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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: Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 0:08
related places: Vienna

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has been crowned winner of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, held in Vienna, Austria.
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Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 7:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Poland Poland, Portugal Portugal, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Vienna

Ireland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Australia takes on Eurovision

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 21:17
related places: Vienna

BBC News catches up with Guy Sebastian, Australia's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest, and the fans who have followed him to Vienna.
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Vienna brings in gay traffic lights

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 16:56

Dozens of traffic lights in the Austrian capital are changed to show gay couples crossing the road instead of the traditional lone figure.
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Austrian post staff using dog treats

Monday, May 11th 2015, 17:41

Austrian postal workers are being given dog treats to help them deal with aggressive hounds as they deliver mail.
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Hackers deface Nazi camp website

Friday, May 8th 2015, 10:38
related places: Mauthausen

Hackers put images of child abuse on the website of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria - one of the Nazis' most notorious murder sites.
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Austria and Germany in 'spying' row

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:22
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Austria files a legal complaint against "an unnamed party" after reports that Germany helped the US to spy on European targets.
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Oligarch avoids extradition to US

Friday, May 1st 2015, 1:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

A judge in Austria turns down a US bid to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, ruling that not enough evidence has been presented.
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Austrian city faces hidden Nazi horrors

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 4:23

Austrian city confronts Nazi camp past
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Kazakh pair in Austria murder trial

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 12:28

Two Kazakhs go on trial amid great security in one of Austria's most unusual murder cases, two months after the death of the main suspect in jail.
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Austria court ponders Facebook case

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:01

A court in Austria will decide in the coming weeks whether it has jurisdiction to hear a class action privacy lawsuit brought against Facebook.
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'War camel' found in Austrian cellar

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 23:40

A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
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Fatal storms hit northern Europe

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:27
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
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Austria advises against Klimt return

Friday, March 6th 2015, 13:00

One of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings should not be returned to the heirs of its original Jewish owners, an Austrian panel has ruled.
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Austria passes Islam law reforms

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 16:19

Parliament in Austria passes a controversial new bill that reforms a century-old law on Islam, despite claims it will treat Muslims unequally.
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Kazakh fugitive 'killed himself'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 15:16
related places: Vienna

Prosecutors in Austria say former Kazakh ambassador Rakhat Aliyev, found dead in a Vienna prison cell on Tuesday, appears to have killed himself.
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Opera 'phantom' in police chase

Friday, February 6th 2015, 10:12

An audience member has been arrested at the Vienna State Opera for persistently sneaking into more expensive seats.
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Austria sees first Pegida march

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 23:42
related countries: Germany Germany

The anti-Islamist group Pegida, which began in Germany, hold its first rally in Austria, but marchers find themselves outnumbered by rival protesters.
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Embattled Pegida heads for Austria

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 10:53
related places: Vienna

Anti-immigration group Pegida which started in Germany is to march in Vienna - but Austria is already familiar with such rhetoric, Bethany Bell reports.
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Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 13:03
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Vienna

Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.
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Soldier accused of Austria girl rape

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been charged with raping and sexually abusing a six-year-old girl in Austria, prosecutors say.
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DNA tests on Mexican bodies fail

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 17:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Forensic scientists in Austria have failed to match burnt human remains with DNA samples in the Mexican inquiry into 43 missing students, officials say.
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VIDEO: Gay couple kiss ban sparks protest

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 3:46
related places: Vienna

Around 2,000 people demonstrate outside a traditional coffee house in Vienna for ejecting a lesbian couple for kissing.
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