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News: Austria

We have started to collect the most important news related to Austria in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Austria: news

Schiele work sets new benchmark

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 8:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A cityscape by Austrian artist Egon Schiele sells for £24.7m at a London auction, setting a new record for the painter.
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Austria in twin peak sale climb-down

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 15:00
related places: Anger

The Austrian government suspends the planned sale of two Alpine peaks, following protests from local politicians and residents.
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Chechens guilty over Vienna death

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 19:04
related places: Vienna

A court in Austria convicts three Chechens of complicity in the murder of a Chechen dissident in Vienna in 2009.
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Cucumber fear spreads in Europe

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 15:31
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Germany Germany, Spain Spain

The Czech Republic and Austria take Spanish-grown cucumbers off the shelves after an E.coli contamination in Germany leaves 10 dead.
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Hitler honour row grips Austria

Friday, May 27th 2011, 21:08
related places: Vienna

Several towns in Austria are checking their archives to see if Adolf Hitler is still an honorary citizen of their communities, the BBC's Bethany Bell in Vienna reports.
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Man saved from sand hole collapse on Florida beach

Monday, May 9th 2011, 19:08

A member of Austria's Olympic swimming team is rescued after being trapped up to his neck when a hole he had dug on a sandy Florida beach collapsed.
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Austria to deport Croatian ex-PM

Monday, May 9th 2011, 12:42
related countries: Croatia Croatia

An Austrian court rules that ex-Croatian PM Ivo Sanader can be extradited to Croatia to face corruption charges.
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Nazi-dispute museum to sell work

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 19:38

An Austrian museum is to sell a prized Egon Schiele painting to cover the costs of recovering another of the artist's works after a long legal battle.
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Kampusch's compensation rejected

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 22:04

Austrian authorities reject a compensation claim against police by kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch, held in a cellar for more than eight years.
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Vienna to honour WWII deserters

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 21:43
related places: Vienna

The Austrian capital Vienna announces plans to erect a memorial in honour of soldiers who deserted from Hitler's army, the Wehrmacht.
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Looted Klimt set to be returned

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 15:38

An Austrian museum pledges to return a Gustav Klimt painting to the grandson of its original owner, a victim of the Nazis during World War II.
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Sweet victory for Lindt's Easter bunny

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss chocolate firm Lindt and Spruengli wins a court battle to protect its golden Easter bunnies from an Austrian rival.
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Austria 'Obama-mask robber' held

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

Austria police have arrested a man suspected of robbing banks while wearing a mask of US President Barack Obama.
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Judo medallist falls to her death

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 15:32
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Vienna

Austrian judo medallist Claudia Heill, who won silver at the Athens Olympics, dies after falling from a sixth-floor window in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Growing calls for use of ski helmet

Monday, March 21st 2011, 9:36

There are growing calls for the use of helmets amongst skiers after one of the worst months ever for fatalities on Austria's ski slopes.
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VIDEO: Austrian army cleans lake of ice

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 3:02

In Carinthia, Southern Austria, the fire brigade and the federal armed forces are demolishing ice on Lake Klopeiner.
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Vienna ball for Berlusconi belly-dancer Ruby

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 23:55
related countries: Italy Italy

The teenager at the centre of a sex scandal involving Italy's prime minister makes a stir in Austria as guest of a magnate at Vienna's famous ball.
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How clubbers dance to their own tune

Friday, January 28th 2011, 3:52

A nightclub in Austria has been creating mood music of its own - revellers can listen to their own choice of music because everyone gets wireless headphones.
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Austria hunts 'Obama bank robber'

Friday, January 21st 2011, 15:46

Police in Austria are hunting a gunman who robs banks wearing a Barack Obama mask but speaks very much like an Austrian.
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Nazi-era graves to be dug up in Austria

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 8:00

Officials in western Austria say exhumations will take place at a psychiatric hospital thought to contain the remains of Nazi victims.
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Austria to dig up Nazi-era graves

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 20:47

Austrian officials say exhumations are to take place at a psychiatric hospital thought to contain the remains of Nazi victims.
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