RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN VISITS AUSTRIA
Austrian President Heinz Fischer (R) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in the historic Hofburg palace in Vienna on May 23, 2007. Putin arrived in Austria for a visit focused on trade talks which are likely to prove a respite to recent problems between Moscow and other European Union members. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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Austria's President Heinz Fischer won a second term in office, officials said.
Austrian President Heinz Fischer coasted to election to a second six-year term Sunday, with exit polls showing he captured 78 percent of the vote.
Thousands of people attended a memorial service Saturday for right-wing Austrian leader Jorg Haider, who died in a car crash last weekend, officials said.
Ukraine wants to push nuclear power in an effort to end its dependence on fuel imports.
The Turkish president emphasized his country's interest in the Nabucco pipeline project in a meeting with his Austrian counterpart in Ankara.
Pope Benedict XVI, a tribute to Holocaust victims in Vienna, expressed "our sadness, our repentance and our friendship with the Jewish people."
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the United States' plans for a European missile defense system, calling the proposal a "harmful thing."
U.S. President George Bush held talks with EU leaders in Vienna Wednesday on issues including Iran, Iraq and North Korea.
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