIN — Hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc agreed to measures that would tighten Germany's southern border, Austrian leaders ...

The New York Times
Mystery Kangaroo Is At Large In Austria, Confusing Everybody  NPR

A kangaroo of unknown origin is on the loose in Austria, raising eyebrows in the area around Hellmonsodt and causing confusion on the Internet. Kangaroos are ...

Austria ridiculed for plan to ban 'extremist' hand signals, including one identical to Churchill's 'V for Victory'  The Telegraph

Austria's far-Right interior ministry has been plunged into new contoversy over plans to ban “extremist” symbols including salutes used by Islamic extremists and ...

The Telegraph
From Russia (to Austria) with love?  EUobserver

The presence of the Russian president at the wedding of the Austrian foreign minister risks to undermine Austria's efforts to act as bridge builder between East ...

Italy accuses Austria of stoking discord in EU with passport proposal  The Guardian

Italy's foreign minister has cancelled a meeting with his Austrian counterpart over Vienna's plans to grant citizenship to the German-speaking residents in the ...

The Guardian
Afghan teenager loses Austrian asylum case for not acting gay enough  The Washington Post

Human rights organizations are accusing the right-wing Austrian government of deliberately rejecting asylum applications by LGBT refugees.

The Washington Post
Look to Austria for Europe’s Next Leader  Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has often been called the European Union's real leader, though she's never wanted that role and her moves in Europe have ...


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^There is an official dictionary, the Österreichisches Wörterbuch, published on commission by the Austrian Ministry of Education. ^ Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Romani, Slovak, and Slovene are officially recognised by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML).
Austria, largely mountainous landlocked country of south-central Europe.Together with Switzerland, it forms what has been characterized as the neutral core of Europe, notwithstanding Austria’s full membership since 1995 in the supranational European Union (EU).
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Austria (German: Österreich, literally "the Eastern Realm" or "Eastern Empire") is a landlocked alpine German speaking country in Central Europe bordering Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east and Slovenia and Italy to the south.
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The history of Austria covers the history of Austria and its predecessor states, from the early Stone Age to the present state. The name Ostarrîchi (Austria) has been in use since 996 AD when it was a margravate of the Duchy of Bavaria and from 1156 an independent duchy (later archduchy) of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (Heiliges Römisches Reich 962–1806).

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Austria ( (listen), ; German: Österreich [ˈøːstɐraɪç] (listen)), officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich, listen ), is a country of nearly 9 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 km2 (32,386 sq mi). The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.Austria is a federal republic with a parliamentary representative democracy comprising nine federated states. The capital and largest city, with a population exceeding 1.8 million, is Vienna. Other major urban areas of Austria include Graz, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Austria is consistently ranked as one of the richest countries in the world by per capita GDP terms. The country has developed a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index. The republic declared its perpetual neutrality in foreign political affairs in 1955. 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.