Austria

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz we were looking for an Austrian lake where strains of Mozart, Verdi and Strauss echo in the air. The answer is Achensee, and the music is from the Tyrolean Opera Program that takes place there every summer. Artistic Director Elizabeth Bachman sends us an audio postcard.

Global Scan

Vladimir Putin would like you to know he too opposes fracking

Imagine the foes of fracking and you'd probably put Greenpeace at the top of the list. But add Vladimir Putin too — someone who rarely sees eye-to-eye with the environmentalists. But he has his own reasons, not tied to saving the Earth. Meanwhile, there's tension over US military actions in Iraq. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

The Looming Greek Default

Europe continues to struggle with finding a way out of its economic crisis. The most immediate threat to the Eurozone is the possibility of a Greek default. But some are openly wondering whether it's time to let Greece go.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for a city in Hungary that held a special picnic 20 years ago today, one that helped tear a hole in the Iron Curtain. The answer is Sopran . The World's Carol Hills tells the story.