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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...

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...

Austrian court overturns conviction of ex-vice chancellor

Aug. 30, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Vienna court overturned the corruption conviction of former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache for trying to change laws to favor a private hospital in exchange for donations to his political party, local media reported Tuesday. The Vienna Higher...

3 migrants die after smuggler's van crashes in Austria

Aug. 13, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria say three people died Saturday when a van carrying 20 people believed to be migrants overturned after evading a police check. Police in the eastern district of Burgenland, near Vienna, said officers tried to stop the white van at the border with...

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal end, produce 'final text'

Aug. 08, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Talks to revive Tehran's tattered nuclear accord with world powers in Vienna ended Monday as the parties closed a final text and key negotiators prepared to consult with their capitals, diplomats said. After 16 months of torturous on-and-off...

Negotiators optimistic about progress on Iran nuclear deal

Aug. 07, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top negotiators in renewed talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal indicated Sunday that they are optimistic about the possibility of reaching an agreement to impose limits on Tehran's uranium enrichment. “We stand 5 minutes or 5 seconds from the finish line,”...