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Austrian museum skews paintings to reflect climate change

Mar. 21, 2023 08:06 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A Vienna museum is hanging some of its paintings at an angle to reflect the possible effects of climate change on the landscapes they depict. The Austrian capital's Leopold Museum said Tuesday that 15 paintings will be slightly skewed until June 26 as part of the...

Austrian police warn of abstract threat to Syrian facilities

Mar. 16, 2023 07:45 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police issued a terror threat warning Thursday for Vienna, saying there was an “abstract" danger for Syrian institutions in the city. The alert came a day after police in Austria's capital warned of " a possible “Islamist-motivated attack” on churches...

Austrian police: Possible threat to Vienna places of worship

Mar. 15, 2023 10:52 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police warned Wednesday of a possible “Islamist-motivated attack” in Vienna against churches and other houses of worship, citing undisclosed information received by the country's intelligence service. Police in Vienna tweeted that they had heightened...

Austrian police warn of the danger of an 'Islamist-motivated attack' targeting churches in Vienna

Mar. 15, 2023 05:48 AM EDT
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police warn of the danger of an 'Islamist-motivated attack' targeting churches in Vienna.

Georgian police disperse crowd protesting foreign agent law

Mar. 09, 2023 00:05 AM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the capital of Georgia used water cannons and tear gas late Wednesday to disperse demonstrators around the parliament building protesting a draft law that they say could stifle media freedom and civil society. Lawmakers on Tuesday approved the...

Christian Thielemann leads Vienna Philharmonic US tour

Mar. 03, 2023 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During the height of the coronavirus pandemic in November 2020, when Vienna was shut down and people were allowed outside mainly to walk their dogs, Christian Thielemann was stopped by a police officer in the Heldenplatz. ”What are you doing?‘” he recalled the...

Russian delegates defiant at hostile OSCE assembly meeting

Feb. 24, 2023 16:12 PM EST

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — A contentious Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe parliamentary meeting ended Friday with condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — as Russian delegates accused the West of preventing dialogue by arming Kyiv. The Parliamentary...

Russia expels 4 Austrian diplomats in retaliatory move

Feb. 17, 2023 12:12 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has asked four Austrian diplomats to leave Russia in retaliation for the expulsion earlier this month of four Russian diplomats from Vienna. Austria had accused the Russian diplomats of spying, and Chancellor Karl Nehammer on Friday defended their Feb. 2...

Austria expels 4 Russian diplomats based in Vienna

Feb. 02, 2023 12:11 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's government said Thursday that it has ordered four Russian diplomats based in Vienna, including two at Moscow's mission to U.N. agencies in the city, to leave the country. The Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement that two diplomats at the Russian...

Vienna court convicts 2020 gunman's alleged helpers

Feb. 02, 2023 03:33 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted four men of terrorist offenses and participation in murder over their alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in 2020. Two of the men were sentenced to life in prison by the...