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 wins battle - IIHF

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Austria wins battle
IIHF
Austria needed a win in order to stay in the race for promotion and to avoid a relegation battle while winless Ukraine needed to win in order to survive in this group. The favourites had a better start and a lot of power plays. Ukraine took six minor ...



Austria interior minister Sobotka calls for indefinite extension of border controls - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Austria interior minister Sobotka calls for indefinite extension of border controls
Deutsche Welle
Austria interior minister Sobotka calls for indefinite extension of border controls. Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has urged the EU to extend the country's border controls. Citing security concerns, Sobotka said he "simply needs to know ...
'We Must Know Who's Coming Here': Austria to Extend Border Controls IndefinitelySputnik International

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Austria tries to mediate between Netanyahu, German FM - Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva

Austria tries to mediate between Netanyahu, German FM
Arutz Sheva
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, who is visiting Israel, tried to mediate between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, but to no avail, the Austrian news website Die Presse reported on Tuesday. Netanyahu had ...

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Painting Stolen By The Nazis To Be Auctioned In Austria – The ... - Forward

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Painting Stolen By The Nazis To Be Auctioned In Austria – The ...
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According to a Guardian report, a painting stolen by the Nazis is set to be auctioned by the Im Kinsky auction house in Vienna next week. Van der Helst's ...

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Students perform in Austria and Italy - SW News Media

SW News Media

Students perform in Austria and Italy
SW News Media
After flying to the Munich, Germany airport, students began a tour in Salzburg, Austria. Walking by the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on the famous Getreidegasse was a highlight for many on this tour, according to a press release. The students ...



Austria bounces back - 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship ... - IIHF

IIHF

Austria bounces back - 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship ...
IIHF
Austria bounced back from the opening-day loss at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A and beat Hungary 3-1. Both teams are ...
Austria keep promotion hopes alive with victory over Hungary at IIHF ...Insidethegames.biz

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Two dead after crash on Italy-Austria rail line - The Local - The Local Italy

The Local Italy

Two dead after crash on Italy-Austria rail line - The Local
The Local Italy
Two railway maintenance workers died and three others were injured in an overnight accident that temporarily closed a ten-kilometre (six-mile) section of Italy's ...

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Eyeing an election, Austria's far-right Freedom Party commits to EU - Reuters

Reuters

Eyeing an election, Austria's far-right Freedom Party commits to EU
Reuters
VIENNA Austria's far-right Freedom Party made a clear commitment on Tuesday to the European Union and the euro currency, moving further away from past calls to quit the bloc as speculation about early parliamentary elections grows. "We need a real, ...
Austrian Right-Wing Party Lauds Le Pen Election ResultSputnik International

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Austria champions Israeli-Palestinian economic peace - Arab-Israeli ... - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Austria champions Israeli-Palestinian economic peace - Arab-Israeli ...
Jerusalem Post Israel News
"There is a lot of room for cooperation," Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern told the 'Post' following a meeting he held between Israeli businessmen, politicians ...
Ynetnews News - Austrian chancellor: 'My mother helped Jewish ...Ynetnews
Rivlin thanks visiting Austrian chancellor for efforts to eradicate anti ...The Times of Israel (blog)

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Austria: Nathan Trent releases Eurovision cover songs! - esctoday.com

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Austria: Nathan Trent releases Eurovision cover songs!
esctoday.com
He was chosen by the Austrian broadcaster ORF to represent the nation by internal selection. He was also one of the 33 entrants for Unser Song 2017, the German national selection for this year's contest. He was automatically eliminated, as the rules of ...

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