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Francois Murphy

European cities plead for more flu shots as winter looms, pandemic rages

22 Oct 2020

WARSAW/MILAN/VIENNA A surge in demand for vaccines to ward off the winter flu has led to shortages in some European cities, raising the risk of a potentially lethal "twindemic" as COVID-19 cases soar.

European cities plead for more flu shots as winter looms, pandemic rages

22 Oct 2020

WARSAW/MILAN/VIENNA, Oct 22 A surge in demand for vaccines to ward off the winter flu has led to shortages in some European cities, raising the risk of a potentially lethal "twindemic" as COVID-19 cases spike.

Civil lawsuits filed over COVID-19 outbreak at Austrian ski resort Ischgl

23 Sep 2020

VIENNA A consumer rights group said on Wednesday it had filed civil lawsuits against the Austrian government over a coronavirus outbreak at the ski resort of Ischgl last winter, but it held off on a class-action suit for the time being.

Iran relents on IAEA inspections at two sites, ending standoff

26 Aug 2020

DUBAI/VIENNA Iran said on Wednesday it was ending a months-long standoff with the U.N. nuclear watchdog by granting it access to two sites suspected of once hosting secret activities, easing diplomatic pressure on Tehran as Washington seeks to reimpose sanctions.

UPDATE 2-U.S. seeks to widen nuclear arms deal with Russia

23 Jun 2020

* U.S. wants China involved, Russia wants wider talks (Adds quotes, details)

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

22 Jun 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

17 Jun 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

05 Jun 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

19 May 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

19 May 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.

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