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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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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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VIDEO: Close-up: Vienna's coffee house culture

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 0:12
related places: Vienna

Why Vienna's coffee houses are Unesco-listed
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Heavy snow blankets West Austria

Monday, January 9th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Heavy snow blocks road and rail services to Austria's western province of Vorarlberg, close to the Swiss border.
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VIDEO: Heavy snow causes chaos in Austria

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 16:22

Heavier than usual snowfall and high winds have caused chaos on roads and railways in many areas of Austria.
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VIDEO: Snow blocks Austrian travel routes

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 12:01

Heavier than usual snowfall and high winds have caused chaos on roads and railways in many areas of Austria.
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Unusually heavy snow hits Austria

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 16:46

Heavier than usual snowfall in many parts of Austria has left villages and tourist resorts cut off, and part of a major railway route has also been shut.
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VIDEO: Austria's mothballed nuclear power station

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 0:35
related places: Vienna, Zwentendorf

Bethany Bell visited the Zwentendorf atomic power plant near Vienna which never went online.
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Michael's illness 'touch and go'

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 15:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Vienna

Singer George Michael says he is lucky to be alive after his bout of severe pneumonia, but admits he is still "very weak".
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Sick George Michael shelves tour

Friday, November 25th 2011, 17:18
related places: Vienna

Singer George Michael cancels the remaining dates of his tour while he is treated in Vienna for "severe" pneumonia, his publicist confirms.
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Sick George Michael cancels shows

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 16:37

George Michael has postponed a series of concerts, including two weekend shows in Cardiff, after being taken to hospital in Austria with pneumonia.
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VIDEO: Austrian ski resorts lacking snow

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 7:58

Some ski resorts in the Austrian Alps have cancelled their season opening weekends because of a lack of snow, after the driest November since the 1920s.
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Airline probes '£20k fuel demand'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 5:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An airline is to launch an investigation after reports it asked passengers stranded in Austria to pay £20,000 to buy fuel to fly back to the UK.
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Austria exhumes Nazi-era remains

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 1:48

Austrian officials say they have exhumed more than 220 skeletons from a Nazi-era graveyard in a psychiatric hospital in the province of Tyrol.
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Croatia postpones ex-PM's trial

Friday, October 28th 2011, 9:25
related countries: Croatia Croatia

The trial of former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader for corruption over a loan from an Austrian bank in 1995 is postponed on health grounds.
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VIDEO: Sound of Music on stage in Salzburg

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 19:48
related places: Salzburg

A stage production of The Sound of Music is being performed in the Austrian city of Salzburg for the first time.
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Austria game 'not hate-inciting'

Friday, October 14th 2011, 15:02

Austrian politician Gerhard Kurzmann is cleared of charges of inciting religious hatred after posting a computer game in which players shot at Muslims and mosques.
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