VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel has ruled against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner.
The monumental "Beethoven Frieze" is being claimed by heirs of Erich Lederer. It was painted by Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt directly on the walls of Vienna's Secession Building and is on permanent display there.
The panel, which examines claims from heirs of art works expropriated by the Nazis has no...
LONDON (AP) — An Oxford University study say the number of foreign-born residents in England has increased by more than half a million in three years— a finding that will fuel debate about immigration ahead of the upcoming election.
The study by the university's Migration Observatory says around two-thirds of the 565,000 migrants thought to have come to England between 2011 and 2014 were born in other EU countries.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A woman in South Africa who kidnapped a baby 17 years ago and raised the child as her own has been granted bail.
The South African Press Association says the woman was granted $425 bail with the magistrate saying she is not a flight risk, and has no previous convictions. She was arrested last week after the biological parents of the girl, now a teenager, found her. The woman faces charges of kidnapping and fraudulently pretending to the child's...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament has approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.
Lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition backed the legislation Friday, while opposition lawmakers who argued that it didn't go far enough abstained.
The quota will apply to more than 100 listed companies from 2016. Another...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Tajik businessman and opposition figure has been shot dead in Istanbul.
Anadolu Agency said Friday Umarali Kuvvatov was killed by a friend in the street late Thursday after the two got into an argument. The private Dogan news agency, however, said that a third man approached the two and shot Kuvvatov in the head. Both the assailant and the friend escaped.