Austria

Federal republic in Central Europe

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Austria, formal name: the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 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 9 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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Heinz-Christian Strache has announced his is suing several people in connection with the video that ended his political career. He has denied that there is also..
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Speculation is at fever pitch after a video results in the far right pulling out of Austria's government.
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Police say an Austrian woman and her twin teenage daughters appear to have starved to death in a locked Vienna apartment, The Independent reported. The bodies..
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There are 23 million companies in Europe, with as many bosses. Does Europe make it easy for them to do business or does it stifle innovation? What are their..
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The Vengaboys' 1999 Eurodance hit enjoys a new lease of life thanks to Austria's political crisis.
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By Francois Murphy VIENNA, May 22 (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sought on Wednesday to contain the fallout from the collapse of his coalition..
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Across Europe, career opportunities differ greatly from one country to another. In Italy, where youth unemployment is high, young people often have no choice but..
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Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition, days after a secret video featuring party members emerged.
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The far-right Freedom Party (FPO) quit Austria's coalition government on Tuesday after the president sided with conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz and sacked..
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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..
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VIENNA: Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said on Tuesday, triggering an outpouring of praise for a man whose track..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Austrian motor racing great Niki Lauda, whose comeback from a near-fatal crash made him a global symbol of resilience and determination, has died at the age of..
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Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday.
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Factbox on former Austrian racing driver and three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who died on May 20 at the age of 70.
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Members of the far-right Freedom Party have quit all their ministerial roles in the Austrian government, according to reports. It comes after chancellor..
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Even though he brought the far right into power, Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz hopes voters will see him as having put his country first by sticking by his..
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All the ministers from the far-right Freedom Party, the junior member of Austria's coalition government, have stepped down, news agency APA reported on Monday.
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposed on Monday sacking his interior minister, escalating a battle triggered when a video sting took down the longtime..
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All the ministers from the far-right Freedom Party, the junior member of Austria's coalition government, have stepped down, news agency APA reported on Monday.
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposed on Monday that far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl be sacked in the wake of a scandal that forced the leader of..
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A political earthquake has shaken Austria, just one week before the EU elections. We update you on the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache,..
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Austria's two ruling parties descended into squabbling on Monday over how to muddle through until an early election after a video sting felled the leader of the..
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German's security services have warned officials against sharing intelligence with the Austrian government because of the presence of a far-right party in its..
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Chancellor Kurz wrestles with a coalition crisis as his far-right ally is caught in a video sting.
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Several of the populists hoping to mount a challenge in EU elections have found themselves beset by allegations of foreign influence, with Austria's far-right..
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Support for Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) fell by 5 percentage points to 18 percent after longtime FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache was caught in an..
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Austria's two ruling parties agitated to end their coalition on Monday, with the chancellor seeking to oust the interior minister and his far-right coalition..
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The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia was in no way involved in a political scandal in Austria after the country's vice-chancellor was shown on video offering..
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BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s leader is apparently preparing to force out the country’s interior minister, a prominent and divisive figure in the far-right..
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Austria's two ruling parties faced off on Monday over whether their lame-duck government could even limp along until a snap election, with Chancellor Sebastian..
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The Social Democratic governor of Austria's Burgenland province ended cooperation with the Freedom Party on Sunday and called early elections, in the latest..
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Politicians from Europe's mainstream parties called on voters to stand against the far right, after a video sting brought down the leader of Austria's Freedom..
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Austria's president on Sunday recommended a new election be held in early September, saying he wanted to restore trust in the government after a video scandal..
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Austria's chancellor and president will discuss a date on Sunday for an early parliamentary election and the makeup of a caretaker government, after a video..
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Austria raced on Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on..
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The leader of Austria's opposition Social Democrats, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, will not oppose a snap election if a bill proposing one is put to parliament, she told..
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Austria will hold a snap election at the earliest possible date, Sebastian Kurz has said after his vice chancellor was forced to resign amid a scandal involving..
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Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on Saturday for a snap election, pulling the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on..
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Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen on Saturday said a snap election was necessary after the leader of the far-right Freedom Party stepped down as vice..
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Saturday announced fresh elections after his coalition collapsed following a video sting that forced his deputy, far-right..
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Conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on Saturday on his coalition with the far-right Freedom Party after a damaging video prompted its..
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Austria appeared headed for a snap election on Saturday after its far right party leader quit as the government's number two, over video showing him discussing..
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Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over "catastrophic" video footage of him..
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Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is due to issue a statement at 7:45 p.m. (1745 GMT) after far-right Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache..
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Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, who has the power to appoint ministers and dissolve the government, will issue a statement at 8:35 p.m. (1835 GMT)..
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Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over "catastrophic" video footage of him..
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Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over "catastrophic" video footage of him..
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Just days before key EU elections, Austria's coalition government has been plunged into crisis on as far-right party leader and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian..
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Norbert Hofer, proposed to replace scandal-tainted Heinz-Christian Strache as leader of Austria's Freedom Party, is the country's transport minister who nearly..
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Austria's vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over video footage that threatened to..
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Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party said on Saturday he was stepping down and would be replaced by Transport Minister..
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Austria's Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigns, a day after a video mired him in a corruption scandal.
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Austria's chancellor is ruling out working with his far-right deputy, a coalition source said on Saturday, after footage apparently showed the Freedom Party..
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Austria’s coalition government teetered on the brink of collapse after video footage was published apparently showed Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache..
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Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is now ruling out continuing to work with Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom..
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Austria's coalition government teetered on the brink of collapse on Saturday after video footage published by German newspapers apparently showed Vice Chancellor..
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will meet with Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at 1100 local time to discuss his future, news agency APA said citing..
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called a crisis meeting late on Friday after two German newspapers published footage purportedly showing his deputy discussing..
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