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Prost! Bavaria opens some of its famous beer gardens again

MUNICH (AP) — Bavarians were able to enjoy a tall beer in the spring sun Monday in several areas, as some outdoor beer gardens reopened in the southern German state. Bavaria had an o...

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___ Democrats must find narrow path to curb high medicine prices WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescripti...

Restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India

Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the vacc...

Germany cancels Oktoberfest 2nd year over coronavirus fears

BERLIN (AP) — Bavarian officials on Monday canceled Oktoberfest festivities for a second year in a row due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, saying that there are too many risks in hosti...

Austria Office in Taipei Director recaps 2020 cultural events held in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the Austrian Office in Taipei Roland Rudorfer recapped some of the cultural events hosted by the organization last year, in an interview with Taiwan News. R...

Tainan Art Museum kickstarts ‘Vienna Month’ in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A month-long festival celebrating Viennese culture will start Saturday (Nov. 14) at the Tainan Art Museum. The festival is part of a series of events in the run-up to 2...

Pandemic hammers small businesses vital to economic recovery

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — In a normal year, hundreds of book lovers would have descended on Winchester this summer for Shenandoah University’s annual children’s literature conference. ...

A small Virginia city struggles to save its local businesses

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — In a normal year, hundreds of book lovers would have descended on Winchester this summer for Shenandoah University’s annual children’s literature conference. ...

Bayern feeling effects of storied season as fixtures pile up

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Hangovers are common in Munich in Oktoberfest season, and Bayern Munich is certainly feeling the effects of its exertions last season. Bayern's 32-game unb...

Germany pays tribute to victims of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

BERLIN (AP) — Senior officials and survivors paid tribute Saturday to the victims of a deadly neo-Nazi attack on Munich’s Oktoberfest 40 years ago, as Germany’s president warned that far-right extremi...

German Trade Office Oktoberfest 2020 kicks off in Taipei

The two-day Oktoberfest celebration kicked off in Taipei on Friday (Sept. 25), giving German companies and their business partners a rare chance to rub elbows at a time when social gatherings are temp...

Germany sets up fund for victims of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is setting up a 1.2 million-euro ($1.4 million) fund to help survivors of a deadly far-right attack on Munich's Oktoberfest in 1980, in what the justice minister de...

The Latest: Australia's Melbourne reports fewer cases

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. It was...

Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down Oktoberfest

BERLIN (AP) — Oktoberfest celebrations got underway Saturday in Munich with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of “O'zapft is!” — “It's tapped!” — but this year's festival is very non-tradit...

German prosecutors close probe of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have closed their investigation into a deadly far-right attack on Munich's Oktoberfest in 1980, more than five years after they revived the pr...