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Austria's Social Democrats choose Doskozil as new leader, looking to elections expected next year

Jun. 03, 2023 11:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s center-left Social Democrats elected Hans Peter Doskozil as their new party leader Saturday, hoping to turn around the party’s fortunes ahead of parliamentary elections expected in the small Alpine nation next year. Doskozil, the governor of the...

Austria's government says two citizens held in Iran have been released, are on their way home

Jun. 02, 2023 09:19 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's government says two citizens held in Iran have been released, are on their way home.

Court rules Austria can't be held liable for early COVID infection at ski resort

Jun. 01, 2023 08:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian federal court said Thursday that the state can’t be held liable for a COVID-19 infection from an outbreak at an Alpine ski resort as the pandemic hit Europe in early 2020. The Supreme Court of Justice announced its verdict in a long-running legal battle...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot to death

May. 23, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2023. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking...

Austrian president, government at odds over offering Ukraine demining help

May. 18, 2023 07:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The president and government of Austria are at odds over whether the country should offer Ukraine help with civilian demining, with the defense minister and a major opposition party pointing to concerns over the implications for Austrian military neutrality. President...

Duo in Austria charged with playing Hitler speeches on train intercom

May. 15, 2023 05:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two people were charged in Austria for allegedly playing speeches by Adolf Hitler via the loudspeaker system of a train running from Bregenz to Vienna, Austrian news agency APA reported Monday. The two suspects, who were not identified, also blasted the “Heil...

Whitmer meets with government, business leaders on Europe trip

May. 12, 2023 17:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer conducted her second international trade mission of the year this week, spending two days in Austria and Latvia meeting with both business and government leaders. Whitmer, who spoke with The Associated Press upon returning to...

German leaders fail to reach breakthrough in dispute over growing cost of hosting migrants

May. 10, 2023 16:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a further 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) Wednesday for communities struggling to provide housing, schools and other basic services to a growing number of migrants, but failed to reach a breakthrough in talks with state leaders on the underlying...

Greece looks to Vienna for new boost on Parthenon Sculptures

May. 02, 2023 13:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Museums in Austria and Greece are discussing the potential return to Athens of two ancient Greek sculptures, a move which could have a knock-on effect for the world's thorniest cultural heritage dispute: the fate of the British Museum's Parthenon Sculptures. ...

Vienna nudists oppose plans for cable car over their beach

Apr. 21, 2023 13:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nudists in Austria are up in arms about plans for a cable car that would pass over a popular beach on the northern edge of Vienna where clothing is optional. The country's Austria Press Agency on Friday quoted nudist Barbara Hausjell saying she feared for her privacy...