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Friday, December 14, 2018
POPE FRANCIS IS NOW A LIFE-TIME MEMBER OF VIENNA’S SK RAPID WIEN FOOTBALL CLUB When in Rome, do as the Romans do – that’s what the players of Rapid Wien might have thought when the team visited the Vatican on May 25. After all, they had an audience with Pope Francis, who is originally from Argentina and now living in...
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A quick and dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in Vienna Austria’s Richest Man Seeks Truth Red Bull tycoon Dietrich Mateschitz is partnering with Michael Fleisch­hacker (former Editor in Chief of Die Presse and nzz.at), Niko Alm (former NEOs MP), Rainer Fleckl (formerly of News), Judith Denkmayr (formerly Vice Alps) to provide a “journalistic answer to the rampant culture of mistrust.”...
Imagine coming out of the U-Bahn at Stephansplatz on your way to meeting a friend at the corner of the Haas House, weaving your way through groups of tourists gathered around St. Stephen’s Cathedral and dodging business people rushing through while talking on their phones. You watch couples sidle along holding hands, watching a street musician. Suddenly, there's a...
Alexander Van der Bellen becomes Austria’s New President Austria has elected a new, Europe-loving president, Alexander Van der Bellen, a university economics professor and the Vienna-born son of refugees, who ran as an independent in this most unpredictable of races. In a virtual photo finish, Sunday’s lead of 51.9% lead for opponent Norbert Hofer had reversed by Monday afternoon, as...
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