Family, fans to attend requiem for Formula One’s Niki Lauda

Europe 05/29/19, 01:57

Family, friends and fans have gathered at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One great Niki Lauda.The wooden coffin of the three-time champion was decorated Wednesday with his red racing helmet and surrounded by six white candles, with two larger-than life portraits of Lauda behind ...

Austria: photo show of Holocaust survivors vandalized again

Europe 05/28/19, 07:26

The creator of a photo exhibit of Holocaust survivors in Austria expressed dismay Tuesday that his portraits were slashed and daubed with swastikas in three attacks this month, but said the vandalism serves to emphasize why the show is important."This destruction is the worst possible scenario," German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano ...

Ousted by parliament, Austria’s Kurz vows to win job back

World 05/27/19, 15:19

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote Monday, paving the way for a new election. The young leader, riding high in popular support, defiantly vowed that he and his center-right People's Party would return to power with increased strength.The vote capped a week of turmoil ...

Update: Austria’s Kurz looks forward to fall election

World 05/27/19, 12:18

The Latest on Austria's political crisis (all times local):7:15 p.m.Austria's ousted chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has told a cheering crowd in Vienna just hours after he lost a no-confidence vote that he is looking to increase his center-right party's support in a September election.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz delivers his speech at ...

Update: Austria’s Kurz wants to fire interior minister

Europe 05/20/19, 11:51

The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local):6:50 p.m.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over the video scandal that's rocked the government.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in ...

Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zoo

Europe 05/20/19, 10:10

A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo.Yuan Yuan arrived in Vienna last month and has spent the last few weeks in quarantine. He was chosen as a partner for Yang Yang, the zoo's 18-year-old female panda, who has been at ...

Vienna zoo gets male panda as partner for longtime resident

Europe 04/17/19, 09:19

A 19-year-old male giant panda has arrived at Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo, more than two years after his predecessor died.Yuan Yuan, who arrived on Tuesday evening, was chosen as a partner for Yang Yang, the zoo's 18-year-old female panda. The zoo said Wednesday that he will be introduced to the public ...

Abuse accusations stir up Vienna State Opera ballet academy

Entertainment 04/10/19, 08:21

The director of the Vienna State Opera on Wednesday called for allegations of abuse at its renowned youth ballet academy to be cleared up in full, expressing shock at "unacceptable" events.Austrian magazine Falter reported a day earlier, based on interviews with former students and staff, that students at the academy ...

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal

World 02/22/19, 12:20

Iran is continuing to comply with the landmark 2015 deal with major powers aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives despite the United States withdrawing from the pact and re-imposing sanctions, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Friday.In a confidential quarterly report distributed to its ...

Update: Rare snowstorm delays, diverts flights in Prague

Sports 02/03/19, 08:19

The Latest on the winter weather in Europe (all times local):2:10 p.m.A rare snowstorm accompanied by flashes of lightning in Prague has caused on roads and at the Czech capital's international airport.At least five flights to Prague' Vaclav Havel Airport were diverted to the Czech Republic's second-largest city, Brno, or ...

Austria’s young chancellor welcomes one of oldest PMs

Europe 01/21/19, 05:41

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has some special words of welcome for his guest, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is more than six decades his senior.Kurz told Mahathir after meetings Monday in Vienna "for me personally it is nice, as one of the youngest prime ministers of the world, to ...

Austria: 5 monks assaulted at Vienna church

Europe 12/27/18, 13:07

Austrian police say that five monks have been assaulted at a Vienna church by two people, at least one of whom apparently demanded money and valuables.Police said the assault happened at about 1:30 p.m. (1230 GMT; 7:30 a.m. EST) Thursday at a complex in the city's Floridsdorf district. Police found ...

Austrian police detain 2 in Vienna restaurant shooting

Europe 12/23/18, 11:24

Austrian police say they have detained both a witness and a man who was wounded in a shooting at a Viennese restaurant that left another man dead.Police said Sunday that the 29-year-old witness, who was eating with the two other men at a central Vienna restaurant before Friday's shooting, became ...

Shooting in central Vienna leaves 1 dead, 1 badly wounded

Europe 12/21/18, 09:55

A shooting Friday in central Vienna left one person dead and another seriously wounded, Austrian authorities said. Police were looking for the gunman.The shooting took place at about 1:30 p.m. in the Lugeck square area of the Austrian capital. Police said a man fired several shots and one person died ...

EU officials, firms meet African leaders to talk investment

Europe 12/18/18, 03:39

European officials and companies are meeting in Vienna with African leaders for talks on increasing investment in the continent.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte jokes at the start of the EU Africa Forum in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)Rwanda's President Paul Kagame talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte ...

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

World 12/09/18, 03:38

Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place.Hassan Husseini didn't speak German ...

Update: OPEC agrees to cut in oil production

Business 12/07/18, 10:13

The Latest on the OPEC oil meeting (all times local):4 p.m.Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh speaks prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)Iraq's representative in OPEC says the ...

OPEC ministers, Russia, meeting for oil production cut talks

Business 12/07/18, 05:11

OPEC countries are mulling a possible cut to oil production in an attempt to stabilize prices as they meet for a second straight day.Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh speaks prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters ...

Update: Saudis seek 1 million barrels cut to OPEC output

Europe 12/06/18, 05:53

The Latest on OPEC's meeting on cutting oil production (all times local):11:50 a.m.Saudi Arabia's energy minister says his country sees an oil production cut of 1 million barrels per day as "adequate" to respond to recent declines in oil prices.Heading in to a meeting of OPEC countries in Vienna on ...

Oil prices perk up on trade truce, possible OPEC decision

Business 12/04/18, 03:16

A rally in oil prices after a two-month slide indicates traders are betting that OPEC and its allies including Russia will agree to produce less crude.Representatives of oil-producing nations will hold a highly anticipated meeting Thursday in Vienna, with analysts predicting that they will agree on a cut of at ...

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