Feb 10, 2015

U.S. derails amendment to toughen nuclear safety pact: diplomats

The United States has derailed a proposal to toughen nuclear safety standards by amending a global atomic treaty, diplomats said, with opponents of the move arguing it would get mired in lengthy parliamentary ratification. Months of wrangling about the future of the 77-nation Convention ...

Nov 28, 2014

OPEC maintains oil output level, triggering price collapse

OPEC on Thursday decided against cutting the amount of oil it produces despite a glut in global supplies, triggering a fresh collapse in crude prices. The cartel pumping out one-third of the world’s oil opted to stick by its output target, even after prices ...

Vienna embraces the culture of the bicycle

Jun 22, 2013

Vienna embraces the culture of the bicycle

by Tracy Mcveigh

On the Praterstern, where cars, buses and trams converge from several busy streets on a road that loops around Vienna’s central train station, a new digital counter stands under the eye of the Riesenrad Ferris wheel. It’s about the size of a bus stop ...

Austria first: Hello Kitty shop opens in Vienna

Feb 23, 2013

Austria first: Hello Kitty shop opens in Vienna

The first official Hello Kitty shop in Austria opened Thursday in a shopping mall in Vienna. Sanrio Co.’s Hello Kitty brand is popular in Europe, and shop manager Thomas Gottsbacher said “there are even people from Germany coming all the way here” to buy ...