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Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

Aug. 18, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near...

Germany in deal with Greece over taking back some migrants

Aug. 17, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Greece has agreed to take back migrants who apply for asylum there and later turn up at Germany's border with Austria. That brings the government closer to implementing a deal to defuse a German political spat over migration. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore...

Austria official disciplined after gay Afghan migrant ruling

Aug. 17, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's asylum authority says it has disciplined an employee and regrets "linguistic lapses" on his part following a cliche-ridden decision in which an Afghan man's application for asylum on the grounds of his homosexuality was reportedly rejected. Austrian magazine Falter reported this...

Vienna authorities ban eating on subway trains

Aug. 16, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Vienna have decided to ban passengers from eating in the Austrian capital's subway trains. But they don't plan to punish offenders, at least to start with. The Austria Press Agency reported that city councilor Ulli Sima announced the blanket ban Thursday. It will be introduced...

Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding

Aug. 15, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that President Vladimir Putin will attend the Austrian foreign minister's wedding this week. Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that Putin, who is set to visit Berlin on Saturday for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, will make a stopover in Austria to attend...

Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

Aug. 11, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more asylum-seekers. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, meeting at...

Austria man dies in Alaska pack-rafting accident

Aug. 6, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Austria man has died in a pack-rafting accident in Alaska. National Park Service officials say 22-year-old Aidan Don of Salzburg, Austria, died Thursday in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. His body was recovered Friday from the Nizina River. Don and a friend were...

Hospital: Niki Lauda recovering well after lung transplant

Aug. 6, 2018 7:21 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna hospital where Niki Lauda underwent a lung transplant last week says the three-time Formula One champion is breathing without assistance and his condition is improving. The 69-year-old Austrian received a new lung last Thursday after what the Vienna General Hospital has called a...

Klizan wins 6th ATP title in 6 finals in Kitzbuehel

Aug. 4, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Martin Klizan of Slovakia won his sixth ATP title in six finals when he beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 at the Generali Open on Saturday. The second all-qualifier final on the tour since 1990 was wrapped up in 68 minutes. "My performance was the best of the tournament,"...

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

Aug. 2, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant. The Vienna General Hospital says the operation was performed Thursday because of a "serious lung illness." It didn't give more specific details in a brief statement and said the 69-year-old Austrian's family...