A troubling and worsening world economy, civil unrest across the mideast, and conflicted interests over whether to raise crude production promise to make this week's OPEC meeting one of the more volatile in recent history.
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
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.
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 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.
If America defaults on its debt this week, it won't be the first economic superpower to do so. Imperial Spain was a chronic defaulter in the 16th and 17th centuries, and this helped lead to its downfall.
China's getting serious about smoking — so serious it's banning smoking in schools. And it's imposing new restrictions as well. Meanwhile, in Austria, a former police officer is being compared to Robin Hood after he stole but said he planned to give it to the poor. Plus Denmark and Sweden consider a ban on circumcisions, in today's Global Scan.
Vienna recently installed traffic lights that use same-sex couples to signal "walk" and "stop." It's a show of the city's acceptance and welcoming of the LGBT community, but it turns out people also pay better attention to the new lights, even if they're snapping photos.
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.
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.