Stories tagged: austria
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel are meeting Thursday to decide whether to cut production even further in order to support the price of fuel and energy …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Former Gonzaga guard Eric McClellan is joining former Zag forward Jeremy Jones on the Kapfenberg Bulls. The Austrian pro team announced the addition of McClellan after recently losing several players …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Prosecutors said Wednesday they are charging a 58-year-old man arrested in connection with the discovery of a Dutch family who lived largely isolated from the outside world for nine years.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
Austria’s ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is poised for a return to power, after his conservative People’s Party won a snap election Sunday that was called following the collapse of his government …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.
Mon., June 3, 2019
Austria swore in its first female chancellor Monday at the head of an interim government that will serve until after an election expected in September.
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote Monday, paving the way for a new election. The young leader, riding high in popular support, defiantly vowed …
Mon., May 20, 2019
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday he is seeking the removal of the country’s interior minister over a video scandal that has rocked the Alpine nation in recent days.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancellations Saturday.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
The new U.N. human rights chief on Monday announced plans to send teams to Italy and Austria to examine migrants’ treatment, drawing a quick retort from Vienna.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Two passenger trains collided on Friday near Vienna, injuring several people, authorities said.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
A new Austrian government will shift the country to the right with members of a nationalist party in several key ministries, while conservative party head Sebastian Kurz will become Europe’s …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Austria’s 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe’s youngest leader and puts the country on course for …
Mon., May 15, 2017
Austria appeared headed toward early elections Monday after a breakdown of its coalition government, potentially paving a path to power for the far-right Freedom Party.
Thu., March 2, 2017
An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty on Thursday of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year’s Eve and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria’s presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over right-wing rival …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016
Alma Deutscher is a composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere next month …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be razed and a new building will be erected in its place, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday, announcing a final …
Tue., June 28, 2016
The Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday selected two players off the same team from the Czech Republic as part of the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
Mon., May 23, 2016
It was like Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the heart of Europe, and the Bern won by a nose. Left-wing economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen was elected Austria’s …
Wed., April 13, 2016
Red-faced Austrian police are acknowledging that they published a photo of U.S. actor and TV producer Peter Marc Jacobson by mistake in their search for a suspected fraudster.