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EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

21 Sep 2018

SALZBURG, Austria European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out. | Video

EU must end migration 'blame game' - Tusk

20 Sep 2018

SALZBURG, Austria The European Union must end the "blame game" on migration and instead focus on working more with foreign countries and further strengthening its border to bring down arrivals, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said.

Italian finance minister moves to reassure EU on budget

07 Sep 2018

VIENNA Italy understands it must tighten its public finances, its finance minister said on Friday after talks with EU authorities, signalling that ambitious spending plans set out by Rome would not conflict with Brussels' fiscal rules.

Euro zone peers expect Italy to cut deficit, stick to EU budget rules

07 Sep 2018

VIENNA, Sept 7 Italy should cut its structural budget deficit in line with European Union rules it has committed to respect, top euro zone officials said on Friday, amid signals from Rome that it wants to spend more and tax less next year.

Iran is complying with nuclear deal restrictions - IAEA report

30 Aug 2018

VIENNA Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the U.N. atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday.

Vienna tops Melbourne as world's most liveable city - Economist survey

14 Aug 2018

VIENNA Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most pleasant city to live in. | Video

Faced with more strikes, Ryanair says prepared to move jobs

31 Jul 2018

VIENNA Faced with the prospect of widening strikes by crews in Europe, Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary on Tuesday threatened to move more jobs to Poland if walk-outs hurt its business. | Video

No breakthrough in nuclear talks as Iran demands more after US exit

06 Jul 2018

VIENNA World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough on Friday in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for U.S. sanctions that begin taking effect in August. | Video

Struggling to save nuclear deal, Iran and world powers meet

06 Jul 2018

VIENNA Iran wants world powers to present measures guaranteeing oil revenue and investment into the country despite U.S. sanctions when ministers meet on Friday to save the 2015 nuclear deal, but European states will fall short of its demands, diplomats said.

Germany, Austria set talks with Italy to shut southern migrant route to Europe

05 Jul 2018

VIENNA/BERLIN Germany, Austria and Italy said on Thursday they would hold talks next week on how to shut down the Mediterranean route taken by tens of thousands of migrants from Africa to Europe, with Rome calling the situation urgent and "dangerous".

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