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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...

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...

60 years after JFK's death, today's Kennedys choose other paths to public service

Nov. 27, 2023 19:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Kennedy, son of Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, remembers being a young state legislator in Rhode Island some 30 years ago and hearing encouraging words from the opposition leader at the time. “I just want you to know that no...