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Bella gerant alii, tu felix Austria nube — “Let others wage war: thou, happy Austria, marry” — was the Habsburg Emperor's Maximilian I's axiom that he bequeathed to his successors. Republican Austria, for obvious reasons, has cast aside dynastic marriage as an instrument of foreign policy today. But it has ...
More than 100 Iranian Christians and members of other religions have been stranded in Austria for over a year, after the U.S. program that welcomes religious minorities from Iran has all but shut its door under President Trump, refugee advocates say. Eighty Iranians who traveled to Vienna expecting to be ...

Moscow welcomed Austria's proposal to act as a mediator in settling the crisis between Russia and the West sparked by the scandal over the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer-turned-British mole Sergei Skripal. Vienna has a special approach to its relations with Russia, but it is unlikely ...
After much reading and more experimentation, in 2013 Vasja launched Bevog, now one of the leading Slovenian craft beer brands, although it's based just over the border, in Bad Radkersburg, Austria. This location was chosen for business reasons, with the Slovenian authorities being less welcoming of ...
High Grade Metals (ASX:HGM) today announced that results are in from a geochemical sampling programme at the Nockelberg prospect in the Leogang exploration area. The Leogang Project is located in the Austrian district of Zell am See, Federal State of Salzburg. The Leogang exploration area covers ...
At the time, Muslim associations criticised the ban, suggesting that no more than about 150 women in Austria wore full veils. A similar ban has been place in France and Belgium since 2011, the Netherlands introduced a partial ban in 2015, and the German parliament voted last September to ban face ...

Vienna (AFP) - In 2010, Vienna airport saw the biggest spy swap since the Cold War. Among those Russia deported was Sergei Skripal, poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain on March 4. Eight years later, Austria's refusal to join most other EU nations in expelling Russian diplomats shows it once again ...
Austria has a slightly different season to the other big four alpine ski nations. The vast majority of Austrian ski areas close by mid-April, many will close by the 8th. But then a few dozen areas do stay open to the end of April and by mid-May there'll be more Austrian glacier areas open than any other country ...
"Austria is a neutral country and sees itself as a bridge-builder between East and West." Fourteen European Union countries are to expel a total of 30 Russian diplomats in a coordinated international response to Moscow over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury, according to an ...
VIENNA (Sputnik) - Austria will not expel Russian diplomats amid the international scandal over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, Austrian ... "The Russian diplomats will not be expelled from Austria," Kurz said upon arrival at the EU summit in Brussels.
DUBLIN/BERLIN, March 22 (Reuters) - Ryanair's plan to buy Laudamotion will add Airbus planes to the Irish low-cost carrier's fleet for the first time and could herald an improvement in relations with the European planemaker. The acquisition by one of the world's biggest airlines, which now operates 430 ...
Tourism to the country has increased as a whole by nine per cent, with most tourists beelining to Vienna, the skiing city of Tirol, and of course, postcard-perfect Salzburg. Maybe people are drawn to the place cafe society was born; its radical modern art and architecture, or its musical culture. Either way, if ...
Ireland-based Ryanair has signed a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in Austrian airline LaudaMotion. Under the agreement, Ryanair will initially buy a 24.9% stake in LaudaMotion, and the share is expected to increase to 75% once the deal gets approval from the European Union (EU) ...
In economic terms, Austria does not get the attention that Germany, France or even Switzerland command. The same is true in the world of exchange traded funds, where the iShares MSCI Austria ETF (NYSE: EWO) often goes overlooked relative to other single-country Europe ETFs. For example, the ...
Latvia, Cyprus, Austria, the United Kingdom and Switzerland are leading among the countries where “Ukrainian corrupt officials left their mark, and to the competent authorities of which the NABU applied most often,” the report says. Officers from the international legal department of the NABU on March ...
CAIRO – 17 March 2018: The staff of the Egyptian Embassy in Austria is keen to remove any obstacles hindering expatriates from voting, General Secretary of the Egyptian Club in Vienna, Austria, ... Egyptian Ambassador to Austria Amr Amer cast his ballot in the ongoing presidential election on Saturday.
Good for Europe – this is how political observers in Austria comment on the election of Angela Merkel as the German Chancellor. Especially in European affairs, there are high hopes. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna. Almost a month earlier than Austria, Germany elected its new parliament.

For the next eight months, the Scottish artist Susan Philipsz is using the eerie sound of fingers rubbed on water-filled glasses to remind visitors of Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria 80 years ago. On March 12, 1938, Austrians cheered German troops as they marched into the country, and three days later ...
Even with the European court ruling in the sisters' appeal, Austria did not have to deport them, Riedl said. The court stressed that the Dublin agreement permitted countries to "unilaterally or bilaterally in a spirit of solidarity... examine applications for international protection lodged with them, even if they are ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Thursday for his vow to fight against anti-Semitism. In a speech he gave at a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of Austria's annexation by Nazi Germany in Vienna on Monday, Kurz expressed regret that dozens ...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Khadija Jafari cries as she looks at the asylum-seeker's home in Croatia where she, her sister and their three children have spent three nights since they were deported from Austria. The two women arrived in Austria as asylum-seekers from Afghanistan in 2016. They did their best ...
This year, Austria is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss, the country's annexation by Nazi Germany. For decades Austria presented itself as a victim of Adolf Hitler, before recognising in the 1990s its active role in the Holocaust. But today, many fear the collective memory could be ...
VIENNA — Until December, Milli Segal's main challenge as a producer of Jewish-themed events in Austria was balancing her duties at work with her hands-on approach to being a Jewish grandmother of four. As an organizer of prestigious Holocaust commemoration projects, Segal, 63, is on a first-name ...
Brexit, the EU budget and security will be the three major priorities when Austria takes over the EU presidency in the second half of 2018, in what will be the final full presidency before all-important elections in May 2019. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna. When Austria takes over the Presidency of ...
The fight to be led does not put Austria in opposition to the rest of Europe or the world. It puts the democrats, whatever their citizenships and their identities, in opposition to the irrevocable enemies of democracy. Permitting the ideologies that have brought about the destruction of Europe to spread will not ...
Two Afghan sisters who lost a landmark asylum case at the European Union's top court have been deported from Austria, aid agencies say. Khadija and Zainab Jafari and their three young children arrived in Austria in 2016, but were not granted asylum. The authorities decided they should be sent back to Croatia because it ...
Romania's immunoglobulin shortage will be partially covered for about three months as Austria has agreed to send 10,000 doses within the next two weeks, according to health minister Sorina Pintea. Romania activated the European Civil Protection Mechanism at the beginning of March as it ran out of ...
Austrian police car drives outside of the Iran ambassador's residence in Vienna, on March 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP). Austrian police say the knife attacker who was killed outside the residence of Iran's ambassador to Vienna was of Egyptian origin. Earlier on Sunday night, police said a 26-year-old Austrian ...
Austria's Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that cutting benefits to certain groups, including migrants and refugees, was unconstitutional. The court held that people who had been granted asylum had fled their home countries and could not return. "Those entitled to asylum cannot, in this context, be put ...
File photo of police officers outside the interior ministry in Vienna. File photo: Joe Klamar/AFP. AFP. news@thelocal.de · @thelocalgermany. 12 March 2018. 08:56 CET+01:00. A 26-year-old Austrian was shot dead outside the Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna on Sunday night after he attacked a ...
Saturn has opened Europe's first checkout-free electronics store in Austria. The former Metro Group chain offers its customers traditional sales assistance, but payments have to happen using an app. Merger of online and offline. The store in Innsbruck promises to seamlessly blend the advantages of online ...
Hartwig Loeger, the finance minister of Austria, said that Bitcoin trades of 10,000 euros and above should be reported, and counterparties identified. This is how precious metal trades are currently governed. He also said that initial coin offerings should be approved by the national financial watchdog.
For decades after World War Two, Austria presented itself as the first victim of Nazism. While that official position has changed and now stresses the need for Austria to accept responsibility, there is still far less public discussion and commemoration of that chapter of its history than in Germany.
The official added that the soldier, who is from the Tyrol region of Austria, had been treated in hospital. Heightened security measures were ordered at embassies and other diplomatic buildings after the incident. The incident comes just days after two knife attacks in Vienna, including one that left a couple ...
A BRITISH snowboarder has died in a tragic accident when he suffocated after landing headfirst in deep snow while on holiday. The accident happened on Thursday in the popular ski resort of St Anton am Arlberg, located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. By Allister Hagger. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Fri, Mar 9, 2018 ...
VIENNA (Reuters) - A1 Telekom Austria , part of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil , has been accused of violating the privacy of tens of thousands of its customers, Austria's data protection authority said on Thursday. Austria's leading telecommunications and data services provider allegedly ...
On March 11th 1938, at 7.47pm Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg told his country that he was stepping down, finishing his speech with the words “God protect Austria.” At dawn the next day five German divisions marched across the border without meeting resistance. Despite lacking petrol, the invasion rolled ...
Last year, more than 3,600 Afghan nationals applied for asylum in Austria, making it one of the largest recipients of Afghan asylum applications. A study published by the University of Virginia's School of Medicine last year said Afghan refugees suffer from a high risk of depression and other psychological issues due to ...
Police in Austria say a 23-year-old man has admitted carrying out knife attacks in Vienna which left four people seriously injured on Wednesday evening. The man, an Afghan national, has denied a political motive for the attacks. Three members of the same family were hurt in the first attack at Nestroyplatz ...
VIENNA, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sharply criticized planned tariffs by the U.S. government, saying Wednesday that all sides would lose in the event of a trade war. The newspaper Kurier reported Kurz as saying after a cabinet meeting that it would be best if "we could just ...
In a story March 7 about a Hungarian official in Austria, The Associated Press erroneously translated a word in a quote from Janos Lazar, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff. The translation should have been "dirt, filth," not "hospices." A corrected version of the story is below: Hungarian ...
AT least three people have been stabbed on a Vienna street and a major manhunt for their attacker is under way. A man with a knife randomly attacked pedestrians near the capital's Prater park on Wednesday evening, local media are reporting. #BREAKING: At least three people are injured as knifeman ...
Turkey's ambassador to Austria said Ankara and Vienna turned "a new page" in relations with the meeting of the countries' foreign ministers in Istanbul this January. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl met on Jan. 25 after months of tensions between the ...
Mr Strache's party Freedom Party is the junior coalition partner in Austria's right-wing government, led by the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz from the conservative People's Party. As well as Mr Strache's position, the far-right Freedom Party holds the foreign, interior and defence ministries in the coalition.
Austria's boys team poses with the winners' trophy, Rabea al-Kaabi, President of the School Sports Federation and Chairman of the Organising Committee, and other officials, after they beat Germany in the final of the ISF World Schools Handball Championship at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena ...
Austrian DTH satellite platform HD Austria has taken seven new pay-TV channels aboard its line-up. The additions are 13th Street HD, E! Entertainment, Fix&Foxi TV, Mezzo, Mezzo Live HD, Syfy HD and Universal Channel HD. While Mezzo is reaching subscribers via Astra (19.2° East), the other channels ...
Far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache is facing multiple lawsuits over a Facebook post saying Austria's public broadcaster spreads "propaganda." His "reform" calls have raised concerns about the news outlet's future. Austrian vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (Reuters/L. Foeger). Austrian public ...
In iOS 11, Apple Maps gained a new lane guidance feature, which is designed to let Maps users know which lane they should be in to avoid missing a sudden turn or an exit. The feature was initially limited to the United States and China, but since the release of iOS 11, Apple has been working to expand it.
“Today we are delighted to launch two of Clover's most popular solutions in Germany and Austria, making the next generation of payments technology available to our clients.” To manage their businesses in real time, merchants using the devices can access an online backend portal from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Laudamotion, the rebranded bankrupt airberlin subsidiary NIKI, has received an air operator's certificate (AOC) from Austrian aviation authority Austro Control. Niki Lauda—ex-Formula 1 champion and founder of Austria-based NIKI—retook ownership of the bankrupt carrier in January and rebranded it as ...


 

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