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Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have...

Austrian chancellor tells Putin to end Ukraine war

Apr. 11, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Monday that he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the invasion of Ukraine and raised the issue of “serious war crimes” committed by the Russian military. Nehammer was the first European leader to meet Putin in...

European leaders stream into Ukraine to show solidarity

Apr. 09, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer on Saturday joined the stream of European leaders showing their support for Ukraine by traveling to the nation’s capital for face-to-face meetings with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Johnson’s...

Austria suspends vaccine mandate before enforcement starts

Mar. 09, 2022 05:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's government said Wednesday it is suspending the country's coronavirus vaccination mandate for most adults, arguing that there’s no need to implement it at present only a week before its enforcement was due to begin. The mandate for people age 18 and over...