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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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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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Croatian ex-PM to stay in custody

Monday, December 27th 2010, 17:06
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Salzburg

An Austrian judge rules that Ivo Sanader will remain in custody in Salzburg for another month while awaiting extradition to Croatia.
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European drug smuggling ring broken

Friday, December 24th 2010, 11:54
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

A major European drug smuggling ring has been broken up by Austrian and Macedonian police
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Huge European heroin ring smashed

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 17:24
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Austrian police announce the dismantling of a Macedonian-led heroin ring in a joint operation involving some 400 arrests.
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Austria holds child porn suspects

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 16:39

More than 100 people are charged with child sex abuse offences in Austria after police seize material from computers across the country.
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