Austria's Greens approve coalition with conservatives

World / Politics Jan 5, 2020

Austria's Greens approve coalition with conservatives

Austria's Greens on Saturday formally approved a coalition deal with conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, backing their leader's argument that it would keep the far right out of power and bring ambitious environmental reforms despite misgivings. The parties struck the deal on New Year's Day, ...

World / Crime & Legal Dec 17, 2019

Austrian authorities 'foil Christmas market terror plot'

Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna's Christmas markets, local media reported Monday. The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the Islamic State ...

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

World / Science & Health Dec 12, 2019

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector — but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back. Schultes is the managing director of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnen mountain lift company, ...

Princess Kako leaves for 11-day visit to Austria and Hungary

National Sep 15, 2019

Princess Kako leaves for 11-day visit to Austria and Hungary

Making her first official overseas trip, Princess Kako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, left Sunday for Austria and Hungary to mark the 150th anniversary of Japan's diplomatic ties with the two countries. The 24-year-old younger daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, the emperor's younger brother, will ...