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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Brexit Will Be 'Costly' for the UK, Austrian Chancellor Says - Bloomberg

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Brexit Will Be 'Costly' for the UK, Austrian Chancellor Says
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The U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union will be expensive for Britain, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said, adding further pressure on the U.K. government as Theresa May gears up for Brexit negotiations. “It's for sure going to be costly ...
BREXIT WARNING: Austria's chancellor tells Britain to expect a 'COSTLY' EU divorce billExpress.co.uk

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Austria Calls for Russian Sanctions Rethink to Bring Progress - Bloomberg

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Austria Calls for Russian Sanctions Rethink to Bring Progress
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Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a rethink on sanctions imposed on Russia, saying that the regime of penalties over Kremlin-backed incursions in Ukraine has failed to yield enough progress. Speaking in an interview in Vienna on Thursday ...

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Syrian migrant who boasted he killed prisoners for ISIS by injecting them with DIESEL is convicted for terrorism in ... - Daily Mail

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Syrian migrant who boasted he killed prisoners for ISIS by injecting them with DIESEL is convicted for terrorism in ...
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A Syrian refugee has been convicted of terrorism in Austria after boasting about shocking crimes he committed while fighting for ISIS, including killing prisoners by injecting them with diesel. The Muslim extremist was sentenced to three years in ...

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Austria: New Government Plan Would Give Bonuses For Hiring Residents - STRATFOR

Austria: New Government Plan Would Give Bonuses For Hiring Residents
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Austria's government is working on a plan to cut down on migration from other EU countries by offering state-funded employment bonuses to companies that hire Austrian residents, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Feb. 23. The proposal aims to discourage ...



Refugee on trial in Austria accused of executing 20 Syrian soldiers - RT

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Refugee on trial in Austria accused of executing 20 Syrian soldiers
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A Syrian refugee is on trial in western Austria for allegedly murdering at least 20 unarmed or wounded soldiers during the Syrian civil war, local media reported. The trial for the 27-year-old man began in the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol state on Wednesday.
Austria tries asylum seeker over Syria murdersBBC News
The Local: Syrian migrant on trial in Austria over 20 murdersFocus News
Syrian on trial in Austria for suspected killing of Assad troopsJerusalem Post Israel News
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Austria pressing fraud charges against Airbus over fighters - Austin American-Statesman

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Austria pressing fraud charges against Airbus over fighters
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Austria's defense minister says that state prosecutors have begun preliminary proceedings on suspicion of fraud against Airbus and an affiliated company regarding his country's purchase of 15 combat aircraft. The accusation against Airbus Defence and ...
Austrian prosecutors probe Airbus in Eurofighter fraud caseEurope Online Magazine

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Anarchy in Austria: Hundreds of Residents Declare Themselves 'State Deniers' - Sputnik International

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Anarchy in Austria: Hundreds of Residents Declare Themselves 'State Deniers'
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State deniers don't recognize the authority of state organs, refuse to pay taxes or fines and instead of contributing to public coffers, they claim compensation from civil servants and government institutions. The movement is particularly strong in ...



Questions and Answers: Commission investigation into statistical reporting in Salzburg - EU News

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Questions and Answers: Commission investigation into statistical reporting in Salzburg
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On 3 May 2016, the Commission announced the launch of a formal investigation into the possible misrepresentation of statistics in Austria. According to the Commission Delegated Decision 2012/678 on investigations and fines related to the manipulation ...
EU executive moves to fine Austria for wrong debt dataReuters UK
EU orders fine for Austria over region's false debt dataWashington Post

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Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash arrested after extradition ruling - The Guardian

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Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash arrested after extradition ruling
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On Tuesday his case took yet another turn as a Vienna court ordered his extradition to the US – and he was taken into custody on a European arrest warrant by Austrian police just hours later. The prosecutor's office said the arrest was not to do with ...
Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition rulingYahoo News
Austrian court approves extradition of Ukrainian oligarch tied to Trump campaign adviserWashington Post
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SMB's Austria eyes to enhance coaching legacy against idol Tim Cone - Philippine Star

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SMB's Austria eyes to enhance coaching legacy against idol Tim Cone
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MANILA, Philippines — Looking at the future, San Miguel head coach Leo Austria believes he has to draw inspiration from the past. In a tussle featuring the PBA's most celebrated franchise and the league's most offensively potent team, Austria finds ...
Cone, Austria expect tough Ginebra-San Miguel seriesTiebreaker Times

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