Permanent A-bomb exhibit opens at U.N. office in Vienna

National / History Nov 18, 2015

Permanent A-bomb exhibit opens at U.N. office in Vienna

With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.N. Office in Vienna has put on permanent display objects and photos related to the horror of nuclear weapons to push for their elimination. Similar permanent exhibits have ...

World 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 on ...

Vienna embraces the culture of the bicycle

Environment 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 advertising ...

Austria first: Hello Kitty shop opens in Vienna

Business / Corporate 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 special ...