Saturday, 15 June 2019

Tag Archives: Austria

Austrian leader loses no-confidence vote

SYDNEY: Austria’s parliament has voted to remove Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his government from office in a special parliamentary session. His previous coalition ally, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), backed the motions brought by the opposition Social Democrats (SPÖ).The FPÖ had become embroiled in a political scandal caused by a ...

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Austria calls for EU-wide halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying such action could also help end “the terrible war in Yemen”. The comments from Austria, current president of the EU, came after Germany ...

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Austria Shuts Down Seven Mosques

AFP VIENNA: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has promised a crackdown on radical Islam, and on Friday, he announced that his government would shut down seven mosques and could expel dozens of foreign-funded imams from the country. At least one of the mosques the government will close is said to be ...

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Thousands protest against Austrian government’s shift to the right

VIENNA/ZURICH: Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday and called for members of Austria’s new right-wing government to be boycotted by the rest of Europe. Around 20,000 people according to police estimates gathered to protest against the new coalition government which includes the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), which ...

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Denmark stun champions Germany at women’s Euros

TILBURG : Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following ...

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Macron’s advance in French runoff stalls populist wave in Europe

PARIS: The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election, the bigger news ...

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Spain, Italy cruise as Wales held again

PARIS: Wales conceded an agonising late equaliser as Serbia battled to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier as former champions Italy and Spain both won 4-0. Earlier Saturday, the Republic of Ireland has stunned Austria 1-0 in Vienna and are top of Group D on 10 points, with ...

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