Austria beefs up border security, demands explanations from Hungary after people smugglers’ releaseMay 22, 2023 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria’s government on Monday asked Hungary for explanations as it stepped up security along the countries’ shared border following Budapest's decision to grant early release to convicted people smugglers.
BERLIN (AP) — The president and government of Austria are at odds over whether the country should offer Ukraine help with civilian demining, with the defense minister and a major opposition party pointing to concerns over the implications for Austrian military neutrality.
Greece looks to Vienna for new boost on Parthenon SculpturesMay 2, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Museums in Austria and Greece are discussing the potential return to Athens of two ancient Greek sculptures, a move which could have a knock-on effect for the world's thorniest cultural heritage dispute: the fate of the British Museum's Parthenon Sculptures.
Austrians flock to take advantage of repair subsidyApril 28, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government said Friday that a program to encourage consumers to repair broken electrical devices instead of throwing them away has far exceeded expectations in its first year.
Austrians tried for allegedly helping Mossad shield SyrianApril 14, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Five former Austrian officials went on trial in Vienna on Friday accused of granting asylum to a suspected Syrian war criminal in Austria at the request of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency.
Austria urges North Macedonia to end dispute on constitutionMarch 29, 2023 GMT
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Austria's president on Wednesday urged rival political parties in North Macedonia to end a dispute over a proposed amendment to the constitution, as European Union leaders continue to encourage the small Balkan country to clear hurdles toward membership in the bloc.
Russian delegates defiant at hostile OSCE assembly meetingFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — A contentious Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe parliamentary meeting ended Friday with condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — as Russian delegates accused the West of preventing dialogue by arming Kyiv.
Austrian children take government to court over climateFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A dozen minors filed a lawsuit with Austria's top court Tuesday seeking to force the government to ensure their constitutional rights are protected by taking tougher action against climate change.
Russia expels 4 Austrian diplomats in retaliatory moveFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has asked four Austrian diplomats to leave Russia in retaliation for the expulsion earlier this month of four Russian diplomats from Vienna.
Austria had accused the Russian diplomats of spying, and Chancellor Karl Nehammer on Friday defended their Feb.
Neutral Austria under pressure to get tougher on RussiaFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Austria has come under heavy criticism for granting visas that will allow sanctioned Russian lawmakers to attend a Vienna meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Austria expels 4 Russian diplomats based in ViennaFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's government said Thursday that it has ordered four Russian diplomats based in Vienna, including two at Moscow's mission to U.N. agencies in the city, to leave the country.
The Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement that two diplomats at the Russian Embassy had “engaged in acts incompatible with their diplomatic status” and two at the permanent mission to the United Nations in Vienna “committed acts incompatible with the Headquarters Agreement.” It didn't elaborate.
Vienna court convicts 2020 gunman’s alleged helpersFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted four men of terrorist offenses and participation in murder over their alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in 2020.
Austria’s far-right Freedom Party regains national momentumFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Nearly four years ago, Austria’s populist far-right Freedom Party was ousted from the national coalition government over a major corruption scandal, and voters punished it at the ballot box.
Oil facilities in Yemen change hands in $21.6 million dealJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A global energy company Tuesday acquired oil producing facilities in war-torn Yemen from another international firm. The move comes as the country’s Houthi rebels have repeatedly targeted terminals and tankers in efforts to stop their rivals from exporting oil.
Croatia to join Europe’s ID-check-free area, others to waitDecember 8, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries agreed Thursday to allow Croatia to fully open its borders and participate in Europe’s ID-check-free travel zone, but Bulgaria and Romania were told that they must wait longer to be allowed in.