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Austrian politicians resign over Nazi scene

2014-09-19 14:03

Two local Austrian politicians have been forced to resign because they appeared amid Nazi memorabilia in a documentary shown at this year's Venice Film Festival.

Austria stops schoolgirls going to Syria

2014-09-10 15:57

Austrian police have prevented two schoolgirls aged 14 and 15 from travelling to Syria, officials say they wanted to join Islamist guerrillas.

S&P downgrades three Austrian banks

2014-08-14 14:30

Standard & Poor's has cut credit ratings of three major Austrian banks regarding legislation winding up the troubled and nationalised lender Hypo Alde Adria.

Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks

2014-07-19 21:46

Iran faces pressure to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking.

Plunge in Erste Bank halts European stocks rally

2014-07-04 13:00

A slump in the shares of Austrian bank Erste has hit the Vienna stock market and halted a rally on the broader European equity market.

Horner backs Vettel to 'come back'

2014-06-25 10:28

F1 driver Sebastian Vettel is taking strain against winning team mate Daniel Ricciardo but has team boss Christian Horner's support.

Bottas: F1 podium 'no fluke'

2014-06-24 12:03

Could Williams' have dominated the 2014 Austrian GP if it had been more aggressive? Chief engineer Rob Smedley reveals Williams' strategy.

Bernie: 'Austria, you're safe!'

2014-06-23 12:05

Austria can officially sigh a breath of relief as Formula 1 supremo Bernie Eccelstone has declared the country's spot on the calender as 'safe'.

Bottas celebrates first F1 podium finish

2014-06-23 10:12

Valtteri Bottas' third place podium gave Williams a top three finish at the 2014 Austrian GP with team mate Felipe Massa in fourth.

Perfect strategy key to Merc win

2014-06-23 10:07

The Mercedes Formula 1 team had the perfect strategy to triumph at the 2014 Austrian GP. "The race was all about management," said executive director Toto Wolff.

Sauber: Wrong stop/go call 'inexcusable'

2014-06-23 09:28

Formula 1 team Sauber suffered an embarrassing debacle when it called in the wrong driver during the 2014 Austrian GP.

Sauber penalised for pit-stop blunder

2014-06-22 19:40

Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez will start the 2014 British GP at Silverstone with a 10-point grid penalty, following a dreadful pit-stop blunder.

Renault speaks on F1 'exit' rumours

2014-06-22 17:30

'I am convinced that we will catch Mercedes in 2014,' comments Renault Sport F1 chief Jean-Michel Jalinier, as the engine-supplier quashes rumours that Red Bull plans to ditch it in favour of building its own power units.

Mercedes triumphs at Austrian GP

2014-06-22 15:34

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two victory to earn his third win of the season at the 2014 Austrian GP. Williams' Valtteri Bottas had a fantastic race as he claims his first F1 podium!

Austrian GP: Massa pole has Neymar magic

2014-06-21 21:12

Felipe Massa hoped to give Brazil another victory to celebrate after a little bit of Neymar magic rubbed off on him as he put his Williams on pole position for the 2014 Austrian GP.

Williams on pole for Austrian GP

2014-06-21 15:11

Williams' Felipe Massa claims pole position, his first since 2008, for the 2014 Austrian GP on Sunday.

Austrian GP: Bottas tops in third practice

2014-06-21 13:17

Williams' Valtteri Bottas turned in the fastest time during the third and final practice session ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP.

F1 stewards rule on Perez penalty

2014-06-20 19:31

Austrian race stewards have upheld Sergio Perez's five-place grid penalty from the 2014 Canadian GP, despite 'new evidence' provided by Force India.

Austrian GP: Stewards to review Perez penalty

2014-06-20 15:37

Formula 1's governing body agreed to hear new evidence presented by Force India in a bid to overturn Sergio Perez's five place grid penalty for the 2014 Austrian GP.

Ricciardo raring for win in Austria GP

2014-06-20 09:01

Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo will look to win at the 2014 Austrian GP after his performance in the 2014 Canadian GP. How will Mercedes feel about this?

Force India wants Perez penalty killed

2014-06-20 07:55

Force India wants Sergio Perez’s five-place grid penalty, incurred at the 2014 Canadian F1 GP, to be overturned. The team believes it has new evidence...

2014 Austrian GP preview: Get the horns...

2014-06-19 13:39

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will have to take on unfamiliar territory at the 2014 Austrian GP.

Why those Mercs packed up in Canada

2014-06-13 14:11

The 2014 Canadian GP in June ended Mercedes' dominant run of 1-2 victories. The team's reason. Here's what happened...

2014 F1 title? Could it be Ricciardo's?

2014-06-12 13:35

"Imagine if Daniel had not had two zero-points results, he'd be even closer to Lewis Hamilton." Those are the words of Red Bull team adviser Helmut Marko.

Van der Linde makes his mark at Red Bull's Ring

2014-06-09 10:34

SA teen Kelvin van der Linde continues to make waves internationally as the youngster helped Audi to its first ADAC GT Masters podium at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday.

 

Austrian traffic cop has crap day

2014-09-16 19:34

A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding, police have said.

Austrian finance minister quits in tax row

2014-08-26 14:30

Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger has unexpectedly resigned from all his posts relating to a row over tax reform.

Austrian woman accused of making porn in church

2014-08-07 14:52

An Austrian woman has been charged after she allegedly sneaked into a village church and filmed herself performing sexual acts, police say.

New app introduces James Bond features

2014-07-10 20:00

A company known for mobile apps designed to thwart government surveillance, Silent Circle, is introducing a secrecy-cloaking phone service.

Merc takes mickey: Red Bull wears silver star

2014-06-27 08:45

'I respect Red Bull team. Nevertheless, life's too short to drink bad wine,' says Mercedes' team chief Toto Wolff. He has confirmed he is not on speaking teams with rival Red Bull's team adviser Helmut Marko.

Rosberg's a 'bigger killer' than Hamilton

2014-06-24 12:15

"Like everyone, I thought Hamilton was the 'killer' of the pair, but Rosberg is showing that he's an even bigger killer", says former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve. What do you think?

Sauber penalised for pit-stop blunder

2014-06-23 12:05

Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez will start the 2014 British GP at Silverstone with a 10-point grid penalty, following a pit-stop blunder.

Lauda: Merc alarm bells must ring now

2014-06-23 10:53

Mercedes Formula 1 chairman Niki Lauda says the team needs to wake up fast and realise it's not as dominant as it might think. Could friction between its drivers be to blame?

Mercedes triumphs at Austrian GP

2014-06-23 10:12

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two victory to earn his third win of the season at the 2014 Austrian GP.

Red Bull: 'Renault power unacceptable'

2014-06-23 09:28

Reigning Formula 1 champion team Red Bull is in dire need of a miracle from engine partner Renault which must come up with more power from its turbo/hybrid engines.

Rosberg: 'More noise would be nice'

2014-06-23 09:05

Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg says it would be "nice to have a little more noise" and believes there is nothing else that needs to be improved in the sport.

Bottas celebrates first F1 podium finish

2014-06-22 19:23

Valtteri Bottas' third place podium gave Williams a top three finish at the 2014 Austrian GP with team mate Felipe Massa in fourth.

Austrian GP: Rosberg wins, Vettel in crisis

2014-06-22 16:36

'In the end I had a very, very fast car again,' Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two finish at the 2014 Austrian GP as Red Bull were were eclipsed at its own track.

In Austria, heat is 'recycled' from sewer

2014-06-22 13:02

Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy.

Hamilton aims for damage limitation

2014-06-21 20:43

'Today I didn't get the job done,' said Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after an error-strewn qualifying round ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP.

Austria to keep GP slot in 2015

2014-06-21 14:26

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the Austrian GP, which returns to the F1 calendar on Sunday for the first time since 2003, will reserve its spot for the 2015 season.

F1 testing to be limited to Europe

2014-06-21 11:13

Formula 1 teams have agreed that testing will be confined to Europe in 2015 as part of new cost-saving measures.

Wolff sells part of his stake in Williams

2014-06-20 18:00

Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff has sold a 5% stake in the Williams Formula 1 team.

Massa wary of 'untrustworthy' Perez

2014-06-20 14:28

Williams' Felipe Massa lashes out at Force India's Sergio Perez, following their crash at the 2014 Canadian GP.

Massa wary of 'untrustworthy' Perez

2014-06-20 08:44

Williams' Felipe Massa lashes out at Force India's Sergio Perez, following their crash at the 2014 Canadian GP. Massa believes Perez cannot be trusted in Austria.

Merc's 'mind games' to continue in Austria

2014-06-20 07:11

The psychological battle between Mercedes title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is about to continue at the 2014 Austrian Formula 1 GP on Sunday (June 22).

2014 Austrian GP preview: Get the horns...

2014-06-19 08:34

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will have take on unfamiliar territory at the 2014 Austrian GP as he hopes to wrestle back the Drivers' championship lead from team mate Nico Rosberg.

Why those Mercs packed up in Canada

2014-06-13 08:38

The 2014 Canadian GP in June ended Mercedes' dominant run of 1-2 victories. The team's reason: 'It seems the software went crazy.' Here's what happened...

Red Bull starts party early in Austria

2014-06-10 08:48

Austria - home of the fizzy drink - is set for its first Formula 1 GP in 11 years but Red Bull has started the party early with Daniel Ricciardo's win in Canada. The Bulls are back?

Red Bull in secret F1 test?

2014-06-05 08:49

Red Bull could be embroiled in a scandal ahead of the 2014 Canadian GP as rumours of a secret indoor test circulate. An unnamed source tipped-off the F1 authorities and F1 rivals...

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