Austria wants ethical rules on battlefield killer robots
16 November 2020 | 7:03 am
The Austrian government is calling for a system of international ethics on the use of killer robots and drones in combat. Vienna says it wants humans, and not algorithms, to decide on matters of life and death.
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Oil Ministers from Iran, Russia and the UAE gathered in Vienna for the OPEC+ meeting react to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet on Friday. Trump said on Twitter: “Hope OPEC will increase output substantially. Need to keep prices down!”
1 Jun 2019
Family, fans and friends have gathered in Vienna for Austrian F1 star Niki Lauda's memorial. After the service, Lauda will be buried wearing his race overalls. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gerhard Berger will give eulogies.
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Top EU civil servant Martin Selmayr is to leave Brussels to head the bloc's mission in Vienna, Austria. The German aide to outgoing EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker was regarded as influential but controversial.
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The first woman to compose for the Vienna Opera, Austrian Olga Neuwirth says she hopes to challenge traditional norms with a work that aims to "shake up the institution" by celebrating the fluidity of genres and musical identities.
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A massive manhunt is underway in the Austrian capital after an attack that left four civilians dead. Authorities say at least one "Islamist terrorist" was behind the shootings and that more suspects may be at large.
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People run away from an area guarded by police in central Vienna after gunmen opened fire at multiple locations across the Austrian capital.
8 Nov 2020
At least four people have been killed and 15 wounded in a series of shootings in Austria's capital. The Interior Ministry said the attack was carried out by at least one "Islamist terrorist."
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Police say it's not clear how the shooter managed to get to Vienna's city center armed with an assault rifle, handgun, machete and fake explosive belt. They're also still looking into how the weapons reached Austria.
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The coronavirus pandemic may have forced many of Vienna's luxury hotels to close indefinitely as global travel restrictions keep away the many millions of tourists who usually visit the Austrian capital every year. But the city's iconic Hotel Sacher is determined not to let fans of its world-famous chocolate cake, the Sachertorte, go hungry.
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Delegations from Washington and Tehran will be present at the talks, although direct contact is not on the table. The US has cautioned against high expectations.
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Music fills the Great Hall of Vienna's Musikverein once again, as the Philharmonic orchestra returns following months of lockdown that tested the musicians' motivation and turned their profession upside down.
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