Austria

Country Austria
Capital Vienna
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages German, Croatian, Hungarian & Slovene

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Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. In January 2009, Austria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2009-10 term.

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Austria could TURN AWAY from EU as right-wing FP HATES federalist project - Express.co.uk

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Austria could TURN AWAY from EU as right-wing FP HATES federalist project
Express.co.uk
Animosity between the VP and its former coalition partner the Socialist Party of Austria (SP) has probably ruled out further collaboration between the two groups. Meanwhile it emerged today Austria could veer away from the block after EU Commission ...
Austria's Sebastian Kurz leans towards tougher line on migrantsFinancial Times
Will the new Austria lean toward the politics of Brussels or Budapest?Washington Post
Why Europe isn't worried by Austria's right tilt (but should be ...POLITICO.eu
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The Guardian view on the Austrian elections: an old threat in a new guise - The Guardian

The Guardian

The Guardian view on the Austrian elections: an old threat in a new guise
The Guardian
Back in 2000, when the late Jrg Haider's far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FP), which had won 27% of the vote in the general election the previous autumn, joined the centre-right Austrian People's Party (VP) in government in Vienna, governments in ...
Meet the 31-year-old conservative poised to become Austria's new chancellorVox
I'm an Austrian, a Libyan and a member of the metropolitan elite and I'm devastated about my country's election ...The Independent (blog)
New kid on the bloc: On Austria pollsThe Hindu
Aljazeera.com -Quartz
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Austria is on the verge of electing a 31-year-old. Does his age matter? - The Guardian

The Guardian

Austria is on the verge of electing a 31-year-old. Does his age matter?
The Guardian
Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of the conservative Austrian People's Party (VP), looks set to become the world's youngest head of government after Sunday's elections. The country of elegantly dressed, respectably middle-aged ladies and ...
Austria dashes mainstream's hopes of populist demiseFinancial Times
Austrian Vote Paves Way for Nationalist Party to Enter GovernmentBloomberg
Austria joins new right-wing Eastern bloc confronting the EU's Franco-German powerbaseTelegraph.co.uk
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Watch Volunteer Firefighters In Austria Extinguish A Fiery Tesla Model S - Jalopnik

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Watch Volunteer Firefighters In Austria Extinguish A Fiery Tesla Model S
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This particular immolation happened in Landeck, Austria when the drivera 19 year-old woman traveling on the Arlberg Schnellstrae (S16), according to Tiroler Tageszeitungcrashed into a concrete barrier in a construction zone just before the ...

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'Concerned but not afraid,' Austria's Muslims react to rise of right ... - euronews

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'Concerned but not afraid,' Austria's Muslims react to rise of right ...
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On the streets of Vienna, Muslims say they are confident state institutions will protect them.

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Sebastian Kurz, 31, tipped as Austria's next leader - Aljazeera.com

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Sebastian Kurz, 31, tipped as Austria's next leader
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Austrians are heading to the polls to vote in a snap parliamentary election that could see a far-right party enter into government as part of a coalition. Polls will close at 6pm local time (16:00 GMT) on Sunday, but the counting of the ballots will ...
Austrian populists expect to be kingmakers as politics takes turn to rightThe Guardian
Far-right leader warns against 'Islamification' of AustriaFinancial Times
Austrian parties in election TV clash - BBC News - BBC.comBBC News
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The Brief: Austria votes, Raqqa, Iraq tension, Rohingya - Aljazeera.com

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The Brief: Austria votes, Raqqa, Iraq tension, Rohingya
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As well as Austria's national election, Kyrgyzstan is in the middle of a presidential election and Venezuela is choosing governors in all 23 states. The Catalan president faces increased pressure to declare independence. We report from Barcelona on ...



Woman driver snapped performing sex act in Austria | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Woman driver snapped performing sex act in Austria | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
The picture shows a blonde woman behind the wheel performing a sex act on her male passenger while driving through Burgenland, Austria.

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Austria's neo-Nazis find friends in Israel - The Electronic Intifada (blog)

The Electronic Intifada (blog)

Austria's neo-Nazis find friends in Israel
The Electronic Intifada (blog)
Austria's ambassador in Tel Aviv sees nothing wrong with Arab parties being excluded from Israel's government. As his own country looks set to put neo-Nazis in power in Vienna, this is yet another remarkable demonstration of the racist values shared by ...

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As Austria heads to the polls today, fears far-Right kingmakers herald return of Nazi ideology - Telegraph.co.uk

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As Austria heads to the polls today, fears far-Right kingmakers herald return of Nazi ideology
Telegraph.co.uk
For Erich Holzer, Sunday's election in Austria brings back disturbing memories of his childhood under the Nazis. I remember the woman who lived opposite us, the 80-year-old says. She told us she'd been happy when Hitler took over Austria. She wasn't ...