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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.
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Thousands pay respects to Austria's Haider

KLAGENFURT, Austria, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Thousands of people attended a memorial service Saturday for right-wing Austrian leader Jorg Haider, who died in a car crash last weekend, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.
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Social Democrats take narrow Austria win

VIENNA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Austrian voters gave a very narrow win to the leftist Social Democratic Party Sunday, with the ruling conservative People's Party coming in second.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2006 with 306 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2006 with 334 to follow.
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Mossad spied on Austria's Haidar

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- The Israeli secret service, Mossad, spied on Jörg Haider, the right-wing Austrian populist, The London Times newspaper reported Thursday.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2005 with 306 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2005 with 334 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2004 with 307 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2004 with 335 to follow.
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Jörg Haider (German pronunciation: ; 26 January 1950 – 11 October 2008) was an Austrian politician. He was Governor of Carinthia on two occasions, the long-time leader of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) and later Chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, BZÖ), a breakaway party from the FPÖ.

Haider was controversial within Austria and abroad for comments that were widely condemned as praising Nazi policies or as xenophobic or anti-Semitic. Several countries imposed mild diplomatic sanctions against his party's government. Haider died in a car accident shortly after leading the BZÖ in the Austrian Parliamentary elections. He was driving over the speed limit while significantly over the legal alcohol limit.

Haider's parents had been early members of the Nazi Party (NSDAP, National Socialist German Workers' Party) in Austria. They were from different backgrounds. Haider's father, Robert Haider, was a shoemaker. His mother, Dorothea Rupp, was the daughter of a well-to-do physician and head of the gynaecology ward at the general hospital of Linz.

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