UNHCR shocked over dead bodies found near Austrian border

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNHCR shocked over dead bodies found near Austrian border 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday said it was deeply shocked and saddened at the grim discovery of the bodies of up to 70 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary.

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Russia’s Polina Gagarina passes Eurovision 2015 semi-final

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia’s Polina Gagarina passes Eurovision 2015 semi-final 

VIENNA, May 20 — Russian singer Polina Gagarina has successfully passed the first Eurovision 2015 semi-final held in the Austrian capital.

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Austria sees increase in cases of measles outbreaks

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Austria sees increase in cases of measles outbreaks 

VIENNA, April 23 — Austria saw an increase in the number of measle outbreaks so far in 2015, with 147 cases reported by April 20 already compared to 117 cases reported for the entire year of 2014.

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Austrian health experts call for increased hepatitis vaccinations

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VIENNA, April 9 — Austrian experts have called for increased vaccinations for hepatitis A and B with 40 percent of the Austrian population being inadequately vaccinated, they said at a press conference in Vienna Wednesday.

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70% of Austrian women struggle with problems related to menopause: experts

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on 70% of Austrian women struggle with problems related to menopause: experts 

VIENNA, March 5 — In Austria, 70 percent of women struggle with mid-life health problems related to menopause, expert said on Wednesday.

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Austrian tourism industry sees drop in overnight stays for 2014

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Austrian tourism industry sees drop in overnight stays for 2014 

VIENNA, Jan. 29 — The number of visitors to Austria staying overnight in 2014 has decreased 785,000, or 0.6 percent, to 131.9 million despite a record number of visitors overall, according to preliminary data released by Statistics Austria on Wednesday.

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Lung cancer among Austrian women shows alarming increase

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VIENNA,Jan. 28 — The incidence of lung cancer among Austrian women shows an alarming increase with almost twice as many cases as 20 years ago, figures from Statistics Austria showed Tuesday.

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Economist predicts further job cuts in Austria

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Economist predicts further job cuts in Austria 

VIENNA, Jan. 28 — The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) expects further job cuts in industry leading into summer, IV head economist Christian Helmstein told journalists here on Tuesday.

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Hacking for economic gains becomes "emerging industry": report

January 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hacking for economic gains becomes "emerging industry": report 

VIENNA, Jan. 16 — Cyber-attacks, which are mostly intended for economic gains, have become an "emerging industry," said an Austrian report released Thursday.

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Foreign visitors increase Austrian hotel bookings

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VIENNA, Jan. 8 — Despite a drop in the number of domestic guests staying in Austrian hotels, strong foreign visitor numbers have led to a 0.7 percent increase in the number of overnight stays for the month of November 2014.

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