Diplomacy is often awkward, stymied by translators, late nights and unsecured yurt communication (yes, that really happened). But diplomacy can also stop a war, as years of secret and not-so-secret negotiations between the US and Iran proved when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was reached in 2015.
The number of arrivals has since slowed to a trickle despite many people still making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing into Italy. Austria has said that in the event of an influx from Italy it will introduce controls at the Brenner crossing, which lies on an important north-south road and rail route.
The deal worth $315 million aims to wean farmers off growing coca — the plant that's a raw material for cocaine (as well as teas and other uses) — by replacing it with alternative crops like coffee and cacao.
Parmis came to Austria along with nearly 90,000 other refugees and migrants in 2015. Restart, a Berlin-based social enterprise, hopes to be a resource for men and women like her: creative refugees trying to remake their lives and careers in Europe.
Sainkho Namtchylak is one of a kind. You can even hear in her speaking voice that buzz, that resonance that allows her body to make the sounds we in the west generically call throat singing. On her recent album, she teamed up with a Touareg rock ensemble from Mali, Tinawaren.
Today's answer is Markneukirchen, Germany - a town in Saxony, Germany and home to the original founder of the C.F. Martin Guitar Company. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the company. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Martin's great-great-great-grandson, Chris Martin IV.
A new group of potential U.N. nuclear inspectors has just begun its training course. The World's Gerry Hadden sat in on a few opening classes, at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters, in Vienna.
The Vegetable Orchestra is a musical ensemble from Vienna, Austria. The performers play instruments constructed entirely from fresh vegetables. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on their debut performance in the United States.
Oil prices fell below $70 a barrel yesterday for the first time in 14 months. That's less than half its record high just three months ago. OPEC members have decided to hold an emergency meeting next week in Vienna to figure out how to shore up prices.
One of the world's most revered classical pianists will play his final public concert in Vienna tonight. WNYC music host Terrance McKnight joins The Takeaway to talk about the legacy and the music of Alfred Brendel.
The International AIDS conference in Vienna is underway and there's excitement about a new study showing that there may be a new effective microbicide to help prevent against HIV infection. Science Magazine correspondent, Jon Cohen, is at the conference.
There's an odd feeling of deja vu these days on the environment beat. First came the awful events in Japan with a nuclear disaster on a scale unseen since Chernobyl in the 1980s. Now comes news about atmospheric ozone that takes us back to the 80s as well