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Austria's new coalition gov't sworn in

VIENNA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Austria's new coalition government was sworn in by President Alexander Van der Bellen at the presidential residence of Hofburg Palace on Tuesday.

The new government is the first conservative-green coalition in Austria and the first majority-female cabinet. And its Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of the People's Party (OVP) is still by far the world's youngest head of government at the beginning of his second term at 33.

Iran’s nuclear program remains under IAEA control, says Russian envoy

VIENNA, January 6./TASS/: The Iranian nuclear program will remain under strict international control after Tehran’s announcing a new stage of reducing commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOR), Russia’s Permanent Representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov said on Sunday.

Austria's foreign ministry says facing 'serious cyber attack'

5 January 2020; AFP: Austria's foreign ministry is facing a "serious cyber attack", it said late Saturday, warning another country could be responsible.

"Due to the gravity and nature of the attack, it cannot be excluded that it is a targeted attack by a state actor," it said in a statement with the interior ministry shortly before 11.00 pm (2200 GMT), adding that the attack was ongoing.

Sebastian Kurz: Austria's right-wing 'Wunderkind'

2 January 2020; AFP: After becoming the world's youngest elected leader in 2017 at age 31, Austria's Sebastian Kurz has pulled off yet another surprise.

After working with the far-right party in a coalition government, which was brought down in a corruption scandal, the "Wunderkind", as he is known by some of his fans, has now formed an alliance with the Greens.

Austria’s Conservatives, Greens To Form Coalition Gov’t

VIENNA, Jan 2 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Austria’s conservatives and the Greens agreed to form a coalition government, ending almost three months of negotiations.

The agreement means Austria will have the left-wing Greens in government for the first time.

“We have reached an agreement,” Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s former chancellor and leader of conservative People’s Party, told reporters, in a joint press conference with Wener Kogler, his counterpart from the Greens.

Russia and Ukraine begin round of consultations on gas transit in Vienna

VIENNA, December 13. / TASS /: Russia's Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz are holding talks in Vienna on the Russian-Ukrainian gas cooperation on Friday. The meeting is attended by the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller and the leadership of Naftogaz Ukraine, a TASS correspondent reports.

As expected, the main topic will be the extension of the contract for gas transit from Russia to Europe through the Ukrainian territory after 2019, since the current ten-year contract expires at the end of the year.

 

OPEC and allies prepare to deepen oil output cuts

VIENNA, Dec 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) — OPEC and its allies led by Russia on Thursday were moving closer to agreeing one of the deepest output cuts this decade to support crude prices and prevent a glut, sources from OPEC and its allied producers said.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets on Thursday in Vienna and with Russia and others, a grouping known as OPEC+, on Friday.

Three OPEC+ sources said on Thursday the group would discuss increasing current cuts of 1.2 million barrels per day by more than 400,000 bpd.

OPEC and allies prepare to deepen oil output cuts

VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and its allies led by Russia on Thursday were moving closer to agreeing one of the deepest output cuts this decade to support crude prices and prevent a glut, sources from OPEC and its allied producers said.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets on Thursday in Vienna and with Russia and others, a grouping known as OPEC+, on Friday.

Three OPEC+ sources told Reuters on Thursday the group would discuss increasing current cuts of 1.2 million barrels per day by more than 400,000 bpd.

U.N. nuclear watchdog calls on Iran to clear up origin of uranium traces

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran will discuss the discovery of uranium traces at an undeclared site in Tehran next week, the agency’s acting chief said on Thursday, adding that Iran had not provided any more information about the origin of the particles.

Reuters first reported in September that the International Atomic Energy Agency found the uranium traces at the site that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew attention to in a speech last year, calling it a “secret atomic warehouse”. Tehran has said the site is a carpet-cleaning facility.

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