US says Palestine ‘not a state,’ withdraws from Vienna Convention’s ‘optional protocol’

Published time: 3 Oct, 2018 17:30 Edited time: 3 Oct, 2018 17:47 The US is withdrawing from the “optional protocol” in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, John Bolton has confirmed. He said it follows a case brought by Palestine, challenging the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem. “I am announcing that the president has decided […]

Why Low-Cost Airlines Are Flocking to Vienna

Until last August, Vienna Airport had not been used to attention. But then the airport’s second-largest customer collapsed — and now it has become a battleground for Europe’s low-cost carriers. It is the demise of the Air Berlin Group, under 2 billion euros of losses, that has been largely responsible for the airport’s newfound popularity […]

Integration failure: Report finds 51% Vienna pupils don’t speak German at home

More than half of students at Viennese schools use their native language, rather than German, at home and as they go about their everyday activities, according to a new integration report released by the Austrian government. The 8th annual report, prepared by an independent expert council, has found that the Austrian government’s efforts to encourage […]

Knife-wielding attacker shot outside Iranian envoy's residence in Vienna

An unknown assailant was shot dead as he attacked a guard outside the Iranian ambassador’s residence in Vienna, Austria, local police have confirmed. “An unknown attacker armed with a knife has been shot dead by a guard from the Federal Armed Forces,” a police tweet said. The assault happened round midnight local time on Sunday. […]

Manhunt in Vienna after knife attack leaves several people injured

Published time: 7 Mar, 2018 20:19 Edited time: 7 Mar, 2018 20:45 At least three people have been seriously injured in a knife attack in the Austrian capital Vienna. The assailant, who is now on the run, randomly attacked pedestrians, according to local media. His motives remain unknown. The attacker, whose identity remains unknown, seems […]

‘Burqa ban’: Vienna police descend on Lego store over face-covered Red Ninja

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 13:36 Officers flocked to a Lego store in Vienna responding to a report of a violation of the law forbidding full face veils. Over the past days, it also had police approaching a man in a shark suit and the Austrian parliament’s mascot. The incident in the Austrian capital happened […]

Vienna train crash leaves up to 7 injured, 1 carriage overturned (PHOTOS)

Published time: 15 Apr, 2017 17:13 Up to seven people have been injured after two passenger trains collided causing at least one carriage to topple at the Meidling train station on the outskirts of Vienna. Some 30 people had to be rescued from the stricken carriages by rescue services, the Austrian Press Agency said, adding […]

Flight Review: Austrian Airlines (767-300) Business Class, From Vienna to JFK

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4 Things to Love About Vienna

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Thousands march in Vienna against annual ‘far-right’ ball (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Several thousand people have joined the protests against the annual so called Academics Ball in the Austrian capital of Vienna, sponsored by the right-wing Freedom Party. Smaller that last year’s, the rally passed peacefully under the watchful eye of police. Nearly 3,000 people marched through the city center, according the police estimations, the Austrian Nachrichten […]