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Far-right targets Austria's first refugee minister

Vienna - Less than a week after Austria's new conservative-Green coalition took power, it has already become a target for far-right supporters, who have railed against the country's first minister with a refugee background.

Sebastian Kurz: Austria's right-wing 'Wunderkind'

Vienna - After becoming the world's youngest elected leader in 2017 at the age of just 31, Austria's Sebastian Kurz is back in the top job, having pulled off yet another surprise.

Austria's Kurz returns as world's youngest chancellor

Vienna - The leader of Austria's conservatives Sebastian Kurz was sworn in Tuesday as the world's youngest democratically elected leader, at the head of an unlikely coalition with the Greens following the collapse of his previous alliance with the far-right.

Austria's foreign ministry says facing 'serious cyber attack'

Vienna - Austria's foreign ministry is facing a "serious cyber attack", it said late Saturday, warning another country could be responsible.

Coalition 'gambles' on making Austria carbon neutral by 2040

Vienna - Austria's first coalition between conservatives and Greens announced Thursday that it would aim for carbon neutrality by 2040 to make the country a European "forerunner" in climate protection.

Austria's conservatives, Greens agree to form government

Vienna - Austria's conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday agreed to form an unprecedented coalition government with the Greens, capping almost three months of negotiations."We have succeeded to unite the best of both worlds...

Vienna ballet academy 'endangering children's wellbeing'

Vienna - Vienna's prestigious ballet academy is endangering children's wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission probing abuse claims said Tuesday.

Austrian far-right kicks out scandal-hit ex-leader

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) announced Friday it has ousted its former leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was caught in a corruption scandal that saw the party ejected from government in May.

Iran nuclear deal parties meet as accord nears collapse

Vienna - The signatories to the Iran nuclear deal stressed their commitment to the faltering accord during crunch talks in Vienna on Friday, as Tehran vowed to continue to breach limits on its nuclear programme.

Marathon OPEC meeting breaks up without agreement

Vienna - A meeting of the OPEC group of major oil-exporting countries broke up late Thursday without agreement on cutting production to head off pressure on prices from abundant reserves and slowing global economic growth.

New broom at UN nuclear watchdog as Iran tensions rise

Vienna - Veteran Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi was sworn in on Monday as the new director general of the UN's nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IAEA urges Iran to explain uranium particles at undeclared site

Vienna - The UN nuclear watchdog on Thursday urged Iran to explain the presence of uranium particles at an undeclared site, as a landmark deal aimed at curbing Tehran's atomic activities threatens to collapse.

Hitler birth house in Austria to become police station

Vienna - The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austria's interior ministry announced Tuesday, after years of legal wrangling as the government looks to prevent the building from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

Iran exceeds authorised heavy water reserves: IAEA

Vienna - The UN's nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran's stock of heavy water for reactors has surpassed the limit set under its agreement with world powers.

Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

Vienna - Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday, as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

'Uranium particles' detected at undeclared site in Iran: IAEA

Vienna - The United Nations' nuclear watchdog has detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran, it said in its latest report on the country's nuclear programme on Monday.

'Uranium particles' detected at undeclared site in Iran: IAEA

Vienna - The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it had detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran in its latest report on the country's nuclear programme issued on Monday.

Austria conservatives, Greens to enter coalition negotiations

Vienna - Austria's Sebastian Kurz announced Monday his conservatives would enter exclusive coalition talks with the Green party, taking a step closer to forming a government following a September election.

Vienna orchestra celebrates 50th birthday with new woman chief

Vienna - When Vienna's ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra marks its 50th anniversary with a special concert on Wednesday, it will be under the baton of its new chief conductor who, for the first time in Austria, is a woman.

Austrian Post fined over customer data misuse

Vienna - Austria's postal service have been fined 18 million euros ($20 million) for working up data about their customers' assumed political allegiances, the justice ministry said Tuesday.
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