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Silence At Russian Nuclear-monitoring Stations Fuel Fears Over Extent Of Deadly Blast

Days after a mysterious explosion at a Russian naval test site caused radiation detectors to briefly spike, several monitoring stations have gone silent, raising fears Moscow is hiding the extent of the blast that killed five people.Officials at the...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Vienna

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German, Hungarian Leaders Commemorate '89 Freedom Picnic

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are commemorating the 30th anniversary of the "Pan-European Picnic,'' an event on the border of Austria and Hungary considered to have helped lead to the fall of the Berlin...
Related topics: Angela Merkel, Anniversaries, Hungary, Germany, Berlin

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30th Anniversary Of Berlin Wall's Tumble Prompts Democracy Debate

Thirty years ago, the Iron Curtain dividing Europe lifted.  Next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Hungary to commemorate the anniversary of a peace protest on the border with Austria that helped pave the way for the mass flight of...
Related topics: Anniversaries, Germany, Berlin, Debate, Angela Merkel, Hungary, Protests

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Austria: Muslim Taxi Drivers Refuse To Transport Guide Dogs For The Blind

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Muslim taxi drivers in Austria are refusing to transport blind people with guide dogs because dogs are seen as being unclean in Islamic culture. Tiroler Tageszeitung reports on how a former board...

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Austria's Ex-chancellor Kurz Favored By 40% Of Voters For Head Of Gov't Position - Survey

VIENNA (Sputnik) – Forty percent of Austrian nationals would like ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to again assume the office of the head of government, a fresh poll by Kurier, conducted together with the OGM market agency, revealed.
Related topics: Polls, Vienna

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Presence Of Daesh Supporters In Austria Remains Primary Domestic Security Threat – Report

VIENNA (Sputnik) – Islamic terrorism remains the greatest threat to Austria's security, with supporters of Daesh* still present in the country, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (BVT) said in a report, issued...
Related topics: Vienna, Terrorism

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Ing Survey Ironically Finds Austrians Are Skeptical Of Bitcoin

Austria, the land of Schnitzels and strudels, has seen confidence in cryptocurrency wane over the past year. According to an online survey conducted by ING, Austrians are most skeptical of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with only 13 percent of...
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Stockman Slams The Risible Myth Of The Savings Glut And The Lunacy Of Sub-zero Yields

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, When something like the truly freakish chart below appears, you'd think that even the Wall Street gamblers would get their collective heads out of the sand. The fact that in September 2017...

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Nothing To See Here: Popular European Destinations Want Fewer Tourists

Venice, Amsterdam and Austria’s Hallstatt are among the places that say they are overwhelmed.
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A Long Legal Battle Over Hitler's Birth Home In Austria Ends

Austria's top court says Gerlinde Pommer should receive $908,000 from the government in exchange for the property. "Part of the house should be used for educational purposes," a local historian says.(Image credit: Courtesy of Stadtverein Braunau)

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No Perfume, Please: Viennese Against Scented Subway Air

Vienna subway travelers have decided that they don’t want scent in their trains
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Argentina To Nominate Envoy For Iaea Director General - Statement

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Argentina, a country with long-standing traditions in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, will present the candidacy of its ambassador to Austria, Rafael Grossi, to the post of director-general of the International Atomic...
Related topics: Argentina, Buenos Aires

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Iran To Continue Reducing Jcpoa Commitments If Its Requirements Not Met - Ministry

VIENNA (Sputnik) - Tehran will continue reducing its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iranian nuclear deal, if Iran's demands are not met, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi said.
Related topics: Iran, Vienna, Tehran

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Russia Dismisses Austria's New Spying Claims As Pure Disinformation

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow regrets the fact that Vienna is trying to revive the "spy mania" by putting a Russian national on a wanted list on suspicion of spying for the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) "to the detriment of the Republic of...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Vienna

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Austrian Police Say Searching For Russian National Suspected Of Spying For Moscow

VIENNA (Sputnik) - The Austrian Interior Ministry said a Russian national on a wanted list on suspicion of spying for the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) "to the detriment of the Republic of Austria".
Related topics: Police, Russia, Moscow, Vienna

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Europe Expected To Face Record-breaking Temps In Second Heat Wave Today

Paris could reach highs of 107 degrees F. Just last month, Europe suffered its hottest June on record with parts of France reaching a staggering 114 degrees F. Record temps were also set in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Andorra, Luxembourg,...
Related topics: France, Paris, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland

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Argentine's Representative In Vienna May Be Appointed As Iaea Director General - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Argentine's permanent representative to international organisations in Vienna, Rafael Grossi, may be appointed as the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a diplomatic source in Vienna said on Monday.
Related topics: Vienna, Russia, Moscow

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Pedestrian Collision Puts Vienna’s Driverless Bus Trial On Hold

Image: Wiener Linien A self-driving bus trial taking place in Vienna, Austria, has been paused after an incident occurred between a pedestrian and one of the vehicles, reports Bloomberg. On Thursday morning a 30-year-old woman collided with the...
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Powerbeats Pro Now Available To Order In Over 20 Additional Countries

Apple today began accepting Powerbeats Pro orders in over 20 additional countries, including many in Europe. The rollout includes Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the...
Related topics: Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands

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A Secret Recording Raises Questions About Ties Between Italy’s Far Right And Russia

But the case differs from the scandal that brought down Austria’s government in May.
Related topics: Italy, Russia

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