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Austria prepares to repatriate IS supporter's children

Aug. 24, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria is preparing to repatriate two sons of an Austrian Islamic State group supporter believed to have died in Syria after she headed there in 2014. Foreign ministry spokesman Peter Guschelbauer told public broadcaster ORF's Oe1 radio Saturday that "there is a positive DNA test and so the...

Cecilia Bartoli talks, again, of US return

Aug. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — There was a time a generation ago when Cecilia Bartoli's many U.S. fans could count on seeing her regularly in opera or in concert. The Italian mezzo-soprano noted for her warm sound, dramatic intensity and dazzling coloratura agility had shot to fame in the early 1990s while still...

German, Hungarian leaders commemorate '89 freedom picnic

Aug. 19, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Hungary and Germany sought to strike a conciliatory note Monday, largely setting aside the frostier tones that have dominated their recent relations as they commemorated the 30th anniversary of a key moment in Cold War history. Speaking at a ceremony recalling the "Pan-European...

Will populist politics undo a renaissance at Italy's Uffizi?

Aug. 13, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — To protect the masterpieces at the Uffizi Galleries, the Florence museum's director climbed a ladder and hurled an employee's bicycle down at a sheet of glass specially made to keep prized pieces such as Botticelli's "Spring" and "Birth of Venus" safe from vandals. The nearly...

Austria: 2 tiger cubs found in bathtub at apartment

Aug. 9, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two tiger cubs have been found in a bathtub at a Slovakian woman's apartment in eastern Austria, police said Friday. The little big cats were discovered after an animal protection group received tips, police said. They were found Thursday in a bathtub under a heat lamp in the apartment in...

Defending champ Nadal advances to Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Aug. 8, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4 in the wind Thursday night. "A tough day in terms of wind. But we are used to playing like this," Nadal said. "When we play on outdoor courts, that's part of the...

Palmer-Brown lent by Man City to Austria Vienna

Aug. 5, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

American defender Erik Palmer-Brown has been lent from Manchester City to Austria Vienna for the 2019-20 season. The Austrian team said Monday it has an option to buy the 22-year-old center back, who has made two appearances for the U.S. national team. Palmer-Brown was born in Napoleon, Ohio, played for Sporting...

2 young girls killed in Austrian electric moped crash

Aug. 5, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say two young girls have died after a driver slammed into the trailer they were being pulled in behind their mother's electric moped. Police said a 1-year-old died at the scene of the Sunday evening accident on a rural highway near the town of Hausleiten and her 4-year-old...

2 people killed in rafting accident in Austria

Aug. 5, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two people died in a rafting accident Monday on a river near the Austrian city of Salzburg, emergency services said. Officials were trying to determine whether anyone else was on board the raft that capsized. A witness reported seeing the capsized raft and two people drifting in the water...

No perfume, please: Viennese against scented subway air

Aug. 5, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Vienna subway travelers have decided that they don't want their train rides to be scented. The Austrian capital's transport authority tried out four scents, including hints of green tea, grapefruit, sandalwood and melon, in the ventilation systems of four trains on two of the network's five...