Latest Austria government News

Conscript fatally shot in scuffle at Austrian barracks

Jan. 06, 2023 10:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A conscript was killed and an officer hurt during a scuffle at a military barracks in Austria on Friday that resulted in several shots being fired, the country's defense ministry said. The incident happened shortly before 7 a.m. at the barracks next to an airfield in...

Oil facilities in Yemen change hands in $21.6 million deal

Jan. 03, 2023 12:49 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A global energy company Tuesday acquired oil producing facilities in war-torn Yemen from another international firm. The move comes as the country’s Houthi rebels have repeatedly targeted terminals and tankers in efforts to stop their rivals from exporting oil. ...

Swiss government rejects 3rd gender option, at least for now

Dec. 21, 2022 06:17 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss government on Wednesday rejected the idea of introducing a third gender option or no-gender option for official records, a position which differs from that of some neighboring countries. Responding to two proposals from parliament, the governing Federal...

Austria investigates Greek man as suspected spy for Russia

Dec. 19, 2022 08:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Greek national is under investigation in Austria for allegedly spying for Russia for years, the Austrian government said Monday. The Interior Ministry said that the 39-year-old, who is not currently in detention, has Russian roots and is the son of a former Russian...

Croatia to join Europe’s ID-check-free area, others to wait

Dec. 08, 2022 15:46 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries agreed Thursday to allow Croatia to fully open its borders and participate in Europe’s ID-check-free travel zone, but Bulgaria and Romania were told that they must wait longer to be allowed in. This triggered an angry response from...

In asylum dispute, Austrian mayor takes down migrant tents

Nov. 15, 2022 02:51 AM EST

ST. GEORGEN, Austria (AP) — In a standoff over the rising number of asylum-seekers in Austria, the mayor of a small village has defied the federal government and ordered tents housing the migrants to be dismantled. After a weeks-long conflict, St. Georgen Mayor Ferdinand Aigner had...