- The Austrian Malady: Turning Right in the Refugee Crisis
The far-right candidate from the Austrian Freedom Party won an unexpected 35 percent of the vote in the first round of the country's presidential election. The established parties are largely to blame.
Spiegel Online. Mon, 02 May 2016 16:09:00 +0200.
- BMW Quad Turbo Diesel Engine Reportedly Revealed
BMW has reportedly revealed a new quad-turbo 3.0-liter I-6 diesel engine at the Vienna engine symposium, according to the folks at 7Post. ...
Stefan Ogbac. Motor Trend. Mon, 02 May 2016 14:39:49 +0000.
- Turkish exchange student sexually assaulted in Vienna
A Turkish exchange student was reportedly raped by three Afghan refugees in a train station in the Austrian capital Vienna on April 22, according to the Austrian press
Hurriyet. Mon, 02 May 2016 11:40:00 +0200.
- Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
BBC News. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:09:15 GMT.
- Little Slovenia, Big On Charm And Beauty, From The Julian Alps To The Adriatic Sea
Size doesn't matter. Europe the way it used to be.
By Lea Lane. Forbes. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:09:00 GMT.
- VIDEO: Ban Ki-moon 'alarmed at growing xenophobia'
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticises 'restrictive' policies on migrants in Europe and voices alarm at 'growing xenophobia', in a speech to Austrian MPs.
BBC News. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:40:48 GMT.
- Frederick Mayer, Jew Who Spied on Nazis After Fleeing Germany, Dies at 94
Seven years after leaving Germany with his family, Mr. Mayer parachuted into Austria as an American spy and helped to hasten the Nazi surrender.
Eric Lichtblau. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:45:14 GMT.
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- Africa: In Vienna, Ban to Discuss How UN Can Deliver On World's Expectations
[UN News] While on a visit to the capital of Austria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be leading discussions on how the UN system can work together in unity so that it can deliver on the expectations of the international community.
All Africa. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:47 GMT.
- Walter Kohn, Nobel-Winning Scientist, Dies at 93
A chemist and physicist who fled Nazi-occupied Vienna as a child and built a distinguished academic career in the United States, becoming an American citizen in 1957.
Sam Roberts. International Herald Tribune. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:56:06 GMT.
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- Austria's Far Right Leads in Presidential Vote, Runoff Expected
Austria's anti-immigration far-right Freedom Party won the first round of the presidential election, gathering more than 35 percent of the vote and leaving five rivals far behind, including nominees of the ruling governing coalition. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 01:48:57 -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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