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February, 2017

  • 22 February

    Austria to reward companies for hiring locals

    Austria’s government has approved rules to reward companies with tax cuts for hiring workers already resident in the country. The move is meant to help cut unemployment, but could fall foul of the EU’s freedom of movement rules. Also today, Verizon agrees to continue with plans to buy Yahoo after the internet giant cut the asking price. Subscribe to France …

September, 2013

  • 2 September

    James Cunnama and Yvonne van Vlerken Triumph in Austria

    A competitor exits the water during the Challenge Triathlon Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl on September 1, 2013 in Walchsee, Austria. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

      James Cunnama and Yvonne van Vlerken have triumphed at the Tyrol Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl triathlon. Heavy rain battered competitors at the Austrian event, which included a 1.9km swim, 90km bike over two loops with 1,100 m of altitude difference and a final running stage of 21km over four laps. Todd Skipworth was first out of the water in the men’s …

February, 2012

  • 17 February

    Prince Friso of the Netherlands in Critical Condition After Avalanche

    The second son of the Queen of the Netherlands, Prince Friso, is in a critical condition after being caught in an avalanche. The Prince was ski-ing at the resort of Lech in Austria when the accident happened. His condition has been described in an official royal statement as “stable, but not out of danger”. The Prince is a member of …

  • 11 February

    How Russia Defeated Napoleon – Professor Dominic Lieven

    Professor Lieven, author of Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, on the factors that contributed to Napoleon’s famous defeat in Tsarist Russia. 1812 is one of the most famous stories in European history. Nevertheless much of the story, as usually told, is untrue. Outside Russia, 1812 is usually told just from Napoleon’s point of view and without regard for …

December, 2011

  • 1 December

    Olympic Museum to Open Doors for Free

    The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland will be welcoming visitors for free until 29th January 2012 ahead of its closure for major refurbishments. View all the torches used in Olympic processions, a “best-of” exhibition showcasing memorabilia from 1992 – 2011, the “Charm of Chinese Painting” exhibition and other interactive features free of charge. Meanwhile, nearby Austria will be hosting the …

November, 2011

  • 2 November

    Kevin Rolland Watches With Interest As Ski Half Pipe Introduced to Olympics

    French freestyle skier, Kevin Rolland, will be watching with interest as the Ski Halfpipe event is introduced to an Olympic event for the first time in January 2012. The Winter Youth Olympic Games will take place between 12th and 23rd January 2012 at Innsbruck and will feature the same expanded programme as the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, meaning that young …

September, 2011

  • 6 September

    UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification – Fixtures, Tuesday 6 September 2011

    Another slew of UEFA Euro 2012 fixtures are scheduled to take place on the evening of Tuesday 6th September 2011, as 46 nations look to get three points closer to the tournament, which takes place in Poland and Ukraine in the summer of 2012. Of particular interest are the matches between England and Wales, at Wembley, and Denmark v Norway …

May, 2011

  • 24 May

    DSQUARED² Charity MINI Unveiled in Vienna

    A unique red and black MINI Cooper S created by Canadian designer twins DSQUARED² was unveiled at the Life Ball on Saturday night (21st May 2011) in Vienna, Austria. The DSQUARED² MINI is equipped for any adventure thanks to its rally-style headlamps, front radiator guard and tinted side windows with protective metal grilles. A boot-mounted spare-wheel reinforces the off-road capable …

March, 2011

  • 25 March

    Football: Euro 2012 Qualification, Fixtures Friday 25 March 2011

    Six football matches take place across Europe on the evening of Friday 25th March 2011 as the Qualification for UEFA Euro 2012 continues. Austria v Belgium – Group A – Kick-Off (CET) 20:30 Austria currently sit second in Group A, five points behind Germany, though they have a game in hand. Belgium are three points back in fourth place, meaning …

February, 2011

  • 23 February

    International Women’s Day Centenary Celebrations 2011

    March 8th 2011 marks the centenary of the very first International Women’s Day which was inaugurated on 19th March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. On that day, more than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. On the eve of World …