Austria

  • Austria sees scope for increasing trade with India 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Austria, the world's seventh largest exporter, is keen on expanding economic ties with India. "The trade between India and Austria is at 1.5 billion euros and we see increasing trade between the two countries. The trade relations started recovering after 2013 and have been steadily growing," Austrian Ambassador to...
  • Thousands demonstrate against Austria visit of Turkish PM June 20, 2014

    Vienna: As many as 10,000 people demonstrated in Vienna against a visit by Turkey's strongman Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, organisers and police said. Erdogan has been accused of autocratic tendencies in his home country and a similar trip to Germany last month ruffled feathers after he spoke out against assimilation...
  • Football WC qualifiers: Germany to cut defensive lapses vs Austria September 5, 2013

    Berlin: Defensive frailties are no cause for worry ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Austria and the Faeroe Islands, according to Germany coach Joachim Loew. "We'll score more goals than we concede against Austria. I'm counting on that," said Loew. With qualification from Group C all but assured if Germany beat Austria...
  • Albert Montanes, Marcel Granollers advance in Kitzbuehel July 30, 2013

    Kitzbuehel, Austria: Albert Montanes and Marcel Granollers had straightset wins to reach the second round of the betathome Cup on Monday. The only seeded players in action on the opening day, No. 7 Montanes served eight aces in defeating Adrian Ungur 64, 62, and No. 8 Granollers beat Mate Pavic 76...
  • Joost Luiten edges past Thomas Bjorn to win Lyoness Open June 10, 2013

    Atzenbrugg, Austria: Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the Lyoness Open by two shots Sunday for his second European Tour title. Luiten, who entered the day with a threestroke lead, shot a 71 to finish at 17under 271 on the Diamond Country Club course. "It's a great feeling, it's been a great...
  • Austria to quit UN's Golan force over Syria violence June 7, 2013

    Beirut: Austria said on Thursday it would pull out of a UN force on the Golan Heights after battles between Syrian troops and rebels there, in a blow to a mission that has kept the IsraeliSyrian war front quiet for 40 years. Israel, anxious for the international mission to remain in...
  • Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger aims for top10 finish at home June 5, 2013

    Austria: Bernd Wiesberger aims to become the first Austrian golfer to qualify for the US Open when he starts his title defense at the Lyoness Open on Thursday. The 61stranked Wiesberger will likely need a top10 finish at his home European Tour event to move up a spot in the world...
  • Death toll hits 10 in European flooding; 9 missing June 4, 2013

    Berlin: Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rainsoaked Danube and other southern rivers reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. The death toll rose to at least 10, including seven...
  • Four United Nations peacekeepers abducted on Golan Heights May 8, 2013

    United Nations: Four UN peacekeepers, all from the Philippines, were abducted on the Golan Heights on Tuesday by an armed group believed to be the same one to have abducted 21 Filipino peacekeepers two months ago, the United Nations said. The abduction took place "near Position 86", a UN spokeswoman...
  • Keane out of Ireland's qualifier against Austria March 25, 2013

    Dublin: Ireland captain Robbie Keane is out of the World Cup qualifier against Austria because of a calf injury. The Los Angeles Galaxy striker had been is in line to play his 124th international in Tuesday's match at Aviva Stadium in Dublin before he was ruled out Sunday following a...
  • Woman who chopped up exhusband, boyfriend gets life term November 23, 2012

    Vienna: An Austrian ice cream parlor owner has been found guilty of killing her exhusband and a boyfriend before chopping them up with a chain saw and burying them in concrete in her shop's basement. A Vienna court convicted the 34yearold woman of murder on Thursday and handed her a life...
  • Drogba scores twice as Ivory Coast beat Austria 30 November 15, 2012

    Didier Drogba scored less than two minutes after coming on as a secondhalf substitute to help Ivory Coast overpower Austria 30 in their friendly on Wednesday. Didier Ya Konan and Lacina Traore were the other scorers as the Elephants extended their unbeaten run to 22 matches, including the 00 draw...
  • Live at 6 pm on History TV18: Highest and fastest free fall October 9, 2012

    Austrian sky diver Felix Baumgartner will on Tuesday attempt to jump from the edge of space itself. Jumping from 1,20,000 feet above the ground level, he will be the first skydiver to break the sound barrier in the highest and fastest freefall in history. Watch it live at 6 pm on Tuesday,...
  • Gustav Klimt's 150th birthday: His masterpieces July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, Google, on the one hand, replaced its logo with the doodle that includes Klimt's most famous work "The Kiss," which was painted by him between 190708, while the Belvedere Museum in...
  • Gustav Klimt: Belvedere devotes an exhibition July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, the Belvedere is preparing a very special presentation. The exhibition Masterpieces in Focus: 150 Years of Gustav Klimt on the Upper Belvedere's piano nobile will cast new light on what is...
  • Who was Gustav Klimt? July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bid to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, Google today replaced its usual logo with a doodle that includes Klimt's most famous work "The Kiss," which was painted by him between 190708, the highpoint of his 'Golden Period', when...
  • The Kiss: Gustav Klimt's most famous painting July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Google doodle in honour of Gustav Klimt on his 150th birth anniversary is inspired by the Austrian symbolist painter's most famous work of art 'The Kiss'. Klimt painted 'The Kiss' between 1907 and 1908 is a square 180cmx180cm oil and gold leaf on canvas painting and shows a...
  • Google doodles Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss' July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: A painting of a couple kissing is the theme of the doodle on the Google home page on Saturday. The Google doodle commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt is a reproduction of his most famous work 'The Kiss'. Some of Gustav...
  • Moody's cuts ratings, outlooks on 9 EU countries February 14, 2012

    New York: Ratings agency Moody's Investor Service on Monday downgraded its credit ratings on Italy, Portugal and Spain, while France, Britain and Austria kept their top ratings but had their outlooks dropped to "negative" from "stable." Moody's also cut its ratings on the smaller nations of Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta. All...
  • World's first sex school opens in Austria December 1, 2011

    London: While many people may think it's an activity which should be best learned behind closed doors, an enterprising Swedish schoolmistress thinks otherwise. YlvaMaria Thompson has opened the world's first international sex school for teaching the art of being better lovers, the Daily Mail reported. The Austrian International Sex School in Vienna...
  • Tsonga beats Del Potro in Vienna final October 31, 2011

    Vienna: JoWilfried Tsonga rallied from a set and a break down to beat Juan Martin Del Potro 67 (5), 63, 64 on Sunday in the final of the Erste Bank Open, claiming his second title of the season and seventh overall. The topseeded Tsonga will officially move past Mardy Fish to...
  • Digitally cleaned 'India, Matri Bhumi' screened October 27, 2011

    Vienna: When the digitally cleaned up 'India, Matri Bhumi' was screened at the ongoing Viennale, Austria's international film festival, it revived memories of the sincere way that films were made in Europe soon after the tragedy of the last World War. 'India, Matri Bhumi' is a 90minute documentary shot in 1956...
  • Google beings collecting Street View data in India June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google's long awaited and very ambitious project Streetview is ready to map and explore everything on Indian streets with its new application Google Streetview. This software will show you everything from a high rise to a small restaurant. Google Streetview unlike Google earth allows you a 360...
  • India elected to 47nation UNHR council May 20, 2011

    United Nations: India and 14 other countries were on Friday elected to the 47nation UN Human Rights Council, which is based in Geneva. India was not in competition for the seat since there were four countries and four seats for the Asia block. With 189 countries voting, Indonesia received 184 votes, Philippines...
  • Oops! Austrian lawyer drops trousers in court May 5, 2011

    Vienna: An Austrian newspaper is reporting that a lawyer dropped his trousers during the questioning of his client by two female investigators, exposing his briefs. The Tiroler Tageszeitung said Wednesday the incident happened April 20 in a police station in the western hamlet of Mayrhofen. It says that after letting his...
  • Austrian baker apologises for swastika cakes April 16, 2011

    Vienna: An Austrian baker, under investigation for icing cakes with Nazi symbols, has apologised to the head of a Holocaust awareness group for causing offence. The cakemaker met with the head of the Austria Mauthausen Committee (MKOe), which has called for the bakery to be banned. "I called him because from media...
  • Obama robber hits Austrian bank January 21, 2011

    Vienna: Say, isn't that the president with a gun in his hand? Actually, no, but it sure looks like it. Austrian authorities are searching for a bank robber who uses an unusual disguise: He wears a Barack Obama mask during his holdups. Police say the man, nicknamed the "Obama Robber" by...
  • Austrian with hightech robot arm dies after crash October 23, 2010

    Vienna: In the five years since losing both arms in an accident, Christian Kandlbauer had regained much of his cherished independence thanks to a hightech, mindcontrolled robotic limb. He even got a driver's license. Now the 22yearold has died of injuries suffered when the car he was driving veered off the...
  • Austrian kidnap victim writes pageturning memoir September 8, 2010

    Vienna: Austrian schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch survived the start of her eightyear captivity in an underground cell by asking her kidnapper to read bedtime tales in an "illusion of normality", according to her new book. Kampusch's memoirs "3,096 Days", which appeared in Vienna on Tuesday, recount how her captor Wolfgang Priklopil...
  • Austrian players pull out of badminton tournament August 13, 2009

    Hyderabad: Two Austrian players have pulled out of the World Badminton Championships and quietly left the city without informing the organisers. The players, Juargen Koch and Peter Zauner, are surmised to have feared security threat and swine flu. A Badminton World Federation (BWF) official told IANS that the two players have indeed...