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Iran, Russia pour scorn on US moves at UN nuclear watchdog

Vienna - Iran and Russia on Wednesday poured scorn on America's call for Tehran to adhere to limits in a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, at a special meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog.

How serious are Iran's breaches of the 2015 deal?

Vienna - Attention is once again focused on how close Iran could be to a nuclear weapon, after Tehran said it had started enriching uranium to a higher level than agreed in a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by the US.

Austrian parliament approves total glyphosate ban

Vienna - Austrian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a total ban on glyphosate, putting the country on track to becoming the first EU member to forbid all use of the controversial herbicide.

Austria to finally ban smoking in bars and restaurants

Vienna - Smoking in Austrian bars and restaurants will be banned as of November following a vote in parliament on Tuesday, after years of protracted debate on the issue.

Climate campaigners 'greatest threat' to oil sector: OPEC

Vienna - OPEC's secretary-general has complained of what he called "unscientific" attacks on the oil industry by climate change campaigners, calling them "perhaps the greatest threat to our industry going forward".

OPEC extends oil output cuts after Moscow-Riyadh pact

Vienna - OPEC agreed Monday to extend by nine months daily oil output cuts aimed at supporting prices and soaking up excess supplies, following last weekend's G20 pact between cartel kingpin Saudi Arabia and non-member Russia.

Iran judges 'progress' made at nuclear meeting but 'still not enough'

Vienna - Iran said progress was made Friday at a Vienna meeting on its nuclear accord with world powers but "still not enough" as the landmark 2015 accord teetered on the brink amid tension in the Gulf.

Parties to Iran nuclear deal meet amid threat of collapse

Vienna - Diplomats from the remaining parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear accord are meeting in Vienna to discuss ways to stop the deal collapsing amid tension in the Persian Gulf.

Iran won't exceed uranium stockpile limit on Thursday: diplomatic source

Vienna - Iran will not exceed Thursday a uranium stockpile limit agreed under a nuclear deal with world powers, contrary to what Tehran said earlier this month, according to a diplomatic source in Vienna.

Cocaine production hit new record in 2017: UN report

Vienna - Global cocaine production reached an all-time high in 2017, breaking the previous year's record by 25 percent, the UN drugs and crime agency said Wednesday in its annual report, as production soars in post-conflict Colombia.

Austria set for early elections on September 29

Vienna - The date for early elections triggered by the so-called "Ibiza-gate" scandal which brought down Austria's government has been fixed for September 29, following a decision by a parliamentary commission Tuesday.

Vienna bids farewell to iconic Life Ball AIDS fundraiser

Vienna - The Austrian capital of Vienna will bid farewell to the iconic Life Ball AIDS charity fundraiser Saturday as its extravagant costumes and celebrity guests take over the city's town hall for the last time.

Iran's stocks of nuclear materials still within limits: IAEA

Vienna - Iran's stocks of key nuclear materials have increased but are still within the limits set by a 2015 deal with world powers, the latest International Atomic Energy Agency report on the matter said Friday.

Thousands expected in Vienna to pay respects to F1 legend Lauda

Vienna - Thousands, including Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, are expected to throng Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral Wednesday to mourn the giant of the sport, Niki Lauda, who died on May 20 at the age of 70.

Austria readies for 'fierce' campaign after Kurz fall

Vienna - The outlines of a stormy election campaign have begun to take shape in Austria a day after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz became the first post-war leader to be removed by a no-confidence vote.

Thunberg joins Schwarzenegger in call for climate action

Vienna - Climate activist Greta Thunberg called on citizens to "change everything" to avert climate crisis, at the start of a conference in Vienna Tuesday organised by former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Austria's Sebastian Kurz: from 'whizz-kid' politician to deposed leader

Vienna - "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti" and "Messiah" -- just some of the monikers given to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz when in 2017 he formed a coalition with the far-right to become the world's youngest leader at just 31 years of age.

Disgraced Austrian far-right leader gains right to MEP seat

Vienna - The disgraced ex-leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), Heinz-Christian Strache, has won the right to take a seat in the European Parliament, according to provisional results published Monday.

Austrian chancellor loses no-confidence showdown

Vienna - Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday became the first chancellor in the country's post-war history to be removed from office by a no-confidence vote over a corruption scandal that had already brought down his coalition with the far-right.

Disgraced Austria far-right leader files complaints over video

Vienna - Austria's former vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said Friday he had filed legal complaints against three people over a hidden-camera video, which forced the far-right politician to resign in disgrace last week and brought down the coalition gov...
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