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Reference and Periodicals
- Der Standard-Austrian Newspaper Online 2-00
- Austria (CountryReports.org)
Provides a profile by topic, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and a flag. 6-02
- Austrian News (Der Standard)
Provides news from Austria, in Austrian.
- News from Austria (Austrian News)
Provides news in English. 02-06
- Austria (CIA.gov)
Provides a history of the country, including history (Introduction), military, transportation, geography, people, economy, communications, transnational issues, and a map. 2-06
- Austria Timeline (BBC News)
Provides a timeline of key events, starting with 1918. 04-06
- Rulers by Country - A-C (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin (Dahomey), Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cap Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa, former Zaire), Costa Rica, Cote Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, and the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia). leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- Surprised Europeans Offer Help (MSNBC News)
"As the enormity of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath sinks in, Europeans have been moved to help in ways great and small: from an Austrian university proposing to take in 500 students from New Orleans, to nations agreeing to tap into strategic oil reserves."
"Amid the compassion, there was also surprise that America was so vulnerable and unprepared, and dismay the Bush administration plays down the global warming threat that so many Europeans link to the force and frequency of such storms." 9-05
- -12-11-05 Global Online Shopping Patterns (International Herald Tribune)
"With national forecasts for holiday sales generally gloomy, the British should be especially glad for the Internet this year. That's because the British are among the world's biggest online shoppers, according to a global survey, along with Germany and Austria." 12-05
- -02-06-06 Continuing Muslim Rage Over Cartoons (MSNBC News)
"Iran cut off trade ties with Denmark and Iranians pelted the Austrian Embassy with Molotov cocktails and stones on Monday in the latest protest over the publication of satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in European newspapers."
"Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he disapproves of the caricatures, but insisted he cannot apologize on behalf of his country's independent press." Also transliterated Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammed, and sometimes Mahomet. Sometimes misspelled by visitors as Mohamad, Mohamed, Muhamad, or Muhamed. 02-06
- Hitler, Adolf (Wikipedia.org)
"Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born politician who led the National Socialist German Workers Party. He became Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933 and Führer in 1934. He ruled until 1945."
"Hitler's bid for territorial conquest and racial subjugation had caused the deaths of tens of millions of people, including the systematic genocide of an estimated six million Jews, not including various other 'undesirable' populations, in what is known as the Holocaust." 03-08
- Hitler, Adolf (Remember.org)
"Adolf Hitler, a charismatic, Austrian-born demagogue, rose to power in Germany during the 1920s and early 1930s at a time of social, political, and economic upheaval. Failing to take power by force in 1923, he eventually won power by democratic means. Once in power, he eliminated all opposition and launched an ambitious program of world domination and elimination of the Jews, paralleling ideas he advanced in his book, Mein Kampf. His '1,000 Year Reich' barely lasted 12 years and he died a broken and defeated man." 03-08
- 2008 Sastre Wins in Very Close Race (USA Today)
"Carlos Sastre won the Tour de France on Sunday, sipping champagne in the processional to the Champs-Elysees and becoming the third consecutive Spaniard to capture cycling's premier event."
"Sastre held his narrow lead over Cadel Evans of Australia, finishing seven seconds behind his main rival for a 58-second victory. Bernhard Kohl of Austria was 1:13 back for third place, the second tightest podium finish in the 105-year-old race." 07-08
- -04-18-09 U.N. Official: No Pass for Torturers (CBS News)
"President Barack Obama's decision not to prosecute CIA operatives who used questionable interrogation practices violates international law, the U.N.'s top torture investigator said Saturday."
"In a brief telephone interview with The Associated Press, Manfred Nowak, an Austrian who serves as a U.N. special rapporteur in Geneva, said the United States had committed itself under the U.N. Convention against Torture to make torture a crime and to prosecute those suspected of engaging in it." 04-09
- Dorothy Hamill (WomensHistory.About.com)
"Innsbruck, Austria, 1976, Olympic winner and, later, professional ice skater. Dorothy Hamill owned the Ice Capades during the 1990s. Her wedge haircut helped to set a fashion trend." 02-10
- Europe - Travel Information by Location (Excite.Travel.com)
Provides information on dining, where to stay, and interesting things to see. Search by city, state, or country. Includes Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, and Wales. 3-02
- Pictures of Famous Places (PicturesofPlaces.com)
Provides pictures of many of the tourist spots. 5-02
- Awesome Library in German (WorldLingo.com)
Provides online translations of the Web. 7-02
- 12-13-02 European Union Expands by 10 Nations (CBS News)
"Setting the stage for its largest expansion ever, European Union leaders agreed Friday on financial terms with 10 countries, mostly from the formerly communist east, to bring them into the union in 2004."
"It will be the first expansion since Austria, Finland and Sweden joined in 1995, bringing the current total to 15 countries."
"With the new members, the EU will surpass the North American Free Trade Agreement as the world's largest market, with 445 million people compared to NAFTA's 416 million."
"The 10 candidates — Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus and Malta — are to join in May 2004."
"Their entry will be the EU's largest, most ambitious expansion ever and one that carries huge political significance, for it will erase the continent's Cold War divide." 12-02
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