Category: Austria

U.S. soldiers arrested in Vienna airport heading to Ukraine

The soldiers carried assault rifles in their luggage, but had no approval, Kurier reported. A few days ago, a group of American soldiers caused a security alert at Vienna’s Schwechat airport. The men were stopped while trying to travel with army weapons to Ukraine without any necessary permits, the newspaper wrote. The Austrian police had […]

Convicted criminal Petraeus represents US at Bilderberg

In April former CIA director and retired general David Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of handing over classified information to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. He was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine. Petraeus had passed on several 5-by-8 inch black notebooks containing classified information to Broadwell. Despite his […]

Syria: Austrian citizen Anton Sandrer freed from terrorists

Authorities managed to free the Austrian national Anton Sandrer from armed groups who kidnapped and held him captive in one of their dens in al-Waar neighborhood in Homs city, Syria. Sandrer, an Austrian lawyer who arrived in Homs city on August 24, told SANA that life in al-Waar neighborhood was normal when he first arrived […]

Was Ellen Page pushed out of the closet by Edward Snowden?

“I’m here today because I am gay,” Page, 26, told the audience “And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.” “I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” […]

Austrian athlete thinks fuss over anti-gay law is exaggerated

Austrian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz has said she thinks the focus on Russia’s anti-gay laws are a fuss over nothing. Lesbian Olympic ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz thinks that the fuss over gay rights in Russia is being blown out of proportion. The 30-year-old, who is representing Austria at Sochi, spoke to reporters about her experiences […]

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