Latest Vienna News

Austrian court acquits ex-vice chancellor in retrial

Jan. 10, 2023 07:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Vienna court on Tuesday acquitted former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of trying to change laws to favor a private hospital in exchange for donations to his political party, local media reported. The trial at the Vienna Criminal Court was a...

Conscript fatally shot in scuffle at Austrian barracks

Jan. 06, 2023 10:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A conscript was killed and an officer hurt during a scuffle at a military barracks in Austria on Friday that resulted in several shots being fired, the country's defense ministry said. The incident happened shortly before 7 a.m. at the barracks next to an airfield in...

Skier Shiffrin enters new dimension with 50th slalom win

Dec. 29, 2022 15:11 PM EST

SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin made ski racing history once again on Thursday night. This time, however, she wasn't the only American skier doing so. Shiffrin led teammate Paula Moltzan for the U.S. ski team's first 1-2 finish in a women's World Cup...

Skier Shiffrin edges Gut-Behrami in GS for career win 79

Dec. 28, 2022 15:22 PM EST

SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Everyone in ski racing seems to be counting Mikaela Shiffrin's World Cup wins. Except for Mikaela Shiffrin herself. The four-time overall champion won a gripping duel with Swiss rival Lara Gut-Behrami in a giant slalom Wednesday to earn career victory No....

Review: In ‘Corsage,’ a real-life empress gets a new story

Dec. 21, 2022 17:42 PM EST

A winsome young woman marries into the top echelon of royalty, becomes lonely in a passionless marriage, and suffers eating disorders and depression even as she fascinates the outside world. Decades after her untimely death, they’re still making movies and TV shows about her. P.S....

Albania's last captive bear rescued to Austrian sanctuary

Dec. 07, 2022 09:18 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s last brown bear in captivity was rescued by an international animal welfare organization Wednesday and will be taken to a sanctuary in Austria. Four Paws began the journey with the 24-year-old bear, named Mark, accompanied by a large file of...

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

Dec. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union...

Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to heirs

Dec. 03, 2022 02:30 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A musical manuscript handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven is getting returned to the heirs of the richest family in pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, whose members had to flee the country to escape the Holocaust. The Moravian Museum in the Czech city of Brno has had the...

Austria: 3 men convicted in rape, death of 13-year-old girl

Dec. 02, 2022 13:32 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted three Afghan men for the rape and death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found dumped next to a tree in Vienna last year in a case that shocked the Alpine nation. The Austria Press Agency reported Friday that the main defendant, a...

Climate activists throw liquid at Klimt painting in Vienna

Nov. 15, 2022 09:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists in Austria on Tuesday attacked a famous painting by artist Gustav Klimt with a black, oily liquid and one then glued himself to glass protecting the painting's frame. Members of the group Last Generation Austria tweeted they had targeted the 1915...