Syria a victim of wars fought in the name of oil – Austrian Foreign Minister

Oil is the real reason behind all conflicts in the Middle East while Syria is just the latest victim of this struggle, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told the UN General Assembly in a speech she started in Arabic. Read more The very existence of the modern Middle Eastern states have been “shaped by oil […]

VIDEO shows Putin dancing with Austrian FM, delivering toast in German at her wedding

Vladimir Putin was filmed showing off his language skills and dancing at the Austrian FM’s wedding. The happy couple and their guests also enjoyed a performance of the Kuban Cossack Choir, which the Russian leader brought along. The video shows Russian President Vladimir Putin arriving with a big bouquet and then dancing to a cheerful […]

VIP guest Putin brings big bouquet of flowers, dances with Austrian FM at her wedding (PHOTOS)

Special guest Vladimir Putin arrived at the Austrian foreign minister’s wedding with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the bride. Karin Kneissl is tying the knot with multi-millionaire entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. The Russian leader didn’t arrive empty-handed. Not only did he give the bride a beautiful bouquet of yellow and white flowers, he also brought […]

Ricciardo fourth in Austrian GP practice

AUSTRALIA’S Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth fastest in practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, but Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two with Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was best of the rest in the first session in Spielberg, but slipped back to fifth later on, behind teammate Ricciardo on the team’s […]

Russia doesn’t seek to divide EU, our biggest trade partner – Putin to Austrian TV

Moscow wants the EU to forget the claim that it’s trying to fracture European politics, Vladimir Putin told Austrian TV, ahead of his Vienna visit. Russia keeps a large chunk of reserves in euro and wants a prosperous EU, he said. President Putin ridiculed the idea of Moscow allegedly supporting forces that strive to dismantle […]

'US has become unreliable’: Austrian chancellor questions Washington’s commitment to EU

The US, under Donald Trump’s administration, is becoming increasingly unpredictable and “unreliable” to its European partners, the Austrian chancellor noted, joining a chorus of EU members urging for more unity and self-reliance. “The US has become more and more unreliable for us,” Sebastian Kurz told the Financial Times. “The most important thing is that Europe […]

Austrian migrant play dubbed 'propaganda,' canceled after outrage

An Austrian play about two asylum seekers – a money-motivated man “from Africa” who blundered into an ISIS trap, and an educated Syrian, who flees war – was canceled in Vienna after it was dubbed “the stupidest propaganda.” The controversial play ‘Welt in Bewegung’ (‘World in Flux’) was due to premiere publicly at the Ethnology […]

In the final event of the Winter Olympics, an Austrian cross-country skier took a wrong turn, got lost, and blew a shot at a medal

Quinn Rooney/Getty Images The Winter Olympics concluded on Sunday with the ladies’ 30km mass start classic. Teresa Stadlober of Austria was in a good position to win a medal when she took a wrong turn. The wrong turn took her up a hill and by the time she figured out what happened, she fell from […]