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Two Europeans listed on missing Malaysia flight not on board

Two passports lost or stolen in Thailand on separate occasions were used to board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Austrian gravesites get a digital twist

Technology is about to give Austrian gravestones the potential to speak across time by showing pictures and biographies of the people buried below.

Europe’s Erste Bank foresees €800-million loss

Europe's second-biggest lender says it would lose up to €800-million this year and not pay a dividend due to the eurozone's sovereign debt.

Swimmers thumb nose at Nazi tormentors

Having escaped the Holocaust as boys, two 80-year-old Jewish doctors have returned to Vienna to swim in the European Maccabi Games.

IAEA calls nuclear safety summit amid Japan crisis

The United Nations atomic energy chief called a Vienna summit to tackle mounting concerns about nuclear safety.

Cerberus to buy majority of Chrysler for $7,4bn

Private equity firm Cerberus will buy the majority of DaimlerChrysler's struggling Chrysler Group for ,4-billion, a fraction of the -billion deal that created the transatlantic car union nine years ago. Cerberus Capital Management gets an 80,1% stake in Chrysler and its related financial services business, DaimlerChrysler said on Monday.

Blackmail charges fly as Swiss plan gold fund vote

Switzerland's generosity and humanitarian tradition will be put to the test next Sunday when voters decide how to use billions of dollars rolling in from selling off part of the country's huge gold reserves.

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