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UPI Hears... Why is U.S. envoy to Saudis retiring?...A new look for the Israeli army...Soft face of Israeli firepower...A fracture in the EU Commission...Hapsburg Empire redux...
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Chief International Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2003 with 306 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2003 with 334 to follow.
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Analysis: Slovakia's thin ice

SKOPJE, Macedonia, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Only four months ago, delirious Slovaks celebrated a gold medal, having thrashed the Russian team in the Ice Hockey World Championship. President Rudolph Schuster hastened to draw some lessons publicly: "You are a very good example for Slovakia because it
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Interview: Austrian banker's rallying cry

Confronted with near-vanishing domestic margins and over-branching, Austrian banks have moved into Central and Eastern Europe. Wolfgang Christl, an investment banker with Euroinvestbank in Austria, said this has been a very good niche market growth strat
SAM VAKNIN, Senior Business Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2002 with 306 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2002 with 334 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
By United Press International
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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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