Austrian officials stay away from Beijing Olympics for COVID-19

News 12/17/21, 04:51

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehamme confirmed on Dec. 14 that no high-ranking officials from Austria would attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, according to The Associated Press. Nehamme addressed it was not a diplomatic boycott. Instead, the officials were skipping the games because of China's strict COVID-19 protocols. He explained, "So there is no ...

Austria to lockdown all the unvaccinated only

Europe 11/15/21, 02:33

Austria will counter a new record COVID-19 surge by placing millions of unvaccinated citizens under lockdown, its government announced Sunday, Nov. 14. “We are not taking this step lightly, but unfortunately it is necessary,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said, per the BBC. The measurement is set to go into effect as soon as ...

Update: Austria leader to decide coalition govt’s future

Europe 05/18/19, 07:42

The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local):2:35 p.m.Austria is waiting for a statement from Chancellor Sebastian Kurz about the future of the country's government after his vice chancellor and coalition partner Heinz-Christian Strache resigned in a covert video scandal.FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo Austrian Vice-Chancellor ...

Austria says it won’t sign UN global migration pact

Europe 10/31/18, 04:57

The Austrian government said Wednesday that it won't sign a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration, citing concerns about national sovereignty as it joined neighboring Hungary in shunning the agreement. Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz took office last December in a coalition with the nationalist, anti-migration Freedom Party. Austria currently ...

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