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Austria on guard as politician claims Turkish 'assassination plot'

Vienna - While other candidates in Vienna's recent municipal elections were out campaigning, Green politician Berivan Aslan had to stay home due to what she says was an assassination plot with links to the Turkish state.

Mexico sets sights on Vienna's Aztec crowning glory

Vienna - It is one of the star attractions of Vienna's Weltmuseum, a resplendent ancient Aztec headdress of iridescent blue-green feathers almost two metres (six feet) wide with a centrepiece sporting hundreds of pieces of gold.

Austria boosts climate spending despite virus hit

Vienna - Austria will devote 17 billion euros ($20bn) to greening its rail network despite a historic budget deficit caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced Wednesday in its 2021 budget.

Austria ski resort virus outbreak mishandled, report finds

Vienna - Local and federal authorities could have contained the spread of a coronavirus outbreak that infected thousands of tourists in two Austrian ski resorts, according to a report published Monday.

Scandal-hit star of Austrian far-right attempts return

Vienna - The former beacon of Austria's far-right, former vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, may be under investigation for embezzling more than half a million euros, but that has not deterred his most ardent supporters.

Documents suggest virus was downplayed at Austria resort

Vienna - Official communications and minutes of meetings seen by AFP suggest authorities in the Austrian state of Tyrol downplayed a notorious coronavirus outbreak in one of its ski resorts in March.

'Democratic deficit' as foreigners barred from Vienna council vote

Vienna - Vienna residents will elect the city council on Sunday but almost a third of them will not vote as they are foreigners, sparking criticism that the ballot is inherently unfair.Austria has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the EU.

Anti-Semitic ex-mayor becomes magnet for Vienna statue protests

Vienna - A statue of an anti-Semitic former mayor of Vienna who inspired Hitler has become the focus of competing left- and right-wing protests, with anti-racist activists mounting a "shame vigil" around the monument.

Changing economy and climate hit Austria's Alpine pastures

Pertisau - With tender care, Sepp Rieser adorns the bulky heads of his reluctant cows with flower wreaths, adds some more fir twigs, and adjusts the large bells around their necks.

Austria's Kurz warns against EU asylum-seeker distribution

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned Tuesday against any attempt to force EU countries to take in asylum-seekers as the European Commission prepared to unveil a new strategy for handling migration to the bloc.

EU asylum-seeker distribution won't work: Austria's Kurz

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned Tuesday against any attempt to force EU countries to take in asylum-seekers as the European Commission prepared to unveil a new strategy for handling migration to the bloc.

Austria sees 'no link' between Navalny and Nord Stream

Vienna - Austria said Tuesday it saw no need to rethink the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, despite doubts elsewhere in Europe after the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

UN nuclear watchdog to visit 2nd Iran site in 'a few days'

Vienna - The head of UN's nuclear watchdog said Monday that inspectors would "in a few days" visit the second of two sites in Iran where undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place in the early 2000s.

IAEA inspectors gain access to one of two Iran sites

Vienna - The UN's nuclear watchdog said Friday that Iran had granted its inspectors access to one of two sites where undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place in the early 2000s.

Iran nuclear deal parties stand by troubled accord amid US pressure

Vienna - The signatories to the Iran nuclear deal said Tuesday that they stood by the faltering accord and China slammed US efforts to restore international sanctions on the Islamic republic and extend an arms embargo.

Austrian politicians trade accusations over Wirecard

Vienna - The dramatic collapse of German payment provider Wirecard fuelled a political row in Austria Monday, with former right-wing coalition partners trading accusations of links to key players in the scandal.

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks, other gear surges: UN

Vienna - Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.

Hallstatt, Austria's Alpine jewel, debates post-corona tourism

Hallstatt - Only a few months ago residents of the impossibly picturesque Austrian village of Hallstatt were debating how to stem the influx of tourists thronging its narrow streets, nestled between soaring mountains and a sparkling lake.

US, Russia arms talks start with little hope of accord

Vienna - The United States and Russia meet Monday in Vienna for talks on their last major nuclear weapons agreement against a backdrop of growing tensions and differences over whether they see any value in arms control at all.

Iran warns against UN nuclear watchdog resolution

Vienna - Iran criticised on Tuesday a plan to put forward a resolution at a meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog urging the country to allow access to two disputed sites.
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