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This undated photo privided by the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn (Schoenbrunn Zoo) on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 shows a chameleon in Vienna, Austria. Over 70 species-protected chameleons were to be smuggled into Vienna this week. Customs at the Vienna airport stopped the smuggling and brought the animals to the zoo. (Tiergarten Schönbrunn/Anton Weissenbacher via AP)

Austria stops man trying to smuggle in 74 chameleons

Jan. 25, 2021 9:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities stopped a man at Vienna airport as he tried to smuggle 74 protected chameleons from Africa into the country. They said in a statement Friday that a 56-year-old man, who was not further identified, had hidden the animals in socks and empty ice-cream boxes when he was...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 22, 2010 file photo q man walks in front of Arik Brauer's paintings at the exhibition 'Fantastic Art from Vienna' in the Panorama museum in Bad Frankenhausen, central Germany. Austrian-Israeli artist Arik Brauer, known for his colorful and surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92. Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported Monday that Brauer died late Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 surrounded by his family. It gave no cause of death. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Austrian artist Arik Brauer dies at 92

Jan. 25, 2021 6:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92. Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported Monday that Brauer died late Sunday surrounded by his family. It gave no cause of death. Born Erich Brauer in 1929 to a Jewish family that had emigrated...

City worker Carlos Ruiz gives instruction to a COVID-19 patient after delivering a tank of oxygen to her home in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Jan. 15, 2021 10:37 PM EST

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ago. The country also recorded 1,106 more deaths. It was unclear if the spike was due to the presence of the U.K. virus variant, of which only one case has so...

A mortuary worker transports the body of a COVID-19 victim on a stretcher at the morgue of a hospital in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. After successfully bringing the daily death count down from over 900 in March to single digits by July, Spain has seen a steady uptick that brought deaths back to over 200 a day this month. With that relapse, the body collectors have returned to making the rounds of hospitals, homes and care facilities. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2M amid vaccine rollout

Jan. 15, 2021 1:08 PM EST

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The number of...

Members of the 'Council of Resistance of Iran' demonstrate in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 for the reactivation of the sanctions resolutions of the UN Security Council against Iran. A bilateral meeting as part of the nuclear talks with Iran is taking place in Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Iran nuclear deal members urge Tehran return to compliance

Dec. 16, 2020 11:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — World powers that are part of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran urged Tehran on Wednesday to roll back violations of the accord and return to full compliance during a virtual meeting in Vienna, a German official said. The meeting came as the signatories to the agreement —...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo a train leaves at night the main train station in Frankfurt, Germany. Four European rail companies announced Tuesday they plan to boost the continent’s network of night train connections by reviving routes that were dropped several years ago for cost reasons. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Europe to revive international night train links

Dec. 8, 2020 10:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Four European rail companies announced Tuesday they plan to boost the continent's network of night train connections by reviving routes that were dropped several years ago for cost reasons. German rail company Deutsche Bahn and the main national train operators in France, Switzerland and...

People line up in front of a shop after the stores reopen after a lock down in Vienna, Austria, Monday Dec. 7, 2020., 2020. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Austrian shops open after 3 weeks as lockdown loosened

Dec. 7, 2020 7:52 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austrians lined up to enter stores on Monday as the country relaxed its coronavirus lockdown, allowing nonessential shops to reopen after three weeks. But many restrictions remain in place, and the country's leader advised people against all rushing to the shops at once. Tough lockdown...

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The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Dec. 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified. Under Friday’s order, $7.5 million from the state’s...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif.   On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, cannabis stocks are flying high this month after voters in four states passed measures clearing the way for sales of marijuana to adults. That alone is projected to boost the market for legal cannabis sales in the U.S. by 20%.    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category

Dec. 2, 2020 1:31 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said in a statement that it had voted 27-25, with one...

Rabbi attacked at knifepoint by woman assailant in Vienna

Nov. 27, 2020 4:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A rabbi was attacked at knifepoint in Vienna by a woman who ripped the Jewish skullcap from his head and yelled an anti-Semitic threat before fleeing, police in the Austrian capital said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon when the woman, described as about 50 years old and...