July 24, 1997 |
The dike along the rain-swollen Oder River burst Wednesday despite reinforcement by a million soggy sandbags, sending muddy water rushing into lowland villages. Authorities evacuated about 300 residents after the dike broke and ordered 2,300 others to leave their homes as the surging waters spread. No injuries were reported.
August 3, 1991 |
Torrential rain and flooding that left scores dead in eastern Europe hit Austria and Germany on Friday, killing at least three people, closing dozens of roads and threatening tourist spots. The storms have swept across Europe in the past week, causing a deadly dam burst in northeastern Romania that killed at least 72 people and left 32 missing. On Friday, scenic Salzburg and dozens of tourist spots and historic towns skirting swollen rivers in northern and central Austria were hit.
August 5, 1991 |
A 5-year-old boy swept away while trying to cross a brook was among four people feared dead in Austria's worst floods in more than 30 years, police said Sunday. In Germany, at least five people died. The boy was carried Saturday night toward the swollen Danube River near Linz, 90 miles west of Vienna. A companion was rescued. Two men died when a wooden bridge collapsed into a river near Ybbsitz, in lower Austria. A third man fell into the water while repairing a landing at his riverside home.
April 9, 1991 |
Europe took another important step toward integration Monday as tens of thousands of Poles celebrated the start of visa-free travel to six European Community countries by flooding across the country's western frontier into Germany. It marked the latest and largest breakthrough toward unencumbered personal movement on a continent where travel was once tangled in bureaucracy and blocked by the Iron Curtain that divided it between East and West for over 40 years.
March 12, 2012 |
Javier Conde is an aerospace engineer, but it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that it was time to pack up and move to a foreign land hundreds of miles away. Back in Madrid, where he worked at the Spanish equivalent of NASA, Conde knew that government funding cuts were about to hit the agency and that his position was unlikely to survive. Add to that the fact that already nearly 1 in 4 Spaniards is looking for work, and a man used to complex calculations did a bit of simple math.
November 19, 1989 |
Hundreds of thousands of East Germans flooded into West Berlin and West Germany on Saturday in the second weekend exodus of visitors since the borders were thrown open by East Germany's new reformist leaders. As people streamed out of East Germany for the weekend, the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Hans Modrow was sworn in.