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  • Sports Briefing | Tennis: Andy Murray Tops David Ferrer in Vienna
    Murray continued his resurgence by winning the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Sunday for his second title in three weeks.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:54:03 GMT.
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  • The EU's Sanctions Against Russia Create A Problem For Austria
    A while ago, I reported on the proposed sale of the Balkan assets of the nationalized Austrian bank Hypo Alpe Adria. ...
    By Frances Coppola.  Forbes.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:17:00 GMT.
  • Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna final
    Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat David Ferrer in the final of the Vienna Open and move up to eighth in world.
    BBC News.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:44:45 GMT.
  • On Tennis: For Federer, Not a Great Year, but a Pretty Good One
    Roger Federer could become the oldest year-end No. 1 in history and he can also help win the first Davis Cup for Switzerland.
    By Christopher Clarey.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:59:10 GMT.
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  • Murray reaches Vienna Open final
    Britain's Andy Murray beats Serb Viktor Troicki 6-4 6-3 to reach the final of the Vienna Open in Austria.
    BBC News.  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:44:00 GMT.
  • War in the name of God
    It is always refreshing to visit the Austrian capital – to experience its majestic architecture, impressive museums and legendary cafes. What brought me here this time is a more specific reason though:
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Progress Reported At Iran Nuclear Talks
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Vienna on October 15 for the latest round of high-level negotiations.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:31:50 +0000.
  • Africa: Gender Equality, Violence Against Women On Agenda of 131st IPU Assembly
    [Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The 131st assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will be held from 12 to 16 October in Geneva (Switzerland) under the theme "Achieving gender equality, ending violence against women."
    All Africa.  Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:12:14 GMT.
  • EMEA: In small Slovenia, a big LTE showdown
    An interesting LTE race is brewing in Slovenia, primarily between Telekom Austria and Telekom Slovenije—or whoever winds up buying a majority stake in the state-owned Telekom Slovenije. ...
    Sara Zaske.  RCR Wireless.  Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:30:01 +0000.
  • Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Zurich, Switzerland
    Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Zurich, Switzerland. During her two-day visit, Dr. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0000.
Switzerland map, showing Berne, the capital city, and other major Swiss cities
Austria map, showing Vienna, the capital city of Austria, and other major Austrian cities
Slovenia map, showing Ljubljana, its capital city, and parts of adjacent countries

Facts About the Alpine States

The Alpine States consist of Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and Liechtenstein.  These nations are located in the Alpine region of south central Europe, and you find more news and information about them by visiting the official government websites listed below.

The Swiss Confederation's capital city is Berne, and its national currency is the Swiss Franc.  The primary languages used in Switzerland are German, French, and Italian; in 2007, the estimated population of Switzerland was 7,555,000.

The Republic of Austria's capital city is Vienna, and its currency is the Euro.  The primary language used in Austria is German, and in 2007, the estimated population of Austria was 8,200,000.

The Republic of Slovenia's capital city is Ljubljana, and its currency is the Tolar.  The country's national language is Slovene, and its estimated population in 2007 was 2,009,000.

The Principality of Liechtenstein's capital city is Vaduz, and its currency is the Swiss Franc.  The Alemannic German dialect is spoken in Liechtenstein, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 34,000.

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