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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.

Argentina's Grossi elected head of UN's nuclear watchdog

Vienna - Argentina's Rafael Grossi was elected on Tuesday to head the UN's nuclear watchdog, which is tasked in particular with monitoring the implementation of the increasingly shaky Iran nuclear deal.

Suspected Dutch kidnap case opens old wounds in Austria

Vienna - The case of an Austrian suspected of holding a Dutch family captive for nearly a decade has sparked memories of two other high-profile kidnappings in the Alpine country.Following the detention earlier this week of Josef B.

Two in tight race to lead UN nuclear watchdog

Vienna - Two candidates from two continents are in a tight race to become the next head the UN's nuclear watchdog, which is tasked with monitoring the implementation of the faltering Iran nuclear deal, a diplomat said Tuesday.

'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

Vienna - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge on Saturday made history, busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in the "best moment" of his life on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park.With a time of 1hr 59min 40.

Austria conservative Kurz tapped to form government again

Vienna - Austria's president on Monday tasked election winner Sebastian Kurz with forming another government, putting the 33-year-old conservative on course to start tough coalition negotiations after his far-right former ally was brought down by scandals.

Knives out among Austria's far-right after poll rout

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) grappled Tuesday with the fallout from heavy losses in Sunday's elections as its scandal-hit former leader said he was bowing out of politics.

Austria Greens in spotlight after strong election gains

Vienna - Austria's Greens on Monday found themselves in the unexpected position of possible kingmakers, a day after getting their best electoral results ever, reaffirming a trend of gains for ecologists throughout Europe.

Austria's right-wing 'whizz-kid' Sebastian Kurz

Vienna - "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti" and even "Messiah" -- these are just some of the accolades awarded to 33-year-old Sebastian Kurz, whose place at the top of Austrian politics was confirmed in snap elections on Sunday.

Austria far-right under pressure after fresh fraud allegations

Vienna - Austria's far-right FPOe party was under pressure Friday after fresh allegations of fraudulent expense claims against its former leader surfaced just ahead of key parliamentary polls at the weekend.

Austria, Russia keep in step ahead of polls

Vienna - As Austrians go to the polls Sunday, one image that stands out from the last right-wing administration is that of the foreign minister dancing with Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding, causing widespread derision in the small Alpine country...

Centre-right favourites in Austria poll despite ex-allies' scandals

Vienna - Austrians look set to put 33-year-old right-winger Sebastian Kurz back at the helm of government in snap elections on Sunday, despite a spectacular corruption scandal bringing down his previous coalition in May.

Austrian far-right Freedom Party dogged by Nazi past

Vienna - A return of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) to government is seen as likely after Sunday's parliamentary elections, highlighting once again the party's chequered history.

Austria far-right voters unfazed by Ibiza-gate scandal

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) looked to be in serious trouble earlier this year when then leader Heinz-Christian Strache was caught up in a bribery scandal linked to Russia but voters seem unfazed and ready to back the party again in Sunday'...

Climate concerns boost Greens at Austria polls

Vienna - A highway tunnel under a national park?
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