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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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Austrian conned by fake Prince Harry

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man posing on Facebook as Britain's Prince Harry cons an Austrian floor-fitter out of thousands of euros for fake renovation work at Buckingham Palace.
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Roman 'gladiator school' recreated

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 16:35

Archaeologists say they have discovered the almost complete remains of a Roman school of gladiators on the banks of the Danube in Austria.
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Russian 'hitman' seized in Vienna

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Vienna

Police in the Austrian capital Vienna arrest a suspected Russian hitman, who was reportedly living for at least three years under a false ID.
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Swedish star Backstrom tests positive

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:59

Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom becomes the sixth athlete to fail a drugs test at the Winter Olympics.
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Iran nuclear framework 'agreed'

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 12:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

Iran agrees a framework for talks with six world powers in Vienna on a deal to limit its nuclear programme, a top Iranian representative says.
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Iran nuclear talks open in Vienna

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 14:47
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, Vienna

Iran and six world powers open the first round of talks in Vienna to seek a long-term agreement on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Fenninger secures super-G gold

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 9:38

Austria's Anna Fenninger takes gold in the women's super-G as Great Britain's Chemmy Alcott finishes 23rd.
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New art find 'bigger than Munich'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:16

Paintings found at the Austrian home of a collector suspected of handling Nazi loot are even more significant than those found at his Munich flat, his lawyer says.
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Mayer wins men's downhill gold medal

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 9:01

Austria's Matthias Mayer is the surprise winner of the men's downhill on his Winter Olympic debut in Sochi.
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VIDEO: Severe snow strikes Austria

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 18:54

Large parts of Europe have been hit by severe weather, with snow, rain and high winds causing disruption in several countries.
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Oscar-winning actor Schell dies

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 1:55

Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg, dies aged 83.
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VIDEO: Oscar-winning actor Schell dies

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 1:51

Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg, has passed away at the age of 83.
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Kercher convict found near border

Friday, January 31st 2014, 21:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police find Raffaele Sollecito near the Austrian border after a court reinstated his guilty verdict for killing Briton Meredith Kercher.
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Anger at Vienna 'far-right' ball

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 1:13
related places: Vienna

Thousands of people take part in protest marches in Vienna against an annual ball which is expected to be attended by far-right leaders.
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Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914

Monday, January 6th 2014, 0:48
related places: Vienna

How Vienna sowed the seeds of its own destruction in 1914
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Youngest foreign minister takes post

Monday, December 16th 2013, 18:25

Aged just 27, the Austrian Sebastian Kurz is now Europe's youngest foreign minister after the government was sworn in.
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UK protest at Gibraltar bag opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain has protested to the Spanish authorities after police opened a diplomatic bag at the border with Gibraltar, calling it "a serious infringement" of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
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Austria jails neo-Nazi group members

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 12:22

A court in Austria finds seven members of the so-called Objekt 21 group guilty of neo-Nazi activities and jails them for up to six years.
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VIDEO: The long journey of a Syrian family

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 21:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria
related places: Lampedusa, Vienna

The BBC's Matthew Price rejoins a Syrian refugee family after their long journey from the Italian island of Lampedusa to Vienna in search of a better life.
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VIDEO: From middle class to hiding on trains

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:04
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria
related places: Lampedusa, Vienna

The BBC's Matthew Price rejoins a Syrian refugee family after their long journey from the Italian island of Lampedusa to Vienna in search of a better life.
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Austria finds Iceman's descendants

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 15:18

Austria finds that 19 Tyrolean men are related to Oetzi, the 5,300-year-old Iceman whose body was found in the Alps in 1991.
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