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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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Austria: news

Leica camera fetches 2.16m euros

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 12:52
related places: Vienna

A prototype Leica camera from 1923 sets an auction record by selling for 2.16m euros in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Vienna cafe where cats are a fixture

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 7:33
related places: Vienna

Visitors to one of Vienna's newest cafes have more than just other customers to beat to a good seat, as the venue is a home from home for five shelter cats.
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VIDEO: Closure for Nazi experiment victims

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 0:14
related places: Vienna

The remains of victims of Nazi medical experiments have been buried at a ceremony in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
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Nazi experiment victims buried

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 21:57
related places: Vienna

Victims of Nazi medical experiments laid to rest in Vienna
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Former Libyan minister 'drowned'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:59
related countries: Libya Libya

Former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem died by drowning, according to preliminary post-mortem results in Austria.
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Libya ex-minister dead in river

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 20:26
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Vienna

The body of former Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem is found in the River Danube near the Austrian capital, Vienna, police say.
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Mexico Aztec headdress to go home

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 2:53
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Austria could lend Mexico a headdress reputedly worn by the Aztec emperor Moctezuma after the Mexican Senate changes its rules on relics.
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VIDEO: Sausage row in Austria and Slovenia

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 5:34
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A row has broken out between Austria and Slovenia over the name of a sausage.
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Famous Vienna street renamed

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 14:51

Famous Vienna street is renamed over anti-Semite controversy
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Austria in sausage fight

Friday, April 13th 2012, 23:32
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A row breaks out between Slovenia and Austria over the name of a sausage - and it is a matter for the EU.
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Pope rebukes Austrian dissidents

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:22

In unusually strong remarks, Pope Benedict XVI condemns a group of Austrian priests for questioning key church teachings.
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Hitler parents' tombstone removed

Friday, March 30th 2012, 13:59

The tombstone marking the grave of Adolf Hitler's parents in Austria is removed, to end its use as a pilgrimage site for right-wing extremists.
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Mozart piece uncovered in Austria

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 17:39

A previously unknown piano composition by Mozart, believed to have been written when he was as young as 10, is uncovered in Austria.
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VIDEO: 'Space' skydiver's test jump a success

Friday, March 16th 2012, 23:21

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has successfully completed a test jump from 71,500ft (22km) above New Mexico, before he attempts the highest skydive in history later this year.
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Dutch prince 'may never wake up'

Friday, February 24th 2012, 15:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch Prince Johan Friso, injured in an avalanche last week, is in a coma and may never regain consciousness, doctors treating him in Austria say.
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VIDEO: Dutch prince injured in avalanche

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 2:08
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Lech

Dutch Prince Johan Friso is seriously injured in an avalanche while on a skiing holiday in the Austrian resort of Lech.
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Dutch prince struck by avalanche

Friday, February 17th 2012, 20:50
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch Prince Johan Friso is treated for serious injuries after being buried by an avalanche in the Austrian ski resort of Lech.
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Moody's warns on UK credit rating

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:12
related countries: Italy Italy, Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Moody's puts the credit rating of the UK, France and Austria on "negative outlook" and downgrades the ratings of Italy, Spain and Portugal.
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VIDEO: Skydiver: My mum's still scared

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:42

An Austrian adventurer planning the highest skydive in history has announced he will make the attempt later this year.
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Skydiver planning 36km record bid

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 1:03

Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian planning to sky dive from a record-breaking altitude, has announced he will make the attempt later this year.
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Austria row at 'new Jews' remark

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 19:35

Austria's President withdraws an award from a far-right leader who allegedly likened his supporters to Jews under the Nazis.
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'Far-right' Vienna ball condemned

Friday, January 27th 2012, 21:26
related places: Vienna

Protesters in Austria marking Holocaust Remembrance Day condemn organisers of a ball, which was expected to be attended by far-right leaders.
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Vienna ball dropped from UN list

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 16:35

The Viennese ball is dropped from a UN list of Austrian cultural traditions after protests over one ball's links to far-right politics.
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