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November 28, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flames reaching four stories high swept through frescoed chambers of the Hofburg Palace early Friday and smoke from the roaring blaze forced evacuation of the famed white Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School. The fire was thought to be the worst in the history of the central Vienna landmark dating back to the 13th Century. Initial estimates put the damage as high as $90 million.
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November 28, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flames reaching four stories high swept through frescoed chambers of the Hofburg Palace early Friday and smoke from the roaring blaze forced evacuation of the famed white Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School. The fire was thought to be the worst in the history of the central Vienna landmark dating back to the 13th Century. Initial estimates put the damage as high as $90 million.
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January 22, 1988 | Associated Press
President Kurt Waldheim, bowing to protests, will not speak when Parliament marks the 50th anniversary of the Nazi takeover in March, but will address a separate meeting later in his palace residence, the government said today. The two events were announced within hours of each other today in an apparent attempt to avoid disagreement between the conservative and Socialist parties over Waldheim's role in marking Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938.
NEWS
March 13, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Thousands of demonstrators braved a cold rain and sleet to protest against President Kurt Waldheim on Saturday during another round of observances marking the 50th anniversary of the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany.
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March 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Secretary of State James A. Baker III today called on the Soviet Union to abandon the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine used to justify military intervention to block reforms in communist countries. In his first speech to an international forum, Baker also announced that President Bush is exploring ways to accelerate the removal of U.S. chemical weapons from West Germany.
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January 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Henry Anatole Grunwald on Wednesday presented his credentials as U.S. ambassador to President Kurt Waldheim, but the new envoy told Austrian Radio that he will not attend social functions involving Waldheim. Grunwald, 65, refused to comment on his meeting with Waldheim in the president's Hofburg palace. Grunwald is Jewish and fled his native Vienna after Austria was incorporated into Nazi Germany in 1938.
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November 4, 1986 | DON COOK, Times Staff Writer
Austrian President Kurt Waldheim will be absent this week from all official and social functions for the opening of the third Helsinki review conference--the largest gathering of foreign ministers in the Austrian capital since the famous Congress of Vienna in 1815.
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January 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Pope John Paul II is scheduled to meet President Kurt Waldheim three times during a visit to Austria in June, church officials said Friday. Jewish groups in the United States have warned that meetings between the Pope and Waldheim, who was received by the pontiff in an audience at the Vatican amid widespread protest last June, could damage relations between Jews and the Roman Catholic Church.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2006 | From Associated Press
It's a symphony of sweets, a cantata of chocolates, a fugue of fantastic desserts on display at Vienna's ornate Hofburg Palace. Confectioners' creations with Mozart motifs are part of the yearlong 250th birthday celebrations for Austria's musical son. But this chocoholic's dream comes with a catch: You can look, but you can't taste.
NEWS
March 12, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
With mournful ceremonies, Austria marked the 50th anniversary Friday of the anschluss, its annexation by Nazi Germany. President Kurt Waldheim, who has been accused of complicity in war crimes as an officer in the German army during World War II, placed a wreath at the Heldenplatz, where Adolf Hitler arrived in triumph after joining Austria to his Third Reich on March 11, 1938.
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March 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Warsaw Pact on Thursday opened talks aimed at reducing conventional weapons in Europe and building trust among the Continent's nations. Arms reduction proposals presented by each military bloc at the negotiations underlined the differences between the sides, particularly over air and naval forces and tactical nuclear weapons. But the top Soviet negotiator, Oleg A.
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