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World Sep 30‘Burqa ban’ law signals rightward political turn in Austria
A law prohibiting any kind of full-face covering, known popularly as the "Burqa Ban," takes effect Sunday in Austria.
World Mar 05Europe’s trend: Austria, once open, now shows migrants door
Parliament is set to pass a law stripping pocket money, food and shelter from those denied asylum, potentially leaving them on the street.
World May 24After narrow loss, right wing Austrian presidential candidate urges unity
VIENNA — The right-wing candidate who narrowly lost to a left leaning rival in the Austrian presidential election urged his supporters Tuesday to respect the result and show tolerance to those with different political views.
World May 17World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals
VIENNA — Seeking to salvage and reinforce a shaky truce, world and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try to turn the faltering pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire and boost humanitarian aid deliveries with the hope of restarting peace…
World May 16U.S., other powers want to arm Libyan government
VIENNA — In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the chaos-wracked…
Politics Nov 14Beneath pall of Paris attacks, Syria talks get underway in Vienna
Syria as a breeding ground for terrorism moved Saturday to the foreground of a meeting of foreign ministers on the war in that country, with participants linking the shooting and bombing attacks in Paris to Mideast turmoil and the opportunities…
World Jul 14Iran agrees to landmark nuclear deal
Any deal will go to the U.N. Security Council, which is expected to endorse it by the end of the month, to start the mechanics of implementation — long-term, verifiable limits on Iranian nuclear programs that could be used to…
Politics Jul 13Iran nuclear agreement expected to come Tuesday
VIENNA -- Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran's alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap up an Iran nuclear deal by midnight -- the latest in a series of deadlines for the negotiations.
World Jul 06Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal
VIENNA -- A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to…
World Apr 02World powers, Iran reach framework for nuke deal by June 30
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced an agreement Thursday outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program to block it from developing atomic weapons and directing negotiators toward a final accord this…