Tag: Austria

10 Reasons You Should Give Riesling Another Look

No other wine has been the object of such devoted campaigning, proselytizing and ardor as riesling. What has been the result of all that fervor? Yawns, mostly. According to Nielsen, retail sales of riesling in the United States have dropped over the last few years, though they shot upward over the first two-and-a-half months of […]

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Across Europe, Reopening Borders in Time for Summer

BERLIN — Europeans longing to swap their balconies for beaches, mountains or museums elsewhere on the continent got a morale boost on Wednesday, when the European Commission recommended the reopening of borders that were closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With new infections beginning to recede and governments from Riga to Rome easing […]

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Sports Begin to Reawaken in a Changed World

The 18 swimmers entered the outdoor pool deck in a drawn-out procession, taking care to stay 10 feet apart from one another. On the walk to their individually assigned lanes, the Mission Viejo Nadadores team members glanced at the giant scoreboard. On the screen where their successes and failures are usually illuminated, their coach, Mark […]

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Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, Heart and Stroke Patients Go Missing

Bishnu Virachan was a bicycle deliveryman for a grocery store in Queens. With New York City locked down, he was busier than ever. But in early April, as he was watching television, he felt “a pain in my heart.” It frightened him, but he did not go to the emergency room. Mr. Virachan, 43, was […]

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Early 5G drones face slow upload speeds and frequent 4G handovers

As 5G networks become more widespread and robust across the world, flying drones will eventually rely on cellular infrastructure for both remote controls and live 4K/8K video streaming from the skies. But early 5G drones and networks mightn’t yet be ready for prime time, a group of Austrian researchers suggest, as their inability to maintain […]

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Closed Borders Within Europe Unleash Congestion and Chaos

BUDAPEST — European leaders’ decision to fight the spread of the coronavirus by closing land borders proudly thrown open 25 years ago has left drivers angry, goods stranded and traffic backed up for miles across the heart of a continent used to letting its residents pass through with virtually no checks. The pledge that the […]

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Refurbed raises $17 million to expand its refurbished gadget marketplace

Vienna, Austria-based Refurbed announced today that it has raised a $17 million round of venture capital to fuel the expansion of its marketplace for used and restored consumer electronics. Refurbed, which focuses on the European market, works with factory partners that specialize in restoring smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The company makes those products easier to […]

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A Big Idea and a Big Donor Bring a New Art Museum to Austria

VIENNA — Amid hammering and drilling, works by the Austrian artists Valie Export, Arnulf Rainer and Günter Brus waited quietly in a row against a white wall, ready to be hung. The building where they are to be displayed is a longstanding, if long decrepit, landmark: the Künstlerhaus, on Vienna’s grand Ringstrasse, provided in 1868 […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Europe Threatened as Disease Spreads from Italy

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDisinfecting a market in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.Credit…Lee Jin-Man/Associated Press U.S. military reports its first coronavirus patient in South Korea. An American soldier in South Korea has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. The patient, a 23-year-old man, is based in Camp […]

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A Onetime ‘Refugee Child’ Takes On Austria’s Far Right

VIENNA — Alma Zadic is nervous about standing too close to the row of large windows in her office. Since becoming Austria’s justice minister, the threats have been relentless. “A bullet is reserved for you,” read a recent one. Hours after being sworn in last month, Ms. Zadic was given police protection. A daughter of […]

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How the Far Right Became Europe’s New Normal

Twenty years ago, on Feb. 4, 2000, a shock wave reverberated from the heart of Europe: The far-right Freedom Party of Austria, founded in 1956 by National Socialist activists, entered government. Led by Jörg Haider, a provocateur who had made a name for himself rallying against the “Überfremdung” (“over-foreignization”) of his country and notorious for […]

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How to Ski European Pistes for Less

Skiing in Europe can cost a pretty penny, especially if you stay at marquee resorts. Happily, the Alps are home to hundreds of ski-centric accommodations, many with budget-friendly price tags. Here, experts offer up lesser known but equally charming destinations in Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria, with lodging suggestions and approximate nightly rates. Many are […]

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