March 13, 1988 |
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.
January 21, 1988 |
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.
March 6, 1989 |
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.
November 4, 1986 |
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.
January 9, 1988 |
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.
February 18, 2006 |
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.