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Vienna: Capital of Austria
Vienna is the national capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's most populous city, with about 1.9 million inhabitants, and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 6th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.

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Vienna crowned world’s greenest city for its parks and public transit [Video]

Vienna crowned world’s greenest city for its parks and public transit

Vienna crowned world’s greenest city for its parks and public transit

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All eyes on Germany as European soccer leagues lobby governments to resume play. [Video]

All eyes on Germany as European soccer leagues lobby governments to resume play.

Quarantine rules will make it hard for league to start says Austrian soccer chief

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Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban [Video]

Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban

The 1st of May traditionally means a day of protests for the protection of workers rights across the world. Usually loud demonstrations have been far quieter this year, with many staying home, but..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:50Published
Austria re-opens thousands of shops in lockdown loosening [Video]

Austria re-opens thousands of shops in lockdown loosening

Thousands of shops across Austria are re-opening on Tuesday (April 14) as it becomes one of the first countries in Europe to loosen its coronavirus lockdown. Edward Baran reports.

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Swiss prosecutors to drop one of cases against ex-FIFA chief Blatter [Video]

Swiss prosecutors to drop one of cases against ex-FIFA chief Blatter

The Office of the Attorney General "intends to discontinue the proceedings" against former FIFA President Sepp Blatter for selling TV rights for World Cup tournaments too cheaply.

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Greek child prodigy pens 'Isolation Waltz' [Video]

Greek child prodigy pens 'Isolation Waltz'

Seven-year old pianist and composer Stelios Kerasidis, a child prodigy who has won several awards, has composed his own original score to support those suffering from the coronavirus infection, and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published
Viennese physiotherapist find coronavirus workaround [Video]

Viennese physiotherapist find coronavirus workaround

With Austria on strict lockdown over the coronavirus people are getting inventive in an effort to stay in business and keep their clients.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
COVID-19: Worried Vienna residents flock to Plague Column to ask for protection [Video]

COVID-19: Worried Vienna residents flock to Plague Column to ask for protection

Vienna's Plague Column, erected after the Great Plague of 1679, has become a site of pilgrimage as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic.View on euronews

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Coronavirus: Austrian president 'sorry' for breaking lockdown curfew

President Van der Bellen stayed at a Vienna restaurant beyond the mandated closing time of 23:00.
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Austrian-German border to fully reopen in a month, Austria says

austrian-german border to fully reopen in a month, austria says
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria said on Wednesday its border with Germany will fully reopen in a month, one of the first big steps to reopen land borders across the EU that have been shut to fight the..
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Travelers flying to Vienna can get tested and skip the quarantine. For a price.

Starting Monday, passengers who fly into Vienna International Airport can get a coronavirus test. But it will cost a pretty penny.
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Austrian president's office briefly cleared after bomb threat

Part of the former imperial palace in central Vienna housing Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen's office was evacuated on Wednesday after a bomb threat and the president was taken to safety,..
Reuters - Published

Vienna police give all-clear after bomb threat at president's office

Vienna police gave the all-clear on Wednesday after part of the former imperial palace housing Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen's office was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
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Banned Vienna protest against lockdown draws 200

A crowd of around 200 defied a police ban to gather in central Vienna on Friday for a protest against Austria's coronavirus lockdown.
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With no tourists, Vienna's horse-drawn carriages deliver lockdown meals

Under coronavirus lockdown, one aspect of modern Vienna might look familiar to victims of plagues past - horse-drawn carriages delivering meals to those most at risk during the pandemic.
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Tyrol, Austria's ground zero in coronavirus outbreak, lifts quarantines

tyrol, austria's ground zero in coronavirus outbreak, lifts quarantines
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's Alpine province of Tyrol lifted on Tuesday the quarantine order it placed on its towns and villages to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, though several particularly..
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Austria optimistic to flatten spread of coronavirus

Austria is optimistic to be able to reduce the increase in new coronavirus cases within the next days and it is well equipped with the necessary kits for testing, health minister Rudolf Anschober said..
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UN atomic watchdog: Iran still providing nuclear site access

un atomic watchdog: iran still providing nuclear site access
VIENNA (AP) — Iran continues to provide international inspectors access to its nuclear facilities, even after its announcement it was no longer bound by “any restrictions” of the landmark 2015..
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Iran's oil minister expects very difficult OPEC, non-OPEC meeting: Shana

Iran's oil minister expects a "very difficult" meeting in Vienna on Friday between OPEC and oil exporting countries that are not part of the group, including Russia, the Iranian energy news service..
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Russia prepared for possible drop in oil prices, finance minister says

Russia is prepared for a possible drop in oil prices should OPEC and its allies fail to reach an agreement over cutting supply at meetings in Vienna this week, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on..
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Avoiding hugs, OPEC officials greet with their feet amid virus outbreak

When OPEC ministers descend on Vienna to decide oil production policy, their meetings are usually accompanied by displays of brotherhood between the men in charge of a third of global crude supplies.
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'Avoid hugs': OPEC in the time of the coronavirus

When OPEC ministers descend on Vienna to decide oil production policy, their meetings are usually accompanied by displays of brotherhood between the men in charge of a third of global crude supplies.
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IPI condemns attack on journalists during Delhi violence

Vienna-based International Press Institute, a network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, urged the Indian government to take immediate measures to protect the journalists..
IndiaTimes - Published

Europeans, Britain, China, Russia to meet Iran in Vienna on Feb. 26

China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain will meet with Iran in Vienna on Feb. 26 to discuss how to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, the European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Adorable polar bear cub gets ready to meet public at Vienna zoo

Watch this polar bear cub get ready to make its first public appearance at Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. The cub is currently around 26 pounds.
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Opec to mull output cuts over virus outbreak

opec to mull output cuts over virus outbreak
VIENNA: Delegates from the Opec club of oil-producing countries — as well as their ally Russia — began a meeting at the organisation’s headquarters in Vienna on Tuesday to discuss their reaction..
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Number of coronavirus cases in China rises over 9,800: ambassador

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China has risen over 9,800, the country's envoy to the United Nations in Vienna said on Friday.
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U.N. says offices in Geneva, Vienna targeted by 'well-resourced' cyberattack last year

The United Nations said on Wednesday that its offices in Geneva and Vienna were targeted by an "apparently well-resourced" cyber attack in the middle of last year that exposed lists of user accounts,..
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French FM warns Iran could have nuclear weapon within 1 to 2 years

french fm warns iran could have nuclear weapon within 1 to 2 years
PARIS - Iran could have nuclear weapons in one to two years if the country carries on violating the 2015 nuclear accord, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. "If they continue..
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Banker, New York City savior Felix Rohatyn dies at 91

banker, new york city savior felix rohatyn dies at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that oversaw the city’s..
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Austrian far right starts to fracture amid Ibiza scandal fallout

Three Austrian far-right Freedom Party (FPO) city councillors in Vienna left the party on Thursday, a fracture possibly leading to a nationwide split after it crashed out of the coalition government..
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Saudi Arabia could crack whip on oil cuts

saudi arabia could crack whip on oil cuts
(Bloomberg): Like so many in the past, the latest deal by the world’s major oil producing countries to reduce supply and boost prices relies on persuading the cheats to adhere to the output cuts..
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Vienna opera house stages first opera by woman

Olga Neuwirth has written a new opera based on Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando.
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OPEC nears deal to reduce output target

opec nears deal to reduce output target
OPEC stood on the verge of a deal to reduce its official output target in line with recent production, but after six hours of fraught talks in Vienna on Thursday, ministers left the cartel’s..
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China envoy says Iran deal dispute resolution not triggered

European parties to the Iran nuclear deal did not trigger a mechanism that could lead to the renewal of U.N. sanctions at talks in Vienna on Friday, China's envoy said.
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Iran nuclear deal signatories meet in Vienna as accord nears collapse

The remaining signatories to the faltering 2015 Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday with the survival of the landmark agreement at stake after Tehran vowed to continue to breach the..
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Iran nuclear deal Joint Commission to meet in Vienna on December 6: EU statement

Officials from China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain will meet with Iran in Vienna on Dec. 6 to discuss how to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, the European Union said in a statement on..
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Classes move to Vienna as Hungary makes rare decision to oust university

classes move to vienna as hungary makes rare decision to oust university
CEU opens Austria campus as Orbán’s government strips it of ability to issue US degrees A trumpet fanfare, a wine reception and celebratory speeches, but alongside it all, an undertone of..
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Moving university to Vienna, Soros vows to defend academic freedom from Orban

Billionaire George Soros opened the new main campus of his Central European University in Vienna on Friday, saying it would not halt its struggle to defend academic freedom from Viktor Orban, the right..
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Eliud Kipochoge breaks marathon barrier with race completed in under 2 hours

Olympic runner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya blew through one of the most challenging barriers in sports, completing a marathon in under two hours. He ran the Vienna, Austria course in one hour, 59 minutes..
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UN watchdog: Iran’s violations of nuclear deal increasing

un watchdog: iran’s violations of nuclear deal increasing
VIENNA — The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog reported Monday that its inspectors have discovered uranium particles of a man-made origin “at a location in Iran not declared to the agency.” The..
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UN nuclear inspectors on ground as Iran says enriching at Fordow site

un nuclear inspectors on ground as iran says enriching at fordow site
UN nuclear inspectors were on the ground in Iran on Wednesday and will report back on relevant activities, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spokesman said after Tehran announced it injected..
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Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon

eliud kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon
Eliud Kipchoge made history in Vienna by running the first-ever sub two-hour marathon in a time of 1hr 59min 40sec. Cheered on by thousands of fans, the Kenyan world record holder and Olympic champion..
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Austria's Kurz has job of putting together new government

austria's kurz has job of putting together new government
VIENNA — Austria's president has given center-right leader Sebastian Kurz the job of forming a new government after his party emerged as the strongest by far from an election a week ago. The...
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After pressing Iran for answers, IAEA reports improved cooperation

after pressing iran for answers, iaea reports improved cooperation
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has improved its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the IAEA's acting chief said on Friday, as it presses for answers to questions it will not spell out but that..
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Vienna selfie museum aims to make art more enticing

A new Instagram-friendly museum in Vienna invites young people to be "part of the art".
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Austrian conservatives claim win

austrian conservatives claim win
VIENNA -- Austrian ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is poised for a return to power, after his conservative People's Party won a snap election Sunday that was called after the collapse of his government..
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Iran using centrifuges in new deal breach

iran using centrifuges in new deal breach
Vienna - Iran has started using advanced models of centrifuges to enrich uranium, the UN’s nuclear watchdog said Thursday, in a new breach of the faltering 2015 deal with world powers. Advanced...
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Marko Feingold, Austria's oldest Holocaust survivor, dies at 106

marko feingold, austria's oldest holocaust survivor, dies at 106
The oldest Austrian Holocaust survivor, who lived through four concentration camps, has died at the age of 106, Vienna's Jewish Community organization (IKG) said Friday. ......
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Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America

MPs in Vienna deal a blow to a landmark agreement which cannot pass without all EU states backing it.
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Why Vienna keeps beating Melbourne and Sydney in the Global Liveability Index

An annual report has again ranked Vienna as the world's 'most liveable city', ahead of Melbourne and Sydney.
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Vienna holds off Melbourne to top EIU ranking of most liveable cities

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its reputation as the world's most pleasant city,..
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In Passing

Dr Liane Russell, a pioneer in the study of the dangers of radiation on developing embryos, whose findings are the reason doctors today ask women if they are pregnant before giving them X-rays, died on..
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The Dish: Superstar Israeli chef Eyal Shani on his revolutionary approach to dining

Eyal Shani is a bona fide superstar chef in his native Israel, and a regular judge on the country's version of "MasterChef." He's turned his casual pita restaurant Miznon into a global phenomenon, with..
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Austria's Supreme Court Sides With Government Over The Future Of Adolf Hitler's Birthplace

austria's supreme court sides with government over the future of adolf hitler's birthplace
Austria's Interior Ministry announced the Supreme Court sided with Vienna in the three-year legal battle over the birthplace of Adolf Hitler on Monday, according to Deutsche Welle. Hitler was born in..
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Diplomats from Iran, non-US P5+1 States meet in Vienna to save nuclear deal amid rising tensions between Washington, Tehran

Representatives of Iran, Germany, France, Britain, China, Russia and EU met in Vienna to discuss 2015 agreement that restricts Iranian nuclear program. Iran is pressuring the European parties to the..
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Iran says Britain's seizure of oil tanker 'breaches 2015 nuclear deal' after officials meet in Vienna to keep bid alive

Iran on Sunday called Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of an ailing 2015 nuclear deal after remaining parties to the accord met in Vienna in a bid to keep it alive
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