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Window-Cleaning Platform Gives Way at 48th Floor

Worker clings to 'raised edge' until firefighters arrive

(Newser) - Think your work day sucked? Consider the two window cleaners who were working on the 48th floor of a building in Vienna, Austria, when their platform "slipped" a hair-raising 45 degrees, the Telegraph reports. The pair was stuck at about 470 feet in strong winds outside the DC Tower...

Vienna Philharmonic Was Packed With Nazis in WWII

Investigation reveals details 75 years later

(Newser) - Following accusations that it's kept quiet about its Nazi ties, the Vienna Philharmonic opened itself to a historical investigation. And ahead of tomorrow's 75th anniversary of Austria's Nazi annexation, the results are coming to light: Some 60 of 123 orchestra members belonged to the Nazi party, the...

How to View Nude Museum Exhibit? Naked, of Course

More than 60 take nude tour of Vienna show

(Newser) - Vienna's Leopold museum has a hugely popular exhibit called "Nude Men from 1800 to Today," so obviously there was only one thing to do: Host a special tour of the exhibit in which spectators were invited to be naked. More than 60 museum-goers stripped down for the...

Top 10 Most Livable Cities
 Top 10 Most Livable Cities 

Top 10 Most Livable Cities

Melbourne is No. 1, again

(Newser) - Need a new hometown? Pack your stuff and head to Melbourne. The Australian metropolis offers a prosperous economy, a hugely successful culinary scene, and access to top-notch sporting events. It ranked No. 1 (for the second year in a row) as the most livable city in the world in the...

Vienna Buries Last Nazi Victims

Final known unburied remains put to rest

(Newser) - They were starved, tortured, and killed because they were considered inferior to the Aryan ideal set by Adolf Hitler. Then their organs were put in jars and displayed for research by the doctors accused of causing their deaths under the Nazis. But yesterday they were finally buried, shutting the books...

Libya's Ex-Oil Minister Found Floating Down Danube River

Shukri Ghanem's body shows no signs of violence: police

(Newser) - Libya's former oil minister, who defected during the height of his country's uprising, was found floating dead down the Danube river in Austria today. Shukri Ghanem's body showed no signs of violence, although "there would be no signs of violence if someone pushed him in,"...

The 10 Best Cities to Live
 The 10 Best Cities to Live 

The 10 Best Cities to Live

Rankings factor in public safety, housing, economy, and recreation

(Newser) - If you're looking for the world's top quality of living, get thee to Vienna, the elegant European capital that tops the list of best cities to live, reports Reuters . The other end of the spectrum is found, perhaps unsurprisingly, in Baghdad. The rankings are compiled by consulting group...

World's Most Liveable City Is...
 World's Most Liveable City Is... 
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World's Most Liveable City Is...

Vancouver, for the fifth straight year

(Newser) - Looking for a new place to hang your hat? Consider Vancouver, which tops the list of the world’s most liveable cities for the fifth year running, Reuters reports. The annual survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks cities on stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, and...

Spy Swap Talks Started Weeks Before Arrests

Agents' kids sent to Russia or planning to go

(Newser) - The 14-person spy swap executed today at an airport in Vienna grew out of talks that started in June—weeks before the Russian spies living in the US were arrested—and the White House knew about the sleeper agents in February, reports the Washington Post . Meanwhile, the Russian agents' kids...

US, Russia Exchange Spies in Vienna

 US, Russia Exchange 
 Spies in Vienna 
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US, Russia Exchange Spies in Vienna

Planes meet in Vienna and swap agents

(Newser) - The spies have been swapped, the New York Times reports. US and Russian planes carrying their respective undercover agents landed briefly at a Vienna airport, did a passenger switch, and flew back to their homelands. In return for handing over the 10, the US got four people who had been...

Painting by Hitler May Have Hung in Freud's Office

Future fuhrer peddled watercolors in Vienna

(Newser) - Back in 1910, when Sigmund Freud was decorating the walls of his Vienna offices, he may have bought a painting from a struggling young artist who was then peddling his work in Vienna: Adolf Hitler. The discovery of a tiny Hitler watercolor marked on the back with the name of...

Iran Waffles on Nuke Deal
 Iran Waffles on Nuke Deal 

Iran Waffles on Nuke Deal

Talks begin today as state news hints out-of-country enrichment deal won't fly

(Newser) - State news reports coming out of Iran suggest that country is backpedaling on a possible deal to enrich partially processed uranium in Russia or France for use in nuclear power plants. State-run television reports that the government is in fact opposed to shipping partially enriched nuclear fuel outside of the...

Chris Brown to Perform at Jackson Tribute

Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole also confirmed

(Newser) - Chris Brown will take the stage at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna, the Mirror reports. Jackson's brother Jermaine says 25 performers are expected. So far, Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Sister Sledge, Akon, and Angela Bassett are confirmed. More names will be announced this week. The artists will...

Jaycee May Never Recover
 Jaycee May Never Recover 
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Jaycee May Never Recover

Overcoming lost years will be a huge challenge, mental health experts say

(Newser) - It will be a struggle for Jaycee Lee Dugard and her two daughters to recover from the years they spent in captivity, writes Karen Kaplan in the LA Times. Psychologists have few comparable cases to draw from, and those that exist are not encouraging. Kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch, of Vienna,...

Strep Throat Likely Killed Mozart

'Minor epidemic' hit Vienna

(Newser) - Some have speculated Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died of eating undercooked pork; others have said he was poisoned. Now researchers believe he may have died of strep throat, Reuters reports. There was a “minor epidemic” of strep in Vienna when Mozart died, and findings suggest “Mozart was one of...

Gun Battle in Vienna Temple Wounds 6

Shooters stormed into temple with knives, gun

(Newser) - A mid-afternoon shootout between members of two families at an Indian religious temple in Vienna left nine people seriously injured, Reuters reports. Authorities arrested six men who barged into the Sikh temple with knives and a gun. The men, who number among the wounded, apparently were extremists who opposed the...

Bubba Still a Hit With the Ladies

Chats up models at Vienna fashion show before heading out to party

(Newser) - Bill Clinton may be a former president, but he's still a current hit with the ladies. Bubba had a whirlwind weekend in Vienna, reports the New York Post, chatting up models at the LIFEbeat fashion show before hitting the Life Ball AIDS benefit with the likes of Pamela Anderson and...

Extreme Right Wins Big in Austrian Poll

Two anti-Islam parties take nearly a third of the vote

(Newser) - Austrians woke up today to a shock election result, as 2 extreme right parties won nearly a third of the vote and the two main parties posted their worst results since World War II. The next chancellor will probably be Social Democrat leader Werner Faymann, with 30% of the electorate,...

New Mozart Score Surfaces in France

Melodic sketch was part of a collection given to a Nantes library in early 1800s

(Newser) - A single-page musical score located in a French library has been confirmed as a Mozart original, the Telegraph reports. “Mozart's handwriting is clearly identifiable,” an expert said. “There's no doubt that this is an original piece handwritten by Mozart.” The notation is for a melody only,...

Spain Claims Euro '08 Title
 Spain Claims Euro '08 Title 

Spain Claims Euro '08 Title

After 44-year wait, nation finally wins a major soccer trophy

(Newser) - After beating Italy and Germany to win its first title in 44 years,  Spain no longer needs to think of itself as an underachieving soccer nation. The "Red Fury" won their second European Championship, playing with flair, finesse, and a determination that the team had lacked in so...

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