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Austria Suffers From Heavy Snowfall, Has Snowbanks up to 2 Metres (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Authorities in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have closed highways and some railroads due to heavy snowfall in the region, according to Fox News reports. Thousands of tourists ended the Christmas holiday in the Alps on 6 January being evacuated due to heavy snowfall, including visitors to the popular Matterhorn in Switzerland, Fox News reported, […]

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Austria Believes in Success of Nord Stream 2 Project – Russian Ambassador

Austria believes that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project will be successfully implemented, Russian Ambassador in Vienna Dmitry Lyubinsky told Sputnik. “Nord Stream 2 is, of course, the most promising initiative of our energy partnership with Austria… They believe here that this project will be successfully implemented,” Lyubinsky said.

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‘End silence of the lambs’: Austrian reporter fears for his life in Ukraine

A veteran Austrian journalist has urged for action against media crackdown in Ukraine, saying he fears for his life after being labeled “a Kremlin agent” by a vigilante website, according to Kronen Zeitung. Christian Wehrschuetz, a correspondent with Austria’s leading ORF broadcaster, said it is increasingly hard for him and his employees to feel safe […]

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Russia-Austria trade soars almost 60 percent, approaching pre-sanctions record highs

The volume of trade between Russia and Austria has been steadily growing, reaching $4.2 billion since January year-on-year, said Russia’s trade representative in Austria Aleksandr Potemkin.

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Austrian Gov’t Proclaims Easing EU-Russian Tensions Its Top Goal for 2019

The Austrian chancellor, who, along with his Austrian People’s Party and coalition partner the Freedom Party, came to power in January 2018, has recapped the results of his first year in office and outlined priorities for the next year.

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Austrian Chancellor Supports Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, Despite ‘US Scrutiny’

Earlier, Germany voiced support for the construction of the second Nord Stream pipeline amid criticism from US President Donald Trump, who has urged EU countries to abandon the project and buy American liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead.

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‘Unconstitutional’: Neutral Austria wants no part of European army proposed by Macron, Merkel

If Germany and France get their wish of developing a European army, Austria wants no part of it. The defense minister’s office said it would opt out, as it would conflict with Vienna’s constitution and neutrality.

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Russian-European Free Trade Zone ‘Perfect Opportunity’ – Eurochambers President

VIENNA – The Eurochambers president Leitl told Sputnik on Tuesday that he welcomed the creation of a free trade zone between Europe and Russia, dubbing it a perfect opportunity. “This would be a perfect opportunity.

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Austria’s ‘sensational’ espionage accusations against Russia ‘puzzling’, but fit pattern – Moscow

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Austrian ambassador on Friday to protest over ‘sensationalist media leak’ about a former military officer accused of spying for Moscow, and expressed concern over damage to relations. Earlier, the Austrian government confirmed reports in the national media that a retired Austrian colonel was being prosecuted for espionage.

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Austrian Authorities Arrest Ex-Colonel Suspected of Spying For Russia – Reports

Kronen Zeitung earlier reported that a former colonel of the Austrian Armed Forces had been detained on suspicion of spying for Russia for 20 years. Meanwhile, Austrian newspaper Die Presse reported that the suspect in the espionage scandal had already confessed to committing the crime.

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German, Austrian Girls Tag Team to Create Sexy Farmers Calendar (PHOTOS)

The calendar is aimed at promoting the importance of farming work and raising awareness about the exploits of the people whom the chairman of the Bavarian Young Farming Community described as “our everyday heroes.”

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Migration not a ‘human right’: Austria refuses to join global UN-backed migration pact

Austria has announced that it would back out of a UN pact on international cooperation on migration, arguing that the document is inadequate for managing global migration flows and could undermine Austria’s sovereignty.

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Austrian FPO Expects Other States to Follow Vienna Exit From UN Migration Deal

ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – The Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) supports the government’s decision not to sign the UN global migration pact dealing with the rights of refugees and migrants and expects other countries to follow, Roman Haider, the FPO’s foreign policy spokesman, told Sputnik.

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Kurz on Rome’s Draft Budget: Austria Will Not Pay Someone Else’s Debts

VIENNA (Sputnik) – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Thursday, commenting on Italy’s 2019 draft budget, that Vienna had no intention to be accountable for someone else’s debts and called on Rome to respect the euro convergence criteria, or the Maastricht criteria.

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Yanis Varoufakis: “MONEY AND POWER” | Public Lecture 2015

“Flooding Europe with Democracy” | Public lecture at Vienna’s University of Economics Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is the largest business and … in Europe, and it hosts 450 annual exchange students from 210 universities and 50 … Students love to talk business at WU, but student activities, including sports … With a […]

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