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Is This Europe's Hot New Gay Destination?

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay 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 | World
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 | World
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?

Austria Remembers 'Darkest Time' In History

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

VIENNA -- In shockingly graphic detail at ceremonies marking Austria's annexation by Germany 75 years ago, the son of an anti-Nazi activist on Monday ...

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 ...

PHOTOS: Vienna's Nap Nexus

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel

VIENNA -- One sleepy little side street in Vienna just got sleepier. Tucked behind a Gothic church and surrounded by Renaissance-era houses, a new st...

Austrian Charity To Move Into Hitler's House

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact

VIENNA -- An Austrian charity that helps immigrants reportedly plans to set up an office in the house where Adolf Hitler was born. The villa in the U...

Is An Army Draft Just Outdated?

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

VIENNA — Austrians voted overwhelmingly Sunday to retain their conscript army, with preliminary results showing around 60 percent rejecting the ...

Leading Neo-Nazi Convicted

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

VIENNA — An Austrian court has convicted a leading neo-Nazi and two accomplices of glorifying Nazism through a website and sentenced them to pri...

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

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
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. ...

Austrian Leader Warns Of Growing Anti-Semitism

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

VIENNA -- The leader of Vienna's Jewish community says the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Austria reported to his office have doubled over the pa...

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 02.11.2013 | Gay 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 ...

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 | World

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 | World

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.