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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Boy arrested for 'planning terrorist attack in Austria' - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Boy arrested for 'planning terrorist attack in Austria'
Daily Mail
A boy believed to be 12 years old has been identified as one of several people arrested and believed to be part of a suspected Islamic extremist network in Vienna, Austria, authorities said. While authorities have not released the boy's age ...
Austria considers ankle tags for jihadists returning from SyriaThe Local Austria
Austrian Teenager Admits Building 'Test Bomb' in Germany: MinisterNewsweek
Boy (12) arrested in Austria, could be linked to Islamist extremist networkEyewitness News
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Brr! Winter nights in Austria are cold for naked cyclist - NewsOK.com

Brr! Winter nights in Austria are cold for naked cyclist
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VIENNA (AP) — Bike riders know the challenge of dressing warmly when pushing the pedals in sub-freezing temperatures. One man in Austria didn't even try — he was naked. State broadcaster ORF says the biker — nude and drunk — was detained after a ...

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Poll: 40 Per Cent of Migrants Think Citizens of Host Country Have Too Much Freedom - Breitbart News

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Poll: 40 Per Cent of Migrants Think Citizens of Host Country Have Too Much Freedom
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The results show the asylum seekers having a positive attitude for the democratic system with 90 per cent supporting the principle of democracy, 40 per cent claim people in Austria live “too liberally”, and the majority define themselves as religious ...



Germany, Austria arrest two men suspected of planning Islamist attacks - Reuters

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Germany, Austria arrest two men suspected of planning Islamist attacks
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"We are particularly examining whether there is still a potential danger," Austria's director of public security, Konrad Kogler, told a news conference, adding that the Austrian suspect may have been planning an attack on the underground transport ...
Austrian police arrest 'terror' suspect planning attackAljazeera.com
Raids In Austria As 'Terror' Suspect GrilledNDTV
Austria arrest 'foils terror attack' in ViennaBBC News
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Exploring Austria like a local in delightful towns unfamiliar to most North American tourists - National Post

National Post

Exploring Austria like a local in delightful towns unfamiliar to most North American tourists
National Post
Vienna has its traditional cafes, opulent palaces and venues for its legendary classical-music scene. Salzburg attracts a crowd with all those churches and castles. But within easy striking distance of both big-name tickets are delightful corners of ...



Populist Party Set to Make Big Snap Election Gains as Austria Coalition Looks Uncertain - Breitbart News

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Populist Party Set to Make Big Snap Election Gains as Austria Coalition Looks Uncertain
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Increasing tensions between the left and right wing parties that make up Austria's grand coalition could potentially open a door to early power for the soaring anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ) as a snap election could bring a vote 18 months early.



Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at race weekend in Austria - Daily Mail - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at race weekend in Austria - Daily Mail
Daily Mail
The 69-year-old Total Recall actor wrapped for the downhill ski event in a warmth inducing shearling coat as he signed autographs for awaiting fans Kitzbuehel, ...

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January could break 30-year record for cold weather in Austria - The Local Austria

The Local Austria

January could break 30-year record for cold weather in Austria
The Local Austria
The cold weather looks set to continue, with temperatures as low as -19C forecast. Dense fog is also expected across much of the country on Tuesday, particularly in Flachgau, Upper and Lower Austria, Vienna and Burgenland. Mountainous areas will have ...



Despite Danger, Austrian Course Is a Magnet for Top Skiers - New York Times

New York Times

Despite Danger, Austrian Course Is a Magnet for Top Skiers
New York Times
KITZBÜHEL, Austria — Revered as the most dangerous and thrilling downhill course in the world, the Streif — home to the famed Hahnenkamm downhill — has been the scene of countless nasty crashes throughout the years. Last year's race was worse than ...



Austria hopes Beermen peak in playoffs - ABS-CBN News

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Austria hopes Beermen peak in playoffs
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MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel head coach Leo Austria was delighted with how his team performed in a crucial clash against GlobalPort in the PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday, but expressed hope that the Beermen can still play at a higher level. Sans ...

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