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Austrian prosecutors appeal a decision to move 'monster of Amstetten' Josef Fritzl to regular prison

Feb. 01, 2024 08:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have appealed a court decision that a man who kept his daughter captive for 24 years and raped her thousands of times, fathering seven children with her, can be moved from psychiatric detention to a regular prison. Ferdinand Schuster, a...

Julius Baer CEO resigns as Swiss bank announces plans to quit private debt business

Feb. 01, 2024 07:27 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Julius Baer says its CEO is resigning and the Swiss bank is quitting the private debt business as well as setting aside more than a half-billion Swiss francs (dollars) reportedly over its exposure to bankrupt Austrian asset manager Signa. Chairman Romeo Lacher...

Austrian government supports Vienna Boys Choir to help it out of financial difficulties

Dec. 30, 2023 09:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government said Saturday that it is giving the country's centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir 800,000 euros ($884,000) to help it out of severe financial difficulties. “It goes without saying that we will rescue them from their financial plight,” Austrian...

Gaston Glock, the Austrian developer of the Glock handgun, dies at 94

Dec. 27, 2023 15:12 PM EST

Gaston Glock, the Austrian developer of the handgun that bears his name, died on Wednesday. He was 94. The Glock company announced his death, the Austria Press Agency reported. Glock, a reclusive engineer, founded the company in 1963 in Deutsch-Wagram, near Vienna. It...

Christmas Eve worshippers to face security screening at Cologne cathedral as police cite attack risk

Dec. 23, 2023 18:26 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Cologne police acting on indications of a possible attack searched Germany's landmark cathedral with sniffer dogs Saturday and said worshippers attending Christmas Eve Mass would undergo security screening before being allowed in. In Austria, police in...

Austrian authorities arrest 16-year-old who allegedly planned to attack a Vienna synagogue

Dec. 11, 2023 06:17 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 16-year-old teenager has been arrested for allegedly planning to attack a synagogue in Vienna, Austria's top security official said Monday. The teenager, who was arrested Thursday, had announced in online chats that he intended to procure a weapon to attack an...

Associated Press correspondent Roland Prinz, who spent decades covering Europe, dies at age 85

Dec. 01, 2023 10:07 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Roland Prinz, who was born as armies began marching across central Europe then spent nearly four decades covering the Cold War and the fall of communism for The Associated Press, has died. He was 85. Prinz was a linchpin of the AP’s coverage of the turmoil that...

Growing oil producer Brazil joining OPEC+, potentially expanding the oil bloc's future control over some global supply

Nov. 30, 2023 12:05 PM EST
VIENNA (AP) — Growing oil producer Brazil joining OPEC+, potentially expanding the oil bloc's future control over some global supply.