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Ritchie Boys proposed for a Congressional Gold Medal

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

CASCADE, Md. (AP) — Gideon Kantor first arrived at what was then Camp Ritchie in Cascade as a teenager in 1943. An arduous journey from his birthplace — Vienna, Austria — to the U.S. Army camp on South Mountain had taken him to various stops in Europe as his family attempted to...

Benzema joins list of players who will miss the World Cup

Nov. 20, 2022 04:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Not every big soccer star will be playing at the World Cup. Some will be missing from the tournament in Qatar because of injuries or because their countries didn't qualify, including Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema of France and runner-up Sadio Mané of Senegal....

Austria, Hungary, Serbia hold top-level meeting on migration

Nov. 16, 2022 12:38 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Austria, Hungary and Serbia on Wednesday held another top-level meeting dedicated to curbing migration, including by sending more than 100 police officers, vehicles equipped with night vision cameras and drones to the border with North Macedonia. Austria and...

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...

In asylum dispute, Austrian mayor takes down migrant tents

Nov. 15, 2022 02:51 AM EST

ST. GEORGEN, Austria (AP) — In a standoff over the rising number of asylum-seekers in Austria, the mayor of a small village has defied the federal government and ordered tents housing the migrants to be dismantled. After a weeks-long conflict, St. Georgen Mayor Ferdinand Aigner had...

Austria: 9 injured as hot air balloon crashes twice in Alps

Nov. 12, 2022 12:36 PM EST

KIRCHSCHLAG IN DER BUCKLIGEN WELT, Austria (AP) — A hot air balloon crashed twice Saturday on the eastern edge of the Alps in Austria, injuring nine people as a hard landing apparently bounced the pilot and the co-pilot out of the basket and sent several passengers back into the sky on their own,...

KFC apologizes for app alert urging orders for Kristallnacht

Nov. 11, 2022 07:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — KFC has apologized for accidentally sending an automated push alert to its app users in Germany that appeared to urge people to order food to commemorate the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the “Night of Broken Glass” — when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and...

UN agency: Iran increases highly enriched uranium stockpile

Nov. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday it believes that Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium and criticized Tehran for continuing to bar the agency's officials from accessing or monitoring Iranian nuclear sites. In its quarterly report,...

Kristallnacht survivors warn about antisemitism, hate speech

Nov. 09, 2022 02:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors from around the world are warning about the reemergence of antisemitism as they mark the 84th anniversary on Wednesday of Kristallnacht — the “Night of Broken Glass” — when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. In the...

World Cup finalist Croatia bringing rebuilt team to Qatar

Oct. 26, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

Was Croatia's run to the 2018 World Cup final a one-off? Don't be so sure. Only five of the 11 players who started the 2018 final are still in the squad — led by the 37-year-old Luka Modrić — but Croatia's rebuild fuses that experienced core with a talented new generation. ...