Latest Austria News

The Latest: EU rejects Britain's plea for Brexit changes

Dec. 13, 2018 6:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:15 p.m. European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have declared that the bloc's divorce agreement with Britain is "not open for renegotiation," despite a plea from U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May for changes to help her sell the unpopular deal to...

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Dec. 9, 2018 3:53 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place. Hassan Husseini didn't speak German...

Wendl and Arlt get their first World Cup luge win of season

Dec. 7, 2018 5:21 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The duo of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany was the fastest in both heats Friday, on their way to getting their first World Cup luge doubles win of the season. Another German sled — Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken — finished second, and the Austrian team of...

Oil producers join forces and cut production again

Dec. 7, 2018 2:08 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Oil prices spiked sharply higher Friday as major oil producers, including the OPEC cartel, agreed to cut global oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day to reduce oversupply. Following two days of meetings, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that includes the likes of...

The Latest: OPEC backs 6-month oil production cut package

Dec. 7, 2018 11:14 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC oil meeting (all times local): 5:05 p.m. OPEC's president says the oil cartel in conjunction with non-OPEC producers including Russia have agreed to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day in January for six months. Suhail Mohamed al-Mazrouei, who is also the...

EU nations increasingly divided over UN migration pact

Dec. 6, 2018 4:27 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark U.N. migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement. The 34-page U.N. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is to be formally approved in...

OPEC delays oil output decision pending Russia talks

Dec. 6, 2018 12:58 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC countries hoping to support the price of oil put off their decision Thursday on how much to reduce oil production until they negotiate with ally Russia on Friday on how much it will contribute to the cut. Some saw it as a sign that the group of oil-producing nations may not have the...

The Latest: OPEC output decision delayed until Russia talks

Dec. 6, 2018 12:40 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on OPEC's meeting on whether to cut oil production and support energy prices (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says OPEC nations have not yet been able to decide upon a possible production cut and is expressing skepticism about when an agreement will be...

The Latest: Austrian police stop van with 22 Iraqis, Syrians

Dec. 5, 2018 10:42 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Austrian police say they have found 22 asylum-seekers from Iraq and Syria in a van near the country's eastern border. Police in Burgenland province said the Romanian-registered van was stopped Tuesday evening at...

Austria to ban most plastic bags starting in 2020

Dec. 5, 2018 7:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's Cabinet has approved a ban on most plastic bags, set to take effect at the beginning of 2020. Under the legislation initiated Wednesday, Austria's center-right government plans to ban all bags that aren't fully degradable. It also plans to ban the addition of tiny plastic particles...