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Federal republic in Central Europe

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Austria: Federal republic in Central Europe
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising nine federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly nine million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is landlocked and highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

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Afghan suspected of killing one, wounding another in Austria knife attacks

A knife-wielding Afghan man is suspected of killing one person and badly wounding another in a series of attacks in Austria on Monday, police said.
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EU seeks Italian support for Turkey arms embargo

Spain, Austria and Belgium joined Germany and France on Monday in backing an arms embargo on Turkey over its Syrian offensive but top exporter Italy had yet to declare its position, leaving an-EU wide..
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Videos for Austria

Austrian man held after Dutch police find six people at isolated farmhouse [Video]Austrian man held after Dutch police find six people at isolated farmhouse

The family of young adults were discovered in a 'small room' after a young man raised the alarm in a local bar.

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"Never doubted his ability": Kipchoge's family celebrates [Video]"Never doubted his ability": Kipchoge's family celebrates

Kipchoge's friends and family celebrate his success

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Kipchoge's sub-two hour marathon like landing on the moon [Video]Kipchoge's sub-two hour marathon like landing on the moon

Sub two hour marathon like landing on the moon for Kipchoge

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Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier [Video]Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier

Fans and fellow athletes marvel at Kipchoge's marathon run

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Kipchoge compares sub-two hour marathon to going to the moon [Video]Kipchoge compares sub-two hour marathon to going to the moon

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge compares being the first person to run a sub-two hour marathon to going to the moon

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Handke, Tokarczuk win Nobel prizes for literature [Video]Handke, Tokarczuk win Nobel prizes for literature

Austria's Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Megan Revell reports.

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Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel literature prize, Olga Tokarczuk wins for 2018 [Video]Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel literature prize, Olga Tokarczuk wins for 2018

Austria's Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Rough cut (no reporter..

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London wakes up to another day of climate rebellion [Video]London wakes up to another day of climate rebellion

London woke up on Wednesday (October 9) to the third consecutive day of acts of peaceful civil disobedience staged by the climate action group Extinction Rebellion. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge [Video]Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge

With an eye on a record shattering sub two hour time, Kenyan long distance great Eliud Kipchoge makes his way to Vienna.

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Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea transfer ban is a good thing [Video]Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea transfer ban is a good thing

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi speaks about the Chelsea transfer ban being a good thing, ahead of England Under-21s' matches against Slovenia and Austria. The England Under-21s were..

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Five murdered in Austrian ski town - police [Video]Five murdered in Austrian ski town - police

Five people have been murdered in an Austrian ski town, police said on Sunday, with local media reporting the alleged attacker was targeting his former girlfriend. David Doyle reports.

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Watch: Footgolf world championships held in Austria [Video]Watch: Footgolf world championships held in Austria

There is no longer any need to choose between football and golf at the weekends. Footgolf – football played on the golf course – is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide.

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"We have to start winning", says Klopp ahead of Salzburg UCL clash [Video]"We have to start winning", says Klopp ahead of Salzburg UCL clash

Having begun their UCL title defence with a loss at Napoli, Liverpool must "start winning" says manager Juergen Klopp.

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Kurz to return to power in Austria [Video]Kurz to return to power in Austria

With nearly all the votes counted, 33-year-old Sebastian Kurz's conservative People's Party has taken out a clear election victory.

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Who will Austria's Sebastian Kurz choose as coalition partner? [Video]Who will Austria's Sebastian Kurz choose as coalition partner?

Austria's Sebastian Kurz's People party has come first in Sunday's poll, but now the leader must choose a coalition partner. Who will he pick?

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Austria's Sebastian Kurz wins election, projections show [Video]Austria's Sebastian Kurz wins election, projections show

The People's Party leader was expected to come out on top but faces difficulties forming a coalition.

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Polls open as Austria votes in snap parliamentary election [Video]Polls open as Austria votes in snap parliamentary election

Austrians were voting in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday, with no party expected to win an outright majority.

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Austria elections: Will far-right return to power despite video scandal? [Video]Austria elections: Will far-right return to power despite video scandal?

Former conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz is cruising to victory but it is not clear which coalition partners he will pick — the far-right party FPO or a so-called 'Jamaica' alliance with the..

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Sebastian Kurz expected to become Chancellor again as Austria goes to the polls [Video]Sebastian Kurz expected to become Chancellor again as Austria goes to the polls

He will, however, again need a partner to gain a majority in parliament. His most likely choices are a three-way coalition with the Greens and the liberal, pro-business Neos, or reviving his coalition..

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Sebastian Kurz set to return to power in Austria after ousting [Video]Sebastian Kurz set to return to power in Austria after ousting

The centre-right People's Party is likely to win Sunday's election in Austria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Austria elections: Who is winning the social media campaign? | #TheCube [Video]Austria elections: Who is winning the social media campaign? | #TheCube

Social media has played an increasing role in the 2019 elections, as political parties and their lead candidates have sought to increase online engagement with potential voters

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Activists stage funeral for Swiss glacier in Alps [Video]Activists stage funeral for Swiss glacier in Alps

Climate activists on Sunday scaled a Swiss mountain to hold a funeral for an alpine glacier they say will be lost forever due to global warming. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Forest in Austrian stadium opens to public with environmental message [Video]Forest in Austrian stadium opens to public with environmental message

A forest planted inside an Austrian soccer stadium opened to the public with a message that one day nature might only be enjoyed in a museum-like environment.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Srebrenica massacre survivors want Handke's Nobel prize revoked

Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre called on Friday for Austrian author Peter Handke's Nobel Prize for Literature to be revoked, saying it was "shameful" to recognize a man who has denied the..
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Austria's Handke and Poland's Tokarczuk win Nobel literature prizes

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award..
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No sign of terrorism in Austrian waste plant blast: police

There are no indications that an explosion at a waste disposal facility in Austria which injured five people on Thursday was caused by a terrorist attack, a police spokesman said.
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Austria's Kurz starts talks to form new coalition government

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz opened talks with potential coalition partners on Tuesday after his People's Party (OVP) fell short of the majority needed to form a government in last..
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Five murdered in Austrian ski town of Kitzbuehel: police

Austrian police are investigating the suspected murder of five people in the ski town of Kitzbuehel, police said on Sunday.
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Austria's Kurz eyes economic growth after vote triumph

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz basked in election victory on Monday, his People's Party (OVP) strengthened by a parliamentary contest that punished the scandal-hit far right, although..
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Election triumph hands Austria's Kurz range of coalition options

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz triumphed in Sunday's parliamentary election while the scandal-tainted far right took a beating and the Greens surged, leaving Kurz the option of forming a..
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Kurz's conservatives win Austrian election, still need coalition partner

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz triumphed in Sunday's parliamentary election, as widely expected, but he will need a coalition partner to form a stable government and the vote left him..
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Austria votes as clear favorite Kurz keeps coalition options open

Sebastian Kurz is expected to emerge victorious in Austria's snap parliamentary election on Sunday, but it remains unclear whether the conservative leader will lean left or to the far right in seeking..
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Austria votes in snap parliamentary poll, conservatives seen heading new coalition

Austrians vote on Sunday in a snap parliamentary election that conservative leader Sebastian Kurz looks set to win, but he will still need a coalition partner to secure a majority and it remains..
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Austria's Greens want Kurz to show willing, and fast, on coalition

Austria's Greens will only pursue coalition talks with the presumed winner of Sunday's parliamentary election, Sebastian Kurz, if he quickly shows he is serious about a public investment package in..
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Austria's Kurz, famed for leaning to far right, could change course

Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz ate the far right's lunch two years ago with a hardline immigration policy, then formed a coalition with them, only to ditch them after a video sting scandal. Now..
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Austria's Kurz set to return to power and look left after Ibiza scandal

Young Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz is cruising to victory in Sunday's parliamentary election, but after a video sting blew up his coalition with the far right, he could well reach to the other..
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Turkish court acquits Austrian activist, lifts travel ban: lawyer

A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted an Austrian student, activist and journalist of terrorism charges and lifted his travel ban, according to his lawyer, who called his detainment last year "unjust..
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In Passing

Dr Liane Russell, a pioneer in the study of the dangers of radiation on developing embryos, whose findings are the reason doctors today ask women if they are pregnant before giving them X-rays, died on..
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Germany, Hungary to mark end of the Iron Curtain

Thirty years ago on Monday Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing..
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Austria's Kurz says open to new government coalition with far right

A new government coalition between his conservatives and the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) could be an option after snap elections in September, former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in..
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Austria confirms it wants Hahn to remain its European commissioner

Austria confirmed on Thursday that it wants Johannes Hahn, the current European Commissioner for enlargement, to stay on as its member of the next commission, headed by Ursula von der Leyen.
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Austria sets September 29 as date of next parliamentary election

Austria's cabinet has set Sept. 29 as the date of the next parliamentary election, a spokesman for the head of the provisional government, Brigitte Bierlein, said on Wednesday.
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Austria passes smoking ban, snuffing out fallen government's flagship policy

Parliament on Tuesday passed a ban on smoking in Austria's bars and restaurants, extinguishing a flagship policy of the recently collapsed right-wing government which had scrapped the measure after it..
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Austria says proposed allocation of EU top jobs lacked balance

Austria's acting Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein said that a proposal on how to allot the EU's top jobs that failed on Monday was not balanced enough.
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Austrian court clears way for U.S. extradition of Ukrainian tycoon Firtash

Austria's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision granting a request by the United States to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, paving the way for him to face trial there over bribery..
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Four jailed for life over death of 71 in Austria migrant truck

Four human traffickers were jailed for life in a Hungarian court on Thursday for the deaths of 71 migrants whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway in..
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Austria's Kurz says email hoax tried to link him to Ibiza video scandal

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Monday that an email hoax had attempted to implicate him in a video sting scandal that felled the leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) and..
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Disgraced ex-leader of Austrian far right turns down EU Parliament seat

Austrian far-right veteran Heinz-Christian Strache, who quit as deputy head of the coalition government over a video sting, said on Monday he would not take up a European Parliament seat, forgoing a..
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Austrian prosecutors investigating ex-leader of far right over sting video

Austrian prosecutors said on Thursday they are investigating former far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache and others on suspicion of breach of trust in connection with a sting video that forced..
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Austria to shut Saudi-backed religious dialogue center in rights protest

Austria's government said on Wednesday it plans to shut a Saudi-funded center for religious dialogue in Vienna after parliament urged it to try to prevent the possible execution of a teenager in Saudi..
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Austria moves toward Sept. 29 election as parliament draws toward close

Austria on Wednesday took a step toward setting Sept. 29 as the date of its next parliamentary election as lawmakers passed a bill ending the current legislative period in a few weeks.
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Top Austrian judge to become country's first female chancellor

Austria's president has picked the female president of the Constitutional Court to become interim chancellor after parliament voted Sebastian Kurz's government out of office in the wake of a video..
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Austria's president picks Constitutional Court chief as interim chancellor

Austria's president said on Thursday he has chosen to nominate the female president of the Constitutional Court as interim chancellor after parliament voted Sebastian Kurz's government out of office in..
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Explainer: What next for Austria after government's scandal-tinged demise?

Austria's parliament has sacked conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his government, blaming Kurz in part for the crisis stemming from a video sting that brought down his far-right deputy and..
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Austria's Kurz leaves office, eyes return within months

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz left office on Tuesday after parliament voted out his conservative provisional government, blaming him in part for a political crisis triggered by a video sting..
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Austrian parliament sacks Kurz as video sting crisis rolls on

Austrian conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz suffered the biggest setback of his meteoric career on Monday as parliament voted the 32-year-old's government out of office in the wake of a video sting..
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Austrian lawmakers sack Kurz as video sting fallout spreads

Austrian lawmakers voted conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's government out of office on Monday, passing a motion of no confidence days after it became a caretaker administration in the aftermath..
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Despite video disgrace, Austrian far right's Strache gets EU seat: APA

Heinz-Christian Strache, who was forced to resign as Austrian vice chancellor and leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) a week ago over a video sting, has secured a seat in the European..
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Austria's Kurz faces ax as far-right opts to back no-confidence motion

Austria's parliament appeared all but certain to sack Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday after lawmakers from the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) agreed to support a motion of no-confidence in his..
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Austria's Kurz faces likely ouster in no-confidence vote

Austrian lawmakers are likely to sack Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in a vote of no-confidence on Monday after the leader of the far-right party holding the key to the outcome indicated it would probably..
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Freedom party will 'likely' support no-confidence vote against Austria's Kurz: APA

Austria's Freedom party will probably support a no-confidence vote scheduled for Monday against Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, news agency APA said on Monday.
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Austria's Kurz triumphs with vote, opposition still calls for his head

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz strengthened his hand in his fight to save his job as his conservative party came far ahead of rivals in Sunday's European election, but the main opposition party..
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Austrian Social Democrats say they will vote against Kurz in parliament

Austria's opposition Social Democrats will submit a parliamentary motion of no-confidence on Monday against Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his government, the party's leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner told..
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Austrian EU vote helps Kurz in fight to keep job, projection suggests

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz got a boost in his fight to keep his job on Sunday with a projection showing his conservative party coming a clear first in the European Parliament election despite a..
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Kurz's party far ahead in Austrian EU vote, projection shows

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's party came a clear first in European elections, the country's main projection showed on Sunday, strengthening his hand on the eve of a no-confidence motion against..
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Austria's Kurz seeks to contain scandal damage as fate hangs in balance

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sought on Wednesday to contain the fallout from the collapse of his coalition government but did little to quell the anger of opposition parties that could depose him..
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Austrian far right crashes out of government as president backs Kurz

The far-right Freedom Party (FPO) quit Austria's coalition government on Tuesday after the president sided with conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz and sacked the hardline FPO interior minister.
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Austria's Kurz wrangles with far right and risk of parliamentary axe

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sought on Tuesday to oust the far-right interior minister who he says is compromised by the scandal that wrecked their coalition, while trying to avoid a chain..
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Austria's FPO would back no confidence vote in chancellor: media

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) would support a vote of no confidence in conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, online news outlet Oe24 reported on Tuesday, as opposition parties prepare such..
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