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  1. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Dutch climbers who 'faked exhaustion' to get rescue helicopter could face prosecution

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 04:23pm by Reuters in Vienna

    ... Reuters in Vienna Prosecutors investigating whether climbers abused emergency signals Two Dutch climbers who apparently feigned exhaustion to get a rescue helicopter lift down from an Austrian mountain face prosecution on top of a 2,300 euro (US$3,100) fine for the ride, broadcaster ORF reported on Monday. The two friends aged 27 and 30 had mounted the 1,750-metre Little Goell ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Austrian coalition scrapes majority as far-right gains

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 11:40am by Agence France-Presse in Vienna

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vienna Austria’s two main political parties looked on Monday to have little alternative but to continue their unloved “grand coalition” for another five years after ... are pretty good,” Marcelo Jenny, political scientist at Vienna University, said. Michael Spindelegger, 53, OeVP leader, called the result a “lesson”. Commentator Thomas Hofer called it a “warning” ...

  3. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of performers travelling abroad on the government’s dime.   Vienna’s Musikverein, the historic home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, has scrapped a “Chinese pupils and choir concert” scheduled for July 29, according to its website. The Society of Friends of the Music in Vienna, which operates the venue, did not specify the reason for the cancellation on its website and has ...

  4. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Beijing in pictures a century ago

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:54am

    ... Thousands of photos of daily urban life in Beijing dating back to 1900s unveiled by a relative of a long dead of Austro-Hungarian navy soldier in Vienna, in 2007. All pictures by Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies. ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Blast causes partial building collapse in Vienna

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 08:37pm by Associated Press in Vienna

    ... Associated Press in Vienna Apparent explosion cause part of building to collapse in Vienna, with five people treated for minor injuries and with emergency services working to free another ... and rescuers were trying to reach one injured person inside the residential building in Vienna’s 15th district, said police spokeswoman Adina Mircioane. “We are also bringing in sniffer dogs to search ...

  6. News - World

    Austria announces it is withdrawing UN peacekeepers from the Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 08:59pm by AP

    ... VIENNA (AP) — Austria announces it is withdrawing UN peacekeepers from the Golan Heights. ...

  7. Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christina Pfeiffer What is it? Opened last December, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is an opulent temple of 21st-century design created by French architect Jean Nouvel. The bold 18-storey ... of wall hangings, rooms have window partitions that can be moved around to form picture frames of the views of Vienna. In the tradition of the masters who built the Austrian capital's ...

  8. News - World - MEMORABILIA

    Apollo 15 moon mission camera sold in Vienna auction for HK$5.9 million

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vienna Moon mission camera sold for HK$5.9m The only camera to return from Nasa's moon missions from 1969 to 1972 has been sold at an auction in Vienna for €550,000 (HK$5.9 million), far exceeding its estimated price. The boxy silver-coloured camera, which was sold to a telephone bidder, was initially valued at €150,000 to €200,000. The Hasselblad ...

  9. Vienna

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... deco columns, is worth a visit. While Lobmeyr stays loyal to Vienna's opulent design heritage, Trash-Design Manufaktur, which is available at Team Idee (10 Eitnergasse, tel: 43 149 326 96 ...

  10. Grand setting for bohemian and classical show

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker The city of classical music and coffee houses, Vienna's magnificent public buildings and monuments belie a stormy history that has often left the city in ruins. In addition to being renowned for producing composers, artists and great thinkers, Vienna has also produced countless skilled professionals to do the restoration work that has followed the several ...




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