Articles by Veronika Oleksyn

Opium Production Hits a Record High

  • 29 June 07
  • The Associated Press
Afghanistan produced dramatically more opium in 2006, increasing its yield by roughly 49 percent from a year earlier and pushing global opium production to a new record high, a UN report said.

Girl Held Captive for 8 Years Issues Statement

  • 29 August 06
  • The Associated Press
A young Austrian woman who spent more than eight years in a dingy underground cell until her dramatic escape last week said Monday that she felt she did not miss anything during her long ordeal and called her captor a ""part of my life.""

An Aging Population Poses Pension Problem

  • 18 July 06
  • The Associated Press
Heaps of dumplings and schnitzels. Free drinks. A three-man band. It's party time at a Vienna retirement home -- but two women in the silver-haired crowd just can't get into the mood.