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Alpine World Cup season begins with giant slalom events in Austria
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COVID-19 test that gives a result in 10 minutes trialled in Austria
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Thiem stages stunning comeback to win U.S. Open
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Austrian Man Breaks World Record for Standing in Box of Ice
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Austria lifting checks at Italian border and for most EU arrivalsAustria is lifting checks at its border with Italy and ending quarantine requirements for more than 20 European countries as of June 16, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Wednesday.
Germany to end border controls with France, Austria, Denmark on June 15Germany will lift border controls with Switzerland, France, Austria and Denmark on June 15, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday, adding the government would reconsider if the coronavirus..
Austrian army officer found guilty of spying for Russia but set freeAn Austrian court on Tuesday found a retired army colonel guilty of spying for Russia for decades but sentenced him to just three years in prison and released him for having served half that.
Czechs drop travel restrictions for Austria, Germany, Hungary from noon on FridayThe Czech government agreed to fully open its borders with neighbours Austria and Germany and allow unrestricted travel to and from Hungary from noon on Friday, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said.
Czechs to free up travel with Germany, Austria, Hungary on Friday: CTK agencyThe Czech government will drop restrictions on travel to and from Austria, Germany and Hungary on Friday, Prime Minister Andrej Babis was quoted as saying on Thursday.
Slovenia to lift border restrictions for Austrians on FridaySlovenia will from Friday lift coronavirus border restrictions for Austrians, a government spokesman said on Thursday, following a similar move by neighbouring Austria to lift border restrictions for..
Austria lifting coronavirus border checks with all neighbours bar ItalyAustria is lifting all coronavirus-related border restrictions including quarantines for new arrivals from all of its neighbouring countries except Italy as of Thursday, Foreign Minister Alexander..
Austria presents design turning Hitler's birthplace into police stationAustria presented an architectural plan on Tuesday to turn the house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station in the hope of "neutralising" the space and ensuring it does not attract..
Austria to loosen face-mask requirement, scrap table-size limit in barsAustria will no longer require shoppers to wear face masks and scrap a limit of four adults at a table in bars and restaurants, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday, outlining the next loosening of..
Austria plans heavy virus testing of hotel staff to reassure touristsAustria plans a hefty expansion of its coronavirus testing just to screen hotel staff, in the hope of luring Germans and other tourists this summer and banishing the uncomfortable memory of a massive..
Austria insists on virus aid loans instead of grants: Die PresseAustria insists that the European Union's emergency aid for coronavirus-hit member states should be based on repayable loans not grants, Austrian daily Die Presse said on Tuesday, citing the..
Austrian borders with Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to reopen June 15Austria's borders with the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary will fully reopen on June 15, the interior ministry said on Saturday, extending an easing of border controls to its eastern neighbours..
Austria outlines plans to reopen theatres, cinemasAustria on Friday outlined plans to start allowing seated cultural events of up to 100 people in two weeks' time, ramping up to 1,000 people from Aug. 1, as it eases coronavirus restrictions.
Austria's Swiss and Liechtenstein borders to fully reopen on June 15Austria has struck the same border-opening agreement with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as the one it previously announced with Germany, to fully allow travel from June 15, Austrian Chancellor..
Austria's junior minister for culture first to quit over coronavirus fall-outThe coronavirus pandemic claimed its first political scalp in Austria as the junior minister for culture quit under pressure from theatre directors and performers over a lack of urgency in reopening..
Czech PM Babis says borders with Austria, Slovakia could reopen in JuneThe Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria could open their mutual borders as soon as June 8, allowing residents of the three countries to travel between them, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on..
Austria says plans to fully reopen border with SwitzerlandAustria the same basic plan for reopening its borders with Switzerland and Liechtenstein as for its frontier with Germany, which it has already announced will fully reopen on June 15, Chancellor..
Austrian-German border to fully reopen in a month, Austria saysAustria said on Wednesday its border with Germany will fully reopen in a month, one of the first big steps to reopen land borders across the EU that have been shut to fight the coronavirus.
Austrian-German border to reopen from June 15: Austrian tourism ministerBorder controls with Germany will be lifted from June 15, Austria's tourism minister, Elisabeth Koestinger, told broadcaster ORF on Wednesday.
Austria's Kurz aims to lift border controls to Switzerland by JuneAustria aims to ease some border controls with Switzerland within days and to end all controls by June, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Swiss broadcaster SRF on Tuesday, as countries push ahead with..
Austria denies trove of public and ministers' addresses was data leakAustria's Economy Ministry confirmed on Friday it had removed a database from its website that for years showed the home addresses of around a million people including the president and cabinet..
Austrian ski resort covers glacier after coronavirus cuts seasonWith its season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, one of Austria's most popular glacial ski resorts covered its glacier in protective fabric earlier than usual this year to help preserve it for a..
EU court adviser rejects challenge to UK aid for nuclear plantThe European Union's top court should reject an attempt by Austria to block British state support for a nuclear power plant in southwest England, a court adviser said on Thursday.
Austria says reopening shops has not accelerated coronavirus infectionsAustria's first loosening of its coronavirus lockdown three weeks ago, in which thousands of shops reopened, has not led to a new spike in infections, though further vigilance is necessary, its health..
Vienna Airport to offer coronavirus tests to avoid quarantineVienna Airport will offer onsite coronavirus testing from Monday to enable passengers entering Austria to avoid having to be quarantined for 14 days.
Austrian president's office briefly cleared after bomb threatPart of the former imperial palace in central Vienna housing Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen's office was evacuated on Wednesday after a bomb threat and the president was taken to safety,..
Vienna police give all-clear after bomb threat at president's officeVienna police gave the all-clear on Wednesday after part of the former imperial palace housing Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen's office was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
Austria loosens lockdown further, allowing events of up to 10 peopleAustria will take further steps to ease its lockdown on Friday, allowing events with up to 10 people and instructing the public they no longer need a specific reason to leave home, the government said..
Banned Vienna protest against lockdown draws 200A crowd of around 200 defied a police ban to gather in central Vienna on Friday for a protest against Austria's coronavirus lockdown.
Austria will reopen schools with split classes next monthAustria, which is loosening its coronavirus lockdown, said on Friday that most pupils will go back to school on May 18, with classes split in two groups that will each attend lessons half the week to..
Austrian ski resort tainted by coronavirus wants less 'party tourism'The Alpine ski resort of Ischgl, at the centre of Austria's biggest cluster of coronavirus infections, said on Thursday it wants to move away from "party tourism" as it emerged from more than a month..
Austria's Kurz says Germany copied his country's lockdown easing planAustria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday his country has been so successful in slowing the spread of the coronavirus that others, particularly Germany, have copied its plan..
Austrian ski resorts' coronavirus quarantines cut short by several daysAustrian authorities said coronavirus quarantines would be lifted this week at three of the country's top ski resorts, including one that became a byword for mishandling the outbreak, removing the..
Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdownAustria will allow bars, restaurants and churches to reopen on May 15 in a further loosening of its coronavirus lockdown provided infections do not surge again, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on..
Austrian restaurants, churches and some schools to reopen from May 15Austria will further loosen its coronavirus lockdown on May 15 by allowing restaurants to reopen and religious services to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.
Austrian museums, libraries can reopen from mid-May as lockdown easesAustrian cultural spaces including museums and libraries can reopen from mid-May as part of a gradual loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, the government said on Friday.
Austria to let museums reopen from mid-MayAustrian museums and some other cultural spaces will be allowed to reopen from mid-May as part of the country's step-by-step loosening of its coronavirus lockdown, Austrian Vice Chancellor Werner..
Austria plans to test all retirement home residents for coronavirusAustria, one of the more successful countries in Europe at flattening the curve of coronavirus infections, plans to test every retirement home resident as it expands efforts to measure the pandemic's..
U.S. deaths set record daily increase; Spain and Austria ease restrictionsU.S. coronavirus deaths set a single-day record on Tuesday, a grim milestone as the country debated how to reopen its economy and as Spain and Austria allowed partial returns to work but the UK, France..
Spain, Austria ease coronavirus curbs, U.S. debates risksSpain and Austria allowed partial returns to work on Tuesday but Britain, France and India extended lockdowns to rein in the new coronavirus while the United States, where the death toll exceeded..
Spain, Austria ease curbs but WHO warns coronavirus 'certainly' has not peakedSpain and Austria allowed partial returns to work on Tuesday but Britain, France and India extended coronavirus lockdowns to try to rein in a pandemic which the World Health Organization warned had not..
Austria reopens thousands of shops in first loosening of coronavirus lockdownAustria allowed thousands of shops to reopen on Tuesday, becoming one of the first countries in Europe to loosen its lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Spain, Austria allow partial return to normal from coronavirus lockdownsSpain and Austria allowed partial returns to work after the Easter holiday on Tuesday but Britain, France and India extended their lockdowns to try to rein in the coronavirus outbreak, the most serious..
Quarantines extended at Austrian ski resorts as coronavirus lingersLockdowns at two of Austria's top ski resorts in the province of Tyrol are being extended for two more weeks as tests have confirmed the coronavirus is still widespread there, the provincial government..