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Vienna finds lost Jewish tombstones

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 15:40
related places: Vienna

Jewish leaders in the Austrian capital Vienna announce the recovery of ancient Jewish tombstones that were hidden underground from the Nazis.
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VIDEO: Bolivian plane diversion row

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 1:52
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

In Washington a special meeting has been held by The Organization of American States to discuss why the Bolivian president's plane was forced to divert to Austria after it was suspected Edward Snowden was on board.
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Bolivia 'could close' US embassy

Friday, July 5th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

President Evo Morales has threatened to close the US embassy in Bolivia, blaming Washington for urging European countries to ban his plane.
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Bolivia anger over jet 'aggression'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 20:22
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Spain Spain, United States United States

Bolivia accuses European states of "aggression" after its presidential plane was apparently forced to land and searched for Edward Snowden.
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VIDEO: 'Snowden suspicion' diverts Morales

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 5:57
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States
related places: Morales

Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane had to be diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the Bolivian foreign minister has said.
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'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 3:41
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

Bolivia reacts with fury as its president's jet is diverted to Austria, after an apparently groundless tip that US leaker Edward Snowden was on board.
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British climber dies in Austria

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 14:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British climber dies after falling 200m (656ft) when he loses his balance while walking in the Austrian Alps, local police say.
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Musical of The Third Man planned

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 19:22
related places: Vienna

The classic Oscar-winning film The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles, is to be made into a musical in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Fritzl cellar to be filled with concrete

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 21:26

Work has begun to fill in the cellar in which Austrian Josef Fritzl held his daughter captive for 24 years and fathered her seven children.
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Fritzl cellar filled with concrete

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 20:43

The cellar where Austrian Josef Fritzl kept his daughter captive for 24 years, and fathered seven children with her, is being filled with concrete.
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Austria begins Golan UN withdrawal

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 15:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Austria begins the withdrawal of its 377 soldiers monitoring the UN buffer zone in the Golan Heights, because of the increased fighting in Syria.
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VIDEO: Floods couple 'lucky to be alive'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 15:15

Two ski instructors from West Sussex said they were lucky to be alive after their home in Austria was destroyed by flooding.
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Floods bear down on Central Europe

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 11:43
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Germany Germany

Cities in southern and eastern Germany are on high alert for flooding as the waters begin to recede in Prague.
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EU in drive against tax evasion

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 17:32

EU leaders say they are committed to tackling tax evasion and will push for global action to curb banking secrecy.
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Haneke wins prestigious arts prize

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:55

Austrian film-maker Michael Haneke wins the 50,000 euro (£40,000) Prince of Asturias award for his "relentless, personal exposure of reality".
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Three Europeans released in Yemen

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Finland Finland, Oman Oman, Yemen Yemen

Two Finnish nationals and an Austrian man abducted in Yemen in December are freed on the border with Oman.
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Eurosceptic billionaire scorns old-style Austrian politics

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 23:31

The Eurosceptic billionaire shaking up Austrian politics
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Franz Joseph hair sold at auction

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 22:02
related places: Vienna

A buyer pays 13,720 euros for a lock of hair belonging to the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph in an auction in Vienna.
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Kampusch kidnapper 'acted alone'

Monday, April 15th 2013, 13:14

A new investigation into the kidnapping of Austrian girl Natascha Kampusch debunks conspiracy theories, saying her captor most likely acted alone.
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Conductor collapses during opera

Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:13

The Vienna State Opera's musical director Franz Welser-Moest is treated in hospital after collapsing with back pain while conducting.
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Huge pile-up hits Austria motorway

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 20:26

A pile-up involving about 100 vehicles on a snow-hit Austrian motorway leaves at least one person dead.
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Is India in breach of Vienna convention over Italian envoy?

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 13:08
related countries: India India, Italy Italy
related places: Vienna

Andrew North asks if India is in breach of Vienna convention
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VIDEO: Austrian orchestra reveals Nazi past

Monday, March 11th 2013, 13:37

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has revealed its shameful history during the holocaust.
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Vienna orchestra Nazi past detailed

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 22:58

Almost half the musicians in the Vienna Philharmonic during World War II were members of the Nazi party, new research reveals.
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Russia finds horsemeat in sausages

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 16:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian officials say horsemeat has been found in "pork" sausages imported from Austria, the latest in a series of such discoveries across Europe.
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