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The Latest: Hamilton says Lauda 'bright light in my life'

May. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Niki Lauda's death (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said Niki Lauda was a "bright light in my life" and that he is "struggling to believe you are gone." Hamilton drives for Mercedes, where Lauda served in recent years as the non-executive...

Austrian chancellor set to face confidence vote next week

May. 21, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is set to face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week after his governing coalition collapsed over a corruption scandal that Austria's president warned risks harming the country's image abroad. Speaker Wolfgang Sobotka, a member of Kurz's conservative...

F1 great and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

May. 21, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Formula One great Niki Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. Lauda's family issued a statement saying the three-time world champion "passed away...

Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandal

May. 20, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called time Monday on his coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party after its leader was shown on video appearing to offer favors to a purported Russian investor. Kurz said he was seeking the removal of the country's interior minister, Freedom...

The Latest: Austrian leader expects far right to quit gov't

May. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he expects the far-right Freedom Party to leave his government as it has threatened to do. Kurz, who has asked Austria's president to remove Interior...

Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zoo

May. 20, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo. Yuan Yuan arrived in Vienna last month and has spent the last few weeks in quarantine. He was chosen as a partner for Yang Yang, the zoo's 18-year-old female panda, who has been at...

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

May. 19, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Austria's president said the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the country's politics and warned that the government needed to remain capable of taking part in important European Union decisions in...

The Latest: Austria to see early election after scandal

May. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz...

Austrian leader calls an early election amid video scandal

May. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen to set...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is calling for a new election after his vice chancellor resigned due to scandal

May. 18, 2019 1:58 PM EDT
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is calling for a new election after his vice chancellor resigned due to scandal.