If any European capital knows how to enjoy the good life, it's Vienna. Compared to most modern urban centers, the pace of life here is slow. Locals linger over pastry and coffee at cafes. Concerts and classical music abound. And chatting with friends at a wine garden is not a special event but a way of life.
Tensions eased in the northern Indian state of Punjab on Tuesday, following widespread violence across the region after a Sikh guru was shot to death and another was wounded at an Indian temple in Vienna, Austria.
Given the economy, the number one question I've gotten lately from people is whether to go to Europe. It's true that many people will put off their trips for another time. But millions of globetrotters -- who see exploring our world as a way of life -- will find a way to keep on traveling.
Thousands of football fans fled for safety and millions of TV viewers were left disappointed Wednesday night as an electrical storm in Vienna disrupted coverage of the first of the Euro 2008 semifinals.
Radiohead made news when it allowed its fans to pay whatever they thought was reasonable to download the band's latest album. Now, innovative restaurants around the world are doing the same thing -- letting their patrons decide how much their meal is worth.
While officials from some of the world's biggest oil producers holed up in private meetings in Vienna Monday night, to decide whether to increase Opec's oil production, Iraq's Oil Minister Hussain Al-Shahristani retreated to his hotel suite, and watched television instead. Specifically, he tuned into the broadcast of Gen. Petraeus's testimony in Washington about the war.
Calling himself a "pilgrim among pilgrims" Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday visited the Marian sanctuary of Mariazell southwest of Vienna, fulfilling a promise he made in 2004 -- while still a cardinal -- to return to the shrine on its 850th birthday.
OPEC is almost certain to maintain its current production target this week - but analysts say the cartel could be forced into action if rising crude oil prices start having a chilling effect on the global economy.
Austrian police were on Saturday hunting possible accomplices of a kidnapper who held a young girl in a basement "dungeon" and is believed to have sexually assaulted her over an eight-year period until her escape this week.
The doctor who has overseen the treatment in Vienna of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko says the diagnosis of dioxin poisoning is "rock solid," but says more information must be obtained before medical authorities can determine the candidate's prognosis.
Iranian media outlets have reported that Iran has reached a compromise with the three European powers in Vienna and the International Atomic Energy Agency over its agreement to suspend its nuclear-enrichment program.