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Austria: Country in Central Europe
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states (Bundesländer), one of which is Vienna, Austria's capital and largest city. It is bordered by Germany to the northwest, the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the northeast, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi) and has a population of nearly 9 million people. While German is the country's official language, many Austrians communicate informally in a variety of Bavarian dialects.


Austrian postal service tests delivery option where parcels are placed inside customers' homes [Video]

Austrian postal service tests delivery option where parcels are placed inside customers' homes

With in-home delivery systems, if the customer is not home, the recipient gives the post office worker permission to enter the property and leave the package.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:08Published
Iran cautiously optimistic about progress of nuclear deal talks in Vienna [Video]

Iran cautiously optimistic about progress of nuclear deal talks in Vienna

The talks in Austria's capital are aimed at bringing the United States back into the world powers' 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear programme.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:05Published
A timeline of the Iran nuclear deal so far [Video]

A timeline of the Iran nuclear deal so far

Members of the Iran nuclear deal will meet with Iran in Vienna, Austria, in an effort to kickstart face-to-face negotiations and salvage the pact, formally known as JCPOA. This is the first meeting..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:54Published
Pandemic unemployment leaving more without health insurance [Video]

Pandemic unemployment leaving more without health insurance

Elina is a migrant in Austria. She used to work as an English teacher in Vienna. When the pandemic struck she lost her job. Now she is pregnant in a foreign country, without a job and without health..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:41Published
Vaccine failings cast shadow on EU summit [Video]

Vaccine failings cast shadow on EU summit

European Union leaders are grappling with disputes over its vaccination program, including how far it has fallen behind the United States and Britain. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:52Published

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Hitler's birthplace shows that confronting dark past can take decades

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Germany will lift border controls with Switzerland, France, Austria and Denmark on June 15, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday, adding the government would reconsider if the coronavirus..
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Austrian army officer found guilty of spying for Russia but set free

An Austrian court on Tuesday found a retired army colonel guilty of spying for Russia for decades but sentenced him to just three years in prison and released him for having served half that.
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The European Union's top court should reject an attempt by Austria to block British state support for a nuclear power plant in southwest England, a court adviser said on Thursday.
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