Austria, formal name: the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising nine federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly nine million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is landlocked and highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.
Austrian prosecutors said on Thursday they are investigating former far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache and others on suspicion of breach of trust in connection with a sting video that forced.. Reuters - Published
Dominic Thiem has said he wants to play doubles with Serena Williams at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships. Thiem and Williams went viral at the French Open after the Austrian player was kicked out..
Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Open title on Sunday, defeating Austrian Dominic Thiem in four sets. Nadal and Thiem traded powerful shots early, but as the match wore on, Nadal asserted his dominance..
According to a report by CNN, on Wednesday, the funeral of Formula One legend Niki Lauda took place in Vienna, where some of the sport's most recognizable stars were in attendance. Among those who came..
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz left office on Tuesday after parliament voted out his conservative provisional government, blaming him in part for a political crisis triggered by..
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has suffered a no-confidence vote in parliament and will be forced to resign. How it came to this involves a web of alliances and an alleged corruption sting against..
Austria's government said on Wednesday it plans to shut a Saudi-funded center for religious dialogue in Vienna after parliament urged it to try to prevent the possible execution of a teenager in Saudi.. Reuters - Published
Austria on Wednesday took a step toward setting Sept. 29 as the date of its next parliamentary election as lawmakers passed a bill ending the current legislative period in a few weeks. Reuters - Published