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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'Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho' shows why Christmas is a good time to visit Austria - GMA News

GMA News

'Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho' shows why Christmas is a good time to visit Austria
GMA News
Christmas in the tropics is nothing white we keep hearing and singing about. There's hardly anything silent about the night, thanks to extended mall and rush hours, and apple strudels don't get as much mileage as ensaymada does. But tonight, "Kapuso Mo ...



Norwegian quartet secure relay gold in Austria - Eurosport.com

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Norwegian quartet secure relay gold in Austria
Eurosport.com
Norway's team powered home and then some in the men's World Cup relay in windy conditions in Hochfilzen, Austria. Eurosport Player : Watch this event live. Watch on Eurosport. The Scandinavian outfit – made up of Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Henrik L'Abee ...

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Austrian Government Backs New Blockchain Research Institute - CoinDesk

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Austrian Government Backs New Blockchain Research Institute
CoinDesk
The new Research Institute for Cryptoeconomy will be headquartered at the University of Vienna. On Dec. 5, a gathering of over 500 people met at the new research outfit, an event which included an appearance by Harald Mahrer, the Austrian Federal ...



The US declares war on Austria-Hungary, 7 December 1917 - Centenary News

Centenary News

The US declares war on Austria-Hungary, 7 December 1917
Centenary News
America extended its First World War involvement as 1917 drew to a close, declaring war on Austria-Hungary. Centenary News contributor Patrick Gregory explains: During his annual State of the Union address on 4 December 1917 Woodrow Wilson first voiced ...



Austrian Supreme Court rules in favour of same-sex marriage - BBC News

BBC News

Austrian Supreme Court rules in favour of same-sex marriage
BBC News
Same-sex couples in Austria will be able to legally marry from 2019 after a ruling by the country's top court. Its constitutional court said the current marriage law violated non-discrimination rules. The ruling also allows heterosexual couples to ...
Austria court legalises same-sex marriage from start of 2019, ruling all existing laws discriminatoryThe Independent
Austria legalizes same-sex marriagePOLITICO.eu
Austria will allow same-sex marriage by 2019 after legal challenge by lesbian coupleDaily Mail
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Bosnian suspected of plotting Christmas market attack in Austria's Graz - Reuters

Bosnian suspected of plotting Christmas market attack in Austria's Graz
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Bosnian man has been arrested in the Austrian city of Graz on suspicion of planning an attack on its Christmas market, police said on Thursday. The Muslim man was detained on Dec. 1 at an emergency shelter where others ...

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Ski, snow and SEX: Brits flocking to all-inclusive romp holiday to Austria - Daily Star

Daily Star

Ski, snow and SEX: Brits flocking to all-inclusive romp holiday to Austria
Daily Star
SDC says on its website: “It's is one of the coolest lifestyle experiences! Party together with 250 of the hottest players both on and off gorgeous snow-covered mountains. “Be seen, be pampered, be sexy at this lovely 4-star hotel take over in one of ...



Austria: Good night Vienna - New Zealand Herald

Austria: Good night Vienna
New Zealand Herald
The capital lights up at Christmas and becomes a city of markets, writes Alkimos Sartoros. It's almost as if the Austrian Empire were still alive and well — everywhere in old Vienna, majestic buildings from the 19th century attest to erstwhile ...



AEK holds Austria to make the last 32 of Europa League - Kathimerini

Kathimerini

AEK holds Austria to make the last 32 of Europa League
Kathimerini
AEK did its way and qualified to the last 32 of the Europa League, as it secured yet another draw, the fifth in six group games, holding Austria to a 0-0 result in Vienna on Thursday. The Athens team finished runner-up in its group, with eight points ...

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Cardinal Schönborn: Austrian court ruling on same-sex marriage ... - Catholic Herald Online

Catholic Herald Online

Cardinal Schönborn: Austrian court ruling on same-sex marriage ...
Catholic Herald Online
He said the ruling 'ultimately harms everyone, including those it seeks to protect and who should be protected'
Austria's top court approves same-sex marriage - SBSSBS

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