- Canadian pilot who bombed Hitler's mountain retreat to be honoured in Austria
An almost forgotten Canadian war hero is finally being honoured, 70 years after he was shot down over Austria while flying his Lancaster bomber in a daylight raid on Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:56:40 EDT.
- Africa: Researchers Pinpoint the World's Happiest Country - Report
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Switzerland has the world's happiest people, according to researchers in a study released on Thursday.
All Africa. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:16:54 GMT.
- Final Phase of Iran Nuclear Talks Begins
Iranian and international negotiators resumed talks in Vienna this week as part of efforts to finalize an agreement on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by the end of June. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:35:15 -0400.
- Switzerland 'Happiest Country', Afghanistan Among 'Least Happy' In UN Ranking
Switzerland is the happiest place to live, according to the 2015 World Happiness Report, while Afghanistan is one of the least happy nations.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:55:26 +0000.
- Switzerland 'world's happiest place'
Switzerland is the world's happiest country, according to a new survey, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.
BBC News. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:38:57 GMT.
- Seven world capitals now without Turkish ambassadors
After recalling its ambassador to Austria on April 22, Turkey has now recalled seven ambassadors to Ankara over the last few years for various reasons, including bilateral political strain or security concerns in those foreign capitals
Hurriyet. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:12:00 +0200.
- Switzerland country profile
Provides an overview of Switzerland, including key events and facts about this European country.
BBC News. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:30:26 GMT.
- Frederic Morton, Author and Essayist, Dies at 90
Mr. Morton, who as a child fled Austria and the Nazis with his family, often wrote about his homeland, in both fiction and nonfiction books.
Bruce Weber. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:19:35 GMT.
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- Letter: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
A reader offers the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand to answer a question raised in an Op-Ed essay.
International Herald Tribune. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:21:17 GMT.
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- Germany Holds Memorial Service for Plane Crash Victims
Hundreds of mourners gathered at Germany's Cologne Cathedral for a memorial service honoring the 150 people who died in the crash of a Germanwings jet last month in the Alps. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:41:56 -0400.
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
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