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Francois Murphy

U.S. seeks to widen nuclear arms deal with Russia

Jun 23 2020

VIENNA The United States wants to broaden its main nuclear arms control agreement with Russia to include all their atomic weapons, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday after talks with Moscow on a new accord. | Video

'Performance art?': China rebukes U.S. envoy for photo stunt at talks with Russia

Jun 22 2020

VIENNA The U.S. envoy to nuclear arms control talks with Russia on Monday taunted China for refusing to attend, posting a picture of Chinese flags placed at empty seats around the table, which Beijing dismissed as an act of "performance art." | Video

Hitler's birthplace shows that confronting dark past can take decades

Jun 17 2020

VIENNA As anti-racism protesters topple statues of slave traders and colonisers worldwide, some nations are pondering how to mark their dark past. In Austria, debate over confronting one link to Adolf Hitler has taken decades, and it's not over yet.

IAEA voices serious concern at Iran's stonewalling on old sites

Jun 05 2020

VIENNA The U.N. nuclear watchdog expressed serious concern on Friday that Iran has continued for months to deny it access to sites of interest to it, describing previous suspected activities there that could have been part of a nuclear weapons programme.

Austria says EU 'frugals' to present alternative to Franco-German fund plan

May 19 2020

VIENNA A group of European Union states opposed to big spending by the bloc will present a counter-proposal to Franco-German plans for a 500 billion euro (446 billion pounds) coronavirus recovery fund, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.

Austria says EU 'frugals' to present alternative to Franco-German fund plan

May 19 2020

VIENNA A group of European Union states opposed to big spending by the bloc will present a counter-proposal to Franco-German plans for a 500 billion euro ($547 billion) coronavirus recovery fund, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.

Austria's junior minister for culture first to quit over coronavirus fall-out

May 15 2020

VIENNA The coronavirus pandemic claimed its first political scalp in Austria as the junior minister for culture quit under pressure from theatre directors and performers over a lack of urgency in reopening cultural venues even as a lockdown has been eased.

Austria's Kurz pledges less tax for workers, more for multinationals

Apr 27 2020

VIENNA Austria, which has started easing its coronavirus lockdown, will ensure workers pay less tax and press multinationals to pay more as it seeks to speed up the revival of its economy, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday.

Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Apr 21 2020

VIENNA Austria will allow bars, restaurants and churches to reopen on May 15 in a further loosening of its coronavirus lockdown provided infections do not surge again, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.

Austria reopens thousands of shops in first loosening of coronavirus lockdown

Apr 14 2020

VIENNA Austria allowed thousands of shops to reopen on Tuesday, becoming one of the first countries in Europe to loosen a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. | Video

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