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Iran strikes hard line as talks over nuclear deal resume

Nov. 30, 2021 11:01 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck a hard line Tuesday after just one day of restarted talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal, suggesting everything discussed in previous rounds of diplomacy could be renegotiated. Speaking to Iranian state television, Ali Bagheri,...

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal resume; US stays distant

Nov. 29, 2021 13:56 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks Monday over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with the United States taking part at arm's length as in previous rounds since the Trump administration pulled out of the accord three years ago. Hopes...

Austria arrests 15 people suspected of smuggling migrants

Nov. 27, 2021 09:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities said Saturday they have arrested 15 people suspected of smuggling Syrian, Lebanese and Egyptian migrants into the country, and seized 14 vehicles that were used to transport them. Police in Lower Austria province said they opened an...

Europe's Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise

Nov. 25, 2021 12:10 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The holiday tree is towering over the main square in this central German city, the chestnuts and sugared almonds are roasted, and kids are clambering aboard the merry-go-round just like they did before the pandemic. But a surge in coronavirus infections has left an...

UN nuclear chief: Inspection curbs limiting Iran monitoring

Nov. 24, 2021 11:49 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog warned Wednesday his inspectors are close to being unable to “guarantee” they know what's going on at all of Iran's nuclear sites. Rafael Mariano Grossi's words sharply contrasted with the optimistic tone his...

'Annoyed': Austria's national lockdown dampens holiday mood

Nov. 22, 2021 12:41 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — After indulging in one last night out, Austrians awoke groggily Monday to their fourth national lockdown of this pandemic, cutting short a Christmas season of shared merriment to fight rising coronavirus infections. In the capital, Vienna, people headed to...

Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections

Nov. 21, 2021 19:24 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems. The measures are expected...

Protests erupt over virus rules in Austria, Italy, Croatia

Nov. 20, 2021 14:27 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters, many from far-right groups, marched through Vienna on Saturday after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown beginning Monday to contain skyrocketing coronavirus infections. Demonstrations against virus...

Facing surge, Austria will mandate COVID-19 shots, lock down

Nov. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria announced a national lockdown and a plan to mandate vaccinations as coronavirus infections hit a record high Friday, forcing the government to walk back promises that strict shutdowns were a thing of the past. While the scope of the proposed...

UN atomic watchdog: Iran further raising nuclear stockpile

Nov. 17, 2021 15:04 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog says it believes that Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium in breach of a 2015 accord with world powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency told member nations in its confidential...