Latest Vienna News

World powers press Iran to reverse nuke deal violations

Dec. 6, 2019 11:37 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — World powers pressured Iran on Friday to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but stopped short of deciding on whether to proceed with a move that could see the case brought before the UN Security Council and a “snapback” of sanctions...

Austrian, Moldovan police break up nuclear smuggling ring

Dec. 6, 2019 11:17 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian and Moldovan authorities have broken up an organized crime ring suspected of smuggling nuclear materials, the European police agency said Friday. Europol, which coordinated and supported the operation, said the ring was attempting to sell “radiological material to an...

OPEC talks end without announcement of expected cuts

Dec. 5, 2019 5:59 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel ended talks late Thursday without an announcement on possible deep cuts to production that would support the price of fuel around the world. An OPEC spokesman told waiting journalists at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) that an expected news...

Ex-Playboy model who claimed Trump affair sues Fox News

Dec. 5, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump sued Fox News on Thursday, claiming prominent host Tucker Carlson slandered her by saying that what happened “sounds like a classic case of extortion." Karen...

Report: Placido Domingo denies alleged casting power abuse

Dec. 2, 2019 2:48 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Opera legend Placido Domingo was quoted by a leading Italian daily Monday as saying he did not abuse his power in casting, part of allegations against him in two reports by The Associated Press. Domingo, 78, told Milanese daily Corriere della Sera that while he was general director in...

Olympic judo champ gets 5 years for sexual assault of pupils

Dec. 2, 2019 11:56 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday for sexually assaulting two young girls he was coaching in the early 2000s. An Austrian regional criminal court found Seisenbacher guilty of the abuse, which took place in Vienna between 1999 and...

Austria: community service ordered for moped crash mother

Dec. 2, 2019 10:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian court has told a woman to do 200 hours of community work after her two daughters died when a car slammed into the trailer they were being pulled in behind her electric moped. The woman had been accused of causing death by gross negligence because the children aged 1 and 4...

New UN nuclear agency chief: “firm and fair” stance on Iran

Dec. 2, 2019 7:27 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The incoming head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency said Monday he will take a “firm and fair” approach toward inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, and plans to visit Tehran in the near future. Argentine diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi’s comments came...

Conductor Mariss Jansons dies at 76; led top orchestras

Dec. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mariss Jansons, conductor of top classical ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, has died in Russia. He was 76. Jansons’ death in St. Petersburg was confirmed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, where...

Austria nixes mounted police plan, seeks new home for horses

Nov. 28, 2019 8:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s interim government has cancelled an ex-minister’s project to create a mounted police squad and is now figuring out what to do with the horses. The mounted police force in Vienna was a project pushed by Herbert Kickl, a member of the far-right Freedom Party, who was...