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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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VIDEO: Vienna studio offers luxury naps

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 9:30
related places: Vienna

A "sleep studio" has opened in the Austrian capital, Vienna, offering tired workers and shoppers the chance for a power nap in comfortable surroundings.
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'Space jump' faster than thought

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:01

Austrian Felix Baumgartner fell even faster during his historic skydive last October than was originally thought.
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In pictures: Vienna asylum-seeker protest

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 11:50
related places: Vienna

Asylum-seekers camp press demands in Austrian church
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Austrian trains in head-on crash

Monday, January 21st 2013, 17:03
related places: Vienna

Dozens of people are injured in a head-on collision between two commuter trains that were on the same railway track in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Austrian trains in head-on crash

Monday, January 21st 2013, 13:46
related places: Vienna

Several people are severely injured in a head-on collision between two commuter trains in Vienna.
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Austrian ex-MEP jailed for bribes

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:39

An Austrian ex-Euro MP and interior minister, Ernst Strasser, is jailed for four years for accepting an offer of cash for proposing amendments to EU laws.
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VIDEO: Footage captures Austria landslide

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 0:01

An unusual amount of rainfall has caused a number of landslides in Austria.
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Vienna tops 'number two' poll

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 12:12
related places: Vienna

Ultravox's 1981 hit Vienna has been voted the nation's greatest track to miss out on the number one spot.
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Red Bull eyes Austrian GP return

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 9:46

Red Bull offers its own track in Austria as a potential venue for a 20th Grand Prix in the 2013 F1 calendar.
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The Italians who want to be Austrian

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 0:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The Italians who speak German and want to be Austrian
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Bus driver returns life savings

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 16:11

An Austrian bus driver is praised for handing in almost 400,000 euros in cash - an elderly lady's life savings - found at the back of his bus.
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Austrian ex-MEP Strasser on trial

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Vienna

A former Austrian interior minister and Euro MP, Ernst Strasser, goes on trial in Vienna on corruption charges, after being secretly filmed by British undercover reporters.
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VIDEO: 'Ice cream' murderer jailed for life

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:41
related places: Vienna

A court in Vienna has sentenced a woman to life in prison for murdering her ex-husband and her lover and hiding the bodies in her ice cream shop.
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'Ice cream' murder woman jailed

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 19:40
related places: Vienna

A Vienna court sentences a woman to life in jail for killing her ex-husband and her lover, and hiding their dismembered bodies in her ice cream shop.
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