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Germans and Austrians are the odd couple of Europe. They speak almost the same language, share a troubled history, and watch many of the same TV shows. But their relationship could be compared to that of the Scots and the English, or the Canadians and Americans. At least from the Austrian side, it can appear to be […]

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The Austrian army is in serious financial trouble – so much so that regiments can’t afford fuel and soldiers are forced to march on foot.   Defence Minister Gerald Klug (SPÖ) has said that with its current budget the army “is no longer financially viable”. His staff have done an analysis of the army’s current saving […]

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The former policeman was so affected by poverty he had seen on the African continent, he devised a plan to help ‘spread wealth around the world’. A Robin Hood-style charity worker carried out Austria’s biggest-ever security van robbery and stole £3 million – to give it away. The former policeman plotted with two others to […]

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Sebastian Kurz, 27, has been sworn in as Austria’s foreign minister. Meet Sebastian Kurz, Europe’s youngest foreign minister. Aged just 27, the fresh-faced politician on Monday officially became Austria’s point man for diplomatic relations. Kurz was one of 12 ministers to take office when the new coalition government was sworn-in. The Social Democrats and conservative People’s Party […]

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Gaston Glock wins court fight with ex-wife Helga over £1.8bn company after 84-year-old inventor marries 33-year-old nurse and fires wife and three children from trust. He is the 84-year-old Austrian billionaire who made his fortune by creating the pistol that bears his name. She is his former wife of 49 years, who divorced him when […]

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