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Refugee Children Found In Critical Condition Inside Van In Austria

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.29.2015 | World

VIENNA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees f...

Suspected Smugglers Appear In Court After Refugee Truck Tragedy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.29.2015 | World

KECSKEMET, Hungary, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a tru...

71 Refugees Suffocate In Back Of Truck In Austria

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

VIENNA -- In just one of many recent tragedies involving refugees bound for Europe, an Austrian autobahn worker found the bodies of 71 ...

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Daniel Kehlmann: On Facing the Blank Page

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Filling the blank page is agony." The German literary "wunderkind" Daniel Kehlmann, author of the international bestseller 'Measuring the World', p...

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

Greek Talk in an Austrian Castle

Cate Montana | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel
Cate Montana

So I'm sitting on the ramparts of an 11th century Austrian castle, watching the moon rise, talking about--of all things--Greece and European politics....

Gregor Collins Talks Life, Love & Maria Altmann

Erika Finn | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Erika Finn

I met up with Gregor Collins, author of the The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, And Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann, at a bar in the east village of NYC.

Favorite Things: The Sound of Music Film Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Salzburg

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

As a child, you most likely sang "Do-Re-Mi" or maybe even "My Favorite Things." And chances are you watched the film version of The Sound of Music, an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical about a nun-in-training who becomes a governess to seven motherless children in an Austria about to enter World War II.

Man Plows Car Into Crowd In Austria, 3 Killed

AP | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — A man apparently distraught over personal issues drove his SUV into a crowd in Austria's second largest city Saturday, killing a 4-yea...

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Get Laid For Free And Protest Taxes At This Austrian Brothel

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian brothel is offering customers free sex in a summer-long protest over what its owner sees as punitive tax payments. "...

Waterloo: 200 Years Later, Napoleon to Lose Again

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.07.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The folks who hang their hats around the little Belgian village of Waterloo are shortly going to have a lot of company. That's because an expected 139,000 spectators will be headed their way for the upcoming bicentennial reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo

Major Austrian Newspaper Says It's Sorry For Printing Nazi Death Notice

AP | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — A major Austrian newspaper has apologized for printing a death notice that carried the Nazi storm troop rank of the deceased. The ann...

Nuclear Realism

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

There's a category of political intellectuals who proudly proclaim themselves "realists," then proceed to defend and advance a deeply faith-based agenda that centers on the ongoing necessity to prepare for war, including nuclear war.

Reliving and Reviving Memories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I continue to celebrate and honor my grandmother's life by following her passions for reading and writing. Both these pastimes are an integral part of my own life. This is my way of honoring her.

Austrian Baker Makes Dark Political Statement With Giant 9/11 Cake

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

An Austrian cafe owner and baker expressed his frustration with his country's main political parties this week, invoking the horrific attacks on 9/11 ...

Ignore the Critics! Woman in Gold Shines Brightly

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Lev Raphael

The critics seem to have had an agenda because their reviews reek of disappointment. I went with curiosity, but I honestly did not expect to be moved, having seen dozens of movies and documentaries about the Holocaust and read hundreds of books about it.

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

Austria's Wine Future Looks Brightest in Burgenland

John Mariani | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

These wines are made to be drunk young, though the reds can certainly mature with a few years in bottle.

Pornosophy: Is F*cking Losing Its Meaning?

Francis Levy | Posted 06.09.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The word fuck is slowly losing it's meaning. The Oxford dictionary defines it as a verb, to "have sexual intercourse with." Of course it can be used as a noun such as in the sentence, "it was a great fuck," or a gerund, say in "he got a good fucking," which means he got the short end of the stick.

Movie Review: Woman in Gold -- The Art of Justice

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Does it matter that Woman in Gold, Simon Curtis' moving drama about a woman seeking the return of art the Nazis stole from her family 50 years earlier, seems stenciled from a familiar template?

Europe's Remarkable New War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

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A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, you barely know that you've passed an international boundary. This took me by surprise the first time I made the two and a half hour drive from Vienna to Budapest.