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Hungary's Orbán presents a new alliance with Austrian and Czech nationalist parties

Jun. 30, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Sunday presented a new alliance with Austria's far-right Freedom Party and the main Czech opposition party, which hopes to attract other partners and become the biggest right-wing group in the European Parliament. Orbán...

Austrian court frees a former intelligence officer at the center of a major spying scandal

Jun. 26, 2024 06:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Austrian intelligence officer at the center of the country's biggest espionage scandal in decades was released from custody Wednesday after a court approved his bid to be freed. The Vienna state court ruled that Egisto Ott should be released because it...

Today in History: June 18, Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space

Jun. 18, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 170th day of 2024. There are 196 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and...

Austrian chancellor to remain in government coalition despite his minister's controversial EU vote

Jun. 17, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said his conservative Austrian People's Party would remain in the current government coalition with its Green party junior partner — even though the Green's environment minister voted on Monday for the so-called Nature Restoration plan, which...

Brigitte Bierlein, Austria's first woman chancellor, dies at 74

Jun. 03, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Brigitte Bierlein, the former head of Austria’s Constitutional Court who became the country’s first female chancellor in an interim government in 2019, has died. She was 74. Her death on Monday was announced by Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who wrote that “for...

Austrian leader lauds UK's efforts on migration and cites its plan for deportations to Rwanda

May. 21, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's leader praised Britain Tuesday as a “pioneer” in outsourcing asylum proceedings to places outside Europe, citing a U.K. bill to send migrants to Rwanda as he hosted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Vienna. Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer's conservative...