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Austrian president announces Iran visit
Heinz Fischer with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Bundespräsident Dr. Heinz Fischer

Austrian president announces Iran visit

Austrian President Heinz Fischer will in September make the first visit to Iran by a European head of state since 2004, his office said on Thursday. READ  

Greek rescue
Schäuble 'destroying the European idea'
Angela Merkel in the Bundestag on Friday. Photo: DPA

Schäuble 'destroying the European idea'

German lawmakers gave Chancellor Angela Merkel the green light to negotiate a new bailout deal for Greece as EU members approved on Friday a 7-billion-euro bridge loan for the cash-strapped state. READ  

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MPs vote in favour of Greece bailout deal
Austrian parliament. Photo: Manfred Werner/Wikipedia

MPs vote in favour of Greece bailout deal

Update: After a heated debate the Austrian parliament has voted in favour of allowing negotiations on Greece’s €86 billion bailout deal - despite arguments against it from the opposition. READ  

The IAEA: The world's eyes and ears in Iran
IAEA headquarters in Vienna. Photo: IAEA

The IAEA: The world's eyes and ears in Iran

The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency will be the "eyes and ears of the international community" in Iran, according to its Japanese Director General Yukiya Amano. READ  

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Iran and major powers strike nuclear deal
A press conference is being held at the Austria Centre. Photo: BambooBeast/Wikimedia

Iran and major powers strike nuclear deal

Major powers have clinched a historic deal in Vienna aimed at ensuring Iran does not obtain the nuclear bomb, opening up Tehran's stricken economy and potentially ending decades of bad blood with the West. READ  

Greek crisis
French-German alliance enables 'historic' deal
Secretary Kerry shakes hand with Steinmeier July 2014. Photo: U.S. Department of State

French-German alliance enables 'historic' deal

The alliance between France and Germany had been "crucial" in reaching a historic bailout deal with Greece after marathon EU talks, the foreign ministers of the two countries said on Monday. READ  

'Lack of transparency' over Czech nuke leak
Temelin Nuclear Power Station. Photo: Japo/Wikimedia

'Lack of transparency' over Czech nuke leak

The operator of the Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic has dismissed criticism from Upper Austria after a recent minor leak of radioactivity from the plant. READ  

Iran talks
How Twizzlers and string cheese fuel Iran talks
These should keep up the energy levels during marathon negotiations. Photo: Dyediet

How Twizzlers and string cheese fuel Iran talks

Little has leaked out about the details of the Iran nuclear talks, but senior US officials have offered a rare insight into some of the more surprising behind-the-scenes facts. READ  

Iran talks
 Iran talks extended over 'very tough' issues
The talks are being held in Vienna's Palais Coburg. Photo: Wikimedia/Gryffindor

Iran talks extended over 'very tough' issues

Talks towards a historic nuclear deal between Iran and major powers go into overtime in Vienna on Wednesday after stumbling over what one Western diplomat called "very, very, very tough" remaining issues. READ  

Iran deal:  Some 'tough' issues remain
The talks are being held in Vienna's Palais Coburg. Photo: Wikimedia/Gryffindor

Iran deal: Some 'tough' issues remain

Global powers leading negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran in Vienna have a "few last" but "tough" issues left to resolve, an Iranian official said on Monday, on the eve of a final deadline. READ  

Austria files complaint against UK nuclear plant
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the UK. Photo: Richard Baker/Wikimedia

Austria files complaint against UK nuclear plant

Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials confirmed on Monday. READ  

German FM reacts to Greek plebiscite
Secretary Kerry shakes hand with Steinmeier July 2014. Photo: U.S. Department of State

German FM reacts to Greek plebiscite

The Greek referendum result has to be accepted, and the ball is now in Athens' court for the next steps, Germany's foreign minister said on Sunday. READ  

Last chance saloon for nuke talks in Vienna
The talks are being held in Vienna's Palais Coburg. Photo: Wikimedia/Gryffindor

Last chance saloon for nuke talks in Vienna

Foreign ministers from major powers were expected back in Vienna Sunday seeking to score a huge diplomatic success by nailing down a nuclear deal with Iran after almost two years of intense effort. READ  

Father and son smuggled 600 kg coke on yacht
Photo: LPD

Father and son smuggled 600 kg coke on yacht

Austrian police have arrested a father and son who are accused of transporting 600 kg of cocaine on a yacht from Brazil to Europe. READ  

IAEA chief to visit Iran as nuclear talks extended
The talks are being held in Vienna's Palais Coburg. Photo: Wikimedia/Gryffindor

IAEA chief to visit Iran as nuclear talks extended

Make-or-break nuclear negotiations taking place in Vienna have ramped up a gear with the head of the UN nuclear watchdog set to fly to Iran for talks after the deadline to reach a deal was extended. READ  

 
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