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October 11, 2008 | From Reuters
Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider was killed in a car accident early today, the national news agency APA reported. It quoted police as saying that Haider died after suffering severe head and chest injuries when the car he was driving went out of control and rolled several times outside the southern city of Klagenfurt. APA said Haider was alone in the car.
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March 22, 2009 | William J. Kole, Kole writes for the Associated Press.
Long before Josef Fritzl and the horrendous crimes in his dungeon, Austria was maligned for its Nazi past, its right-wing politics and another high-profile abduction case. Now that Fritzl has been sentenced to life in a psychiatric ward, the nation, wounded by another dark episode, is eager to move on. "We are glad it ended so quickly," Chancellor Werner Faymann said Friday of Fritzl's four-day trial. But to those who portrayed Fritzl as the monstrous product of a country blemished by its complicity with the Nazis, Faymann had a stern message.
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WORLD
October 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Far-right politician Joerg Haider was speeding at more than twice the posted limit before the car crash that killed him, investigators say. Austrian police reconstructing Saturday's accident in the southern province of Carinthia, where Haider was governor, said the speedometer of Haider's high-powered Volkswagen Phaeton was stuck at 142 kilometers per hour (88 mph). The posted limit at the crash site is 70 (44 mph). Haider's Alliance for Austria's Future named Stefan Petzner as his successor.
WORLD
October 25, 2008 | the Associated Press
Speculation that far-right leader Joerg Haider led a double life raged after his political protege, Stefan Petzner, publicly called Haider "the man of my life" in a tearful tribute to the Freedom Party boss who died in a car crash this month. Petzner, 27, did not say explicitly that he and Haider, a married father of two, had a sexual relationship.
WORLD
October 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Far-right Gov. Joerg Haider has set up a facility in the remote mountains of southern Austria to handle asylum-seekers suspected of crimes, saying they need to be isolated to protect people in the area. Haider, governor of Carinthia province, said the number of criminal asylum-seekers was on the rise. "The whole thing sounds strongly like banishment," said Heinz Patzelt, head of Austria's chapter of Amnesty International.
NEWS
May 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Far-right Austrian politician Joerg Haider lashed out at German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, accusing him of behaving like a "19th century feudal lord" during a weekend visit to Vienna. Schroeder avoided officials from Haider's Freedom Party when he visited Austria on Friday and Saturday. And he said he didn't believe that the European Union had erred when it imposed sanctions on Austria last year after the Freedom Party joined the national government.
NEWS
May 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Opposition parties called for the government to explain what far-right leader Joerg Haider was doing visiting Moammar Kadafi in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Haider, who resigned recently as Freedom Party leader but still sits on the center-right government's policy-making coalition committee, visited Kadafi on May 9, two magazines are reporting.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Austrian right-wing politician Joerg Haider was rebuffed when he tried to visit Montreal's Holocaust Center during an unannounced visit to Canada this week, a Jewish leader said. Moshe Ronen, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said his group questioned Haider's motive in asking for the tour and had recommended the center turn him away. "Our advice to the museum was not to accommodate this bizarre request," Ronen said Wednesday. "They did not accommodate the visit."
WORLD
October 25, 2008 | the Associated Press
Speculation that far-right leader Joerg Haider led a double life raged after his political protege, Stefan Petzner, publicly called Haider "the man of my life" in a tearful tribute to the Freedom Party boss who died in a car crash this month. Petzner, 27, did not say explicitly that he and Haider, a married father of two, had a sexual relationship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2000
Re "Specter of Nazi Hate in Austria," editorial, Feb. 1: Seventy-three percent of Austrian voters did not cast their ballot for Joerg Haider's party. Of those who did, the majority did not vote for this party because of anti-foreigner sentiments. Austria is a stable, civil and successful democracy. It has always pursued an outstanding humanitarian policy. These pillars of the Austrian postwar existence will not change. Concerns voiced in Austria and abroad about Haider's party are being taken very seriously.
WORLD
October 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Far-right politician Joerg Haider was speeding at more than twice the posted limit before the car crash that killed him, investigators say. Austrian police reconstructing Saturday's accident in the southern province of Carinthia, where Haider was governor, said the speedometer of Haider's high-powered Volkswagen Phaeton was stuck at 142 kilometers per hour (88 mph). The posted limit at the crash site is 70 (44 mph). Haider's Alliance for Austria's Future named Stefan Petzner as his successor.
WORLD
October 11, 2008 | From Reuters
Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider was killed in a car accident early today, the national news agency APA reported. It quoted police as saying that Haider died after suffering severe head and chest injuries when the car he was driving went out of control and rolled several times outside the southern city of Klagenfurt. APA said Haider was alone in the car.
WORLD
October 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Far-right Gov. Joerg Haider has set up a facility in the remote mountains of southern Austria to handle asylum-seekers suspected of crimes, saying they need to be isolated to protect people in the area. Haider, governor of Carinthia province, said the number of criminal asylum-seekers was on the rise. "The whole thing sounds strongly like banishment," said Heinz Patzelt, head of Austria's chapter of Amnesty International.
WORLD
March 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider, known for his anti-Jewish slurs and friendship with Saddam Hussein, won a surprise electoral victory in his home province of Carinthia on Sunday that strengthened his grip on a weakened party and assured his reappointment as governor.
WORLD
March 2, 2004 | Sonya Yee, Times Staff Writer
Far-right politician Joerg Haider, whose rising popularity in Austria a few years ago rattled much of Europe, is now battling to hang on to power in upcoming elections here in his southern stronghold. Haider's Freedom Party has suffered a series of defeats in recent years.
OPINION
November 27, 2002
The poor showing of the extremist Austrian Freedom Party, which won only 10% of the vote in national elections Sunday, is a big setback for the European far right. The party's chameleon-like leader, Joerg Haider, has been a symbol to anti-immigrant parties across Europe, but his party's collapse suggests that though ugly vestiges of Europe's past will always remain, the basic stability of Western European democracy is proving itself.
NEWS
February 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Far-right Austrian governor Joerg Haider has apologized for making derogatory comments about the leader of Vienna's Jewish community and has withdrawn the remarks. The out-of-court settlement ends a legal case against Haider, the ex-leader of the Freedom Party, on 14 counts linked to anti-Semitism. Ariel Muzicant went to court after Haider ridiculed him at a party gathering last year.
NEWS
February 19, 2000 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Jean Chretien said Friday that he was relieved Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider had ended a controversial two-day private visit to Canada. "He came quickly, and I was happy to see him going. I did not invite him for lunch," Chretien told reporters at the unveiling of the headquarters for the 2001 Summit of the Americas, at which heads of state and government from North, Central and South America will meet.
WORLD
November 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Joerg Haider, leader of Austria's far right, announced early today that he will stay in politics, just hours after declaring that he was calling it quits because of his Freedom Party's disastrous showing in Sunday's general elections. Haider, whose praise of Adolf Hitler and anti-foreigner rhetoric helped propel his party into national government two years ago, said he was persuaded to stay on as governor of Carinthia after a six-hour meeting with political colleagues.
WORLD
November 25, 2002 | Sonya Yee, Special to the Times
Once the symbol of the growing power of Europe's far right, Austrian politician Joerg Haider could find himself left out in the political cold after his party's dismal showing in Sunday's parliamentary election. Haider's Freedom Party garnered 10% of the vote, a sharp drop from the 27% the party won in the 1999 nationwide elections. The conservative People's Party, led by Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, came out on top with 42%, followed by the Social Democrats with just under 37%.
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