Austria

Austria's third chancellor in two months sworn in

Austrian conservative Karl Nehammer was sworn in on Monday as Austria's third chancellor in two months, succeeding career diplomat Alexander Schallenberg, who took office on Oct. 11. Nehammer, previously interior minister, takes …

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Anti-vaxx protests ripping across Europe

Major cities across Europe have seen demonstrations against new rules and requirements related to the coronavirus pandemic, with some leading to violence and arrests or turning into riots, …

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Austria to go into full lockdown

Days after Austria imposed a lockdown on the unvaccinated, it has announced a full national Covid-19 lockdown starting on November 22. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said it would last a maximum of 20 days and there would be a legal …

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Europe beats covid anti-records

The outgoing German chancellor has described the Covid-19 situation in her country as "dramatic". “The fourth wave is hitting our country with full force,” Merkel told an event for the Association of …

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Four people injured in knife attack in Vienna

A 35-year-old Austrian man attacked passers-by with a knife in Vienna on Tuesday evening, injuring four people. Four people were injured when a man attacked several passers-by in Austrian capital of Vienna on October 26, Sputnik news …

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Putin congratulates Austria on National Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg on the occasion of the country’s National Day, expressing confidence that constructive dialogue between the two …

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Zurabishvili flew to Vienna

On Monday, October 11, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili went on an official visit to Austria. This is stated in a message posted on the website of the administration of the head of state.  Zurabishvili will begin her visit …

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigns

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria announced on Saturday that he would resign, days after prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into allegations he used federal money to pay off pollsters and journalists for favorable coverage, The New …

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