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Austria to buy one million doses of Sputnik V

Austria has wrapped up negotiations to acquire Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. In a briefing to local media, Kurz said the talks had "de facto come to an end" making …

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Austria ready to host possible Putin-Biden meeting

Austria is always ready to provide a venue for a possible meeting between Russian and U.S. Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, if the sides opt to organize their summit on its territory, an Austrian foreign ministry official said. …

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Iran not to speak directly with US on JCPOA

The Vienna consultations on the Iranian nuclear deal showed that progress in this direction is possible, but Tehran does not see the need for direct contacts with the United States, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh …

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Austria ready to purchase Sputnik V, Sebastian Kurz says

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that negotiations with Russia on the purchase of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine were finished. Sputnik V would be an additional booster [for the vaccination campaign in Austria] with a volume …

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Will Europeans speak with one voice on Nord Stream 2 issue?

The Fortuna pipelayer, together with the Baltic research and Murman construction vessels, are to complete the construction of two lines of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Denmark by late April 2021, the construction operator Nord Stream 2 AG reports. Germany remains the largest buyer of Russian gas in Europe. It is followed by Italy, Great Britain, France and Austria

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World takes in muted New Year’s Eve

In Sydney the fireworks soared into the sky above the Opera House, but the harbour below was empty. In New York, Times Square was mostly deserted. No light show illuminated Beijing from the top of the TV tower. With revelry around the world curtailed by lockdowns and curfews imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19, the lions of London’s Trafalgar Square were barricaded off, and there were no crowds in St Peter’s Square and no one diving into the Tiber in Rome. This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other as many people bid farewell to a year they would much prefer to forget – one that has seen more than 1.7 million people killed and 82 million infected by the coronavirus since January

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Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

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Vienna terror attack: recent developments

Several gunmen attacked six locations in central Vienna on Monday starting outside the main synagogue, killing three people and injuring 13-15 in what Austria called a "repulsive terror attack". Witnesses described the men …

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Vienna hosts JCPOA joint commission today

The next meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be held in Vienna on September 1. The meeting will be chaired by Secretary-General of the European Union External Action Service Helga …

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