For sale: Company where 155 died


Electricity provider Verbund is selling its share in the Gletscherbahn Kaprun that was responsible for the worst winter sports tragedy in Austrian history when 155 people died. The Gletscherbahn Kaprun disaster was a fire that occurred in an ascending railway car in the tunnel of the Gletscherbahn 2 railway on 11 November 2000. The disaster […]

Amerika Haus Gets All Jazzed Up


By Samantha Mitchell Americans in Vienna looking for a touch of home will find a warm welcome mat waiting at the newly renovated Amerika Haus. For more than six decades, Americans and Austrians used Amerika Haus as a place to meet and learn about one another’s culture. That sentiment was apparent on Monday evening, while […]

Cuban troubles are fault of USA, Raul Castro’s daughter claims


The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro has claimed the United States is responsible for her country’s economic difficulties.Mariela Castro said today (Weds): “The Americans and their criminal trade embargo are to blame for a vast part of our economic problems.”Speaking to Austrian daily Die Presse, the 48-year-old activist for the rights of homosexuals added: […]