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OPEC inches towards oil output deal ahead of key meeting

Vienna - OPEC energy ministers expressed optimism Thursday they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production hike would be "politically unacceptable" to archfoe Iran, and Iran saying that it was "ready fo...

Saudi, Iran face off ahead of tense OPEC meet

Vienna - Saudi Arabia insisted Wednesday it would do "whatever is needed" to avoid oil supply shortages, setting the stage for a showdown with archfoe Iran ahead of crunch OPEC talks on easing a production-cut pact.

UK to lose access to EU-only police databases: Barnier

Vienna - The UK will eventually lose access to EU-only police databases after it leaves the bloc, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Tuesday.

Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations

Vienna - Austria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers.

People smugglers make billions: UN report

Vienna - People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report Wednesday as the plight of refugees worldwide continues to top the headlines.

Austria to expel up to 60 imams, close 7 mosques

Vienna - Austria said Friday it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on "political Islam", triggering fury in Ankara.

Youtube partly liable for copyright breaches: Austrian court

Vienna - An Austrian court has ruled that video-sharing platform YouTube can be held partly liable for copyright breaches in videos uploaded by its users, in a ruling that may have far-reaching implications.

Putin says EU should lift sanctions

Vienna - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the Europan Union should end damaging sanctions against Moscow imposed over the Ukraine crisis and its annexation of Crimea."The sanctions and all the restrictions imposed for political reasons...

Russia wants 'united and prosperous EU': Putin

Vienna - President Vladimir Putin on Monday downplayed suggestions Russia was seeking to disrupt the European Union's cohesion, saying it was in his country's interests for the bloc to remain "united and prosperous".

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna

Vienna - Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

Landmark EU law is new weapon for data protection campaigner Schrems

Vienna - As a young Austrian law student, Max Schrems took on Facebook and won, and seven years ago he was already raising the alarm over the flaw Cambridge Analytica allegedly exploited to obtain the data of millions of users for political purposes.

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna

Vienna - Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

UN nuclear watchdog's chief inspector resigns: agency

Vienna - The chief inspector of the UN's nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resigned Friday, a spokesperson for the agency said.

IAEA: Watchdog at the heart of Iran nuclear deal

Vienna - The UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has the delicate task of verifying the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between world powers and Iran over the country's nuclear programme.

Austria far-right party unwelcome at Nazi camp liberation memorial

Vienna - Ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) will not be welcome at a ceremony to mark the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp, organisers said Monday, drawing protests from the party.

Austria probes UN peacekeepers over Golan deaths

Vienna - Austria said Saturday it is probing a 2012 incident in which its UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights reportedly let Syrian policemen drive into a fatal ambush.

Macedonia, Greece 'dedicated' to resolving name spat: UN

Vienna - Macedonia and Greece are "very dedicated" to resolving their long-running name spat, the UN mediator said Wednesday following talks between the two countries' foreign ministers in Vienna.

Austria blows up 18 tonnes of wartime ordnance

Vienna - Austrian explosives experts began on Wednesday blowing up 18 tonnes of unexploded ordnance from both world wars found around the country since the beginning of 2017.

Dr. Asperger 'actively cooperated' with Nazis: study

Vienna - Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger, after whom Asperger's syndrome is named, "actively cooperated" with the Nazi euthanasia programme, according to a new study published Thursday.

Austria to seize refugees' mobiles and demand cash

Vienna - Asylum seekers will be forced to hand over their mobile phones and up to 840 euros ($1,040) in cash to the authorities, under measures approved by the Austrian cabinet on Wednesday.
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