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Croatia, Dutch advance in Nations League; France loses

Sep. 25, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Croatia and the Netherlands finished warming up for the World Cup in style on Sunday by winning their last Nations League games to qualify for the Final Four tournament next year. Croatia topped Group A1 by winning 3-1 in Austria to relegate the hosts to the second...

As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what's pushed aside

Sep. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, prodded the world not to forget everything else. He,...

Liz Weston: 6 new rules for smarter European travel

Sep. 19, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe — and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staff shortages led to massive lines and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, prices for hotels and taxis soared. Then there were the record-breaking temperatures that caused roads,...

6 men face trial over links to gunman in 2020 Vienna attack

Sep. 19, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Six men with alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in 2020 will go on trial next month, a court in the Austrian capital said Monday. Four people were killed in the attack on Nov. 2, 2020, and the gunman...

UN board calls on Russia to leave Ukraine nuclear plant

Sep. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.N. atomic agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors passed a resolution Thursday calling on Moscow to immediately end its occupation of a Ukrainian nuclear power plant, where shelling of the facility and nearby areas in recent weeks heightened fears of a possible radiation...

Firearms instructor accidentally shoots dead fellow officer

Sep. 15, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria said Thursday that a police firearms instructor is being investigated for accidentally shooting dead a fellow officer during a training exercise. Prosecutors in the southern city of Graz said the 39-year-old instructor had handed practice...

UN approves Austria's Volker Türk as new human rights chief

Sep. 08, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday approved a veteran Austrian diplomat to be the global body's human rights chief and its advocate for adherence to universal rights at a time when the office is under harsh criticism from China for accusing Beijing of abusing Muslim...

UN atomic watchdog: Iran increases uranium stockpile further

Sep. 07, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Wednesday it believes Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium that is highly enriched to one short, technical step away from weapons-grade levels. The International Atomic Energy Agency also voiced increasing concerns over...

Austria announces price cap to curb rising power prices

Sep. 07, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government on Wednesday announced plans for a power price cap to curb the rise in energy costs tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Chancellor Karl Nehammer said the cap should ease costs for an average household of three by about 500 euros ($494) per year....

Austria grants 2-billion loan to struggling energy supplier

Aug. 31, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government said Wednesday it has granted a credit line of 2 billion euros (dollars) to financially distressed energy supplier Wien Energie. Austria’s largest regional energy supplier, which has 2 million customers and belongs to the city of Vienna, has...