World: K und K

Under May skies that made the muddy Danube seem truly blue, Vienna last week relaxedly awaited its important visitors. Crowds strolled the Ringstrasse beneath the turrets and towers of the Rathaus, or climbed up into the Vienna Woods to down seidels of foaming beer with their Liptauer cheese and black bread. Children played in the Schönbrunn gardens or stared solemnly at animals in the zoo; young lovers sat in the wine gardens of Grinzing, nibbling gingerbread and drinking young wine.

The most preoccupied men around were a pair of non-Austrians: U.S. Press Secretary...

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