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United States | Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison Travel to Vienna, Austria for the 62nd UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs and Pristina, Kosovo

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison will lead the U.S. delegation to the High-Level Segment of the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), March 14-15, in Vienna, Austria. At the CND, the United States will seek increased national action to … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison Travel to Vienna, Austria for the 62nd UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs and Pristina, Kosovo

London Stansted Airport shut for hours after aborted takeoff

LONDON (AP) — British air accident authorities are investigating the aborted takeoff of a Laudamotion flight from London’s Stansted Airport to Vienna that left eight people injured. Passengers reported hearing a bang on the side of the aircraft Friday evening before it skidded to a stop. Images posted on social media showed evacuation slides deployed. … Continue reading London Stansted Airport shut for hours after aborted takeoff

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw from December 12-20. On December 12 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will underscore the importance of U.S.-Slovak bilateral relations and urge senior Slovak officials to use their upcoming chairpersonship of the OSCE to strengthen … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

VIENNA | Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

VIENNA — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant. The Vienna General Hospital says the operation was performed Thursday because of a “serious lung illness.” It didn’t give more specific details in a brief statement and said the 69-year-old Austrian’s family would make no public comment. Lauda won the Formula … Continue reading VIENNA | Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

VIENNA  | With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna

VIENNA  — Top diplomats from Iran and five world powers sat down in Vienna on Friday to hash out what steps are needed to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran following the withdrawal of the United States. The meeting Friday between Iran, Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China will consider proposals for salvaging the 2015 … Continue reading VIENNA  | With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford Travels to Austria, Saudi Arabia, and New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford will travel to Vienna, Austria and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia July 5-8, and Los Alamos, New Mexico July 9-11. In Vienna, Dr. Ford will meet with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford Travels to Austria, Saudi Arabia, and New Mexico

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Poblete To visit The Hague, Vienna, and Bucharest

WASHINGTON – U.S. Depart of State today released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Dr.  Yleem D.S. Poblete will travel to The Hague, Vienna, and Bucharest, June 26 – 30. In The Hague, she will support Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will deliver the national statement … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Poblete To visit The Hague, Vienna, and Bucharest

OPEC News: The 4th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – The 4th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, 23 June 2018, under the Co-Chairmanship of OPEC’s President, HE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy & Industry of the United Arab Emirates and Head of its Delegation, and His Excellency Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of … Continue reading OPEC News: The 4th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

VIENNA | OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to increase production … Continue reading VIENNA | OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase

OPEC News: Opening address to the 174th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

Vienna, Austria – Opening address of the 174th meeting of the OPEC conference: Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to Vienna for the 174th Meeting of the OPEC Conference. It has been particularly gratifying to witness the past couple of days of the 7th OPEC International Seminar.  … Continue reading OPEC News: Opening address to the 174th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

VIENNA  | The Latest: Iran says OPEC won’t take direction from Trump

VIENNA — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Iran’s oil minister is insisting that OPEC’s place is not to take instructions from U.S. President Donald Trump but is leaving open Tehran’s position on an increase in production. The cartel’s largest producer, Saudi Arabia, is seen to be … Continue reading VIENNA  | The Latest: Iran says OPEC won’t take direction from Trump

VIENNA | The Latest: Iraq confident of OPEC deal to raise oil output

VIENNA— The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Iraq’s oil minister says he is confident that officials from major oil-producing countries will reach an agreement on raising oil production at their meeting in Vienna. Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said as ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries … Continue reading VIENNA | The Latest: Iraq confident of OPEC deal to raise oil output

VIENNA | OPEC mulls 1 million-barrel oil production increase

VIENNA  — Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says officials from major crude-producing nations will discuss a proposal to increase output by about 1 million barrels per day. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are meeting Friday in Vienna for what could be a difficult gathering. The cartel’s largest producer, Saudi Arabia, is seen … Continue reading VIENNA | OPEC mulls 1 million-barrel oil production increase

VIENNA | OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production level

VIENNA (AP) — The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel are arriving in Vienna to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude oil and help ease the price of global energy. The officials were gathering Tuesday ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with Russia, a non-OPEC country that … Continue reading VIENNA | OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production level

VIENNA | Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports

VIENNA (AP) — Austria demanded clarification from neighboring Germany on Saturday of reports that its spy agency snooped for several years on nearly 2,000 targets in the Alpine nation, including companies and ministries. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said “spying among friendly states is not just unusual and unwanted. It is unacceptable.” Austria and … Continue reading VIENNA | Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports

VIENNA  | Putin visits Austria amid fraught Russia-EU ties

VIENNA — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday in Austria, one of the European Union’s more Russia-friendly members, on his first foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term. Before meetings with Austrian leaders, Putin dismissed suggestions that Russia has any intention of dividing the 28-nation EU. In an interview with Austrian public … Continue reading VIENNA  | Putin visits Austria amid fraught Russia-EU ties

VIENNA | Putin heads to Austria amid fraught Russia-EU ties

VIENNA — Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to Austria, one of the European Union’s more Russia-friendly members, on his first foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term. Before meetings with Austrian leaders on Tuesday, Putin dismissed suggestions that Russia has any intention of dividing the 28-nation EU. In an interview with … Continue reading VIENNA | Putin heads to Austria amid fraught Russia-EU ties

VIENNA | IAEA chief renews call to Iran to cooperate on inspections

VIENNA — The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog is renewing calls for Iran to provide “timely and proactive cooperation” in inspections that are part of the deal meant to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. Yukiya Amano spoke Monday to the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Last … Continue reading VIENNA | IAEA chief renews call to Iran to cooperate on inspections

VIENNA | Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington’s threat of sanctions against companies who trade with … Continue reading VIENNA | Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

VIENNA  | Schwarzenegger challenges Trump to join green energy efforts

VIENNA  — Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging President Donald Trump to join in efforts to promote green energy, saying he would have “a lot of victories.” The former California governor spoke Tuesday at the R20 Austrian World Summit, an offshoot of a Schwarzenegger climate change initiative. Schwarzenegger has sparred with Trump, who last year announced the … Continue reading VIENNA  | Schwarzenegger challenges Trump to join green energy efforts