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Placido Domingo's European cultural award delayed

Oct. 17, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Placido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced. It was the first change in the opera legend's European schedule since numerous accusations of sexual harassment in the United States were reported by The Associated Press. Officials at...

'No human is limited': Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon

Oct. 12, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there's an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to...

Kipchoge chases sub 2-hour marathon in Vienna

Oct. 9, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — When Eliud Kipchoge's family finally gets to see him at a marathon, it will likely be the fastest one the Olympic champion has ever run. The 34-year-old Kenyan's attempt to run a sub two-hour marathon has been set for Saturday in Prater park, a landmark part of the Vienna City Marathon. Event...

Police find body in Vienna basement, man detained

Oct. 4, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say they have found a decomposing body wrapped in plastic bags in a freezer in the basement of an apartment building in Vienna. A man was detained, but the cause of death wasn’t immediately clear. Police were alerted to a foul smell in the building in Vienna’s...

Austrian far-right party suspends ex-leader in expenses spat

Oct. 1, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party said Tuesday that it is suspending former leader Heinz-Christian Strache amid an investigation into his expenses, a day after it suffered heavy losses in an early election. Strache was Austria's vice chancellor until May, when he became embroiled in a scandal...

Austrians boost Kurz's conservatives, Greens in snap poll

Sep. 29, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is poised for a return to power, after his conservative People's Party won a snap election Sunday that was called following the collapse of his government with the far-right Freedom Party in May. Kurz's party was expected to get 37.1% of the vote in...

Kurz favored to return as chancellor in Austria election

Sep. 26, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrians vote Sunday in an election meant to restore political normality after a scandal that brought down ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party in May. The 33-year-old conservative is strongly favored to return to power, but it is unclear...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

US, Iran trade barbs at meeting of UN nuclear watchdog

Sep. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Iran traded barbs over Tehran's nuclear activities as the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference got underway in Vienna. Reading a note from U.S. President Donald Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that Washington "will continue to apply...

Victim of Vienna apartment explosion had opened gas line

Sep. 11, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say a fatal explosion at an apartment building in Vienna in June occurred after one of the victims manipulated a gas line. Two people died and more than a dozen were injured in the blast, which blew a large hole in the side of a residential building. Vienna police said...