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Is This Europe's Hot New Gay Destination?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* LGBT market seen rising 10 pct to $181 bln in 2013 * Market less affected by global crisis * Vienna promotes music, cu...

The Cyprus Deal Signals a Rise in the Far Right in Europe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

News of the 10-billion-euro bailout for Cyprus should not be cause for celebration. Europeans are rightly insecure about what comes next, as they should be given the precedent that has been set.

Can Cyprus's Sacrifice Save the Eurozone?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.21.2013 | Home
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Will the government opt to raid some state pension or insurance funds that have already been contributing their share by buying up large sums of national bonds? Will the Europeans back down and ultimately agree to some alternative bailout deal that leaves savings untouched?

Consequences of Obama's 'Asia Pivot'

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

The United States' Asia pivot may yield the unintentional consequences of fostering closer strategic ties between the two Asian giants -- China and India -- which could result in a strategic alliance ostensibly hostile to Western interests in the region.

PHOTOS: 8 Unusual Sweets From Around The World

Triposo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste

Here are eight of our favorite unusual sweets from all around the world. Have you tried any of these?

What German Has On Tap For 2013

Rick Steves | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Getting into the Reichstag, Berlin's parliament building, has been difficult over the last few years due to changing security and entrance procedures. Things have finally settled down.

Standing for Older Traditions

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Last weekend, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, arguably the most prestigious ensemble in the world, performed three concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall. I attended two of them, on March 2 and March 3, and was surprised by how many Japanese people there were in the most expensive seats.

City Birds Bring the Noise

OnEarth | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth Living near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway isn't half bad. You learn to wipe the soot off houseplants, step over the dead ...

Austria: Compulsory Military Service Haunted by the Ghosts of Stalingrad?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 03.12.2013 | Home
Franz-Stefan Gady

For the first time in my living memory, the Austrian Federal Army is front-page news of Austrian papers and is debated heatedly on public television. ...

Why Winter's The Best Time To Visit Europe

Mike Dunphy | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Perhaps it's my Vermont blood, but a little inclement weather has never been a deterrent to adventure. In fact, it virtually boils when wind, snow and ice become excuses for inaction, especially when it comes to travel. Cold many contract the bones, but it expands horizons.

How My Goose Was Cooked -- On New Year's Eve!

Jay Weston | Posted 03.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I don't understand why most people only roast turkeys, ducks and other exotic birds at holiday time. Be a bit adventurous and you will have a marvelous, delicious dining experience.

The Beauty Of Three

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

Despite the many tourists here in rural Austria, this is not exactly a place where you'd expect adventures on social apps. But what we found was quite a surprise: Two local lads were looking for a third -- not to hook up for après-ski bum fun but for a permanent relationship.

Boat's House at Millstätter Lake in Seeboden by MHM Architects

designboom | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts

'Boat's House at Millstätter Lake' by MHM architects, Seeboden, Austria Images © Paul Ott All Images Courtesy of MHM Architects     At the base o...

How To Ski The Alps On A Budget

EuroCheapo | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel

A winter ski getaway in the Austrian Alps seems like a sure way to make a Cheapo's trip budget go downhill fast. Airfare aside, is there any way that budget travelers can afford hotels during ski season, plus lift tickets and equipment rental? You bet.

And The World's Most Livable City Is...

Posted 12.10.2012 | Home

Looking for the world's most livable city? According to the Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey, Europe may be your destination. Though some pa...

PHOTOS: 25 Great Destinations For The Holidays

Viator | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

There's no place more traditional to spend Christmastime than in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and the center of nativity scenes worldwide.

'Milking' Is The New Planking

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home

VIENNA (Reuters) - Dumping a bottle of milk over your head and filming it for a video post on the Internet has become a popular youth craze, but Austr...

The Sound Of Music Returns To Salzburg

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

One of the world's best-loved musicals has been staged -- for the very first time -- in Salzburg, Austria. Andreas Gergen, the show's Musical Director has successfully brought to life a living piece of history. Why has it taken so long to come home?

PHOTOS: Viennese Dancing As Adventure

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Climb Everest to Base Camp or learn a quadrille for a Viennese Ball, both offer a discriminating traveler new bragging rights to travel beyond the ordinary.

T-Mobile Boss Threatens To Quit Country

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2012 | Technology

VIENNA (Reuters) - T-Mobile Austria could slash investment or even withdraw from the country if it is not allowed to compete with rivals that get freq...

Hiking The Austrian Alps

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

These are very pretty cows, taupe colored with great, soulful brown eyes.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks New Autobiography, 'Total Recall,' in Google+ Hangout (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

PHOTOS: 20 Overnight Wine Trips

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season to slip on a sweater, tour wine country and taste just-released reds and whites. To help guide the oenological pursuits of others, I polled a few of my fellow travel junkies on where to find the best hotels and resorts in wine country.

Enable Voting, Don't Disable Voting

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

What are the factors influencing voting turnout that may be causing Americans to be less likely to vote? We can learn from other countries how to enable, rather than disable voting.

American Voter Turnout Lower Than Other Wealthy Countries

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Regardless of which metric of eligibility you use, the United States has one of the lowest voter turnouts of any of the comparator countries, while Australia and Belgium have the highest.