Englishman wins Vienna snooker competition


Brit Simon Bedford has taken snooker fans by surprise by winning the second Vienna Snooker Open. The English underdog beat top seed Jamie Jones from Wales 5:2 to take the EUR 10,000 first prize. Northern Ireland’s Gerard Green came third while the four Austrians in the tournament, Sebastian Hainzl, Bernhard Müllner, Hans Nirnberger and Zi […]

Salesman sentenced over €13mn deals with Kim Jong-il

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An Austrian businessman has been sentenced for selling luxury goods to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il for more than 20 years.Judges at the Criminal Court of Vienna yesterday (Mon) found the entrepreneur guilty of having breached the international trade embargo issued on the dictatorial regime.The defendant sold eight Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousines and two yachts worth […]

Social Democrats’ trip to North Korea causes a stir


The Austrian Social Democrats (SPÖ) have been harshly attacked after it emerged that five high-ranking officials met North Korean leaders.Political newspapers revealed yesterday (Tues) that a group of five SPÖ MPs and Members of the European Parliament (MEP) travelled to North Korea earlier this month. The Social Democrats stressed that the trip was a private […]