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Merkel marks Nazi 'Kristallnacht' against Jews with synagogue speech

10 Nov 2018

BERLIN Germany has a moral duty to fight rising anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday in an emotional speech at a Berlin synagogue to mark the 80th anniversary of a Nazi campaign of attacks on Jews.

Austrian colonel spied for Russia for decades, Vienna says

09 Nov 2018

VIENNA A senior Austrian military officer is believed to have spied for Moscow for decades, Vienna said on Friday, adding to a list of recent Russian espionage cases and souring relations with arguably the country's closest ally in the EU.

Austria to shun global migration pact, fearing creep in human rights

01 Nov 2018

VIENNA Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday.

EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

21 Sep 2018

SALZBURG, Austria European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out. | Video

EU must end migration 'blame game': Tusk

20 Sep 2018

SALZBURG, Austria The European Union must end the "blame game" on migration and instead focus on working more with foreign countries and further strengthening its border to bring down arrivals, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said.

Italian finance minister moves to reassure EU on budget

07 Sep 2018

VIENNA Italy understands it must tighten its public finances, its finance minister said on Friday after talks with EU authorities, signaling that ambitious spending plans set out by Rome would not conflict with Brussels' fiscal rules.

Euro zone peers expect Italy to cut deficit, stick to EU budget rules

07 Sep 2018

VIENNA, Sept 7 Italy should cut its structural budget deficit in line with European Union rules it has committed to respect, top euro zone officials said on Friday, amid signals from Rome that it wants to spend more and tax less next year.

Iran is complying with nuclear deal restrictions: IAEA report

31 Aug 2018

VIENNA Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the U.N. atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday.

Vienna tops Melbourne as world's most liveable city: Economist survey

14 Aug 2018

VIENNA Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most pleasant city to live in. | Video

Faced with more strikes, Ryanair says prepared to move jobs

01 Aug 2018

VIENNA Faced with the prospect of widening strikes by crews in Europe, Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary on Tuesday threatened to move more jobs to Poland if walk-outs hurt its business. | Video

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