Newspaper icon Hans Dichand dies

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One of the most powerful and influential men in Austria passed away today (Thurs) after Kronen Zeitung boss Hans Dichand died aged 89 at a Viennese clinic.Dichand was chief editor of the Kleine Zeitung and the Kurier before re-establishing the Kronen Zeitung in 1959. The tradition-rich daily was abandoned during the Nazi’s Third Reich regime.Dichand, […]

Anti-Rosenkranz ‘sea of candles’ draws 3,000


Around 3,000 people attended a “sea of candles” protest march against the Freedom Party’s (FPÖ) presidential candidate Barbara Rosenkranz in Vienna last night (Thurs), according to police.Rosenkranz has come under fire over failing to make clear her statements about Austria’s Nazi past and the existence of gas chambers at the Third Reich’s death camps.The ultra-conservative […]