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Trump's threat on Iranian cultural sites draws condemnation, worry - 01/07/2020

WASHINGTON (dpa)- US President Donald Trump's threat to retaliate against Iranian cultural sites has drawn widespread condemnation as Trump has doubled-down on threat. "The targeting of sites of...

German opera singer Peter Schreier dies aged 84 - 12/27/2019

DRESDEN, GERMANY, Simona Block and Birgit Zimmermann (dpa)- German opera singer Peter Schreier died in Dresden on Christmas Day following a long illness, his secretary told dpa on Thursday. Schreier,...

Rome to host biggest-ever Raphael exhibition for 500-year anniversary - 12/24/2019

ROME (dpa)- Rome will host in March the biggest-ever exhibition on Italian Renaissance master Raphael, featuring more than 100 of his paintings and drawings, organizers said Monday. The exhibition at...

Germany launches jubilee year for Beethoven's 250th birthday - 12/17/2019

BONN, GERMANY (dpa)- Thunderous applause and an overture to the Vienna premiere of the opera "Fidelio" in Bonn's opera house were the sounds that kicked off a jubilee year honouring the life and work...

Abuse probe finds grave flaws at Vienna State Opera ballet school - 12/17/2019

VIENNA (dpa)- Reported physical and verbal abuse of children at Austria's top ballet academy was linked to a nearly total lack of quality control and proper management, an inquiry commission has...

Leads on Dresden jewel heist suggest Arab clan involvement - 12/12/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Investigators probing a sensational heist of antique jewellery from Dresden's Green Vault Museum last month have in their sights Berlin-based criminal clans with an Arab background, a...

The first bedtime story in Klingon to be released - 12/11/2019

SAARBRUECKEN, GERMANY (dpa)- Following on from his translation of the French children's classic "The Little Prince," Star Trek language expert Lieven L Litaer has now also translated a famous German...

120,000-dollar banana eaten in 'art performance' - 12/08/2019

LOS ANGELES (dpa)- An art piece consisting of banana duct taped to a wall that recently sold for 120,000 dollars was eaten on Saturday at the Art Basel Miami show. Performance artist David Datuna...

Nobel-winning authors Tokarczuk and Handke to give lectures - 12/07/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- Nobel literature laureates Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke were due to give their award lectures on Saturday. Delivering the lecture is a prerequisite...

'Orlando' world premiere to shake gender norms at Vienna State Opera - 12/05/2019

VIENNA (dpa)- Olga Neuwirth's 'Orlando' is set to shatter traditions at the Vienna State Opera when it premieres there on Sunday, not least because it is the first full-length opera by a woman to be...
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