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Austrian authorities thwart kidnap plot

Elite police commandos were providing round-the-clock protection for Austria’s most famous couple — crystal heiress Fiona Swarovski and her husband, Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser — after authorities thwarted a kidnap-for-ransom plot, officials said Thursday. Swarovski, 41, was in a secure location somewhere in the alpine province of Tyrol, said Gerald Hesztera, a spokesman for the Federal Criminal Investigations Bureau. Full Story

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