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Soros boosts private university’s funding for global move

Nov. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Philanthropist George Soros says the private university he founded will receive a major funding boost and link up with other progressive institutions around the world. Speaking Friday in Vienna, the Hungarian-American billionaire said his charitable foundation would commit 750 million euros...

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. The army said an officer spotted the two Belgian Shepherd dogs running loose at the barracks south of Vienna early Thursday. The fatally injured staff sergeant was...

Austria's Kurz to launch coalition talks with Greens

Nov. 11, 2019 5:03 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz announced Monday that his party will enter coalition talks with the environmentalist Greens. If negotiations succeed, they will likely produce a very different government from his previous alliance with the far-right. Kurz, 33, announced the start...

The Latest: Netanyahu says UN watchdog 'confirms Iran lied'

Nov. 7, 2019 4:06 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Iran's nuclear program and the tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Israel's prime minister alleges that a meeting earlier in the day of the U.N. nuclear watchdog "confirms that Iran lied" about its nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu claimed in a...

Iran alleges UN inspector tested positive for explosives

Nov. 7, 2019 1:12 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Iran alleged Thursday that the U.N. inspector it blocked from a nuclear site last week tested positive for suspected traces of explosive nitrates. The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, disputed Iran's claim. The allegation made by Iranian representative Kazem...

Intimate Freud letter up for sale reveals his softer side

Oct. 31, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A handwritten letter by Sigmund Freud, which shows a rare sentimental side to the 20th-century thinker as well as insight into the life of a prominent Jewish refugee amid the advance of the Nazis, is set to go on sale in Jerusalem. The letter, written in German and dated June 21, 1938, was...

Argentina's Grossi chosen to head UN nuclear agency

Oct. 29, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Argentine diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi was chosen Tuesday to head the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, succeeding the late Yukiya Amano. The International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors selected Grossi as its new director general. The appointment still requires the formal...

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...