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Francois Murphy

How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?

17 Jan 2020

VIENNA/WASHINGTON The central achievement of the Iran nuclear deal - keeping Tehran at arm's length from nuclear weapons - is eroding.

Austria's Kurz back in power with Greens after far-right fiasco

07 Jan 2020

VIENNA Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz returned to power on Tuesday as his coalition cabinet with the Greens was sworn in almost eight months after his alliance with the far right collapsed in the wake of a video sting.

Austria's Greens overwhelmingly back coalition with conservatives

04 Jan 2020

SALZBURG, Austria Austria's Greens on Saturday formally approved a coalition deal with conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, backing their leader's argument that it would keep the far right out of power and bring ambitious environmental reforms despite misgivings.

Austria's Greens set to approve coalition with conservatives

04 Jan 2020

SALZBURG, Austria Austria's Greens were set to approve a coalition deal on Saturday with the conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, applauding their leader's argument that it would keep the far right out of power and provide a chance for climate-related tax reform.

Austria's Greens set to approve coalition with conservatives

04 Jan 2020

SALZBURG, Austria, Jan 4 Austria's Greens were set to approve a coalition deal on Saturday with the conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, applauding their leader's argument that it would keep the far right out of power and provide a chance for climate-related tax reform.

Austrian opposition, environmental groups fault coalition deal

03 Jan 2020

VIENNA Austrian opposition parties and environmental groups on Friday criticised a new coalition deal between conservatives and the Greens as heavy on the centre-right party's law-and-order agenda while delaying urgently needed action on climate change.

Power imbalance in new Austrian coalition shows as deal is unveiled

02 Jan 2020

VIENNA The dominant position of Austrian conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz in their new governing alliance with the Greens was clear on Thursday as they presented a coalition deal heavy on law-and order measures that will displease the Greens' base.

Austrian conservatives and Greens strike New Year's coalition deal

02 Jan 2020

VIENNA Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz struck a coalition deal on Wednesday with the Greens to ensure his return to power and bring the left-wing party into government for the first time, three months after Kurz won a parliamentary election. | Video

Austrian leader blocks ban on weedkiller glyphosate, citing technicality

09 Dec 2019

VIENNA Austria's caretaker leader on Monday made clear she would not sign into law the European Union's first national ban on the weedkiller glyphosate due to a technicality, infuriating environmentalists while delighting farmers' groups.

Osram shares surge as investors bet on higher AMS offer for remaining stake

09 Dec 2019

VIENNA Speculation that sensor specialist AMS could make a higher offer to remaining Osram shareholders to persuade them to sell propelled the German lighting group's stock to a 17-month-high on Monday.

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