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PH Coast Guard 'building evidence' vs Hong Kong ship crew

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Without any trace of the 14 Filipino crew of Liberty 5, the search for survivors becomes a search for bodies, but Philippine Coast Guard chief George Ursabia Jr says he is still hoping for a miracle

CARGO SHIP. The Hong Kong-flagged M/V Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

No trace of 14 fishing boat crew 5 days since collision with HK ship

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) Chances of finding survivors get slimmer by the minute, says the Philippine Coast Guard

BULK CARRIER. Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspect the bow of the Hong Kong-flagged ship Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Locsin: Don't politicize PH boat collision with HK ship

Jul 01, 2020 - 2:58 PM

'It happened in Mindoro waters and I don’t want to make those Mindoro waters into international waters just to please a few idiots back here,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

INSPECTION. Philippine Coast Guard personnel examine the damaged stem of the Hong Kong bulk carrier Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

China 'shocked' by PH boat collision, opposes 'politicization' of incident

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:51 PM

'Our thoughts and prayers go out to the missing crew members and passengers. We sincerely hope all of them could be rescued at the earliest,' says the China embassy in the Philippines

CAPSIZED. The upturned hull of Philippine fishing boat Liberty 5 spotted on June 28, 2020, after it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Hong Kong ship did not try to rescue 14 Filipino boat crew after collision – PCG

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:18 PM

(UPDATED) The bulk carrier, however, stayed in the vicinity of the incident, which Philippine Coast Guard commandant Vice Admiral George Ursabia Jr says was likely an accident

BULK CARRIER. The damaged stem of the Hong Kong bulk carrier Vienna Wood, June 30, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

'Banggaan lang': Palace doubts PH boat collision with HK ship to hurt China ties

Jun 29, 2020 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'Wala naman pong malaking implikasyon 'yan. Banggaan lang po 'yan,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

CAPSIZED. The upturned hull of the Philippine fishing boat Liberty 5 spotted on Sunday, June 28, after it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Tens of thousands turn out for Vienna Black Lives Matter protest

Jun 05, 2020 - 9:49 AM

Several demonstrators say it is one of the largest protests Vienna has seen in years

MARCH. Protestors attend a Black Lives Matter march in Vienna, Austria, on June 4, 2020, in solidarity with protests raging across the United States over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died during an arrest on May 25. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Ryanair's Laudamotion closing Vienna base, 300 jobs lost

May 22, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Ryanair and Laudamotion employees in Vienna fail to reach an agreement on salary cuts

LAUDAMOTION. A Laudamotion aircraft in Germany. Photo from Shutterstock

Austria bans gatherings of more than 5 people

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:55 PM

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says any outdoor gathering will be broken up

'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first to run a marathon in under two hours

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after smashing the mythical two-hour barrier in marathon. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/AFP

The 'perfect city?' Vienna's recipe for success

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:20 AM

How does the 'world's most liveable city' maintain its top rank? Green outdoor spaces, efficient public transport, and inclusivity – among many other factors

Vienna is world's 'most liveable city' – report

Sep 04, 2019 - 2:14 PM

The Austrian capital holds the top ranking for a second year in a row, followed by Melbourne, Sydney, and Osaka

[Right of Way] Solving the traffic problem in one easy step

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Move people, not cars

Palestinians ask U.N. court to revoke U.S. Jerusalem embassy move

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Palestine has filed a lawsuit against the US at the International Court of Justice 'for violating international law by moving its embassy in Israel to the occupied city of Jerusalem'

INAUGURATION. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (C-L) claps as US President's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in

VIENNA. Austria's Vienna at sunset. File photo from Shutterstock

Austria's priorities as it takes European Union helm

Jun 30, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The presidency gives Austria the opportunity to chair meetings and set agendas as the EU grapples with the continuing migrant influx, management of its borders, and other issues such as Brexit

EU PRESIDENCY. Austria's new Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives to meet the European Council president on December 19, 2017, at the European Council in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Vienna being discussed as host for Putin-Trump summit, says Kremlin

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The Kremlin spokesman's comments comes a day after Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 group

DISCUSSIONS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the 'family photo' during the APEC leaders' summit in Vietnam on November 11, 2017. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin – study

May 28, 2018 - 6:16 PM

'Combining exercise and gum chewing may be an effective way to manage weight,' says a study by Japanese researchers published in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science

Suspect admits to Vienna knife attacks – police

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:44 PM

The suspect, an Afghan national, blames his 'aggressive feeling and rage about his life situation' for the stabbings, according to police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer.

Controversy as Austria plans demolition of Hitler house

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Number 15 Salzburger Vorstadt Street has been a thorn in Austria s side for decades drawing Nazi sympathizers from around the world

CONTROVERSIAL. This file photo taken on April 17, 2015 shows a memorial stone outside the house where Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau Am Inn, Austria. Joe Klamar/AFP

Menikmati suara surgawi milik Vienna Boys Choir

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Paduan suara yang sudah berusia lebih dari 600 tahun ini akan tampil di Ciputra Artpreneur Sabtu Minggu 15 16 Oktober

Vienna Boys Choir saat tampil di acara Media Day di Ciputra Artpreneur, Jumat, 14 Oktober. Kelompok paduan suara anak ini akan tampil di depan publik pada Sabtu dan Minggu, 15 & 16 Oktober di tempat yang sama. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/

World powers ready to arm Libya in fight against ISIS

May 16, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The Vienna conference is being co chaired by the United States and Italy More than 20 top diplomats are set to attend the meeting

TALKS ON LIBYA. Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh (R) listens to US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), during a bilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, 16 May 2016. EPA/LEONHARD FOEGER / POOL

Global powers to discuss Syria in Vienna on May 17 – Moscow

May 11, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Russia co chair of the International Syria Support Group ISSG vows to redouble efforts to end the crisis

epa05292216 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks to press following the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sochi, Russia, 06 May 2016. EPA/PAVEL GOLOVKIN/POOL

Italy insists 'no invasion' after spike in migrant arrivals

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:05 AM

But Italian officials are wary of the possibility of neighboring EU countries closing their borders as France did temporarily last year and Austria is threatening to do now

'NO INVASION'. Border signs of Austria and Italy (R) during a demonstration against the Austrian government's planned reintroduction of border controls at the Brennerpass, Austria, April 3, 2016. File photo by Jan Hetfleisch/EPA

Austria rejects 'absurd' criticism on migrants policy

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Austria s government hits back at absurd criticism of its tougher migrants policy after coming under fire from Germany and Greece where a bottleneck is building due to Vienna s measures

HOLDING THE LINE. Workers take meassurements of a near finished section of a 3,7 km long fence at a border crossing between Austria and Slovenia at Spielfeld, Austria on December 9, 2015. Photo by Joe Klamar / AFP

Austria caps migrants, agrees to 'cooperate better' with Greece

Feb 20, 2016 - 12:08 PM

A maximum of 80 migrants per day are now being allowed to claim asylum in Austria and Vienna is also limiting the daily number of people transiting through to seek asylum elsewhere to 3 200

COOPERATION. Refugees and migrants children line up as they walk along a border fence after they crossed the Slovenian-Austrian border, near the village of Spielfeld, Austria, February 16, 2016. File photo by Christian Bruna/EPA

Hopes for Syria peace dim after Assad, Obama remarks

Nov 19, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Syria s civil war won t end if Assad remains in power Obama says on the sidelines of the APEC Summit

2 diplomats held in deadly Cebu shooting flown to China

Oct 24, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Chinese embassy spokeswoman Li Lingxiao says she has no comment to make on the Filipino government s announcement over the transfer of custody

CHINESE SUSPECTS. Two Chinese nationals, a consular officer (L) and her husband (R, with handcuffs), suspects in the shooting of Chinese consul general Song Ronghua at a restaurant, talk to an interpreter (C) at a police station in Cebu City, central Philippines on October 21, 2015. Photo by AFP

DFA defends ‘immunity’ for Chinese murder suspects

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:19 PM

The Supreme Court in a ruling in 2000 however says ‘the DFA’s determination that a certain person is covered by immunity…has no binding effect in courts’

CHINESE SUSPECTS. Two Chinese nationals, a consular officer (L) and her husband (R, with handcuffs), suspects in the shooting of Chinese consul general Song Ronghua at a restaurant, talk to an interpreter (C) at a police station in Cebu City, central Philippines on October 21, 2015. Photo by AFP

PH: 2 Chinese in Cebu killings have diplomatic immunity

Oct 22, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Foreign ministry spokesman Charles Jose says the shooting was an extreme act of a relative of a staff of the consulate general

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY? Filipinos pass by the car allegedly belonging to the Chinese consulate parked outside a restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines, October 21, 2015. Photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

Thousands march in support of migrants in Vienna

Oct 04, 2015 - 1:07 AM

Austria has been a key transit point for many refugees reaching eastern Europe

VIENNA MARCH. Protesters hold a banner reading 'Refugees welcome' during a pro-Asylum demo to welcome refugees in Vienna on October 3, 2015. Patrick Domingo/AFP

Migrants stream into Austria from Hungary

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:47 AM

2nd UPDATE Hungary has become the newest flashpoint as hundreds of thousands of migrants try to cross its borders on their journey to Western Europe

HELPING MIGRANTS. Migrants sit in the railway station in Tatabanya 57 kms west of Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015, after some 200-300 migrants broke out of the Bicske train station. At Bicske in Hungary, police and interpreters on September 3, urged refugees and migrants to leave a train bound for the western town of Sopron and board 20 waiting buses to a nearby camp, but many were promptly brought back to the station platform. Photo by Balazs Mohai/EPA

More than 70 dead in Austrian migrant truck tragedy

Aug 28, 2015 - 3:15 PM

The number is confirmed by interior ministry spokesman Alexander Marakovits The truck was found on Thursday morning on a motorway near the borders with Slovakia and Hungary

OVER 70 DEAD. A refrigerated truck is towed along a highway near Neusiedl am See, Austria, on August 27, 2015. Photo by Dieter Nagl/AFP

Iran talks in endgame inching close to nuclear deal

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The aim is to finalize a deal which would put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran s reach in return for lifting a web of biting international sanctions slapped on the Islamic republic

'CLOSER TO A DEAL.' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3-L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2-R) and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (3-R) sit for a meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

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May 27, 2015 - 1:02 PM

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Vienna’s ‘working class’ builds classrooms in Yolanda-hit Ormoc

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:25 PM

‘These are not money from rich people but from ordinary people who made sacrifices so that they can share a little amount for the project ’ says the Johanniter International Assistance

REBUILT. Barangay San Juan Elementary School in Ormoc City, whose students had to hold classes in tenths months after Super Typhoon Yolanda, gets two new classrooms, while other rooms have been renovated. Photo by Dale G. Israel/Rappler

Bionic man: Lithuanian gets life-changing arm reconstruction

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:13 PM

21 year old Martynas Girulis had a useless limb since birth Just last year he got a bionic arm which he controls with his brain after undergoing surgery his Austrian doctor calls the first of its kind

BIONIC ARM. This picture taken on November 27, 2014 shows Lithuanian man Martynas Girulis using his new bionic prosthetic arm and hand to type using a keyboard at his home in Pagegiai, Lithuania. Petras Malukas/AFP

Frenzied Iran nuclear talks in final 36 hours

Nov 24, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Large gaps however appear to remain in crucial areas of the negotiations involving uranium enrichment and sanctions relief

High-level negotiators are working on a deal that would cut back Tehran's civilian nuclear programme and reduce the risk that it could be used for making nuclear weapons. Kerry on 20 November had warned that the six powers negotiating the nuclear deal with Iran would not be rushed into closing an agreement that does not meet their standards. Photo by Hanz Punz/EPA

Adolf Hitler painting goes under the hammer for 130,000 euros

Nov 23, 2014 - 1:58 PM

The buyer wishes to remain anonymous according to auction house Weidler

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Gaps remain wide in the negotiations for a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions

WIDE GAPS. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2-L), the European Union's negotiator Catherine Ashton (C) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) sit at a conference table prior to their talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna, Austria, November 21, 2014. Photo by Hans Punz/EPA

Austrian girl, 2, dies from 'punishment' shower

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:09 PM

The two year old girl suffered serious injuries after a scalding hot shower she endured allegedly as punishment by her father

Iran nuclear deadline extended by four months

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:06 AM

UPDATED In a deal reached July 18 the United States would release some 2 8 billion in frozen Iranian funds in return for Iran agreeing to continue its partial nuclear freeze

New Zealand wants action on diplomat's sex charge

Jun 30, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Neither the man s name nor his home nation can be published because of a court suppression order but officials say they do not want his case forgotten

Iran, world powers try to salvage nuclear talks

Jun 14, 2014 - 12:18 PM

In the last round of talks in Vienna last May Iran s chief negotiator says no tangible progress was made

Optimism remains despite tough Iran nuclear talks

May 17, 2014 - 8:59 PM

At the heart of the debate is uranium enrichment which can provide nuclear fuel but also the fissile core of a nuclear bomb

NUCLEAR TALKS. Austrian President Heinz Fischer (L) welcomes Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif (R), at the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria, 15 May 2014. Photo by Peter Lechner/EPA

US spying? PH: Envoys should follow law

Oct 31, 2013 - 4:40 PM

The Philippines upholds the law amid a report that the United States uses its embassy in Manila as a listening post

SPY POST? A map leaked by fugitive intelligence officer Edward Snowden showed the US Embassy in Manila as one of 90 "listening posts" used to monitor communications in the region. In this photo, commuters pass in front of the highly-secured US embassy in Manila on July 6, 2013. AFP / Jay Directo

Iran, atomic agency in first talks since Rouhani election

Sep 27, 2013 - 4:16 PM

After a diplomatic frenzy in New York Iran went into talks with the IAEA the UN atomic agency

REZA NAJAFI. Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi answers to journalists as he arrives at the Iranian permanent mission to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna on September 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN

Entertainment wRap: Jackson trial, recovered Strad

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Jackson case against AEG hard times for the Vienna Boys Choir and more

DETERIORATED. Sponsors shy away from Jackson's 'This Is It Tour'

A 'Before Sunset' tour of Paris

May 09, 2013 - 2:34 PM

A fan of the film Before Sunrise traces the route Jesse and Celine took in the sequel set in Paris

SECOND CHANCE AT A ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke play Celine and Jesse in 'Before Sunset.' Image from the 'Before Sunset' Facebook page

A 'Before Sunrise' tour of Vienna

May 02, 2013 - 6:55 PM

A fan traces the route Jesse and Celine took in Vienna in the 1994 film Before Sunrise

ACCIDENTAL MEETING, ACCIDENTAL LOVE. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke play Celine and Jesse in 'Before Sunrise.' Image from the 'Before Sunrise' Facebook page