Moscow / Russia, Vienna / Austria (Weltexpress). The upper chamber of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, on Wednesday ratified an intergovernmental agreement with Austria to return a collection of rare books that was brought to the Soviet Union by the Red Army in 1945.
Brussels (Weltexpress). A delegation of the European Parliament cancelled its visit to Tehran on Saturday after the Iranian authorities refused to let them meet with two dissidents awarded with the Sakharov Prize, the parliament’s press service said.
Stockholm (Weltexpress). Chinese writer Mo Yan has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature, according to Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm Peter Englund.
Frankfurt am Main (Weltexpress). Around 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries are expected to attend this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair - the largest in the world - which opens tomorrow (October 10-14th). The leading leading international trade fair for books, media and digital content reveals an...