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British ambassador is attacked by rampaging wild boar in Austria and escapes by climbing a tree during hike

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British ambassador is attacked by rampaging wild boar in Austria and escapes by climbing a tree during hike

- BRITAIN’S ambassador to Austria was chased by a “massive” wild boar and injured while he was walking in woods near Vienna. Leigh Turner, London’s envoy since August, has revealed that earlier this month he turned a corner and suddenly found himself face-to-face with a group of “four or five hulking adults and countless piglets”. He turned and walked slowly away but the monstrous porkers were not done there

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British Ambassador Chased By Wild Boar In Austria

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British Ambassador Chased By Wild Boar In Austria

- Leigh Turner, Britain's ambassador to Austria, had an unlikely experience during his recent trip - an encounter with a group of wild boar. In a shared recently, Mr Turner has shared his experience of being chased by a "massive" wild boar in Vienna. And while he sustained minor injuries during the encounter, he has better knowledge of what he can do should this happen again

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Austria's oldest football club faces final whistle

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Austria's oldest football club faces final whistle

- Vienna (AFP) - "Vienna til I die!" chanted the fans, in accented English, at a recent rainy match, testament to the British roots of Austria's oldest football club: the once-mighty First Vienna FC 1894. But while the few hundred diehard supporters give it their all week in week out, the now dilapidated terraces of what was once continental Europe's biggest stadium may soon fall silent for ever

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Owner Withdraws Nazi-Looted Painting From Auction in Austria

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Owner Withdraws Nazi-Looted Painting From Auction in Austria

- AMSTERDAM — The owner of a 17th-century Dutch portrait that Nazi authorities looted from its German Jewish owner pulled the work on Wednesday, hours before it was to be auctioned in Austria, following an outcry and anonymous threats. The painting, “Portrait of a Man” (1647) by Bartholomeus van der Helst, is one of 333 works that were seized by French auxiliaries of the Gestapo in 1943 from the collection of Adolphe Schloss, a German Jew who had lived in France and amassed a collection of Dutch Golden Age masterworks

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The Latest: Central Europe leaders reject migrant plan

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The Latest: Central Europe leaders reject migrant plan

- The Latest on the flow of migrants and asylum-seekers into Europe (all times local): Leaders from Central Europe said Tuesday they reject a European Union policy that calls for all member states to receive migrants, protesting suggestions that the level of their compliance could be linked to the availability of EU funds to them. A meeting in Warsaw of the so-called Visegrad Group brought together Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and her counterparts from Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic for talks including EU's migrant policies and a plan of sharing some 160,000 migrants among member states to ease the migrant wave pressure on Greece and Italy

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Tags: Social Issues |  Migrants | 
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Kyrgyzstani athletes at opening ceremony of Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria

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Kyrgyzstani athletes at opening ceremony of Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria

- AKIPRESS.COM - Schladming (Austria) hosted an opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 on the Planai Stadion on March 18. More than 3,000 representatives from 105 countries took part in the athletes parade. Three athletes - Asel Almazbekova, DAstan Almazbek uulu and Marliz Abdunasyrov - represent Kyrgyzstan in the Special Olympics. They will compete in skiing and ice skating

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Pair of deadly avalanches in Austria and Italy kill four people on same day

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Pair of deadly avalanches in Austria and Italy kill four people on same day

- TWO people have reportedly died in an avalanche in Austria. Five people had been in the off-piste area in Tyrol, near St Anton, a resort popular with Brits, when the avalanche struck. It is not known the gender and nationalities of the victims, a police spokesman said. In a separate incident in Italy in the resort of Valmalenco three people have also been caught in an avalanche with one surviving and two tragically losing their lives

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Michigan Special Olympians ready to shine in Austria starting Sunday

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Michigan Special Olympians ready to shine in Austria starting Sunday

- Six Michiganders are among 150 U.S. athletes in Austria who will compete this weekend in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Competition begins Sunday after opening ceremonies. The Michigan athletes are: Chloe Fox, Grosse Pointe Woods. Fox is competing in Alpine skiing. She has been part of the Special Olympics for four years. Joe Kaczynski, Midland. The 32-year-old will compete in cross-country skiing

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Ugandan team off to Austria for Special Olympics Winter Games

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Ugandan team off to Austria for Special Olympics Winter Games

- PIC: The Ugandan Special Olympics team poses for a photo after being flagged off. (Credit: Johnson Were) KAMPALA - Special Olympics team coach Alex Wasswa is optimistic his team will win medals in the Special Olympics Winter Games that kick off today (Tuesday) and end on March 25 in Austria. Wasswa said this after the team was flagged off at National Council of Sports Lugogo by National Council of Sports (NCS) secretary Nicholas Muramagi

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Papillion woman to compete in Special Olympics World Games in Austria

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Papillion woman to compete in Special Olympics World Games in Austria

- Papillion, NEB. — Rachel Mulligan, of Papillion, is going to Ramsau, Austria, this month to compete for team U.S.A. in the Special Olympics World Winter Games. "I'm probably going to be competing around hundreds of athletes from different countries so I'm pretty excited," said Mulligan. Mulligan will compete in the 1K cross-country ski racing event. Team USA has 141 athletes on the team and 60 coaches from all across the country

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Four Ottawa athletes head to Austria for Special Olympics

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Four Ottawa athletes head to Austria for Special Olympics

- His smile is infectious. His work ethic is enviable. His answers to questions are short, but complete. We all can learn from Jack Fan, a 20-year-old figure skater with autism, who will join three other Ottawa athletes as part of Team Canada for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. The Games for athletes with intellectual disabilities begin Tuesday and run through March 25. In the past four years, Fan has faced a variety of challenges, whether it’s learning new on-ice elements required to take him to the next level each year, coping with a rare injury, dealing with new equipment or competing without his coach

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Austrian chancellor calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish campaigning

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Austrian chancellor calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish campaigning

- BERLIN Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries like Germany come under pressure from Ankara. Turkey said on Saturday it would defy opposition from authorities in Germany and the Netherlands and continue holding rallies in both countries to urge Turks living there to back an April 16 referendum to boost President Tayyip Erdogan's

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Austria's health minister dies after battle with cancer

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Austria's health minister dies after battle with cancer

- The 53-year-old SPÖ minister was diagnosed with abdominal cancer in 2015, but continued to work at the health ministry - sometimes from her hospital bed - whilst she was having chemotherapy treatment. Her death was announced on Thursday evening, shortly before Vienna’s Opera Ball began. Chancellor Christian Kern and President Alexander Van der Bellen both left the ball shortly after it opened. Fighting back tears, Kern asked everyone present to

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Syrian migrant on trial in Austria over 20 murders

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Syrian migrant on trial in Austria over 20 murders

- The 27-year-old was arrested in a refugee shelter in western Austria last June after being denounced by a fellow Syrian. He has been charged with 20 charges of "murder as a terror offence" and faces life in prison if found guilty. According to Austrian media, the accused had boasted to other asylum seekers about shooting unarmed or wounded troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar-al Assad. After his arrest, the suspect

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FLOOR HOCKEY PREPS: Kenya to defend world title in Austria

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FLOOR HOCKEY PREPS: Kenya to defend world title in Austria

- The Kenya team set to defend the Special Olympics World Winter Games title in Graz, Austria, has reported for residential camp at Nyayo Stadium. Kenya surprised the world when it won gold in floor hockey when the country made a debut in the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ahead of the games that begin on March 14-25, coach Robert Kangi is training the team twice a day. “We need this

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Tags: Hockey | 
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Austria: Se agotan pelucas al estilo Donald Trump para el carnaval

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Austria: Se agotan pelucas al estilo Donald Trump para el carnaval

- En algunos locales de renta de disfraces, en Austria, se han agotado las características pelucas que imitan el peinado del presidente estadounidense. - El Universo.

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Group of friends lost £2.2k in Airbnb scam when they turned up to chalet in Austria that DIDN'T EXIST

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Group of friends lost £2.2k in Airbnb scam when they turned up to chalet in Austria that DIDN'T EXIST

- A GROUP of friends who booked a skiing trip in Austria were left out in the cold when they arrived at the address of their Airbnb to find an ordinary residential home, rather than the luxury chalet they were expecting. It quickly became obvious that they had been the victims of a scam, after the homeowner told them that her property was not listed on the peer-to-peer accommodation site and

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  • Austria's oldest football club, founded by Brits, faces final whistle
    Austria's oldest football club, founded by Brits, faces final whistle

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    VIENNA: “Vienna til I die!” chanted the fans, in accented English, at a recent rainy match, testament to the British roots of Austria’s oldest football club: the once-mighty First Vienna FC 1894. But while the few hundred diehard supporters give it their all week in week out, the now dilapidated terraces of what was once continental Europe’s biggest stadium may soon fall silent for ever

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  • Samsung Austria to introduce virtual reality driving lessons
    Samsung Austria to introduce virtual reality driving lessons

    , thelocal.at

    Its use will present the experience of scenarios that otherwise would not be possible to play out during the learning process without devastating consequences, such as driving while texting. A 2015 study conducted by ÖAMTC discovered that 76% of drivers distracted by their cell phones could not stop in time to avoid an accident. Senior Director of Corporate Marketing & Customer Service at Samsung Austria Gregor Almássy is very

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  • Wife pushes husband out window twice after dispute
    Wife pushes husband out window twice after dispute

    , thelocal.at

    The couple was heavily intoxicated when the 50-year-old woman pushed her 45-year-old husband out of their first floor flat window in the Viennese district of Favoriten on Sunday afternoon. They started fighting around three in the afternoon after consuming a significant amount of alcohol, according to the police. Their fight escalated when the woman pulled out a knife, although her husband managed to take it away from her and stab

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  • Austria's far-right Freedom Party calls for ban on 'fascistic Islam'
    Austria's far-right Freedom Party calls for ban on 'fascistic Islam'

    , reuters.com

    SALZBURG The head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Saturday called for a law banning "fascistic Islam" and Muslim symbols, comparable to an existing law banning Nazi symbols, saying Islam could wipe out European society. Austria needs "a law which prohibits fascistic Islam", Heinz Christian Strache told several thousand supporters at the party's new year meeting in Salzburg. "Let us put an end to this policy of Islamization... otherwise

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  • Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand
    Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand

    , thelocal.at

    Not everyone gets the chance to shape their career after their passion. But Swede Sophie Wikström did – and not just for one passion, but all of them. “I moved to France when I was 18 and started learning French,” she tells The Local. “And I was trying to find an education where I could incorporate as many things as possible.” She loved food, French, travel, languages, culture, and business.

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  • Snowfall delays Austria women's World Cup downhill
    Snowfall delays Austria women's World Cup downhill

    , koat.com

    Course workers were still busy moving fresh snow off the course at the scheduled start time for training. . Updated: 2:09 AM MST Jan 14, 2017 Snowfall delays Austria women's World Cup downhill Course workers were still busy moving fresh snow off the course at the scheduled start time for training Updated: 2:09 AM MST Jan 14, 2017 ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria — Snowfall has forced organizers to postpone women's World Cup

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  • Austrian driving laws are getting stricter
    Austrian driving laws are getting stricter

    , thelocal.at

    The measures are the latest attempts to combat mobile phone use and repeated drink driving, which authorities in Austria have struggled to tackle in recent years. A ban on mobile phones. Everyday drivers send 200,000 texts and make 900,000 phone calls in Austria while they are driving. Distracted driving caused 38 percent of car accidents in 2014, leading to 111 deaths, according to derStandard. Stricter laws for mobile phone

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  • FPÖ claims moral victory in defeat
    FPÖ claims moral victory in defeat

    , thelocal.at

    He however refused to rule out a legal challenge to the result of Sunday's election, saying his party was evaluating multiple claims of irregularities made by supporters on social media. "A new political era has already dawned in Austria. We have already written history several times, we are stronger than ever," Strache said in Vienna. "We have scored a success against the whole creaking system." On Monday ecologist Alexander Van

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